Fiddler's Green Pinot Noir

wine label

2001 Pinot Noir

“A real fruit bomb, this North Canterbury red has bold colour and a richly fruity boquet. The palate is sturdy and crammed with sweet, ripe, plummy fruit flavours. French oak – aged for 10 months, it’s still very youthful; open mid 2003.”

**** rating
Michael Cooper – Winestate Magazine July/Aug 2002

wine label

2002 Pinot Noir

Awarded a Silver medal in The New Zealand Wine Society 51st Royal Easter Wine Show ( February 2004 ).

Awarded a Silver medal at the 2003 Bragato Wine Awards ( September 2003 ).

Awarded a Silver medal in the 2003 Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Competition ( October 2003 ).

wine label

2003 Pinot Noir

Rated the ‘best seduction wine’ in Citycsape, issue 18 February 2006 … “this fragrant and sexy wine has a wild, lively edge and an indulgent aftertaste. Expect fireworks.”

Awarded a Gold medal in the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2005

Awarded a Silver medal in the inaugural NZ International Wine Show ( September,2005 )

wine label

2004 Pinot Noir

Awarded a Gold medal in the Japan Wine Challenge, June 2006

Awarded a Silver medal in the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2006.

Selected by Air New Zealand for their long haul International Premier Business Class in-flight service from July 2006 – December 2006.

wine label

2006 Pinot Noir

Awarded a SILVER medal in the 2007 Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Competition ( October, 2007 ).

Selected by Air NZ for their International Premier Business Class in-flight service through to June 2008.

wine label

2009 Pinot Noir

Awarded a Silver medal in the NZIWS , September, 2012.

Fiddler's Green Chardonnay

wine label

2001 Chardonnay

“This is an excellent debut. Light lemon green in hue, it is weighty and immaculate, with deliciously fresh, vibrant, citrusy fruit characters to the fore, finely integrated oak and good acid spine. An elegant, cool-climate style with considerable richness.”

**** rating
Michael Cooper – Winestate Magazine, July/August 2002

wine label

2002 Chardonnay

“A refreshing, full, high-toned wine with tight structure and a long finish. It has citrus characters suggestive of ripe grapefruit. A wine with bright, well expressed character.”

Tim Harris – NZ Herald 7-8 February 2004

 

“This youthful, elegant wine offers vibrant, ripe fruit characters of peach and grapefruit, mealy, oaky complexities and a hint of butterscotch. Fresh and crisp, its still coming together. Open 2004. $30.”

**** rating
Michael Cooper – Winestate Magazine, September / October 2003

wine label

2004 Chardonnay

Awarded a Silver medal in the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2006.

Awarded a Silver medal at the Bragato Wine Awards ( August,2005 )

Awarded a Silver medal in the inaugural NZ International Wine Show ( September,2005 )

wine label

2006 Chardonnay

“The 2006 vintage ( **** ) was hand-picked and fermented and matured for 9 months in French oak barriques ( 20% new ).Lemon hued, it is creamy and mouthfilling, with ripe stone-fruit and citrus flavours, slightly toasty and buttery, and a fully dry, minerally finish.It’s a very skilfully balanced wine, already highly enjoyable.”

Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines 2008. (page 61)

wine label

2008 Chardonnay

Recommended by Winestate Magazine, Australia.

Fiddler's Green Riesling

wine label

2001 Riesling

Selected by Air New Zealand as a featured exclusive wine on their Business Class International Services.
(October 2002)

Listed in the Top 50 wines in the 2003 Glengarry Top 50 International Selection (March 2003).

Awarded a gold medal in the San Francisco International Wine Competition 2003, and rated as the top Riesling from NZ in the competition.

wine label

2002 Riesling

2002 RIESLING

Ranked No 2 out of 100 Riesling wines evaluated in the May 2003 issue of Cuisine magazine.

wine label

2004 Riesling

Awarded a Silver medal in the inaugural NZ International Wine Show 2005.

Awarded a Silver medal at the Bragato Wine Awards ( August,2005 )

Awarded a Silver medal in the inaugural NZ International Wine Show ( September,2005 )

wine label

2005 Dry Riesling

Awarded a **** star rating and recommendation in Cuisine magazine ( May 2006 ) in a tasting of NZ Aromatic white wines.

wine label

2006 Riesling

” The 2006 vintage ( **** ) has floral, slightly honeyed aromas and flavours. Ripe, citrusy and slightly spicy, with hints of passionfruit and pineapple, it’s a concentrated, well-rounded wine ( 19 g/L residual sugar ), already enjoyable.”

Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines 2008. (page 187)

wine label

2007 Riesling

Awarded a GOLD medal in the 2008 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards – February, 2008.

wine label

2008 Classic Riesling

” Light ( 11.5% alcohol ) and vibrantly fruity, in a distinctly medium style ( 22 g/litre of residual sugar ) with lemony, appley flavours, showing good intensity. Very fresh, crisp and zingy. ”
**** rating

Michael Cooper – June, 2009

wine label

2008 Dry Riesling

“Crisp, tight and lively, with good intensity of lemon, lime and slight passionfruit flavours and a hint of honey. A basically dry style ( 5 g/litre of residual sugar ), but finely balanced. Drink now or cellar. ”
**** rating

Michael Cooper – June, 2009

 

” A lovely dry Riesling (5g/l) with a beautifully fragrant nose displaying lemon zest, mandarin and floral characters. It’s juicy and lively on the palate with bright acidity and a lingering fruity finish. The wine is elegantly detailed and beautifully poised. At its best: now to 2016. ”
93 points / ***** rating

Sam Kim, Senior Wine Judge – June, 2010

Fiddler's Green Sauvignon Blanc

wine label

2002 Sauvignon Blanc

Awarded a silver medal in the San Francisco International Wine Competition 2003.

wine label

2007 Sauvignon Blanc

” Full of personality, this ia a punchy wine with capsicum, lime and passionfruit aromas and flavours, showing excellent freshness and richness. Very crisp and lively, it’s already highly expressive. Drink now onwards.” ****

Michael Cooper October,2007.

wine label

2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Rated 90 points by Bob Campbell MW, May 2011.

We produce handcrafted estate grown wines

Fiddler’s Green has a mission to produce handcrafted estate organic grown wines of consistently high quality, style and elegance for the discerning consumer. All Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro’s wines are made from Organic Certified grapes grown right on the vineyard and the winemaking is done by Dom Maxwell ( Winemaker of the year 218) to make the best possible wine for you.