Graham Norton returns to his roots for his 2016 Invivo vintage!

He's blended Marlborough sauvignon blanc into an award-winning wine in a London apartment. This year, though, top talk show host Graham Norton and Kiwi winemakers Invivo headed to Graham's own back yard to work their winemaking magic: Bantry House in County Cork, Ireland.

Accolades

Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Accolades

  1. Double Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016
  2. 5 Stars & 93 Points, Wine Orbit
  3. 4 Stars, Winestate Magazine
  4. Silver, NZ International Wine Show 2016
  5. Silver, Melbourne International Wine Competition 2016
  6. Silver, Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2016
  7. Bronze, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
  8. Bronze, International Wine Challenge 2016
  9. Selected for Qantas Business Class, August 1st 2016, Qantas

Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Reviews

  1. "This is filled with gorgeous passionfruit, nectarine feijoa and lime zest flavours. It is fragrant and intense, and delivers loads of tasty flavours backed by juicy acidity. A hugely appealing Sauvignon with varietal purity and power, and finishes superbly long and refreshing.” At its best: not to 2019. August, 2016 " August, 2016 Wine Orbit
  2. "Graham Norton’s Own Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016: very fruity bouquet with plenty of sweet citrus and white peach then soft sweet herbs and some floral moments. On the palate – fruity, fresh, crisp, and just dry; high acidity and plump citrus fruit flavours with a sweet grassy edge, balanced and well made."Cameron Douglas MS
  3. "This wine won’t disappoint. It delivers the requisite pungency, acid punch and flavour lift." John Saker, Southland Times
  4. "From "chief winemaker Graham Norton", Invivo’s release has a punchy, aromatic bouquet. Medium-bodied, it is vibrantly fruity, with strong, ripe melon, lime and capsicum flavours, a slightly salty streak, a vague suggestion of sweetness and a crisp, lingering finish." Winestate Magazine
  5. "It’s the second year, Norton’s blended his own wine with New Zealand producer Invivo. Last year, it sold more than 400,000 bottles! If you love your Sauvignon with ripe, tropical fruit flavours and lots of zing, this is just the thing. Food pairing: Salty Crisps." Helen McGinn, Daily Mail UK
  6. "Top tipple – Grown in New Zealand and blended by Graham in County Cork, the wine is zesty and fresh, so delicious with chicken and fish." Woman’s Own UK Magazine
  7. "One of the most successful celebrity wine collaborations ever." Marie Claire

Graham Norton’s Own Shiraz 2015 Accolades:

  1. Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition 2017
  2. Recommended and Best Value Buy, Winestate Magazine

Graham Norton's Own "Pink by Design" Rosé 2016 Accolades:

  1. Blue-Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition
  2. 5 Stars & 93 Points, Wine Orbit
  3. Recommended and Best Value Buy, Winestate Magazine

Graham Norton’s Own “Pink by Design” Rosé 2016 Reviews:

  1. The wine is instantly appealing on the nose showing lifted aromas of ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, citrus and floral characters with a touch of fresh raspberries. The palate delivers excellent juicy fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by refreshing acidity, finishing long and satisfying. A delightful Rose for summer drinking. At its best now to 2018. Wine Orbit

Other Vintages for this Wine

2014 2015 2017

Watch the winemaking action here! "The NORTON hemisphere meets Southern hemisphere grapes…and something NEW for 2016!"

Tasting Notes

Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Tasting Notes

He’s blended Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc into an award-winning wine in a London apartment. This year, though, top talk show host Graham Norton and Kiwi winemakers Invivo headed to Graham’s Own back yard to work their winemaking magic. Bantry House in County Cork, Ireland.

Graham Norton’s Own Shiraz 2015 Tasting Notes

Graham's 2015 Shiraz literally bursts out of the glass! "The nose offers a medley of dark plums, blackberries, spicy oak and a hint of South Australian eucalypt while the palate is instantly mouth filling with sweet dark fruits, great concentration and a hint of fine tannin on the finish. Graham's Shiraz is a bold, juicy wine full of character, just like the man himself!" Rob Cameron (Invivo's other winemaker!)

Graham Norton’s Own “Pink by Design” Rosé 2016 Tasting Notes

“Some call it a summer picnic in a bottle... Rosé is the perfect light, slightly sweet and very fruity wine for a sunny day - or the perfect way to make any day feel sunny.

Pink by desiGN is crushing our finest New Zealand Pinot Noir grapes and leaving them on thier skins just long enough to give a cheeky blush and a taste we think you’ll love.

The GN Rosé is beautifully pink in the glass and wafts aromas of raspberry, strawberry, lime zest and melons... the full bodied palate delivers all this and more! Its fresh, lively and impeccably balanced. The GN Rosé is an intense yet easy drinking wine that will accompany just about any situation.

A perfect foil for your charcoal grilled chicken and pork severed with a leafy green salad and piquant zingy dressing. The “Norton” hemisphere once again meets southern hemisphere grapes to craft Pink by desiGN! Best enjoyed slightly chilled - like so many things in life.” Rob Cameron (Invivo’s other winemaker!)



Extra Wine Details

Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Country: New Zealand/Ireland
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Blended in: Ireland
Vineyards: 3 vineyards Dashwood & Awatere Valley, Marlborough
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Cellaring: 1-3 years
Bottle Size: 750ml
Winemaker: Graham Norton

Anaylsis

Residual Sugar: 4.1/L
Ph: 3.23
TA: 7.1
Alcohol: 12.5%

Graham Norton’s Own Shiraz 2015

Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Blended in: Ireland
Vineyards: Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek, Riverlands and Limestone Coast
Variety: 95% Shiraz and 5% Cabernet Winemaker: Graham Norton

Anaylsis

Residual Sugar: 3.4g/L
TA: 6.07
Ph: 3.57
Alcohol: 14.2%
Residual Sugar: 4.5g/L
Winemaker: Graham Norton
Alcohol: 12.5%

Graham Norton’s Own “Pink by Design” Rosé 2016

Country: New Zealand
Location: Marlborough and Hawkes Bay
Grape: Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris
Residual Sugar: 4.5g/L
Winemaker: Graham Norton
Alcohol: 12.5%