Vigneron's Notes

A family wine estate from New Zealand. We craft traditional wine styles that emphasise texture, mouthfeel and persistence of flavour. www.bellbirdspring.co.nz

Month: July, 2012

And I thought winemakers were obsessive.

And I though winemakers were obsessive and competitive. Get these guys .. “Somm” the documentary http://ow.ly/cvidI

Leg of home-kill gammon.

Leg of home-kill gammon. Not sure what weight, too heavy for the scales. Defrosting for a celebration http://ow.ly/i/NoJX #waiparavalley

Glass of wine a day keeps arthritis away

Glass of wine a day keeps arthritis away. http://ow.ly/cq3sh #nzwine #wine

Joelle Thomson on her top Waipara Valley wine estates

Joelle Thomson on her top #waiparavalley #nzwine, including @BellbirdSpring, http://www.facebook.com/bellbirdspringwines http://ow.ly/i/MQDD

Weekend highlight Bianchetto truffle

Weekend highlight Bianchetto truffle from Gareth Renowden #waiparavalley stored with Waipara Gardens eggs for Truffled spaghetti carbonara

Bellbird Spring Block Eight Pinot Gris 2

Bellbird Spring Block Eight Pinot Gris 2011. ‘Four stars, 90/100 A classic example of the Pinot Gris (as opposed to the Pinot Grigio) style with moderate sweetness, plenty of weight, richness and complexity. An oak-fermented wine although winemaking artifact takes a second stage to impressively concentrated tree fruit/apricot/peach and honey flavours. There’s also a suggestion of spice and nutty/toasty character.’ Bob Campbell MW http://www.bobswinereviews.com http://ow.ly/i/MLlR

Wine for health? Let’s talk about it –

Wine for health? Let’s talk about it – Life http://ow.ly/cnad8

Sam Kim of Wine Orbit rated Block Eight

Sam Kim of Wine Orbit rated Block Eight Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – 5 stars He says “… intense and complex … The nose is flinty and savoury with lime zest and herbaceous notes … concentrated and explosive on the palate showing silky texture, then the racy acidity kicks in to provide a lingering crisp finish …” http://www.wineorbit.co.nz http://ow.ly/i/MgLu

We’ll Have Your Second Cheapest Wine! S

We’ll Have Your Second Cheapest Wine! Satirical clip. I laughed anyway. http://ow.ly/cjfRz #nzwine #wine

‘Natural Wine’ a nice article at http:

‘Natural Wine’ a nice article at http://ow.ly/chMHM and and older discussion http://ow.ly/chMGX #wine #nzwine