NEXT DAY DELIVERY* + FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £150

New Zealand White Wines To Try

August 24, 2018

New Zealand White wine to try other than Sauvignon Blanc

White wine beyond New Zealand Savvy

The ever trivial topic of White Wine beyond Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand… New Zealand has become synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc over the last decade, and whilst managing to retain our premium reputation, most are unaware of the resounding success that New Zealand conveys with the exploration of 'other' varietals. Testament to a wine industry built and developed with new world energy and flair, the wines we’re celebrating right now as Summer draws to an end, are a collection we believe convey New Zealand's premium winemaking ability. I'm sure you'll agree, this is an incredibly exciting time for New Zealand, particularly in our white wine sphere.

We celebrate and honour our rock star, Sauvignon Blanc - we always will as its responsible for 60% of New Zealand vineyard plantings! However, we’re excited to announce our deep love and connection to what we believe should be some white varietals worth championing too. We get over excited about these wines, so much so, we’re regularly seen quaffing a bottle of Te Awa Albariño at our Brixton Wine Bar and Store!

Why get to know the "other" wines on New Zealand?

What has made these wines successful? The range in climate, weather systems and soils. The ‘terror’ combined with careful site selection for each of the varietals, vine age and innovative winemaking. The beauty of New Zealand is never one to be underestimated, and no more so when it comes to our dynamic wine growing regions, so whether you are searching for a Gisborne Albariño or a Nelson Grüner Veltliner - below we’re showcasing what shall only be referred to as an enthralling, compelling and highly drinkable selection of wines that should support Sauvignon on a global stage... Enjoy!


The Style & Swagger

Big & Bold

Millton, Chenin Blanc Te Arai Vineyard 2016

Fresh lime zest, fragrant gardenias, taut & vibrant. Fine wool, bush honey, cumquat, ripe bouche pear & a tingling after taste. SO many flavours, so much texture and SO much complexity. A wonderful example of New World Chenin Blanc

Milton Chenin Blanc 2015 | New Zealand Cellar


Pure & Fruity 

Esk Valley, Verdelho, 2017

This is a full bodied wine with a pure fresh finish. Peach, musk and mandarin & a grapefruit like acidity. A crowd pleaser - let’s take a moment to honour the sheer drinkability this wine will provide you!

Esk Valley Verdelho 2017 | New Zealand Cellar


Captivating 

Trinity Hill, Marsanne/Viognier 2016

Pungent citrus blossom, fresh apricot & jasmine. Rich, full & silky texture is the endearing feature. If this wine doesn’t seduce you, we certainly don’t know what will - a lovely example of two Rhône varietals, Marsanne giving body and weight, whilst Viognier providing delicate lifted edge…. Whoar….

Trinity Hill Marsanne Viognier 2016 | New Zealand Cellar


Lean & Mean

Te Awa, Albariño 2017

Citrus flowers link with melon & peach. Lime lingers & the overall mouth-feel is sophisticated and rounded, but is so crisp and delicious it reminds us of the old world styles produced in Northern Spain

Te Awa Albarino 2017 | New Zealand Cellar


Traditional

Seifried Estate, Grüner Veltliner 2017

Delicate floral & slate aromas, soft, pear & white pepper notes. Fine textured phenolics define the long palate. Traditionally an Austrian grape, this one is made by Austrian Family in Nelson!

Seifried Gruner Veltliner 2017 | New Zealand Cellar


Attitude

Kumeu River, Pinot Gris 2016

Aromas of peach & stone fruit notes tinged with a floral perfume. Rich & complex with a lively texture on the palate. Not to ever be likened to dreaded Pinot Grigio - this is the polar opposite! Elegant, pure and poised with a side of attitude to pull together!

Kumeu River Pinot Gris 2016 | New Zealand Cellar

THE RIGHT SIDE OF WHITE - NZ WHITE WINE MIXED CASE

All of the wines above are included in a mixed pack (at a discounted rate) - so if you would like to try some of the great white wines coming out of New Zealand this is where you should start! - The Right Side of White Mixed Case

 




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Hawke's Bay's
Hawke's Bay's "Must Do's" for food and wine lovers

April 12, 2019

Hawke's Bay is the fruit bowl of New Zealand & the oldest wine region in the country, responsible for producing premium Syrah, Bordeaux style blends and amazing Chardonnay. The areas sub-regions and diverse soil types make this a wine and food lover's dream destination. We have selected the top 10 must see and do while you visit Napier or Hastings as a wine and food lover.

Continue Reading

GIMBLETT GRAVELS 2016 ANNUAL VINTAGE SELECTION
GIMBLETT GRAVELS 2016 ANNUAL VINTAGE SELECTION

April 12, 2019

A fine way to taste the best reds of the Hawke's Bay is by sampling the prestigious Gimblett Gravels collection that Andrew Caillard selects annually to feature in his top twelve wines. Sadly only a select few across the globe are selected to taste this range, but The New Zealand Cellar founder - Mel Brown was lucky to be one of the select few international wine names who were sent a case to better understand the 2016 vintage.

Continue Reading

A FIRST FOR NEW ZEALAND WINE
A FIRST FOR NEW ZEALAND WINE

April 05, 2019

Villa Maria is a household name in more than 60 countries worldwide, especially here in the UK. Villa has built a reputation for wines that are consistently exceptional & Villa Maria has been voted New Zealand’s Most Admired Wine Brand for 5 years in a row. The collection also includes Vidal, Esk Valley & Te Awa.

Continue Reading