With a diverse range of climate and subsoils, from the 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.
Hailed a curvy, racy beauty from Antonio Galloni and a fascinating wine from Monica Larner, Sassicaia 2017 is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Sassicaia 2017 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. In her preview assessment of the wine, Larner describes incredibly well the tension existing from vintner and vintage and how, like...more
Bottle 75cl £172.68
An impressive release that speaks volume of the pedigree of Tenuta San Guido’s wines. Guidalberto is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. A voluptuous nose charged with blackcurrant, black cherries, damson notes is rained in by mineral, almost balsamic hints of black olive, mint, tomato leaf and fresh black pepper. The exuberant nose of youth shouldn’t distract from the...more
Bottle 75cl £32.68
Bottle 37.5cl £17.06
Lemon gold. Fresh-cut passionfruit, guava, lime curd, currant leaf and citrus zest. Powerful passionfruit, guava and limoncello flavours, and a rich texture with a very long finish. This wine will continue to develop rewarding flavour and bottle complexity with ageing. Seafood of all types (especially oysters), leafy summer salads, or as an aperitif.more
Bottle 75cl £27.20