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

  • Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2016 (screwcap)

    Product Code: FET116

    Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2016 (screwcap)

    “The Chardonnay at Felton Road is Burgundian in style, and, we think, improving with every vintage. The reduction of the proportion of new oak barrels...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Central Otago
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Sugar Loaf, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2018 (screwcap)

    Product Code: SUG118

    Sugar Loaf, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2018 (screwcap)

    “Sugar Loaf is the recent (20 acres of vineyards bought 2007, first vintage 2008) creation of young Kate Acland. This Sauvignon is largely from grapes...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Waipara Springs, Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, 2018

    Product Code: WAI118

    Waipara Springs, Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, 2018

    “Waipara, about 35 miles north of Christchurch, lies far to the south of Marlborough, but the wines here are proof that this region, with perfect clay...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Waipara
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Escarpment, The Edge Pinot Gris, Martinborough, 2017 (screwcap)

    Product Code: ESC717

    Escarpment, The Edge Pinot Gris, Martinborough, 2017 (screwcap)

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

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    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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  • Esk Valley, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2018 (screwcap)

    Product Code: ESK118

    Esk Valley, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2018 (screwcap)

    “Invariably an open, juicy and friendly Kiwi SB. Elderflower and grapey perfume. Bright and citrussy - an easy-drinking aperitif. Now-early 2021”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2019

    Product Code: GRE119

    Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2019

    “The creation of Kevin Judd, who was the winemaker for Cloudy Bay, and named for the high prevalence of rounded greywacke sandstones in the soils of...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
    More Info

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