SUMMERHOUSE WINE Co.
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History & Philosophy
The Summerhouse Wine Company is poised to
shake up the premium Marlborough wine scene with its award-winning range
of accessible and authentic wines. Owned by the Neylon and Wiffin
families, they bring a heritage of hard-graft and integrity forged in
the primary industries of Marlborough, New Zealand. Since turning their
hands to wine 20 years ago, this strong legacy, along with a focus on
investment, has pushed Summerhouse into the ranks of the most dynamic
producers in the region.
Backbreaking work is required to farm the
Summerhouse vineyards, which are scattered throughout the Marlborough
sub-regions. Chosen for their unique attributes, these sites are
meticulously managed, overseen by leading viticulturist Rex Sunde, and
return small crops with enviable purity and concentration. The
winemaking process is guided by Sam Harrop MW. His sympathetic
winemaking philosophy achieves balance, harmony and an abundance of
personality in the wines.
The hero’s are produced from Malborough’s
superstar varieties - a Pinot Noir from the renowned Southern Valleys
region, and a Sauvignon Blanc that displays a lovely sub-regional
expression. But what sets Summerhouse apart is its investment in the
lesser-grown varieties, such as a single vineyard Verdelho and Syrah.
Family-owned with a strong investment culture and a team of expert
viticulturists and winemakers, this wine producer has its eyes firmly
set on the future.
Vineyard & Climate
Located in the north-eastern corner of New
Zealand’s South Island with the Pacific Ocean to the east and mountain
ranges to the north and south, Marlborough has broad alluvial plains
stretching from the coastline and gradually rising into narrow finger
valleys, with a diverse landscape of spectacular natural beauty and
bounty. The region regularly claims the highest sunshine hours in New
Zealand, enjoying low average annual rainfall at approximately 25
inches, and moderate diurnal temperature changes in the 10°C range. The
climate is moderate and, coupled with the alluvial soils, delivers a
long, slow, grape growing season which intensifies the flavours and
allows Summerhouse to produce distinct and expressive wines. Cool
SUMMERHOUSE WINE Co, Marlborough, New Zealand
Lifted aromas of citrus and blackcurrant with an attractive herbal and floral influence. Underlying minerality enhances the generous palate. This is a complex wine with an impressive elegant, dry finish.
Silky & textural with complex aromas of black cherries & dark
berry fruits. Hints of sweet oak impart a savoury aspect coupled with a
hint of bramble & spice. Elegant & intriguing , the palate is
rich & full with dark berry fruits and gentle acidity framing the
ripe, silky, tannins.
An expressive, full bodied Verdelho, with lifted aromas of kaffir
lime, orange blossom and ripe stone fruits. A touch of spicy oak,
combines with creamy nuances to add palate weight and complexity.