Neudorf, Rosie's Block Chardonnay, 2016
Fresh from writing The Wines of New Zealand, Rebecca Gibb is heading to the NZ Cellar to take you on a whistle-stop tour of Aotearoa.
A proper northerner who spent six years living in New Zealand before penning more than 340 pages of Kiwi deliciousness, she’s handpicked six wines from her book that will open your eyes to the varied styles crafted across its two islands. You’ll definitely discover some new wines worth exploring in this case.
Ripe fruits with muesli notes and a lean, citrussy palate. Medium weight, crisp & excellently complex.
Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon, 2015
Lush bouquet of lemon créme brûlée with vanilla, thyme & toasted sesame notes. Generous palate is met with savoury complexity & a rich, chalky texture.
Nautilus Estate, Classic Cuvee, NV
Autolysis characters, well rounded, balanced & generous tropical fruit.
Black Estate, Damsteep Pinot Noir, 2014
Deep Fresh & linear with red cherries, ripe raspberries and lovely texture. Fine grained with some spice & nice silkiness.
Craggy Range, Syrah, 2016
Fresh cherry, floral honeysuckle, lavender notes & black pepper. Silky texture with vibrant blueberry fruit, charcoal & flint.
Te Mata Estate, Awatea Cabernets/Merlot, 2016
Fresh red berries, dark cherries, blueberry and ripe Hawke's Bay plums. Savoury bay leaf, and fine toast & spice. This wine expresses varietal personality and complexity on the palate.