Our sincere thanks to Angie Atkinson, The Wine Writer, for her recent thoughts on three Ostler wines. We're so glad you enjoyed our wines, Angie!
Ostler Audrey’s Pinot Gris 2020, Waitaki Valley – 5 Stars, The Wine Writer
I have fond memories of the last time I tasted this wine and smelling the glass I know I’m in for another treat! The luscious and intense aromas of baked pear and stewed apple with honeysuckle and camomile notes are delightful. A medium bodied wine filled with powerful fruit flavours but lightened by a splash of acidity and ending with a spice and mineral filled finish.
Ostler The Cleavage Rosé 2020, Waitaki Valley – 5 Stars, The Wine Writer
A beautiful pale salmon colour with complex aromas of tree fruits, raspberry, and apple blossom on the nose with a hint of saltiness. The palate is mouth filling in its intensity, ripe citrus, berries and red apple on a creamy texture. This is a serious rosé, that serious rosé drinkers will adore. Match with seafood and Mediterranean dishes.
Ostler Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir 2018 – 5 Stars, The Wine Writer
A delicate red fruited nose with delicious aromas of cherry, raspberry, dried cranberries and crunchy leaves with oak derived spices and touches of mushroom. The palate has great fruit concentration, layers of red berries, spice and barely there tannins, a sprightly acidity leads to the crunchy mineral finish. Amazing with roast lamb or earthy risotto dishes.