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 2018 Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc
    Special Price £7.99 Regular Price £9.40
    Villa Maria proudly boast that their Private Bin Marlborough the UK's number one selling Sauvignon Blanc, and it is... Learn More
  2. Taringi 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
    A super-crisp and daisy fresh Sauvignon which has more than a little hint of kiwi about it. Scents of elderflower too.... Learn More
  3. Dusky Sounds 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
    Lively Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough with notes of mint, thyme, coriander, lime zest and grapefruit. Deliclious easy... Learn More
  4. Taringi 2013 Pinot Noir
    Fragrant red cherries. Quite a light bodied Pinot but crammed with flavour and aromatics. Brilliant winemaking Learn More
  5. Seresin 2013 Memento Riesling
    Seresin's take on Mosel Riesling. Off dry and highly mineral with notes of granny smiths and just a touch of stoned... Learn More
  6. Seresin 2014 Leah Pinot Noir
    Seresin is known as the best source in Marlborough for Pinot Noir. Quite pale in colour but very intense in aromatics.... Learn More
  7. Seresin 2016 Syrah
    This 2016 is the first vintage of Seresin's exciting Syrah. Despite being their first commercial release this is... Learn More
  8. Seresin 2012 Chiaroscuro
    Chiarascuro is an aptly named wine. The term is used for contrasting light and dark in photographic compositions. Not... Learn More
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