New Zealand

New Zealand

Any grape which New Zealand winegrowers touch lately seems to turn to gold. The distinctive character of Sauvignon Blanc continues to tick all the boxes, while their Pinot Noir can arguably stand up some of the finest Burgundies. Just about every other main French grape variety grown here is making top class wines, while the Italian variety Sangiovese is also proving a success.

New Zealand though is a tale of two islands. The north island can grow Cabernet Sauvignon, but the south island just doesn’t have enough sunshine days to ripen it. Sauvignon Blanc wines from north island areas such as Hawkes Bay are quite different to those from the better-known Marlborough region in the south island.

Pinot Noir is perhaps the most interesting grape, as it produces distinctly different wines in the five major regions where it is cultivated – Wairarapa (Martinborough) in the north, and Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury (Waipara) and Central Otago in the south. The latter is the world’s most southerly commercial vineyard where grapes are often not harvested until May. Otago Pinots are very good, but also quite pricey; the better value is to be found in Waipara and Marlborough.


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Leftfield's 2018 Malbec is a deep, brooding, intense red, crafted from selected fruit sourced from Te Awa vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels area of Hawke's Bay on the east coast of the north island of New Zealand.

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From the select "Private Label" range of Villa Maria, this Bordeaux style Merlot and Cabernet blend exhibits rich blackberry and raspberry notes on the nose, leading to a palate packed with juicy red cherry and cedar spice with an underlying tobacco character.

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the Waipara region near Christchurch in the South Island. Exclusive and far superior to the vast majority of Marlborough sauvignons.

 

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Passionfruit, nectarine and lemongrass parade before the beholder. Gentle scents of green herb and tropical fruit arrive while a light footed streak of crisp vibrancy departs side stage.

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