New Zealand

New Zealand

 

Brits have fallen in love with the wines of New Zealand. The affair probably has much to do with the colonial heritage, but it also has a great deal to do with the excellent, benchmark wines that are produced here. The story must begin with Sauvignon Blanc, but certainly doesn’t end there. Since the 1970s the region of Marlborough has become the go-to area, perhaps in the world, for bright, crystalline ‘Savs’ which gave the French something to think about. But now, it is becoming as equally famous for its Pinots, which are now beyond just being less expensive alternatives to Burgundy, instead showing regional characteristics, from the dark cherry and spice of Central Otago to the brawn and dried herbs of Martinborough.

 

A special mention goes to the Chardonnays of Kumeu River of Auckland, as these are some of the most remarkable wines from this variety in the Southern Hemisphere.

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  1. Villa Maria 2019 Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon BlancIn stock
    £9.75
    The 2018 Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc showcases the best of what Marlborough has to offer. This delicious,... Learn More
  2. Taringi 2019 Sauvignon BlancIn stock
    A super-crisp and daisy fresh Sauvignon which has more than a little hint of kiwi about it. Scents of elderflower too.... Learn More
  3. Taringi 2013 Pinot NoirIn stock
    Fragrant red cherries. Quite a light bodied Pinot but crammed with flavour and aromatics. Brilliant winemaking Learn More
  4. Greywacke 2019 Sauvignon BlancIn stock
    Greywacke is the cult Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Kevin Judd, the former winemaker at Cloudy Bay. Kevin now has... Learn More
  5. Seresin 2017 Leah Pinot NoirIn stock
    Seresin is known as the best source in Marlborough for Pinot Noir. Quite pale in colour but very intense in aromatics.... Learn More
  6. Greywacke 2016 Wild SauvignonIn stock
    This is Kevin Judd's take on a wild-ferment Sauvignon Blanc, which moves away in style from conventional Marlborough... Learn More
  7. Seresin 2012 ChiaroscuroIn stock
    Chiarascuro is an aptly named wine. The term is used for contrasting light and dark in photographic compositions. Not... Learn More
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