Colour: Pale straw with golden highlights. Aroma: Ripe melon and peach abound with butterscotch and fig notes. Palate: A Gisborne favourite, This Chardonnay is rich, ripe fruit, with peach flavours and an inherent creaminess. Food match: Seafood, light cheese, chicken or veal. ABV: 13.6%
Gisborne is the first place in New Zealand to see the sunrise, so our vineyards are the first in the world to greet each new day. The Merlot grapes for this wine were carefully selected from the Briant’s Patutahi vineyard. The vineyard is spur pruned and hand leaf plucked to fully expose the fruit, ensuring good ripeness and flavour development. After a good season in Gisborne, the Merlot grapes exhibited wonderful ripe flavours and good colour to produce this lovely vibrant and fruity Rosé. Harvested in the cool of the morning the Merlot fruit was treated in two parcels at the winery. Half of the juice is bled from our normal merlot fermentation and with the other half, the red grapes are treated as white, crushed destemmed and pressed immediately. The juice is then treated as a white wine, cooled fermented, stabilised and bottled. A soft fruity wine with creamy notes and a lovely dry finish. A lovely aperitif or enjoy with summer salads and seafood.
Colour: Pale straw with hints of gold. Aroma: Exotic rose petal, clove, lychee and star anise notes. Palate: Clean fruit-driven style, rich and full with lychee, Turkish delight, spice and ginger. Food match: Enjoy with Asian cuisine, blue cheese and fruit desserts. ABV: 12.6%
Colour: Deep dark crimson.
Aroma: Brooding, complex nose. Hints of wild berry, blackcurrant and leather. Palate: A full-bodied red wine with good concentration of flavours. Sweet fruit on entry with flavours of wild berry, Doris plum and earthy undertones. The wine has lovely soft tannins. Food match: Enjoy with meat, cheese platters or tapas. ABV: 14%
Colour: Pale straw with a hint of gold. Aroma: Fragrant wine with jasmine, almond and pear notes. Palate:
Full-bodied wine with spice, pear, fig and honeysuckle notes. The wine is soft and voluptuous and finishes with a lovely acidity and dry finish. Food match: A lovely match with fish, chicken, pork or Japanese cuisine. ABV: 12.1%
A Pinot Noir with it's own regional differences and full of those lovely Gisborne fruit flavours. With aromas of Cherry, spice and nutty oak, the palate is soft.
Enjoy with salmon, lamb or a good NZ BBQ.
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