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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

  • Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    NZW19

    Rapaura Springs grow and source grapes from across all of Marlborough’s sub-regions and then make excellent wine with minimal intervention from the wine making team.

     

    This approach allows them the opportunity to capture and deliver all of the wonderful flavours Marlborough has to offer.

     

     

    The 2018 growing season in Marlborough was not without some challenges. December gave perfect flowering conditions, January was one of the warmest on record, February delivered some rain and March was characterised by extended dry periods and high sunshine hours. Despite all this, the fruit ripened nicely on the vines, earlier than normal, to give clean, ripe and intensely flavoured fruit come harvest in April. Once harvested, the fruit was gently pressed and the juice fermented at cool temperatures to capture the vibrant fruit flavours from the vineyards. Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc has a broad range of fine fruit flavours from each of the Marlborough sub-regions.

     

    Winemakers Tasting Note – 2018

     

    Our 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc displays lifted passionfruit, lychee and pink grapefruit aromas with herbal and zesty citrus notes. A pure and vibrant wine with layers of delicious tropical citrus fruits and gooseberry flavours. Pure, fresh and vibrant fruit flavours and crisp acidity combine to deliver a long and refreshing finish. A quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.” Michael Bann

    £12.48

  • “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

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Dog Point Vineyard, Marlborough, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Dog Point Vineyard, Marlborough, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    NZW15

    The name of the winery dates back to the earliest days of European settlement in this part of New Zealand. Raising sheep was very important and shepherds’ dogs sometimes became lost or wandered off, eventually breeding to form a marauding pack that attacked the same flocks they were meant to be protecting.

     

    These dogs lived on the tussock and scrub covered southern hills that became known as Dog Point.  This landscape was, and still is, characterised by the iconic New Zealand native plant the Ti Kouka or “cabbage” tree which is also an established feature of the Dog Point property and appears on the wine label.

     

    Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan  Sutherland and James Healy who set up Dog Point in the early 2000’s.

     

    Ivan and James met while working at Cloudy Bay Vineyards and quickly established an enduring friendship along with an appreciation of good wine. Ivan was Cloudy Bay’s viticulturist for 18 years and in the latter years a Director while James was the Company’s Oenologist for 12 years.  Together they ran the vintages for a number of years and played an integral part in the evolution of the Cloudy Bay brand.

     

    Bright pale straw with green highlights, the nose has distinctive varietal character with ripe tropical fruits, enticing aromas of melon and lemongrass, complimented by a citrus backbone with underlying flint and minerality.

     

    A soft textured palate with an appealing purity of fruit and intensity of flavour, leading to a long finish refreshingly balanced with lingering acidity.

     

    £17.94

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Neudorf Vineyards, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Neudorf Vineyards, Nelson, 13% vol, 75cl

    NZW9

    Neudorf make their Sauvignon Blanc dry, with concentration and length reflecting their low yields, and a degree of mid palate texture and creaminess from a portion of barrel ferment.

     

    They also tend to release their Sauvignon Blanc late – this gives the wine time to soften and evolve.


    “Dry, but luscious with textural interest and the ability to age. A pastiche of tropical fruits lifted by notes of lemongrass and lime. Subtle oak handling fills out the palate creating a wine of elegance, intensity and verve. It may be dry but the palate is plump and flows easily.”

    £18.06

  • “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