Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris (2021)

Certified organic, the 2021 vintage (4*) is an attractively scented, finely balanced wine, estate-grown in the lower Awatere Valley and fermented partly in concrete eggs. Enjoyable young, it is a fresh, medium-bodied style, with very good depth of peach, pear and lychee flavours, a touch of complexity and a dryish finish. Details Type: White Wines…

Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir (2020)

The graceful 2020 vintage (4*) was mostly (90 per cent) estate-grown at Bendigo, and blended with a small proportion of fruit (10 per cent) from the company's estate vineyard in the lower Awatere Valley, Marlborough. Full, bright ruby, it has a fragrant, fresh, slightly spicy bouquet. Mouthfilling and youthful, it is vibrantly fruity, with lively…

Loveblock Marlborough Gewürztraminer (2021)

Estate-grown in the lower Awatere Valley, the instantly likeable, very harmonious 2021 vintage (4*) is attractively perfumed. Bright, light lemon/green, it is medium-bodied, with fresh, peachy, spicy flavours, showing very good delicacy and varietal character, and a smooth, off-dry, rounded finish. Details Type: White Wines Variety: Gewürztraminer Vintage: 2021 Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted:…

Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2021)

Estate-grown and partly (33 per cent) hand-picked in the lower Awatere Valley, the 2021 vintage (4.5*) was fermented in tanks (mostly) and a mix of clay amphorae, concrete eggs and oak barrels. Bright, light lemon/green, it is a distinctive wine, medium to full-bodied, with very good intensity of vigorous, ripely herbaceous flavours, fresh acidity, considerable…

Loveblock Marlborough Dry Riesling (2020)

Drinking very well in its youth, the 2020 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown in the lower Awatere Valley. Bright, light lemon/green, it is attractively scented and vigorous, with good intensity of vibrant, citrusy, slightly peachy flavours, fractional sweetness (6.2 grams/litre of residual sugar), appetising acidity and a finely poised, lingering finish. Best drinking 2023+. Details Type:…

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris (2020)

Certified organic, the 2020 vintage (4*) of this estate-grown, Awatere Valley wine is medium-bodied, with very good depth of vibrant pear, lychee and spice flavours, a vague hint of sweetness (5.2 grams/litre of residual sugar), appetising acidity and a very harmonious finish. Best drinking 2022+. Details Type: White Wines Variety: Pinot Gris Vintage: 2020 Overall…