Vibrant and ruby-hued, this heaven-sent half 'n half blend of Merlot and Malbec is blessed with fresh raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant aromas and clean, pure, fruity length of flavour.
Passion is lovely with all manner of spicy, eastern-style dishes and creamy soft cheeses.
The Blushing Monk behoves itself to all manner of spicy, eastern-style dishes
and creamy soft cheeses.
Awards: Silver Medal - AirNZ Wine Awards 2012
Pretty strawberry and cranberry characters dominate on the nose with delightful candyfloss and whipped cream notes. The palate is well balanced, softly structured and dry. Delicious drinking over the next year. Serve lightly chilled
In the Good Old Days you used to be able to use the word 'gaiety' without a hundred schoolboys sniggering behind their hands, but the word fits Piper perfectly. It does have a gaiety about it, a frivolous radiance that's very appealing in this conformist century. Piper bursts with charm, spraying citrus, apples and yeast in a marvellous mousse across your palate, while the complexity and layers of flavour on the finish remind you that this is remarkably well-made Champagne. Region / Country: Champagne, France Varietal: Non Vintage Food Match: Seafood and Dessert
Pale salmon with a copper rim. Subtle aromatics of nougat, mandarin and fresh peach. Elegant on the palate with softly textured red berries flowing towards a long salivating finish. Food Match: Apéritif, lightly salted fish. Recommended Cellaring: 1- 3 years from vintage.
This rosé boasts a youthful red currant colour. It displays a fresh aroma of rose petals and berry fruits. The palate displays wonderful strawberry flavours and has a well balanced, delicious aftertaste.
This 2011 Rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir. The grapes were hand-picked from the Three Miners' vineyard in Alexandra, Central Otago and brought as whole bunches to our Estate winery. The grapes were gently de-stemmed, crushed and cold soaked for thirty-six hours before being pressed. The resultant juice was fermented predominantly in stainless steel tank at a cool temperature. A small percentage of barrel fermented Rose makes up the blend.
Strawberry and red cherry flavours complement the nose of raspberry and spun-sugar. This is a serious, savoury Rose to be enjoyed with food. The stunning salmon pink colour is typical of Rose made from Pinot Noir.
This dry style Rose is widely regarded as New Zealand's premium Rose, having won many awards over the years since its first vintage in 1991. It is excellent with most foods or as an aperitif. Aromas of strawberry and red fruits predominate while a hint of spice from the inclusion of a small percentage of Malbec adds complexity. The wine is full bodied with excellent acidity and freshness. Serve chilled. Very versatile. Try with summer al fresco fare, smoked fish and meat, pork or white dishes. Great as an aperitif.
One of those gifts that delivers way more than it costs; great champagne, extraordinary packaging, the inference that the recipient is as stylish as you. Region / Country: Champagne, France Varietal: Non Vintage Food Match: Dessert
Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé is a wonderful marriage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The elegant and zesty Chardonnay fruit brings finesse, and the fragrant rich Pinot Noir brings soft red berry fruit characters to the wine. The lively bubbles in the wine are a result of natural secondary fermentation, which brings to life the delightful and refreshing character.
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