Graham ‘The Nose’ Norton has released his sixth vintage of Graham Norton’s Own SauviGNon Blanc and he’s taken this year’s blending session with us to a whole new level by inviting international wine expert Joe Fattorini to join in the fun. Watch the video here!
Every year after vintage Rob and Tim travel to Europe for a hands-on day of sampling and blending where Graham determines the final wine blend. For the first time, the tight team extended an invitation to wine media guru Joe Fattorini to join the session – and all was caught on camera.
Joe – who has over 30 years of experience in the wine industry – was blown away by Graham’s wine knowledge when he took part in the session, held in London this May: “The blending process Graham and the Invivo boys go through is exactly what you’d see at any winery in the world – this is real winemaking, by people who care deeply about what they’re doing.”
So, how is this year’s vintage looking? Graham says that the 2019 blending session was hard work thanks to the quality of the wines, “A standout vintage in Marlborough, New Zealand, meant it was tough to pick winners from this year’s vineyard samples.”
Our winemaker Rob says, “It was a fascinating experience inviting such an established member of the wine industry into the room for this year’s winemaking session. It really highlights that, after six years collaborating with us, Graham has nailed his own winemaking style and can produce genuinely good wines that are award winners.”
With just 14,000 bottles of the Graham Norton range produced in 2014, this year’s vintage will top 3.5million bottles! Graham Norton’s Own Wines are now enjoyed by people in ten countries including NZ, Australia, Canada, UK and Ireland, the US, Norway, Denmark, Hong Kong and Japan.
Enjoy the video!