Elsie Fortified Wine

elsie websiteTasting Notes

This fortified wine has been named in memory of my grandmother, Elsie Nimmo. Late harvest Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier grapes produce a smooth wine with pineapple, apricot and honey characters. Serve on ice as an aperitif or with soda water.

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier


  • Harvest Date: Various
  • Bottling Date: 11 October 2010
  • Release Date: March 11

Winemaker Notes

This fortified wine was made from a blend of fortified Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.

Viticulture Notes

Chardonnay was harvested from Andrew Nimmo’s vineyard in Ormond. Viognier was harvested from Mason Smith’s vineyard in Patutahi. Sauvignon Blanc was harvested from Ellmers’s vineyard in Te Karaka.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 16.2%
  • Residual Sugar: 60.4
  • Total Acidity: 6.4
  • ph: 3.62


  • Cellaring: 4-5 years


  • Bronze Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2011 & 2013