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.
Bottle 75cl £27.58
Whilst the nose gives into richer nutty, toasty notes, the palate is more restrained. The palate is linear with an incredible tension that is reminiscent of some of the top Grand Crus of Burgundy. Crisp, fresh and lots of lemon/lime notes that are so typical of this vineyard. The prevailing breeze coming from the ocean creates a saline minerality which...more
Bottle 75cl £45.68