One of the most southerly wine producing nations in the world, the Land of the Long White Cloud is producing wines which have won a devoted global following over the past 40 years. New Zealand’s 10 wine producing regions have developed flavours which are fresh, modern and distinctive. In particular, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is amongst the most prized on the globe. Marlborough is without doubt the powerhouse behind NZ wine production, with the region responsible for producing more wine per annum than the rest of the country put together. However, it is Central Otago which is proving a mighty challenger to the likes of Burgundy when it comes to serious Pinot Noir. We're delighted to offer you some of New Zealand's finest wine producers.
The aromatics are capsicum, and tomato leaf, dried herb, and passion fruit. The palate is soft and fruity, but the powerful acidity tightens up the palate giving great length which dances along to a clean mouth watering finish.
Gold Medal - Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2014 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Showing lemon and orange citrus tones and a distinct tropical pineapple aroma, there are also hints of orange blossom, white stone fruit and spice characters. Continuing through to the palate these flavours and the spice complexities result in a mouth watering wine with great length.
Silver, Royal Easter Show, Wine Awards 2011
Gold Medal - Allan Scott Riesling 2013 International Cool Climate Wine Show
Following in the footsteps of our European nephews, New Zealand has seen a resurgence in the popularity of the Rosé style of wine. Some would say it is due to the simplicity of the wine style, and the sense of fun associated.
The aromatics are summer berries. The palate is light and cleansing, with a delicious acidity which keeps the wine tight and focused. The residual sugar nicely balances the acidity and tannin weight making for an incredibly drinkable, aperitif style of Rosé wine
Elegance is key for this old riverbed grown wine. The palate builds in the mouth with an integration of red apple, orange pith and a creaminess that lingers long in a warm, lifted alcoholic glow.
Royal Easter Show, Wine Awards
This wine is full of fruit, especially melon and pear. The wine finishes with smooth caramel characters and a dusting of French oak, all blanced with fresh acidity. A very food friendly wine and a real treat for the price.
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This award winning wine shows aromas of orange peel, rose water and ginger spice. The palate gives you spice, floral notes and ripe tropical fruit which build through the complex mid palate. There is a rich texture to the wine but it also has a cleansing freshness.
Fruit driven with aromas of red cherries, raspberries and violets. Subtle smoky and vanilla characters from the French oak along with bright berry fruit flavours on the palate, and a nice velvety finish, make this a delightful Pinot Noir.
Royal Easter Show, Wine Awards 2011 (New Zealand)
A powerful wine with passion fruit, citrus and herbs on the nose. Maturation in old French oak barrels and regular battonage creates complexity and creaminess balanced with typical Marlborough acidity.
Bronze, International Wine Challenge 2016
Bronze, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010
4 Stars, Winestate, Michael Cooper's Best of 2010
Aromas of citrus and stone fruits, integrated with an creamy softening effect of the 100% malolactic fermentation. To add to the complexity it was fermented using indigenous yeast with a high percent of lees for structure. Powerful yet reserved with complex characteristics and a persistent finish.
100% Pinot Noir sparkling. Dry and crisp and showing characteristic flavours of ripe strawberries and raspberries. The lively mousse enhances the flavours on the palate making a very fitting drink for any occasions.
This beautifully fragrant Pinot Noir shows ripe plum, cherry fruit, dried herbs, chocolate and spice characters along with impressive weight. The vibrant fruit flavours are surrounded by a layered tier of tannin, oak and acid delivering a long and luscious finish.
Gold Medal Air New Zealand Wine awards
This elegant wine has a fine mousse with distinctive lemon flavours and a light touch of tropical fruit, developing delightful honeycomb characteristics. Seductive on the palate, the seamless integration between the fruit concentration and the acidity makes for a mouth-watering finish with good length.
Expect cherries, black doris plums and a maple savoury character on the nose. The ripe and sumptuous concentrated fruit is supported by subtle notes of oak. The wine finishes very smoothly with refined ripe, light tannins providing structure and a smooth silky long flavourful finish. Aged for 12 months in new French Oak.
Food MatchingA great wine with red meats, especially gamey food.
Appealing concentration and poise suggests a wine with the ability to age. The nose is bright with aromas of kaffir lime and grapefruit. A generous palate reveals ripe citrus, stone fruit and lemongrass flavours balanced by crunchy acidity. Perhaps the hallmark of this vintage is its persistent finish rich with minerality.