Undoubtedly New Zealand’s key contribution to the world wine markets is its outstanding Sauvignon Blancs, which are packed with fruit but still manage to preserve the crisp, dry nature of the grape variety. The Sauvignon grape has found its natural home in the cooler climates of New Zealand, the best production area being that of Marlborough which is in the North of the South Island. The Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs are rightly hailed as rivals to the Sancerre and Pouilly Fume of France, with a few which could rightly call themselves the best in the world. The Pinot Noir has also found a home here and this light bodied red is worth a try.
We are thrilled to have access to the famous Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is generally on allocation due to its popularity and short supply. Other Cloudy Bay wines may be available, so please ask if you have an interest!
Our Marlborough staples are Aoteoroa and First Dawn, both superb quality and value for money; keep an eye open for a Pinot Noir which we will be adding to the list shortly.
First Dawn Sauvignon Blanc
Excellent New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon, flavours of gooseberry, citrus and mineral complexity.
Aotearoa Sauvignon Blanc
Gold medal winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, with flavours of gooseberry and citrus with long, rounded, almost creamy finish.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
This wine really needs no introduction. Such is the demand for Cloudy Bay’s wines they are mostly on allocation to selected merchants, so very hard to get on a regular basis. The Sauvignon is light crisp and dry with a subtle complexity of flavours and smoothness.
Francesca Bay Pinot Noir Waipara
Delicate medium bodied Pinot with rich, warm but subtle fruit and tannins, abundance of Cherry, Strawberry and dark fruits.