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  • Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, 12% vol, 37.5cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, 12% 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

    £7.44

  • “Old Coach Road” Unoaked Chardonnay 2017, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Old Coach Road” Unoaked Chardonnay 2017, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13.5% 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.

    £12.96

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, 12% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Kim Crawford, Marlborough, 12% vol, 75cl

    NZW3

    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.

    £14.52

  • “Aotea” Sauvignon Blanc 2017/18, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    “Aotea” Sauvignon Blanc 2017/18, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 13% 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.

     

    Very pale in the glass, tropical melon and lime aromas come through on the nose. The palate is full and flavoursome, and packed with varietal fruit layers. A well balanced palate with refreshing mineral acidity leaves a long lasting impression.

     

    £16.08

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Isabel Estate, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2017, 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.”

    £17.34

  • “Sweet Agnes” Riesling 2016, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 10.5% vol, 37.5cl

    “Sweet Agnes” Riesling 2016, Seifried Estate, Nelson, 10.5% vol, 37.5cl

    NZW13

    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.

     

    Named after Agnes Seifried, “Sweet Agnes” is 100% Riesling. The grapes were hand selected at the peak of ripeness with a large portion of the fruit shrivelled and raisined, caused by natural dehydration. The grapes were then gently pressed to release a very concentrated intensely flavoured juice. The grapes were picked, pressed and fermented in batches as grapes were selected during successive passes through the vineyard.

     

    Sweet Agnes Riesling has bright pure concentrated fruit characters with citrus peel and floral elements. Palate entry is full and luscious with gorgeous zesty acidity as well as hints of honey defining the palate and balancing beautifully with the concentration and natural sweetness.

    £18.06

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Greywacke Vineyards, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Greywacke Vineyards, Marlborough, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW1

    Greywacke (pronounced greywacky) is the exciting solo venture of Kevin Judd, who was formerly the chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 vintages, and was instrumental in creating the international recognition which New Zealand wines enjoy today. The name ‘Greywacke’ was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils there.

     

    Once harvested, the grapes were pressed relatively lightly and the resulting juice was cold settled prior to fermentation. The majority of the juice was fermented cool in stainless steel tanks using cultured yeast. A portion was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation using slightly warmer fermentation regimes. All individual vineyard batches were left on lees and kept separate until late July, when the blend was assembled. The wine was bottled in late August.

     

    A  fusion of sweet scented fruits – nectarines, peaches and pears with a dash of orange zest – intermingled with a floral perfume reminiscent of jasmine and citrus blossom. A generous palate with citrus and cassis flavours, deliciously ripe and succulent, finishing with that classic Marlborough zing.

    £18.48

  • Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2016, Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay, 13% vol, 75cl

    Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2016, Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW17

    This estate was one of the first to plant grapes on the Gimblett Gravels in Hawkes Bay, North Island, in 1993.  The Gimblett Gravels, planted on the former bed of the Ngaruroro River, is now a highly sought after sub-region renowned for the quality of its wines.

     

    The Chardonnay grapes come from the free draining, deep, gravel soils and microclimate of the Gimblett Gravels region. The soils are deep river gravels, left by the Ngaruroro River as it changed course over many thousands of years. Their low fertility give small crops with highly concentrated flavours and aromas. Trinity Hill sources fruit from four of their own vineyard sites within the sub-region of Gimblett Gravels.

     

    Hand-harvested fruit was gently pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast in 500 litre French oak puncheons. The wild yeast help to add complexity and texture. Malolactic fermentation was encouraged to soften acidity and give further richness. The wine was aged for 11 months in large 500 litre puncheons (of which 40% were new). This was followed by a further 4 months in tank on lees.

    The wine has flavours of citrus, white flowers and ripe grapefruit. The style is mid-weight with elegant oak providing texture and lingering flavours of cashew, roasted hazelnut and flint. The structure has a tight shape with the finesse and concentration that are hallmarks of Trinity Hill Chardonnay. It displays delicacy but richness and the beautifully linear acidity makes it a fantastic match with food.

     

    £22.68

  • Chardonnay 2014, Greywacke Vineyards, Marlborough, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Chardonnay 2014, Greywacke Vineyards, Marlborough, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    NZW2

    Greywacke (pronounced greywacky) is the exciting solo venture of Kevin Judd, who was formerly the chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 vintages, and was instrumental in developing the international recognition which New Zealand wines enjoy today. The name ‘Greywacke’ was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils there.

     

    The majority of the fruit was sourced from the upper Brancott Valley with the balance coming from its lower reaches.

     

    The two vineyards were hand-picked separately at high ripeness levels and whole bunch pressed. The resulting juice was settled and racked to French oak barriques (20% new). The juice was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation, the final phase continuing for many months. The wine received occasional lees stirring and underwent a complete malolactic fermentation. It was transferred out of oak after 18 months and bottled in November 2015.

    Rich, mid-straw in appearance. On the nose a complex combination of peach and grapefruit notes gives way to aromas of nougat, vanilla and marzipan – an opulent concoction that is infused with a toasty smokiness. These flavours carry through onto a wonderfully dry, but rich and powerful palate that has great texture and concentration.

     

     

     

     

    £32.58