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. Dusky Sounds 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
    Lively Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough with notes of mint, thyme, coriander, lime zest and grapefruit. Deliclious easy... Learn More
  3. Kumeu River 2017 Pinot Gris
    Kumeu River's Pinot Gris leans more towards Alsace than Italy. It is dry, but with great texture and aromatics of... Learn More
  4. Te Awa 2016 Albarino
    New Zealand is really catching up with exploring new varieties. Its not just about Sav anymore. Albarino is a great... Learn More
  5. Mount Difficulty 2016 Roaring Meg Pinot Gris
    An aromatic style of Pinot Gris with notes of stoned and tropical fruits, with good richness and mouthfeel on the palate Learn More
  6. Kumeu River 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
    Special Price £12.74 Regular Price £14.99
    Kumeu River returns to making Sauvignon Blanc. This is the first harvest from their new Hawkes Bay vineyard and it is... Learn More
  7. 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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