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, 2018 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: FET118

    Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2018 (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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  • Waipara Springs, Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, 2019

    Product Code: WAI119

    Waipara Springs, Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, 2019

    “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...”

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    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, 2018 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: ESC718

    Escarpment, The Edge Pinot Gris, Martinborough, 2018 (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, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: ESK119

    Esk Valley, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “Invariably a juicy and exuberant Kiwi SB. Elderflower and grapey perfume, and then a blast of gooseberries. Now-2021”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2020

    Product Code: GRE120

    Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2020

    “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%
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  • Mount Riley, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019

    Product Code: MOU119

    Mount Riley, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019

    “Blended from numerous sites within Marlborough, including the Awatere and Wairau Valleys. Crisp, bright and zippy. From a family-owned winery....”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
    More Info

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