NEW ZEALAND

With a diverse range of climate and sub soils, from sub-tropical Northland to the most southerly grape growing region of Central Otago, it is no wonder that New Zealand is now producing the international varieties found in Europe with a great deal of success, no longer "just" Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. All the wine growing regions benefit from the moderating effect of their maritime climate, with a long ripening period with abundant sunshine hours and cool night-time temperatures, enabling the top quality producers to deliver wines with purity, vibrancy and a real sense of terroir.
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Pale straw with green highlights. Lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. Medium-bodied with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish. Very enjoyable when young and fresh, will age gracefully with careful cellaring. Perfect with fresh, leafy green salads, seafood of all types and dishes with lifted, aromatic herbs.

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Bouquet of maraschino cherries, plums, cranberries and cedar. A core of dark cherry, cloves and wild herbs are supported by bright fruit and French oak that complement a rich soft palate with finely integrated fruit tannins.

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An enticing aroma of white florals, lime and savoury apple. Medium bodied, off-dry in style, with intense citrus, lemon-barley and marmalade flavors, showing good depth. Armit Wines

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Image of wine Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc
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Aromas of gooseberry, guava, grapefruit and melon, while the palate is balanced by fine acidity and fruit sweetness. A wine with great aromatic power.Armit Wines

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Image of wine Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir
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Bouquet of maraschino cherries, plums, cranberries and cedar. A core of dark cherry, cloves and wild herbs are supported by bright fruit and French oak that complement a rich soft palate with finely integrated fruit tannins.

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Bottle 37.5cl £16.00

Case of 6 £96.00

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Bottle 75cl £17.30

Image of wine Kekerengu Coast Sauvignon Blanc
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This classic, elegant Marlborough Sauvignon comes from the cool Kekerengu coastal region. The limestone soils found here and the cool winds from the sea help to develop a unique savoury structure to the Sauvignon Blanc. This fabulous, nuanced wine offers refreshing pink grapefruit and elderflower, leading onto a beautifully defined palate. Very dry with a minerally backbone lemongrass and rocksalt...

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Bottle 75cl £17.30

Case of 6 £103.80

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Delicate pink grapefruit and lime aromas followed by a ripe palette of green tropical fruit, peach and lemon balm. Incredibly structured and lively.Armit Wines

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Bottle 75cl £18.40

Case of 6 £110.40

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2017 Estate Chardonnay

Kumeu River

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Bottle 75cl

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This was made with 20% new oak which blends very nicely with pure fruit on the nose. Even at this level we have a wine that is really mouth filling and excellent length, this textbook Kumeu Chardonnay is delicious!Armit Wines

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2017 Village Chardonnay

Kumeu River

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Aromas of lime and lemon zest that evolve to white peach. On the palate lively and fresh with roundness added by subtle peach and fig flavours. This is an energetic wine with a crisp finish.Armit Wines

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2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Kumeu River

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This is the first vintage of this cold pressed Sauvignon made entirely with wild yeasts, lending a greater subtlety to this wine from Hawke’s Bay. On the nose we have grapefruit and lime blossom. On the palate we taste citrus fruit and a hint of complementary bell pepper, showing excellent life and balance.Armit Wines

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2015 Durvillea Sauvignon Blanc

Astrolabe

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Bottle 75cl £12.70

Case of 12 £152.38

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2016 Durvillea Pinot Gris

Astrolabe

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Bottle 75cl £12.70

Case of 12 £152.38

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Bottle 75cl £25.46

Case of 6 £152.70

Image of wine Taihoa Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
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Powerful passionfruit, guava and limoncello flavours, and a chalky, mineral texture. This wine will continue to develop rewarding flavour and bottle complexity with ageing. To be drunk with seafood of all types (especially oysters), leafy-summer salads, or as an aperitif.

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Bottle 75cl £25.46

Case of 6 £152.70

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2017 Coddington Chardonnay

Kumeu River

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Magnum 150cl

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This is the most luscious of Kumeu’s 3 Single Vineyard wines and the vineyard is now run by the Brajkovich family. This bottling displays ripe yellow fruit and floral overtones and “exotic” fruits on the palate. For fans of richer Chardonnay.Armit Wines

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New Zealand Wines

A classic example of the uniqueness of New Zealand wines is the 2012 Reserve Chardonnay from the Seresin Estate in Marlborough. Unusually for a Chardonnay, the 2012 Reserve lets orchard fruits take second place to a complex, highly-structured bouquet, with finely-balanced oak notes dominant. Acid in the mouth, with a salty minerality, it’s a long way from a ‘standard’ Chardonnay – in more than one sense.

Armit Wines offers a large and growing range of red and white wines from the best wineries in New Zealand, explore our full New Zealand wine list today.

New Zealand wine regions

New Zealand offers an enormous range of wine-producing regions because of the varied climate. Parts of North Island have a subtropical climate, while the southern tip of North Island is cooler and home to the Wairarapa wine-growing region. Here, there’s an emphasis on quality and several small, boutique vineyards produce truly excellent wines, discernible in the cedar nose and intense cherry and oak flavours of Borthwick Vineyards’ 2016 Paper Road Pinot Noir.

On South Island’s southernmost tip, where the climate is more like that of Europe, the Otago vineyards produce similar wines to Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. This is the place to enjoy the spice and dark fruits of the 2011 Bendigo Pinot from Valli.

Producers of New Zealand wine

Your voyage of discovery to Astrolabe, in New Zealand’s Marlborough region, fits owners Simon and Jane Waghorn to a tee: their winery is named after a 19th century explorer’s ship. But their range of Wairau and Ataware Valley Sauvignon Blancs, Pinots Gris and Noirs, and Chenin Blancs, are characteristically modern New Zealand wines.

A few miles inland from Hawke’s Bay, meanwhile, Stonecroft is recognised for some of the best Syrah the New World has to offer. A family owned Domaine, it’s the first winery to be built in the area.

Another first is Canterbury’s Bell Hill, in the previously unplanted Weka Pass area with its pure limestone and chalk soils. Since winter 2007 Bell Hill has been entirely biodynamic and pesticide free.

Explore our range of award winning New Zealand wines today.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7908 0600 web@armitwines.co.uk

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