Aromatic white wine, displaying fresh citrus flavours of lemon and lime, floral notes.
Lemon sherbet, delicate floral, and honeyed spice aromas combined with a bright fruit palate of citrus and floral characters.
An off-dry style exuding aromatic notes of pipfruit and citrus with hints of spice. A beautifully balanced, fruit-driven and textural Pinot Gris with a fine, refreshing aftertaste.
The Giesen brothers have been producing their lauded wines for over 30 years. Vivacious and floral, this, with succulent citrus, lime and mandarin notes and a crisp off-dry finish, the ferment stopped early to leave some natural sugar.
Aromas of white flowers and honeysuckle dominate the nose, with ginger and five spice to finish. The white flowers and ginger lead into a creamy mid palate with a silky textural finish.
Fresh, zesty, juicy and full, this fruit-driven, New World-style enhances the senses without adding the racy overload. Tropical fruit with a fresh herbaceous character, balanced with zesty passionfruit and a dry finish.
This is an immediately appealing, food friendly Chardonnay displaying a rich, freshly scented bouquet of stonefruit backed by spicy notes that tumble on to the persistent, well balanced palate.
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.
Grapes are from the Casablanca Valley, the cool fruit characters and fresh acidity very evident. A precise Chardonnay showing pure stonefruit flavours, creamy textures and a mineral touch.
A relatively recent addition to the world-class wine labels from that region, this is a lean, mineral and brilliant gold medal wine.
Vibrant gooseberry aromatics are enhanced with subtle oak and mineral nuances, while a lusciously seamless palate contributes the classic Marlborough Sauvignon flavours and a balancing creamy texture.
From the pioneering Palliser Estate’s second label, a rich and mouthfilling Chardonnay with a style and finesse well in excess of its price. Citrus and stonefruit notes are seamed with nuances of nutty oak and flint.
With aromas of melon, citrus and stone fruit, this wine is highly drinkable now and will accompany a broad range of cuisine.
A classical, zingy NZ Sauvignon displaying an excellent concentration of passionfruit, gooseberry and herbaceous flavours that last through to the refreshing citrus finish.
From Mud House’s Marlborough sub-region series, packed with passionfruit pungency, infused with citrus blossom and capsicum aromas. Focused, elegant and fruit-driven, with a zesty character.
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
Pale straw in colour with a fragrant aroma of gooseberry and melon with a hint of grapefruit.
The rich and creamy palate is courtesy of some judicious oak work and extended time on lees, held in balance by a refreshing acidity, with the end result a definitive expression of our most successfu
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.
A single vineyard Pinot Gris offering ripe tropical fruit and nectarine notes with ginger spice undertones. Richly textured and well-balanced, with a hint of acidity and a subtle sweetness.
A powerful but charming expression of the variety, with fragrant aromatics of nectarine, apricot and honeysuckle enhancing a textural palate of delicate pear, apple and nectarine notes.
Honeydew melon and grapefruit zest are overlaid with tropical fruit and a rich, weighty structure. This wine has natural weight and concentration and finishes with a flinty stone minerality.
This serious Sauvignon Blanc is quite unlike most others made in New Zealand, and has more in common with the savoury, textural white wines of Bordeaux.
The nose exudes notes of peach and tropical fruit underscored by touches of passionfruit and herb. The palate is vibrant and fresh, with a fleshy mouthfeel that complements the lush fruit flavours.
Wairau Valley fruit, lush aromatic notes of stonefruit, citrus and hazelnut augmenting a fresh, fruit-driven palate of peach, citrus, brioche and sweet spice.
Refreshingly fine and floral, with an elegance and tropical lift that is pure Hawke's Bay, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc '18 is a wine of immense appeal.
Lemon diamond in colour, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc '18 immediately entrances with the aroma of tropical passionfruit, mango, and honeydew melon. With notes of lifted gooseberry, lime blossom, pears and summer herbs, the palate is generous and dry, carrying effortlessly to a balanced and delicate, fine and crisp
Classic Wairau Valley blackcurrant on the nose, backed with citrus blossom and hints of wild herbs. The palate is beautifully fresh, with lively acidity and a natural sweetness.
It charms the palate with pure, ripe flavours of peach and citrus enlivened by a spicy, mineral-edged finish.
Sourced from across our Estate in Marlborough's Wairau Valley, Ara Single Estate are intensely flavoured wines that amplify the remarkable valley story.
The Clairs are Sauvignon Blanc experts, making something like a zillion versions, so we’re guessing that it might be their fave. Opulent notes of passionfruit, grapefruit & blackcurrant shimmer.
The palate shows a rich concentration of pure Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc characters. The fresh capsicum notes are complemented by an oily texture, tantalising minerality and gooseberry flavours, held together by a crisp acidity.
Less assertive on the nose than some, this wine builds through the palate with great fruit complexity and concentration, culminating in a delicious, lingering finish.
A full-on flavour fest of everything you’ve been promised aromatically. Great mouthfeel, beautiful balance, achingly good flavours.
Stablemate of the high-flying Peregrine, and at the drier end of the spectrum, with fresh acidity and a subtlety to the flavours. Citrus and ginger aromatics complement the mineral-edged notes.
Rides out of the Pegasus Bay stable sporting exotic notes of lychee, pear and tropical fruit nuanced with honeysuckle and musky spices. There’s a lovely viscous character complementing the rich fruit
From the TK home vineyard, a Sauv Blanc that offers harmonious, lifted aromas full of tropical fruits, melon and nectarine, balanced by floral and herbal notes.
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.
Lifted notes of white peach, mandarin blossom and honey suckle are supported by rich lees characters on the nose. Vibrant acidity lend a long and complex finish to this wine.
Fragrant, delicately honeyed and creamily textural, with rich fruit, soft, juicy acidity and a long, mineral-edged finish.
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.
Notes of citrus pitch, elderflower and stonefruit, with a hint of spice. The front palate shows bright citrus notes which give way to full flavours of nectarine and honeysuckle. A touch of minerality on the finish ties together the lime juice acidity and slight sweetness. Great match with slow roasted pork belly with spicy apple sauce.
Bold aromas of hazelnut and stone fruit with warm brioche combine with a juicy multi-layered palate, creating a delicious wine with great depth and complexity.
Single vineyard, small batch winery operating out of Marlborough and Hawke's Bay. This is from the Holdaway family vineyard at Dillons Point. Nicely textural, with a mineral surge, notes of blackcurrant, guava and passionfruit. Elegant, balanced, distinctly salty.
No oak, just stainless steel with six months on lees to add complexity and richness to the wine. Tangy and fresh, with ripe stonefruit and pear aromas that combine with the focused mineral acidity.
The wine has rich straw colours with yellow highlights. The nose is complex, warm and rich with aromas of poached pears and apple strudel, which lead to a palate complemented by honeyed pears and rich spicey notes. The palate is full bodied and rich with long, lingering flavours leaving the palate with a lasting textural complexity.
The Riesling "M" for Medium has lifted aromas of mandarin, lime, orange blossom and peach. With ripe vibrant flavours of pink grapefruit, white peach and lime with underlying slatey mineral notes. The excellent fruit weight and concentration carried by the mouth-watering acidity.
An authentic expression of all the key elements of climate, site and winemaker influence seamlessly balanced in a single glass; bold French oak with a rich creamy, nuttiness all wrapped around a vibrant core of ripe, yet distinctly cool-climate Chardonnay fruit.
The inaugural Chardonnay release from winemaker John Hancock and his eldest son Willy. Small batch production, with creamy fruit characters balanced by a crisp finish and and nutty oak nuances.
Fresh, off-dry, beautifully precise. Blossom, peach and citrus characters are to the fore on both the nose and palate. It’s well weighted, the good depth of fruit balanced by a squeeze of citrus.
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"
Classic Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc with a twist, an oak influenced style, there’s a mineral and flint aspect that is appealing and leaves you enticed to take another sip.
The rich, fragrant palate is textural and generous, evoking a refreshing style that has you reaching for a second glass.
A sustainably grown Marlborough Pinot Gris, pale with golden touches in colour, with delicate aromas of rockmelon, green tea and lime that yield to additional layers of pear and Turkish delight.
Spanish in origin, the white Albariño grape is noted for its distinctive stonefruit aromatics and light, refreshing citrus flavours. This is limited edition, single vineyard, with a lush nose of apricot and florals, and a hint of mandarin. The palate is flavoursome and fleshy with a fresh, zesty finish.
From an organically and biodynamically farmed hillside site in Marlborough's Southern Valleys. Clay soils and dense planting provide small bunches with thick skins. Old barrels and not so standard winemaking produce a rich, complex, alternative style of Sauvignon Blanc.
The Bourillon family have been making wine at Rochecorbon, in the Vouvray appellation of the Loire Valley, for generations. Made exclusively from Chenin Blanc, this is a great alternative to Chardonnay, the honeyed palate weighty, with nuances of chalk and lime and a mouth-tingling texture, signed off with a stunningly long finish. Benchmark Chenin.
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.
On the nose, apricots, oranges and florals with a zesty citrus hit. There is a mineral spine threading through the marmalade, stonefruit and spice, with edgy notes of lime waving a long goodbye.
This Sauvignon Blanc shows the influence of unique climate and complex soils with packed aromas of citrus, black currant and tropical fruit. Crisp, bold and balanced.
With its savoury, earthy nose, this is a succulent, supple expression of the indigenous Negroamaro grape, boasting spicy red fruits and ripe tannins.
This is the first release of Pinot Gris from fruit off the Landing vineyard. An off dry style, there’s a voluptuous rich burst of stone fruit with a soft luscious finish. A Pinot Gris that is perfectly placed to match with food, something with a little spice would be perfect.
An intensely aromatic nose of nectarine, tropical fruit and citrus characters accompanies a fleshy palate with good weight and texture. A lively and refreshing Sauvignon with a bright, refined finish.
Gewurztraminer is the undisputed king of the aromatic wines and this is one of our best, the rich flavours delivering consumate length on a dry but generous palate that delivers a balancing acidity.
Chardonnay winemaking meets Pinot Gris in this soft and gentle, barrel fermented wine. Essentially dry (there's about 5gm residual), the palate evokes ripe pears and stonefruit.
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.
85/100 | Wine Enthusiast - "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."
BioGro-certified organic and Demeter-certified biodynamic, this mingles pear and stonefruit notes with almond and spice. The rich, textural palate is balanced with a cleansing dash of mineral.
Vibrantly opulent and complex, with exotic aromatics of lychee, ginger and apricot, a hint of almond and a cool mineral presence. Lush sweetness and mouthwatering phenolics on the palate.
A significant percentage of Kumeu River’s glowing global reputation is down to their wondrous ways with Chardonnay. Their Estate boasts beautifully pristine fruit, showing a touch of minerality to the creamy peach and butterscotch characters.
The Death of Von Tempsky ( at Te Ngutu o Te Manu ) is a natural wine made with white grapes grown on the Cairnmuir Vineyard.
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."
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."