New Zealand is tiny in terms of the amount of the worlds wine that they produce (roughly 1%), but with two thirds of their wine exported, they are an important wine producing country on the world stage. Having burst onto the wine scene, and leapt into wine drinkers glasses, through introducing us to a unique, vibrant style of Sauvignon Blanc, we are now discovering other vinuous delights from both the North and South Islands. Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay have joined ‘Kiwi Sauv’ as must try New Zealand white wines, whilst Pinot Noir in it’s various guises from Otago, Marlborough and Martinborough has been joined by Hawke’s Bay Syrah and Bordeaux style blends from Waiheke as red wines to look out for from the land of the long white cloud.
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2013 liaison riesling, mountford estate, north canterbury
The 2013 Liaison Riesling, Mountford Estate, North Canterbury is a fabulous Riesling is mature and has filled out wonderfully. Notes of quince, lemon, lime and grapefruit underpin some oily richness. The acidity is still fresh though and the wine shows great length on the bright floral finish.
£18.95Out of Stock
2016 hommage white, mountford estate, canterbury
The 2016 Hommage White, Mountford Estate is a wonderfully textured white with floral, peach-scented aromatics, hints of spice from the Gewurztraminer, grapey herbal hints courtesy of the Muscat and exotic, tropical fruits kept in check by balanced acidity on the long finish.
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2016 secret of marlborough montepulciano, hans herzog
The 2016 Secret Of Marlborough Montepulciano, Hans Herzog has a vibrant nose displaying brooding aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants developing even further to a rich dark chocolate aftertaste. Youthful concentration and one which will age gracefully for years to come.
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2018 bullnose syrah, te mata estate, hawke’s bay
First planted in 1990, the Bullnose vineyard's red-iron soils produce the flagship Syrah of the estate.
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2018 clos des pierres chardonnay, two rivers, marlborough
The 2018 Clos Des Pierres Chardonnay, Two Rivers has wonderful minerality and flavours of orange blossom, lemon curd, honeysuckle and stone fruit mingled with toasted cumin seeds and struck match.
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2018 coal pit pinot noir, central otago
The 2018 Coal Pit Pinot Noir has dark cherry aromatics with savoury cocoa undertones, underpinned with delicate notes of dried herbs. Structured tannins extend the length of the palate, and point towards the ability to age for this wine. An elegant yet powerful Pinot Noir, where depth of fruit and tannin abound, balanced with the delightful acidity that the Coal Pit site is known for.
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2018 coddington chardonnay, kumeu river, auckland
The 2018 Coddington Chardonnay, Kumeu River has impeccably balanced stone fruit, beautifully integrated oak and finely poised acidity. This is a wine not to be missed, especially if you're a lover of fine white burgundy.
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2018 liaison pinot noir, mountford estate,canterbury
The 2018 Liaison Pinot Noir, Mountford Estate is bright red with smoky notes and fruit flavours of red plums, leather, black cherry. It’s complex with supple, grainy tannins and great length.
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2018 north canterbury pinot noir, pyramid valley
Back in 2017, Steve Smith and Brian Sheth were honoured to take on the legacy of Pyramid Valley and craft their own family of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. This Pinot Noir was born in the dramatic soils and slopes of the Waikari Estate in North Canterbury and was made following biodynamic principles to allow vineyards to express themselves.
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2018 vandal sauvignon blanc, marlborough
The 2018 Vandal Sauvignon Blanc is cofermented with oysters which manages to impart a touch of old world minerality sitting beautifully alongside grainy citrus and pear fruit, leading to pithy lemon, lemongrass and a touch of fennel. A beautiful wine provided you don't have a shellfish allergy!
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2019 pinot noir, tindall estate, marlborough
The Tindall Pinot Noir comes from one of the few close-planted vineyards in Marlborough. This delicious Pinot shows a rich bouquet of sweet dark cherry and a hint of chocolate with underlying smoky, earthy tones. The palate shows delicate layers of red fruits and savoury characters, balanced with gentle acidity and fine tannins.
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2020 awatere river sauvignon blanc, marlborough
The 2020 Awatere River Sauvignon Blanc has distinctive herbaceous aromatics and fresh acidity on the nose that leads to a palate showing perfectly poised stone fruit, passionfruit and citrus with a hint of minerality.
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2020 church house chenin blanc, matawhero, gisborne
The 2020 Church House Chenin Blanc, Matawhero has a pale straw colour with golden highlights and the expressive nose shows blossom, orange zest and a gentle floral character. Chenin Blanc hallmarks abound on the palate with stone fruit, lime and honeysuckle alongside perfecty poised acidity.
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2020 gewurztraminer, seifried estate,nelson
2020 was outstanding vintage in Nelson, with an idyllic growing season allowing the fruit to be harvested in perfect condition.
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2020 gonzo combat rouge pinot noir/viognier,vandal wines
The 2020 Gonzo Combat Rouge Pinot Noir/Viognier is a rather unusual blend of Pinot Noir and Viognier results in a beautifully supple and ripe number with sweet, spicy raspberry and cherry fruit. We've found it drinks best slightly chilled on a warm evening.
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2020 piinot gris, marlborough
Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
The 2020 Isabel Pinot Gris displays tasntalising aromas of red apple and pear, with subtle ginger spice, and stone fruit and baked apple tart on the palate. Extended lees ageing leads to a wonderfully creamy, textured body; there is a rich complexity here which will also develop nicely in bottle.
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2021 albarino, esk valley artisanal collection, hawke’s bay
The Esk Valley Albarino is a wonderful take on this classic Iberian grape variety. Plenty of ripe peach, papaya and thirst quenching lime run through the well balanced palate with the wine finishing with a refreshing lick of saline tinged acidity on the finish. Hugely enjoyable.
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2021 sauvignon blanc, tindall estate, marlborough
The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Tindall Estate is vibrant with powerful aromatic notes of fresh passionfruit and ripe lime over a herbaceous background. The palate is textured and concentrated with exotic fruits and citrus flavours. Well integrated natural acidity leaves a crisp and lengthy finish.
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2021 snapper rock sauvignon blanc, marlborough
The 2021 Snapper Rock Sauvignon Blanc has a classic, vibrant nose of tropical fruits such as passion fruit that carry through to the palate and are joined by a crisp citrus tinged edge to the mouth watering acidity.
£10.95Out of Stock
2021 two rivers convergence sauvignon blanc, marlborough
The 2021 Two Rivers Convergence Sauvignon Blanc has explosive aromatics of passionfruit, white peach and lime juice that mingle with subtle notes of caper berries and flint. Dry and saline, the distinctive palate has a gravelly texture and a ripe, pure finish.
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2021 v sauvignon blanc, marlborough
The 2021 V Sauvignon Blanc has punchy tropical fruits and hints of lemon pith and fresh lime. The palate is clean and fresh with lively acidity surrounding a core of passionfruit and ripe tropical flavours.
£9.99Out of Stock