New Zealand

New Zealand


Brits have fallen in love with the wines of New Zealand. The affair probably has much to do with the colonial heritage, but it also has a great deal to do with the excellent, benchmark wines that are produced here. The story must begin with Sauvignon Blanc, but certainly doesn’t end there. Since the 1970s the region of Marlborough has become the go-to area, perhaps in the world, for bright, crystalline ‘Savs’ which gave the French something to think about. But now, it is becoming as equally famous for its Pinots, which are now beyond just being less expensive alternatives to Burgundy, instead showing regional characteristics, from the dark cherry and spice of Central Otago to the brawn and dried herbs of Martinborough.

A special mention goes to the Chardonnays of Kumeu River of Auckland, as these are some of the most remarkable wines from this variety in the Southern Hemisphere.

Richard Ballantyne MW

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  1. Villa Maria 2017 Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc
    Special Price £7.68 Regular Price £9.60
    Villa Maria is one of Marlborough's classic Sauvignons. Fragrant with hints of nettle, acacia, lime and, of course,... Learn More
  2. Dusky Sounds 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
    Special Price £7.99 Regular Price £9.99
    Lively Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough with notes of mint, thyme, coriander, lime zest and grapefruit. Deliclious easy... Learn More
  3. Duke of Marlborough 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
    Special Price £7.99 Regular Price £9.99
    A great value Sav, full of citrus, green herb, elderflower and lime cordial notes Learn More
  4. Taringi 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
    Special Price £7.99 Regular Price £9.99
    A super-crisp and daisy fresh Sauvignon which has more than a little hint of kiwi about it. Scents of elderflower too.... Learn More
  5. Taringi 2013 Pinot Noir
    Special Price £9.59 Regular Price £11.99
    Fragrant red cherries. Quite a light bodied Pinot but crammed with flavour and aromatics. Brilliant winemaking Learn More
  6. Duchess of Marlborough 2016 Pinot Noir
    Special Price £9.59 Regular Price £11.99
    A juicy, sappy Pinot from Marlborough with bright reds fruits and a subtle note on the palate Learn More
  7. Kumeu River 2016 Pinot Gris
    Special Price £11.19 Regular Price £13.99
    Kumeu River's Pinot Gris leans more towards Alsace than Italy. It is dry, but with great texture and aromatics of... Learn More
  8. Kumeu River 2016 Village Chardonnay
    Special Price £11.19 Regular Price £13.99
    This wine is a great introduction to Kumeu River, my favourite producer of Chardonnay in the new world. Elegant, fine... Learn More
  9. Kumeu River 2017 Village Pinot Noir
    Special Price £11.19 Regular Price £13.99
    Light cherry colour with lovely aromatic of red cherries, but the palate is all black fruits, continuing with flavours... Learn More
  10. Te Awa 2016 Albarino
    Special Price £11.99 Regular Price £14.99
    New Zealand is really catching up with exploring new varieties. Its not just about Sav anymore. Albarino is a great... Learn More
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