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Odyssey Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


$22 —

A mouthwatering Sauvignon with lifted aromas of passionfruit, feijoa, lime and capsicum. The palate is intensely flavoured with a lovely flowing mouth feel to a lingering succulent finish.

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AROMAS OF PASSIONFRUIT, FEIJOA, LIME & CAPSICUM.

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Winemaking/ The grapes from the Odyssey vineyard were gently pressed to limit extraction of phenolics, the juice settled and then fermented with aromatic yeasts. The wine was fermented at cool temperatures to enhance the intensity of the aromas. After ferment the wine was allowed a brief time resting on its lees before being gently fined for bottling early September 2011.

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Variety/
100% Sauvignon
Blanc grapes

Harvest/
17th April

Cellaring/
2011–2014

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pH/
3.2

Total Acid/
7.8 g/L

Residual Sugar/
2.0g/L

Alcohol/
13.5%

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Odyssey Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016


$26 —
The bouquet is delicately perfumed showing pineapple, pear and white peach characters. It’s beautifully ripe and elegantly textured on the palate with lovely weight and a lingering crisp finish. The wine shows lovely fruit expression and gentle complexity, making it a most satisfying wine to drink!

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DELICATELY PERFUMED WITH PINEAPPLE, PEAR & WHITE PEACH CHARACTERS.

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Winemaking/ the grapes were hand selected in perfect health and optimum ripeness. The grapes we crushed and allowed a little skin contact before the juice was settled. The juice was then fermented in tank at cool temperatures to encourage expression of the fruit flavours using selected yeast strains. Towards the end of fermentation the wine was run off into older barriques where it finished it's ferment. The wine then stayed in contact with the lees until bottling with minimal fining after 1 year.

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Variety/
100% Pinot Gris grapes from 4
different clones

Harvest/
10th April

Cellaring/
2011-2016

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pH/
3.5

Total Acid/
5.9 g/L

Residual Sugar/
2.0 g/L

Alcohol/
14.0%

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Odyssey Gisborne Chardonnay 2015


$22 —
This brightly coloured wine has nuances of citrus, ripe peach and melon, with hints of butterscotch and oak. The lees contact and partial malolactic fermentation have added fullness and texture to this approachable and food friendly wine.

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NUANCES OF CITRUS, RIPE PEACH & MELON WITH HINTS OF BUTTERSCOTCH & OAK.

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Winemaking/ The harvested fruit was crushed and allowed several hours of skin contact before being pressed off and the resulting juice settled. Once clear the juice was inoculated with several yeast proven at accentuating the fruit flavours present in the grapes. The ferment was controlled in tank and temperatures kept cool to facilitate the retention of fruit flavours. The wine rested on it's lees in tank for 11 months before being blended with some 10% of the Iliad barrels. The resulting blend was gently fined before bottling.

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Variety/
100 % Mendoza Chardonnay fruit

Harvest/
14th March

Cellaring/
2015–2020

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pH/
3.70

Total Acid/
6.30 g/L

Residual Sugar/
2.5 g/L

Alcohol/
13.5%

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Odyssey Reserve Iliad Gisborne Chardonnay 2015


$32
Richly fragrant, youthful and creamy, with a tight array of intense grapefruit, peach and fig flavours, it shows lovely delicacy and depth. A lovely expression of Gisborne Chardonnay fruit forward and flavoursome. Lifted citrus, floral and peaches on the nose followed by a full, rich palate showing round, silky text and well balanced acidity. “Top vintages represent Gisborne Chardonnay at its finest” – Michael Cooper.

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YOUTHFUL & CREAMY, WITH A TIGHT ARRAY OF INTENSE GRAPEFRUIT, PEACH & FIG FLAVOURS.

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Winemaking/ The Handpicked grapes are whole bunch pressed. The juice once settled is filled into a mixture of 1,2 and some 3 year old fine grained French barriques. Barrels are selected on toasting levels, forest origin and seasoning as best suits our fruit. Most of the barrels are fermented with indigenous yeasts found on the grapes. The wine is left in the barrels for a year with some stirring of the lees. This imparts a creamy texture to the wine, and accentuates the fruit flavor. The wine undergoes a full malo-lactic fermentation. The malic levels in the ripe Gisborne fruit are not high so the wine does not show obvious lactic character. For us it imparts a desirable complexity. After 12 months the wine is blended selecting only the best barrels.

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Variety/
100% Mendoza Chardonnay

Harvest/
13th March

Cellaring/
2015–2022

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pH/
3.5

Total Acid/
6.5 g/L

Residual Sugar/
1.3 g/L

Alcohol/
13.5%

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Odyssey Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2015


$22 —
A deliciously fresh wine with the aroma of ripe cherries and strawberries. The palate is dry and silky, resulting in a wine that is delightfully fruity and soft. Ideal summer wine serve chilled… beautiful.

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DELICIOUSLY FRESH WINE WITH THE AROMA OF RIPE CHERRIES & STRAWBERRIES.

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Winemaking/ The grapes were hand selected mainly from the fragrant 667 clone and the grapes crushed and destemmed and allowed to soak for 12 hours. After sufficient colour had been extracted from the skins the grapes were pressed and the juice settled. The clear juice was fermented using yeasts from the south of France specifically to encourage fruit flavour expression. After a cool fermentation the wine rested on its lees in tank before being minimally fined and stabilized.

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Variety/
100% Pinot Noir

Harvest/
15th March

Cellaring/
2015–2019

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pH/
3.30

Total Acid/
7.1 g/L

Residual Sugar/
2.5 g/L

Alcohol/
13 %

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Odyssey Reserve Iliad Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012


$20 – SPECIAL!!
Bold and gutsy Pinot Noir with plenty of weight and flavour. Masses of plum and dark cherry with a backbone of strong sweet tannins. Over time these firm tannins have softened and the wine is developing attractive complexities as it ages.

5 Stars – Wine Orbit

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PLUM & DARK CHERRY WITH A BACKBONE OF STRONG SWEET TANNINS.

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Winemaking/ Grapes were hand picked and cold soaked for 5 days then allowed to heat up and begin fermentation spontaneously with wild yeasts. Fermented dry then skins remain with the wine for a further week. Once pressed the clones are kept separately in the tight grained French oaks for one year.33% of these barrels are new from a variety of selected cooperages. On completion of the secondary ferment the wines are blended, choosing only the best combinations of barrels to best make the highest quality wine. Any barrels which do no suit the Odyssey style make up the Homer wine. The resulting blend was gently fined with egg whites and underwent minimal filtration.

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Variety/
100% Pinot Noir

6 different Dijon
clones

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pH/
3.5

Total Acid/
6.6 g/L

Residual Sugar/
<1 g/L

Alcohol/
14.0

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Odyssey Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015


$26 —
Beautiful uplifted berry fruit flavours of ripe cherry and blackberry with spicy overtones lead you into a lovely fragrant filled palate. It’s elegant yet weighty with lovely fruit ripeness which manifests in intense flavour and a sweet impression. The finish is long and well structured this wine is ageing wonderfully. This is a great one for the Magnums.

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BEAUTIFUL UPLIFTED BERRY FRUIT FLAVOURS OF RIPE CHERRY & BLACKBERRY WITH SPICY OVERTONES.

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Winemaking/ Hand harvested and cold soaked for 1 week prior to the juice warming up and fermenting with the indigenous yeasts found on the berries. After ferment the wine remained with the grape skins for a further 6 days before the wine was pressed off into 30% new tight grained French oak barriques. The oak barrels are selected from a variety of proven coopers, forest and toasting levels. The wine once blended was gently fined with egg whites.

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Variety/
100% Pinot Noir

6 different Dijon
Clones

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pH/
3.72

Total Acid/
6.1g/L

Residual Sugar/
<1 g/L

Alcohol/
14.0%

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Odyssey Reserve Iliad Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014


$42 —

4.5 STARS – MICHAEL COOPER

The wine exhibits gorgeous bouquet showing black cherry, plum, game, cedar and earthy mushroom notes. It is concentrated and fleshy, silky and flowing, and beautifully harmonious and integrated. The wine shows wonderful structure from rich texture and polished tannins.

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CONCENTRATED AND FLESHY, SILKY AND FLOWING AND BEAUTIFULLY HARMONIUS AND INTEGRATED.

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Handpicked from a selection of low yeilding plants from each of the 6 dijon clones. The grapes are cold soaked for 1 week before fermenting with the indigenous yeasts present on the skins and in the vineyard. After ferment the wines stay in contact with the grapes until the desired tannin profile has been reached.
The wines are then pressed off into 35% New tight grained French barriques. After one year of ageing in the barrels the wines are gently fined using egg whites and bottled with no filtration or further fining.
The Iliad Wines shows exceptional finesse and character and are destined for ageing.

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Variety/
100% Pinot Noir

6 different Dijon Clones (reduced yields < 1.6 kg/vine)

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pH/
3.7

Total Acid/
5.7 g/L

Residual Sugar/
<1 g/L

Alcohol/
13.5%

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MAGNUMS 1.5 LITRES
Odyssey Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013


$50 — Its complex and stylish on the nose displaying dark berry, game and spice with a touch of roasted nut characters. The palate is ripe and rounded with fine texture and generous fruit flavours, finishing long and silky. The subtle savoury notes add to the enjoyment of this tasty Pinot.

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COMPLEX ON THE NOSE DISPLAYING DARK ,BERRY GAME AND SPICE WITH A TOUCH OF ROASTED NUT CHARACTER.

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Winemaking/ Hand harvested from all 6 of the Dijon Clones we have planted on the hillside vineyard.
The grapes are cold macerated for 6 days before the fermentation via indigenous yeasts begins. Post ferment the wine is remains in contact with the grape skins as the tannins evolve and is then pressed off into 25% new tight grained French barriques. Here the wine ages for 1 year before being gently egg white fines pre bottling. The larger format bottles benefit from longer ageing. Drink now or age 2023 at least.

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Variety/
100% Pinot Noir
6 different Dijon Clones

Cellaring/
2015–2023+

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pH/
3.6

Total Acid/
6.83

Residual Sugar/
< 1 g/l

Alcohol/
13.00%

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MAGNUMS 1.5 LITRES
Odyssey Reserve Iliad Chardonnay 2014


$80- From the moment you put your nose to the glass, you are drawn to the fabulous rich stone fruit and citrus aromas with irresistible brioche and cedar nuances. The palate is also delectable, displaying excellent fruit concentration, silky texture and a lingering, velvet-smooth finish.

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