New Zealand

New Zealand Wines


With its free draining stony soils, long hours of sunshine, dryish summers, high luminosity, and warm days refreshed by cold nights, the Marlborough area still dominates the Kiwi scene.


About 90% of all the Sauvignon in the country is grown there. However even within Marlborough Sauvignon comes in a wide range of styles, probably broader than, say, Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire. One can find a spectrum from the steely to the tropical, from almost spritzily bright to silky and smooth, and the occasional oaked example.


New Zealand is also a source of top quality Chardonnay, from Central Otago and Hawkes Bay. Likewise recent years have seen increasing success - now that the vines are older - with the so-called "Alsace" varieties, Pinot Gris and Riesling in particular.

New Zealand

  • Waipara Springs, Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, 2017

    Product Code: WAI117

    Waipara Springs, Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, 2017

    “The vines at Waipara Springs were among the first to be planted in the early 1980s in the Waipara district near Canterbury on the South Island....”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Waipara
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Escarpment, The Edge Pinot Gris, Martinborough, 2015

    Product Code: ESC715

    Escarpment, The Edge Pinot Gris, Martinborough, 2015

    “In 1998, after building a huge reputation at both Delegats and Martinborough Vineyards, Larry McKenna established Escarpment on 24 hectares alongside...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Off Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Martinborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Left Field Albarino, Gisborne, 2016

    Product Code: LEF116

    Left Field Albarino, Gisborne, 2016

    “Left Field is the label under which top Hawkes Bay winery Te Awa sells their more whimsical wines. We have tasted several Kiwi Albariños over the...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Gisborne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Jules Taylor, Pinot Gris, Marlborough, NZ, 2016

    Product Code: JUL116

    Jules Taylor, Pinot Gris, Marlborough, NZ, 2016

    “We introduce this splendid new wine from winemaker Jules Taylor (we like female growers), a properly dry Pinot Gris (just 2.4 grams of residual sugar...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Waipara Springs, Riesling, 2015

    Product Code: WAI415

    Waipara Springs, Riesling, 2015

    “A Mosel style Riesling from the South Island: zingy fruitiness and 22 grams per litre of residual sugar make this perfect for sipping in the garden....”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Off-dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Canterbury
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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