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Discovering Marlborough

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Marlborough

New Zealand’s most famous wine region which, thanks to Sauvignon Blanc, firmly landed New Zealand on the international wine stage. During the 1980s local farming and forestry made the switch to viticulture as the area’s potential unfolded. Winemakers and consumers were attracted by pungent, fruit-driven wines and an award-winning reputation quickly followed. There’s plenty more on offer here than just Sauvignon Blanc, however. Marlborough’s interest in other varietals and in terroir has led to experimentation and further global recognition – different varieties are flourishing and thanks to this, Marlborough has a truly exciting future.

Marlborough lies at the top eastern corner of the South Island, with consistently long sunshine hours and clear cool nights, so the grapes have the advantage of a long, slow flavour-intensifying ripening period, while acidity levels are retained.  Marlborough consists of three sub-regions - Wairau Valley, Awatere Valley and the Southern Valleys. The latter are home to the original sites of Marlborough - the Omaka, Fairhall, Brancott, Ben Morven and Waihopai Valleys. All have heavier clay soil and cooler conditions which provide a broader range of styles, flavours and minerality. The Wairau Valley covers the more inland sites with the Wairau River running through the centre, meaning irrigation is often not needed. It has many sub-regions and wines produced here reflect the individuality of the vineyard. Awatere Valley is the most distinct sub-region of the three as its close proximity to the coast provides cooler and windier conditions. Lower yields produce wines with distinct character, (think herbaceous, flinty minerality) producing examples that reflect the unique terroir.

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  • Nautilus Estate

    Nautilus Estate

    Marlborough

  • Foxes Island

    Foxes Island

    Marlborough

  • Seresin

    Seresin

    Marlborough

  • Momo

    Momo

    Marlborough

  • Cloudy Bay

    Cloudy Bay

    Marlborough

  • Greywacke

    Greywacke

    Marlborough

  • Dog Point

    Dog Point

    Marlborough

  • Wild Rock

    Wild Rock

    Marlborough

  • Te Whare Ra

    Te Whare Ra

    Marlborough

  • Giesen

    Giesen

    Marlborough

  • Kalex

    Kalex

    Marlborough

  • Villa Maria

    Villa Maria

    Marlborough

  • Vidal

    Vidal

    Marlborough

  • Kim Crawford

    Kim Crawford

    Marlborough

  • Fincher & Co

    Fincher & Co

    Marlborough

  • Folium

    Folium

    Marlborough

Wines from this region

  • Taste
    Tropical fruit, ripe pear & herbaceous edge. Textural with a rich palate, crisp & dry finish
    Eat
    Goats' curd salad
    Why
    First organic Marlborough Sauvignon
    Momo, Sauvignon Blanc, 2015

    2015 Momo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Stonefruit, lime, guava & wild herbs. Wet stone, creamy texture & crispy acidity
    Eat
    Tuna with aioli
    Why
    Vibrant
    New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Foxes Island

    2014 Foxes Island Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Aromas of white peach, fresh green herbs, blackcurrant bush & wet river stones. A rich fruit core of citrus & apple is balanced with fine acidity & a soft yet dry finish
    Eat
    Fresh seafood
    Why
    The Infamous Goose
    Wild Rock, Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

    2016 Wild Rock Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Clean & fresh, focussed passionfruit, lime & a touch of herbaceousness. Frizzante style
    Eat
    Seafood… On a beach
    Why
    A fun way to drink Sauvignon
    Villa Maria Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

    2016 Villa Maria Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    A classic Sauvignon Blanc with bursting tropical fruit & a fresh mouth feel from the balanced acidy
    Eat
    Steamed mussels in white wine
    Why
    Captures the "essence of Marlborough"
    Villa Maria, Cellar Selection, Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

    2016 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

    £15.80
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  • Taste
    Bright nettles, melon & citrus captured in a racy, fresh Sauvignon Blanc
    Eat
    Crudites & dip
    Why
    Typical Marlborough
    Kalex, Alex K, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, Wine

    2015 Kalex Alex K Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

    £16.90
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  • Taste
    An intense & mouth-watering wine that has a citrus core & a strong finish
    Eat
    Fresh salmon with a basil & lemon sauce
    Why
    Food friendly
    Nautilus Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, Wine

    2016 Nautilus Estate Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Concentrated & vibrant Sauvignon Blanc displaying powerful aromas of currants, snow pea & fresh lime. Fine acidity & mineral notes lead to satisfying finish
    Eat
    Quinoa salad, fruits
    Why
    Quintessential Sauvignon
    Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand Wine

    2016 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Herbal with dark fruits. Focussed palate layered over smoky oak & fine, mouth-coating tannins
    Eat
    Peking Duck
    Why
    Juicy organic Pinot Noir
    Momo, Pinot Noir, 2014

    2014 Momo Pinot Noir Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Redcurrant colour; fine bead, spiced wild strawberries, creamy brioche palate, deliciously textural
    Eat
    Salmon canapés
    Why
    Our fav pink bubbles
    2016, Snapper Rock, Sparkling

    2016 Snapper Rock Pinot Noir Rosé Sparkling Marlborough

  • Taste
    Beautifully fragrant red berry & floral aromas combine with spice & earthy undertones on a silky, finely textured palate
    Eat
    Grilled steak & pomegranate
    Why
    Bright & enticing
    Vidal, Reserve, Pinot Noir, 2015

    2015 Vidal Reserve Series Pinot Noir Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Juicy & vibrant with ripe citrus flavours & a lengthy, refreshing finish
    Eat
    Goat's cheese summer salad
    Why
    Great in its youth
    Dog Point, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand Wine

    2016 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

    £18.90
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  • Taste
    Bright & vibrant citrus characters fuel the palate, typical Awatere with subtle black currant undertones.
    Eat
    Summer Salads
    Why
    Because we all love a good Savvy…
    Fincher & Co, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand Wine

    2016 Fincher & Co Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

    £18.90
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  • Taste
    Silky soft & wonderfully concentrated. Fragrant red roses, summer ripe berries & sweet toasty aromas, cocoa lingers
    Eat
    Venison, pink peppercorns
    Why
    Mr John Belsham's vineyard
    Pinot Noir New Zealand Wines John Belsham Foxes Island

    2014 Foxes Island Pinot Noir Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Intense gooseberry & elderflower. Firm & complex texture with zesty acidity
    Eat
    Goats' cheese
    Why
    Elegant Marlborough, biodynamic
    Seresin, Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand Wines Marlborough

    2015 Seresin Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Floral & chalky, hints of beeswax. Rich & concentrated dried peaches, lemon & honey. Extremes of sweetness & acidity
    Eat
    Chilli salt squid, mango summer pudding
    Why
    One of NZ's most revered biodynamic producers
    Seresin Memento Riesling Marlborough New Zealand Wine

    2012 Seresin Memento Riesling Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Succulent palate with pithy texture. The finish is long with honeydew melon & spice notes evolving
    Eat
    Schnitzel & pâté
    Why
    Enjoy with Authentic Austrian cuisine
    Nautilus Grüner Veltliner Marlborough New Zealand Wine

    2015 Nautilus Estate Grüner Veltliner Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Complex, powerful aromas of lemon meringue pie, sweet passion fruit, melon, & tropical fruits with hints of crushed tomato leaf. Crisp acidity & a lingering finish
    Eat
    Pan-seared scallops
    Why
    Distinctively Marlborough
    New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Spitfire Kim Crawford Wine

    2016 Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Citrus blossom, ripe nectarine, lime & wet stone flavours. All accented with hints of fennel
    Eat
    Anything with chilli
    Why
    Focused, structured & versatile
    Foxes Island Riesling New Zealand Wine

    2009 Foxes Island Riesling Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Harmonious medley of ripe summer fruits, citrus blossom & floral notes. Intensely flavoured, mouthwatering & crisp
    Eat
    Asparagus summer leaf salad
    Why
    Kevin Judd - One of NZ's most iconic winemakers
    New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Greywacke Marlborough Wine

    2016 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Savoury, spicy & earthy. Plum, berry & herbal notes. Focussed & concentrated with soft tannins & succulent fruits
    Eat
    Truffled mushroom, mascarpone
    Why
    Michael Seresin's daughter
    Seresin Leah New Zealand Wine Marlborough Pinot Noir

    2014 Seresin Leah Pinot Noir Marlborough

    £23.00
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  • Taste
    Aromas of bright citrus fruits mix with more complex nutty, popcorn notes. Well integrated palate with depth & a refreshing, long finish
    Eat
    Filo pastry, creamy filling
    Why
    Value for money Chardonnay
    New Zealand, Nautilus Estate, Chardonnay, New Zealand Wine

    2016 Nautilus Estate Chardonnay Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Autolysis characters, well rounded, balanced & generous tropical fruit
    Eat
    Corn fritters, shell fish
    Why
    To celebrate…
    Nautilus Classic Cuvée Sparkling  Marlborough New Zealand Wine

    Nautilus Estate Classic Cuvée Sparkling Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Delicately nuanced florals intermingle delicately with crushed bright fruits, subtle savoury edge
    Eat
    Beetroot & salmon
    Why
    Folium means ‘leaf' = The role of the vine leaves in making wine
    Folium, Pinot Noir, 2015

    2015 Folium Pinot Noir Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Rich aromas of citrus & combed honey combine with floral undertones. Nutty notes make a weighted & textural mouth feel
    Eat
    Seafood, shellfish
    Why
    100% Barrel Fermented
    Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand Wine

    2014 Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Aromas of flint, lemon peel & ripe citrus fruits framed by toasty mineral notes. Balanced with seamlessly integrated oak, vibrant acidity & focussed texture
    Eat
    Grilled Shellfish
    Why
    The oak integration
    Dog Point Chardonnay New Zealand Wine

    2014 Dog Point Chardonnay Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Dark ruby, fragrant & enticing aromas of blackberry, plum & spices. Medium bodied & an elegant, refined structure
    Eat
    Rich tomato dishes
    Why
    Refined & elegant
    Nautilus Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand Wine

    2014 Nautilus Estate Pinot Noir Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Concentrated & poised. Broad mouth feel, generous acidity. Layered & complex ending with a hint of gun smoke
    Eat
    Hazelnut crusted chicken or fish, salsa verde
    Why
    Mel's favourite Chardonnay
    Seresin Reserve Chardonnay New Zealand Wine

    2014 Seresin Reserve Chardonnay Marlborough

    £29.50
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  • Taste
    Aromas of cashew nuts & preserved lemon. Smoky oak & spice with a fresh, firm acidity
    Eat
    Bok choy dumplings
    Why
    Deliciously savoury
    Cloudy Bay Chardonnay New Zealand Wine

    2014 Cloudy Bay Chardonnay Marlborough

    £29.50
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  • Taste
    Lush bouquet of lemon crème brûlée with vanilla, thyme & toasted sesame notes. Generous palate is met with savoury complexity & a rich, chalky texture
    Eat
    Richer seafood dishes
    Why
    Alternative style, fermented naturally
    New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Greywacke Wild Ferment

    2015 Greywacke Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    A vibrant mix of bright fruits with citrus & stone fruit flavours prevailing. Long succulent finish & a firm acid structure
    Eat
    Grilled asparagus & goats' cheese
    Why
    New Zealand's most iconic wine
    Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

    2016 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Black cherry, truffle & chocolate. Concentrated & full with savoury, spicy herbal notes. Fine tannins, delicate yet powerful
    Eat
    Pancetta wrapped…..anything
    Why
    Named after Michael Seresin's Mum, this wine encapsulates the essence of Seresin
    New Zealand Pinot Noir Rachel Seresin Wine

    2012 Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Mulberries, plum & black pepper. Fine tannin & integrated oak.
    Eat
    Venison
    Why
    Because we do love Australians
    Te Whare Ra, Syrah, 2015

    2015 Te Whare Ra Syrah Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Vibrant ripe red fruit, violets supplemented by spicy oak savouriness. Medium bodied, focussed red fruits & delicate florals
    Eat
    Lamb cutlets & rosemary
    Why
    Impressive
    New Zealand Wines Dog Point Pinot Noir

    2014 Dog Point Pinot Noir Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Fragrant clementine orange, fresh limes & honeyed floral sweetness meets a flinty, mealy savouriness
    Eat
    Slow braised pork belly, aioli
    Why
    Smooth yet powerful
    Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay New Zealand Wine

    2014 Greywacke Chardonnay Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Violet & luscious plum fill the nose with ripe silky tannins, spiced oak & mixed herbs on the palate
    Eat
    Prosciutto on ciabatta bread
    Why
    “True to classic Pinot Noir”- Tim Heath (Senior Winemaker)
    Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir New Zealand Wine

    2014 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Loaded black plums, boysenberries & redcurrant with cinnamon & cloves. Distinctly smoky, rich & fresh
    Eat
    Middle Eastern foods
    Why
    Perfumed Marlborough
    Greywacke Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand

    2014 Greywacke Pinot Noir Marlborough

    £37.70
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  • Taste
    Soft stone fruit aromas & flavours. Overall it's graceful & subtle with developing ripe, sweet, citrus & nutty notes, & a long finish
    Eat
    Seared Scallops
    Why
    Ultra premium Chardonnay
    Giesen Chardonnay New Zealand Wine

    2012 Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay Marlborough

    £47.20
  • Taste
    The nose is aromatic & on the palate is an intense core of fragrant red stone fruit. Finely-expressed tannins, wood smoke notes & hints of spice delicately intertwine
    Eat
    Duck breast with plum sauce
    Why
    Delicate yet robust
    Seresin, Noa, Pinot Noir, 2012

    2012 Seresin Noa Pinot Noir Marlborough

    £252.60
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  • Taste
    Dark berry fruits, undertones of cinnamon, aniseed & oak. Smooth tannins. Long & complex finish
    Eat
    Peter Gordon's Beef Pesto
    Why
    The Clayvin Vineyard. (Ask us more!)
    New Zealand Wine Giesen Syrah

    2012 Giesen Clayvin Syrah Marlborough

    £290.40
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  • Taste
    Rich mocha, spicy dark cherry & clove. Great volume & suppleness, firmly wrapped in structural oak
    Eat
    Fillet of Beef, BBQ
    Why
    Extremely talented wine family
    Giesen Brookby Road New Zealand Wine Pinot Noir

    2012 Giesen Brookby Road Pinot Noir Marlborough

    £291.60
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