Salmond Wines are the export label of Odyssey Wines. These high quality single vineyard wines are made by winemaker /owner Rebecca Salmond and are sourced from the same organically certified Odyssey Marlborough Vineyard which is situated in the highly regarded Southern Valleys sub region. The Reserve Iliad Gisborne Chardonnay comes from the Golden Triangle in Gisborne. The wines reflect the terroir from which they are grown and are made using only subtle adjustments and the finest French oaks.
Salmond Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Gold Medal – NZ Organic Wine Awards
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are sourced from our own hillside vineyard and gently pressed to limit any phenolic extraction. The resulting juice is fermented at a cool temperature to accentuate the abundant fruit flavours. An aromatic wine showing vibrant passion fruit and gooseberry flavours. A fresh and elegant wine which exhibits great depth and intensity of fruit flavour.
Salmond Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016
Handpicked from the Odyssey Vineyard in the Brancott Valley this wine is first fermented at a cool temperature in tank before being run off to barrel where it finishes the fermentation.
The resulting dry wine shows ripe pear, quince and honeysuckle characters on the nose and on the palate a lovely fruit weight and texture from its time on lees…it finishes with great length and intensity.
Salmond Gisborne Reserve Iliad Chardonnay 2016
WINE FULL AND
VIBRANT WITH RIPE
PEACH, MELON AND
FIG FLAVOURS AND
Handpicked from the Kawitiri Vineyard in Gisborne this wine is fermented and aged in French oak barriques, Gisborne Chardonnay at its finest.
Reserve Iliad Gisborne Chardonnay
Michael Cooper has classified the Reserve Iliad Gisborne Chardonnay as an Icon Wine, in his book 'Classic Wines of New Zealand' saying "From one vintage to the next, Rebecca Salmond makes one of Gisborne's classiest wines. Very elegant, youthful and harmonious, it has concentrated stone fruit, grapefruit and slight spice flavours, finely integrated oak and a long, poised finish."
Salmond Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
FRUIT FLAVOURS OF
RIPE CHERRY AND
Hand harvested from vines which have been scrupulously managed. The wines are made using traditional Burgundian techniques and aged in tight grained French barriques. The deeply coloured wine characteristic of the Southern Valleys has concentrated black fruit flavours, plum and ripe cherry with a strong backbone of tannins and sweet fruit flavours, harmonising beautifully. This wine is approachable in its youth and cellars well.
"Recognised early as a talented young winemaker, Rebecca struck out with her first Odyssey wines in 1994. The wines are limited production, premium, single vineyard expressions.." -Raymond Chan
"Charm, a little elegance, balance, great length and complexity can add up to high quality in a wine. These are also attributes I look for in a wine when tasting and making decisions about restaurant listings. If I can tick the boxes for three or more of these attributes then the wine is well on its way to placement. I consistently tick 4 or more boxes when it comes to the wine of Salmond. Rebecca's attention to detail and understanding of her craft is obvious in all of the wine she makes." - Cameron Douglas- Master Sommelier