10 May 2010Young Winery has Success in Liquorland Wine Show

36 bottles’ 2009 Pinot Gris was awarded a Silver medal in the recent Liquorland 2010 Top 100 International Wine Competition.

The same wine had also received a 4 star, Highly Recommended, rating in the WineState April 2010 issue.

The 36 bottles Pinot Noir 2008 was awarded a Bronze medal, making it ‘two from two entries’ for the artisan winesmiths at Mt Aspiring Wines Limited, who produce the 36 bottles brand.

“36 bottles is only just started its third vintage and now has two award-winning wines from its first three wines,” says Mt Aspiring Wines founder and 36 bottles brand champion, Douglas Brett.

The focus for the company is the creation of hand made small volume wines.  “Our Pinot Gris 2009 is confirmation that we have got the basics right and are already well on the way to creating high quality artisan small batch wines that are classically Central Otago, with a strong emphasis on being food friendly.”  

Douglas adds; “Our wines are designed to fit into any dining experience with your friends; to complement food, but not to overpower it – subtle and refined.  We are placing great store on developing a reputation for consistently producing great quality Central Otago wines, that reflect the intensity of the environment; and the vintage,”

Trade enquiries for 36 bottles Pinot Gris 2009 and Pinot Noir 2008 - contact Jane Young, 027 238 8211 or
jane@36bottles.co.nz; or Patrick Caudle at patrick@36bottles.co.nz.

written by Douglas Brett

19 May 2009First Review for 36 Bottles ...

The first outside review of the 36 bottles inaugural release of wines was provided at the New Releases tasting at First Glass Wines in Takapuna Auckland on 6 May 2009.

The 36 bottles Pinot Noir 2008 and Pinot Gris 2008 were tasting a line up of over 15 wines.  Douglas Brett, winemaking director, says he was very pleased with the reviews written for both wines by well known and respected wine critic Sue Courtney of www.wineoftheweek.com, "it is very gratifying when you receive good reviews of your wines from someone such as Sue, who has an excellent palate." 

Patrick Caudle, Marketing manager, said "it was a nervous time waiting for the first reviews of our new wines, but this is a good pointer for us that our hard work and vision for our wines will pay off for consumers and ourselves."

Sue Courtney's reviews of the 36 bottles wines published on her web site, www.wineoftheweek.com, are as follows -

Pinot Gris 2008 -

36 Bottles Central Otago Pinot Gris 2008
Straw yellow. The nose is subtle and at first seems neutral but apple, flowers and hints of musk are coaxed from the glass however the taste is immediately so much brighter. It's quite zingy with flavours of creamy soda, apple, lime and earthy nuances reminiscent of cultivated white mushrooms with underlying honey adding to the light viscosity of the texture. There's a richness to the wine and warmth from the alcohol and for Pinot Gris, it has good acid spine. Gosh, even Kingsley liked it.
13.5% alc. Screwcap. $26.99.

Pinot Noir 2008 -

36 Bottles Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008
Bright, crimson-tinged, translucent red. Smoky, aromatic, herbal aromas lead into a full-flavoured palate. Initially quite meaty, savoury and toasty with a juicy deliciousness, it has cherry fruit with an appealing sweetness and a hint of violet adds to its allure. It's spicy, smoky and silky textured with a hint of mocha and a zesty infusion to the long lasting finish.
14% alc. Screwcap. $34.99.

written by Douglas Brett

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