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.
This elegant salmon pink Rosé immediately presents luscious strawberries and cream on the nose. Those bright berries, meet with stonefruit on the palate with a medium dry finish. Best served chilled, this is a perfect ‘snacking wine’ – ie: quaff on the terrace with a platter of delicious savoury treats from your local deli.
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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.
Fresh, zesty, juicy and full, this fruit driven new world style wine will excite the senses without the racy overload. Tropical fruit with a fresh herbaceous character balanced with zesty passionfruit and a dry finish, this wine will take you straight back to the warmer summer days.
Always sensational with fresh Marlborough seafood, or try with West Coast whitebait fritters.
Floral and lemon aromas with subtle underlying tropical notes, follow seamlessly through to the palate. Beautifully balanced with mouth-watering acidity resulting in a truly fruity wine with a long lingering finish.
Riesling is a preferred accompaniment to a wide range of foods. This wine is especially enjoyable with savoury and spicy dishes, with cheese or simply on its own. Best served lightly chilled, Allan Scott Riesling is guaranteed to improve for many years if carefully cellared.
The colour hits us first, a vibrant rose gold colour that gives away the skin contact factor of our Pinot Gris. Pinot Gris is a variety that can have both white and red grapes in a bunch, giving our wine some skin contact makes the brilliant colour. Fortunately, this also helps with aromas and delivers lifted honeysuckle, dew drop melons and a light vanilla marshmallow, like a summer stone fruit cocktail from the pool bar in most Fiji resorts. Delicate ripe peach flavours and a hint of Nashi develop on the palate and the zingy spice like Auntie May’s sweet fruit cobbler adds a mouthfeel and weight to balance it all out leaving your mouth just salivating enough to want more.
Aromas of butterscotch and pecan crumble over white flesh nectarines and the freshness of a pineapple Fruju down by the Wairau River in the summertime. Add in the smokey overtones and a creaminess that layers over the lingering pineapple backed up by the heirloom grapefruit fresh from the backyard. These characters all combine their unique acid profiles that blend to give this Marlborough Chardonnay its unique fruit forward freshness, yet still, speak to its classical French inspiration.
Definitely one we would share with anything from grilled crispy skin salmon, wood roasted rotisserie chicken or even a slow cooked BBQ rolled pork roast.
When the aromas of chocolate self-saucing pudding and local Marlborough black cherries hit the nose – you’ll be taken back to when your Grandma used to bake the delicious pudding for dessert when you were young. The sweet fruit character of the cherries matches perfectly with the grippy bitterness of the pure cocoa. The palate gives the impression of black Doris plum jam with a toasty oak texture, the drying of the tannins mixes wonderfully with finely balanced spices and fresh acidity you get in a quality homemade jam.
Think Ephesus beach, fragrant exotic spices, belly dancers in the warm sun and a cool breeze off the Mediterranean, sweet middle eastern delicacies, candied figs and of course the beautiful lightly dusted REAL Turkish delight. The nose packs all these things that make Gewurztraminer one of the most opulent of wines, but in an elegant purple-silk type of wrapping. When the wine hits the palate these flavours carry on with an intense lychee punch and tickly spice finish the mixes brilliantly with the luscious weight, all without the real over the top soapiness some new world G-whizz can have.
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.
A true Methode Traditionnelle, this Sparkling Rosé is made from 100% pinot noir grapes.
A subtle pink colour, Cecilia Rosé is a complex but elegant rosé. Dry, crisp and refreshing it is shows an array of wild summer fruits, such as ripe strawberries and raspberries. The focused acids lead to a mouthwatering fruit finish. The bubbles enhance the aromas on the palate making this a very fitting drink for the summer months which is equally delicious throughout the rest of the year.
Fun but stylish, impress your friends with this coppery pink bubbly. Excellent as an aperitif or try pairing with a summer dessert.
The Allan Scott Méthode Traditionnelle has built itself a highly deserved reputation since our first wine was made back in 1996.
A white gold colour, this Blanc de Blancs has a fine mousse with distinctive lemon flavours and a light touch of tropical fruit, developing delightful honeycomb autolysis characteristics. Seductive on the palate, the seamless integration between the fruit concentration and the acidity makes for a mouthwatering finish with good length.
Cecilia Vintage Méthode Traditionnelle can be enjoyed on almost every occasion, whether for a celebration, as an aperitif to a meal or simply to enjoy with friends. Best served chilled.
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.
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