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NEW ZEALAND

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  • Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, 13% vol, 37.5cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, 13% vol, 37.5cl

    NZW20

    The grapes were selected from vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley and the neighbouring Awatere Valley. The vines ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years bringing a mix of youthful vigour and depth of flavour.

     

    The grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the evening and overnight to preserve flavour and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact.  Fermentations were carried out at low temperatures and when all tanks had completed fermentation they were proportionately blended, fined, stabilised and bottled.

    Lovely pale yellow. Tropical melon and pineapple aromas, passion fruit and lifted citrus aromas. A mouth-filling wine packed with fruit sweetness balanced by mouth-watering acidity and a fresh, zesty, lingering finish.

     

    Half Bottle

    £6.78

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Fairfields, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Fairfields, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW19

    A well made Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

     

    Very pale in the glass, the nose has aromas of white peach, nectarine and cut green pepper. The palate is dry with stone fruit flavours, good acidity and a nice long, persistent finish. Not too full on “fruit salad” as is often the case with NZ Sauvignon Blanc.

    £10.56

  • “Old Coach Road” Unoaked Chardonnay 2015, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    “Old Coach Road” Unoaked Chardonnay 2015, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW01

    From Seifried’s Rabbit Island Vineyard which is situated on a wide river flat. The soil is gravelly sandy loam, which is very sandy and free draining. These vineyards are about 1.5 kilometres from the sea, which helps moderate temperatures.

     

    Fermented in stainless steel tanks to capture the natural tropical fruit characters of the grape variety, without influence from oak.

     

    Bright and fresh with white peach, apricot and floral aromas on the nose. The palate has ripe fruit entry and very clear, clean fruit characters which linger on the long finish.

    £12.60

  • Pinot Gris 2015, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    Pinot Gris 2015, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW21

    These grapes were sourced from five different vineyard locations within the Marlborough region.

     

    The grapes were harvested, crushed, and pressed with minimal skin contact. The clarified juice was then cool fermented to optimise varietal expression, flavour and intensity. There was no oak used.

     

    Pale straw colour with wonderfully lifted aromatics of pear, ripe apples, honeysuckle, and spices. The palate has a cocktail of fruit flavours with pear, citrus, passion fruit amongst others. The wine has well balanced fruit sweetness, rounded acidity and a clean, fresh finish.

    £13.56

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Isabel Estate, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Isabel Estate, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZ02

    Isabel Estate is nestled into the heart of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest and most successful wine producing area renowned for the production of exuberantly fruity Sauvignon Blanc and intensely aromatic wines.

     

    Established in 1980 by Michael & Robyn Tiller, Isabel Estate has some of the oldest vines in Marlborough producing exceptional quality grapes and wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling. The Estate has been under the ownership of Australian drinks company Pinnacle since 2014 with Jeremy McKenzie (ex Villa Maria) is in charge of the wine making ensuring the high standards of this fine estate are maintained.

     

    The grapes were picked during the first two weeks of April due to the fantastic weather conditions. It was decided to make two picks; a small portion early to capture varietal character and acidity, and the rest when it was ripe and balanced. Both picks were done at night to retain freshness. All blocks and picks were kept separate to maintain individuality. The fruit was fermented in stainless steel tanks with a small portion of wild ferment. The final blend was then made and bottled.

     

    “Lush aromas of pineapple, Kaffir lime leaves, elderflower and lychee explode from the glass. The palate is rich, offering fresh green mango, passionfruit & guava.  The finish is persistent and coupled with the classic Isabel wet-stone minerality, makes this wine extremely refreshing. With its balanced acidity this wine is delicious in its youth.”

    £13.80

  • Grüner Veltliner 2014, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 12% vol, 75cl

    Grüner Veltliner 2014, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 12% vol, 75cl

    NZW10

    Pioneers of Nelson winemaking, Hermann and Agnes Seifried planted their first vineyards in 1973. Today Seifried Estate is one of New Zealand’s leading family owned wineries.

     

    Grüner Veltliner is the famous aromatic grape variety from Austria (Hermann Siefried’s homeland).
    Fruit is from Seifried’s Brightwater & Edens Road Vineyards. Here the soil is very poor and stony and water and nutrient levels are low. This helps to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels.  To further enhance the aromatics, leaves were removed to allow light penetration and air movement around the grapes. The Brightwater vineyard is situated 15km from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond Ranges.

     

    The “soil” is a combination of rocks and boulders, which is very hard on the farm equipment, but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun, and ripening the Grüner Veltliner fruit.
    This 2014 Grüner Veltliner is fine and gently structured. The nose has delicate floral notes and mellow stone fruit elements. Palate entry is very enticing with white pepper notes and summer stone fruits. The finish is off dry and well proportioned with lovely smooth fruit on the palate.

    £14.16

  • Riesling 2016, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    Riesling 2016, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW02

    Pioneers of Nelson winemaking, Hermann and Agnes Seifried planted their first vineyards in 1973. Today Seifried Estate is one of New Zealand’s leading family owned wineries.


    Seifried Riesling is a blend from both Seifried’s Brightwater and Redwood Valley Vineyards. The Brightwater fruit delivers powerful varietal floral characters and a real fruit purity, while the Redwood Valley fruit brings more textual components to the palate. The combination of the two vineyard parcels gives a greater wine than a single site alone.


    The wine shows floral characters with appealing flinty notes and aromas of green apples and grapefruit. The palate reflects these flavours with a fine mineral acidity balancing a hint of sweetness on the long finish.

    £14.16

  • Pinot Gris 2015, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Pinot Gris 2015, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    NZW24

    Pioneers of Nelson winemaking, Hermann and Agnes Seifried planted their first vineyards in 1973. Today Seifried Estate is one of New Zealand’s leading family owned wineries.

     

    The majority of the Seifried Pinot Gris comes from Seifried’s Redwood Valley and Rabbit Island vineyards.

     


    The Redwood Valley vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north facing site which optimises the heat of the sun. These Pinot Gris vines have root systems going deep into the clay soils which have been established over the past 3 decades.

     


    The Rabbit Island vineyard is situated on a wide river flat. Here the soil is gravelly, sandy and free draining. These vineyards are about 1.5 kilometres from the sea, which helps moderate temperatures.

    Fruit from the two parcels were harvested and fermented separately prior to blending at a later stage. The resulting wine is full flavoured, bringing a complex spectrum of characters to the finished wine – off-dry with intense fruit backed by gentle spice and a lively acidity.

    £14.16

  • “Aotea” Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Aotea” Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    NZW18

    Pioneers of Nelson winemaking, Hermann and Agnes Seifried planted their first vineyards in 1973. Today Seifried Estate is one of New Zealand’s leading family owned wineries.

     

    Aotea represents a selection of wines which the Seifried winemaking team consider to be the very best of the best. The fruit is harvested from single vineyard Estate grown vines. The wines offer texture while maintaining the varietal character of the grape – wines with depth and finesse.

     

    Aotea Sauvignon Blanc is from vines grown in an extremely stony area of the Edens Road vineyard which is some 15 km from the coast and sheltered from the south by the Richmond Ranges. Water and nutrient levels are low which helps Seifried to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels.

     

    Aromatic and fresh Sauvignon Blanc flavours were encouraged prior to vintage through careful canopy management – a significant proportion of the vines leaves were removed to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone. The fruit was de-stemmed and pressed immediately after harvest and a cool fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks to retain the clean, fresh aromatic fruit characters.

     

    The 2015 Aotea Sauvignon Blanc is a single tank of Sauvignon Blanc which really impressed the Seifried winemakers and cellar team from the start. Fresh blackcurrant and ripe grapefruit notes come through on the wine. The acidity is bright, ripe and minerally to balance fruit concentration.

    £15.66