Aromatic white wine, displaying fresh citrus flavours of lemon and lime, floral notes.
A refreshing White Sangria, made from sparkling white wine and blended with zesty oranges and citrus fruits. Chill, pour over ice, garnish with citrus fruit & enjoy! Easy, Delicious, Sangria!
With its savoury, earthy nose, this is a succulent, supple expression of the indigenous Negroamaro grape, boasting spicy red fruits and ripe tannins.
Lemon sherbet, delicate floral, and honeyed spice aromas combined with a bright fruit palate of citrus and floral characters.
Pale straw in colour with a soft youthful green hue, this chardonnay has aromas of white peach and nectarine compote with lashings of roasted nuts and allspice. On the palate, bright citrus and peach fruit with undertones of roasted cashew.
Classic Marlborough: Clean fruit characters of the Wairau Valley in harmony with the flinty, minerally characters of the Awatere. This wine has a smooth texture, it is elegant, full and creamy. A well made, easy drinking style of Chardonnay.
Clear and bright in appearance. Juicy and ripe on the nose with aromas of apples and a subtle notes of oak. The palate is clean and crisp with a good balance of ripe, citrus fruits, white peaches and refreshing acidity. Good palate weight and texture contribute to the lingering finish.
With its savoury, earthy nose, this is a succulent, supple expression of the indigenous Negroamaro grape, boasting spicy red fruits and ripe tannins. Popular amongst those in the know, every shipment sells out.
The palate of this bright and elegant medium bodied Chardonnay exhibits a creamy texture with soft acidity and a lingering finish.
Wearing its fruity character on its sleeve, the Wild Rock proudly displays its notes of pear, apple and lime while parading that piercing acidity that makes New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs so quaffable.
Located at Hope, near Nelson, Greenhough’s home vineyard is planted in free-draining, clay-rich soils beneath the foothills of the Richmond Ranges. The winery was established in 1991 by Andrew Greenhough and Jenny Wheeler, who draw upon old vines, lower yields, organic processes and small-batch winemaking to pro-duce their distinctively flavoured wines. Their single vineyard Pinot Gris is medium-sweet, lower alcohol in style, with a floral-edged nose and juicy sweet fruit offset by a fresh, mouth-watering finish.
Refreshing aromas with a lifted floral notes, with a touch of spice. Delicately flavoured palate tastes of lychees, ginger and spice. Great structure and nicely balanced acidity leading to a long lingering finish.
From masterful Alsatian producers Gisselbrecht, the crispness of Riesling, texture of Chardonnay and the fruity approach of a Pinot Gris. Fragrant peach and apple aromatics, deliciously weighty yet taut and tart. A hint of sweetness rounds it all off.
Roger Parkinson has produced high-value wines for more than two decades. Immediately appealing, food-friendly Chardonnay with rich, freshly scented stonefruit characters enhanced by spicy notes and a well-balanced palate.
The Chardonnay fruit for this is sourced from Mâcon. Not quite as lean as a Chablis, it does, though, feel most at home in that group, but at the broader end of the spectrum with a touch more oak.
The fruit for the Novas was harvested at night to take advantage of the lower temperatures. Pineapple and apricot aromas, with notes of toasted hazelnut. Creamy and textural, with balanced acidity and good depth.
Lake Chalice's Platinum wines are only produced in exceptional years, when site, fruit and winemaking skills merge in the penultimate combination. So at this price, then, the accountant got it right. Vibrant aromas of ripe grapefruit and blackcurrant, with a hint of flint. The fresh palate bursts with sweet passionfruit notes. Weighty, textural and wallet-friendly.
Charles Smith's "Eve" Chardonnay shows pear, tangerine and guava aromas. The medium bodied palate has lots of juicy citrus, green apple and lime flavours with a vein of minerality running through this clean and crisp style.
Lemon and lime zest with grapefruit pith dominate the citrus bouquet of this wine; behind this are layers of honey and a flinty minerality adding depth and complexity. The aromas follow through to the palate where a vibrant acidity is balanced by the wines natural sweetness lending a textural note and lingering finish of sweet honeysuckle.
This intensely aromatic, barrel fermented Sauvignon shows its tropical characters along with some subtle herbaceous notes. Medium weighted, well-balanced and textural, with a lingering, mineral-edged finish.
Lovelock’s organic wines are drinking brilliantly. Delicate aromas of pear and melon, a lingering palate of beautiful fruit underscored with a lovely texture and linear acidity.
A light, dry, elegantly styled Chardonnay from 3rd-generation Italian imports De Bortoli, with a fine nose of citrus and florals and a gently textural palate of savoury and chalky characters nuanced by mineral notes and nutty hints.
An arresting nose of blossom-tinged peach and citrus accompanies a palate displaying rich lime notes and a scintillating mineral presence.
Fruit from the Hungry Hill Vineyard in Marlborough’s Ure Valley was matured in French oak. Stonefruit and citrus characters, spicy oak, a creamy textural mouthfeel and an elegant lime-and-mineral finish.
Bright pale straw hues with aromas or grapefruit and blackcurrent leaf. Sweet passionfruit bursts on the palate with an oily textured finish. A sensational lingering on seasoned acidity.
18+/20 Raymond Chan "Bright, light straw-yellow with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very fresh, taut and tightly bound with aromas of fresh gooseberries, cut grass, nettles and blackcurrant leaf, with nuances of white florals and fresh herbs. The aromatics unfold mouthwatering mineral elements in the glass. This is youthfully elegant and classical Awatere in expression. Dry to taste, the palate is firm, with an elegant and refined, thirst-quenching core of cut grass, nettles, fresh herbs and gooseberry notes interwoven with wet-stone minerals. The mouthfeel is crisp and very dry with fine phenolic textures and lively, lacy acidity providing energy and linearity. The wine has a slippery flow, carrying to a fine-textured, mouthwatering finish. This is a classical Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc, still youthfully taut and elegantly concentrated with cut grass, nettle and mineral flavours on a fine, phenolic-textured, refreshing line."
Produced from Awatere and Wairau Riesling, cool fermented on indigenous and selected yeasts with a small portion stop-fermented to balance the natural racy varietal characters. It’s a young lively fresh wine with lime blossom, stone fruit and honey aromas and flavours that linger on in the finish. An excellent food wine. Winner of the Plant & Food Research Champion Riesling Trophy at the 2009 Air NZ Wine Awards.
Opulent and luscious, this tips its hat to NZ’s Chards of old, with the sophistication level ramped up. Intense aromatics, a vibrant palate of ripe, creamy stonefruit characters, lovely fresh acidity lifting the finish.
This is more intense than a game of chess, and it moves a little quicker, natch. Vinous to beat the band, that Muscat fleshiness tucks in with florals and a spicy richness on a palate that is a lesson in textural weight and palate presence. They can do no wrong, these people.
Handcrafted from selected fruit parcels sourced from Bannockburn, this offers an enticing floral-tinged bouquet, excellent fruit weight, spicy notes and a lingering mineral-edged, off-dry finish.
A significant Austrian white variety, this take from the inimitable Jules Taylor possessing a deliciously perfumed bouquet, the spicy stonefruit aromatics continuing through onto the off-dry palate.
A boutique winery that hits all the right notes with a Gewürztraminer replete with elegant sweetness and soft acidity. A richly perfumed array of stonefruit, ginger, spice and lychee characters that is brilliantly textural, gloriously long and irresistible.
Pale gold colour with green hues. Floral aromas with rich white peach and apricot notes. Rich palate with nectarine and apricot, textural mid palate and structured finish. A well balanced wine with weight and freshness.
Weaver Estate's 2013 Pinot Gris dishes out some delicious nutty and biscuity notes on the nose, giving way to stonefruit, spice, apple and quince. It's a complex and rounded wine; tropical, lovely and luscious with a lovely creamy core, cleaned up by some vibrant acidity. You can most definitely enjoy this wine now, but it will also develop happily for another 5 years.
Lifted notes of white peach, mandarin blossom and honey suckle are supported by rich lees characters on the nose. The stonefruit and blossom notes are confirmed to taste and are accompanied by a refreshing stony minerality that in combination with the wines vibrant acidity lend a long and complex finish to this wine.
From Waipara River Estate's 30 year old vines (grapes were formerly sold to Pegasus Bay), this is a luscious, full, rich aromatic wine rich in spicy fruit flavours, with characteristic rose-petal, honey, ginger and Turkish delight aroma and distinctive sweetness. With bright straw-yellow colour with green hues, it has elegant finesse that is an excellent match with a range of cuisine including spicy Asian food and superb with cheeses.
The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc strongly evokes its local terroir, expressing a vivid intensity and fresh liveliness. Scintillating aromas of florals and citrus, beautifully developed flavours.
An exotic nose and a stony mineral edge, fine linear acidity lending length and focus to the pink grapefruit juiciness of the palate.
Hunky Dory Sauvignon Blanc is succulent, offering tropical fruit notes packed with fresh gooseberry and lime flavours. This wine has a full flavoured lingering finish and is designed to meet expectations of a true Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Named after the gum tree planted on the Homestead vineyard, this wine is haunted by whispy notes of white peach, mandarin blossom and honey suckle, supported by rich lees characters on the nose. The stonefruit and blossom notes are accompanied by a refreshing stony minerality that in combination with the wines vibrant acidity lend a long and complex finish to this wine.
Only the cream of a very solid vintage in the region found its way into this profoundly good drop. Ripe melon and fig notes with hints of oak on the nose. The palate is big and opulent, long and lingering.
The 2018 GV Collection Riesling has vivacious citrus fruit zipping around a mineral core.
Complex aromas of white peach and nectarine are delicately underpinned by notes of blackcurrant and dried herbs. Deliciously soft in texture, the flavours are enhanced by extended maturation "Sur lie", giving this Sauvignon Blanc an air of European charm.
Flavours of red apple, rich mandarin and grapefruit pith. A bold and rich style of Riesling which delivers a crisp and lingering finish.
Situated alongside the original 19th century edifice at Errázuriz is the new winery, environmentally designed to recirculate air, chill it with water from the hills and cool the building. A rich, spicy Chardonnay with a good tight structure binding the dominant oak characters.
An array of lychee, mandarin, lemon and lime characters with a strong backbone of minerality and tangy acidity extending the off-dry finish.
Made without the addition of sulphur, this is a cooler climate style of Syrah, and not your stereotypical Chilean Syrah. Plenty of pepper and wild blackberry, with the acidity and structure often lost in warmer climes.
This elegant and invigorating Chardonnay displays creamy citrus flavours augmented with nuances of florals, hazelnut and oak. A balancing mineral note and nicely textural palate add finishing touches.
Flint, funk and lime; a coiled spring with richness and freaky talent.
Beguilingly luring you into its luscious lair, this is an exotic Gewürz, its cup runneth over from the Far East (lychees, mangos) to the Near (Turkish Delight) and more. Intensely focused fruit with some serious spice tones greet you and keep you enchanted; try with foie gras. Indulgent? Pah…
Pale yellow in colour, this Gewurztraminer is full-bodied, spicy, and slightly musky on the nose. Fruity and fresh, delicately balanced by the fine acidity present in this wine with great length.
Single vineyard Chardonnay with a bright nose of apple and peach nuanced with notes of riverstone and oak. Opulently generous stonefruit flavours are edged with a citrus-like acidity and a dry finish.
Josmeyer are biodynamic producers operating at the highest level, producing dazzling aromatic wines with a purity others can only aspire to. Their superb entry- level Gris sets the benchmark with deliciously textural peach & honey characters and a haunting mineral close.
Tan in color and only slightly tropical on the nose, this is narrow on the palate and not defined beyond the basics. Oily, tart peach flavors finish with a note of dried apricot and high acidity.
"Bright yellow-gold. Ripe but subtle scents of pineapple, anise and dusty wild herbs; one gets a sense of terroir here. A step up in energy and grip from the 2015 Curator, showing lovely salinity and fresh acidity, but less round and harmonious today, and still with a bit of unabsorbed CO2. This very dry, slightly disjointed Chenin Blanc has excellent density and material but needs a year or so to harmonize." - 90 Vinous
Well rounded and enthralling, this Chardonnday exhibits the immaculate flavours of creme brulee; with butterscotch, vanilla and caramalised figs notes. The wine has a refreshing lemon finish providing great balance and definition with such brilliant acidity.
The 2016 Red Shed Single Vineyard Pinot Blanc was handcrafted with fruit from our Red Shed vineyard located in the Bendigo subregion of Central Otago. It is very savoury, textural and food friendly.
In its youth this concentrated wine is pale in the glass and displays delicate and complex aromas of white fleshed stone fruit, flowers, biscuit and hazelnut. Intricate barrel fermentation influences meld with stone fruit and acidity on the palate, forming a refined marriage of style and length. Cellar this wine with confidence for up to 8 years from vintage.
Decanter "Aromas of ripe lemon, spiced pear and spring flowers preceed a juicy wine with good cut and concentration, and nice grip on the finish."
16/20 Jancis Robinson "Mineral and a touch smoky. Brisk and zesty but with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Savoury aftertaste and quite grippy on the finish. Density is quite good but it’s rather hard work."
90/100 Vinous "Pale gold. Cool, precise aromas of pear, Meyer lemon and violet. At once deep and vibrant, with penetrating acidity infusing the citrus and orchard flavors with good energy. Palate-staining Condrieu with lively, mounting, dusty minerality and a lingering impression of white flowers."
91/100 Vinous "Light gold. A highly expressive bouquet presents fresh orchard and pit fruits, white flowers and honey, with a bright ginger overtone. Juicy and precise, its sappy pear and nectarine flavors becoming spicier with air. Closes on a floral note, with very good, tangy cut."
This wine was made by Brent Marris in honour of his father the late John Marris, who helped develop the early Marlborough vineyards. Ripe peach and guava notes are framed by smoky flintiness. A sophisticated, detailed wine that will continue to evolve.
90/100 Vinous "Light gold. Ripe nectarine and tangerine aromas are deepened by subtle floral and smoky lees notes. Fleshy pit fruit flavors are gently firmed by soft acidity, gaining weight and richness on the finish. According to Rostaing, there's a touch more residual sugar in this wine than usual, which makes it 'ideal to serve with asparagus, maybe even artichokes, and especially charcuterie'."
92/100 Vinous "Light yellow. Intensely perfumed scents of lime, lemongrass, ginger and yellow rose. Racy, finely etched citrus and floral flavors are complemented by deeper notes of anise pastille and honey. A strong mineral quality adds spine and extends through the long, spicy, penetrating finish. This will be even better with a bit of bottle age, which will add flesh and depth."