Vinoptima Estate Tasting - John Hanna & Sons

Date: Oct 03/06, Tue     Time: 12:00:00-02:00:00     Style: Drop-In

Vinoptima Estate Tasting - John Hanna & Sons arrives in our tasting room for a special VIP Tasting with Nick Nobilo from Vinoptima Estate in Gisborne, New Zealand.

Drawing over 40 years of winemaking experience, Vinoptima is a realization of Nick’s lifetime’s work. Started in 2003, Vinoptima is a single variety, single vineyard estate, dedicated to producing just one wine Vinoptima Gewurztraminer.

Nick presented three vintages of his famous Gewurztraminer: the 2003 & 2004 Vinoptima Estate Gewurztraminer, as well as a sneak peak pre-release tasting of the 2005 vintage.

Those in attendance were also treated to a few other gems!

Scheduled for release to the Ontario market soon (about $55/bottle), these are extremely sought after and scarce wines available in tiny quantities for short periods each year.

This was the only scheduled tasting for Vinoptima in Ontario in 2006, and so we were very honoured he choose to showcase his wines to our members.

Gewurztraminer is one of the few white varieties that consistently improves with age – and perfect for cellaring at the Fine Wine Reserve.

Recent accolades include:

“BEST NEW WORLD WHITE … as good as top Alsace grand crus” Steven Spurrier, DECANTER, Oct 2005

“Vinoptima Gewurztraminer 2003 – 91 Points, Vivid generous style… with extraordinarily well-balanced flavours” Harvey Steinman, WS, Nov 2005






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