Graham goes solo for his 2017 vintage!

In what has become an eagerly anticipated annual affair, Graham Norton is back with a new vintage for 2017 – but this year, he’s taken the winemaking reigns to blend his own beverage from scratch. Graham was forced to fly solo after the Invivo boys, cofounder Tim Lightbourne and winemaker Rob Cameron, fell asleep on the job. The poor lads couldn’t keep their eyes open after travelling more than 20,000 kilometres from Marlborough to London to partake in their annual riotous afternoon blending session with Graham. Armed with the entire Invivo wine blending setup, which the boys had brought all the way from New Zealand, Norton worked his winemaking magic to create his 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Graham Norton Rosé and Graham Norton Shiraz. And for the very first time, a soon to be released Graham Norton’s Own Prosecco.

Accolades

Graham Norton’s Own SauviGNon Blanc 2017

  1. 5 Stars & 93 Points, Wine Orbit “It is intensely aromatic on the nose showing nectarine, red apple, rockmelon and green kiwi fruit characters with a hint of flinty complexity. The palate is powerfully expressed and lively, and displays excellent fruit purity backed by fine texture and bright acidity, leading to a lingering tasty finish. At its best: now to 2020. www.invivowines.co.nz. June 2017.” – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
  2. ACCOLADES:
    Gold Medal, Global Sauvignon Masters 2017
    Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
    5 Stars & 93 Points, Wine Orbit
    Bronze, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017
    Bronze, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017

Graham Norton’s Own “Pink by DesiGN” Rosé 2017

  1. 4.5 Stars & 91 Points, Wine Orbit “Delightfully fresh and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows watermelon, raspberry coulis, apple and floral characters. The palate delivers lively mouthfeel and juicy fruit intensity, combined with smooth texture and refreshing acidity. It is up front and immediately appealing with youthful fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2019. www.invivowines.com. June 2017.” – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
  2. “This vivacious wine, blended from pinot noir (mostly), pinot gris and sauvignon blanc, was grown in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay. Fresh-scented, it is a vibrantly fruity, medium- bodied wine (12.5% alc/vol), with gentle strawberry and spice flavours, peachy notes and a slightly sweet, finely balanced finish.” Michael Cooper, Listener Magazine, January 2018
  3. ACCOLADES:
    Gold Medal, China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017
    4.5 Stars and 91 Points, Wine Orbit

Graham Norton’s Own Shiraz 2015

  1. "This gorgeous wine is packed with black/blueberry, dark plum and chocolate flavours with nuances of spice and floral. The wine offers terrific fruit richness and intensity, wonderfully supported by velvety texture and supple tannins, finishing persistent and delicious. At its best: now to 2020. www.invivowines.com. March 2017." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
  2. ACCOLADES:
    Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition 2017
    5 stars and 93 Points, Wine Orbit
    4.5 Stars, Yvonne Lorkin, NZ Wine Journalist
    Recommended & Best Value Buy, Winestate Magazine 2017
    Silver, Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017
    Highly Commended Finalist For Best Red Wine For Hearty Meals, UK People's Choice Wine
    Awards 2017 Silver,
    The Global Syrah Masters 2017
    87 Points, Cameron Douglas MS
    Bronze, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
    Bronze, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017
    Bronze, Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
    Bronze, NZ International Wine Show 2017

Other Vintages for this Wine

2014 2015 2016

Watch the winemaking action here! "Eyes Wine Shut 2017!"

Technical Specs

Graham Norton’s Own SauviGNon Blanc 2017

Country: New Zealand with a touch of Ireland
Region: Marlborough
Blended in: England
Vineyards: Dashwood/Awatere Valley – 55% Wairau Valley 45%

Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Cellaring: 1-3 years
Bottle Size: 750ml
Winemaker: Graham Norton & (in small part) Rob Cameron

Anaylsis

Residual Sugar: 6.1/L
Ph: 3.52
TA: 6.4
Alcohol: 12.4%

Graham Norton’s Own “Pink by DesiGN” Rosé 2017

Country: New Zealand with a touch of Ireland
Region: Marlborough & Hawkes Bay
Blended in: England
Variety: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris & Sauvignon Blanc
Cellaring: 1-4 years
Bottle Size: 750ml
Winemaker: Graham Norton & (in small part) Rob Cameron

Anaylsis

Residual Sugar: 7.5/L
Ph: 3.38
TA: 6.7
Alcohol: 12.7%

Graham Norton’s Own Shiraz 2015

Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Vineyard: Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek, Riverlands and Limestone Coast
Variety: 95% Shiraz and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cellaring: 1-4 years
Blended in: Ireland
Bottle Size: 750ml
Winemaker: Graham Norton

Closure: Stelvin

Anaylsis

Residual Sugar: 3.4g/L
Ph: 3.57
TA: 6.07
Alcohol: 14.2%