Deep ruby, bright clarity. Extremely fragrant with violet florals, licorice and mocha notes. Beautifully fruited mid-palate which is extremely textural and has complex red and dark fruits complemented by hints of oak spice and fine tannins. The finish is extremely long and balanced.
sophisticated Methode Traditionnelle style wine made from predominantly Chardonnay blended with Pinot Noir. Silkily sparkling, it is pale straw in colour, with a fine and persistent mousse. Wild strawberries and stonefruit flavours abound with a hint of yeasty autolysis. Its huge acid backbone is hidden by the fruit concentration. A voluptuously long lasting and creamy finish. One you can drink all night.
Cecilia Brut can be enjoyed anytime, whether for a celebration or to share with friends as an aperitif before a meal. Try matching with a creamy chowder or a beautiful brie.
This classic Central Ranges Merlot oozes berryfruit, coffee, and vanilla bean. The toasty oak aromas compliment the powerful fruit beautifully. Savour the rich leathery texture as the dark chocolate flavours melt in your mouth to finish of this delicious Merlot. An exceptional wine from an exceptional producer!
Aromatically this is classic Marlborough Chardonnay. Pineapple, nectarine, and hazelnuts, with a good oak foundation. Palate is immediately met with oak but the fruit is strong enough to fight back and fill the mid-palate. The acidity gives the wine good length, and the lees and wild ferment characters complete a moderately complex chardonnay.
This wine perfectly displays the grapes flavours achieved during
the growing season. If you have ever had the fortune to taste
real Turkish delight – this wine screams of rose and lemon Turkish
delight. If you have not been to Turkey and feasted on their
delight – no need! – it’s right here in the glass! The more
flamboyant among us may suggest lychee’s as well. This wine has
excellent balance and excellent drinkability.
This Marlborough Pinot Gris has delicate hints of ripe pear and apricots. On the palate this wine is soft and moreish and the fruit carries right through to the finish. An off-dry style which finishes clean and crisp. Serve this versatile wine as an aperitif with a platter of hard cheeses, with fish, or stone fruit desserts.
Fresh citrus and nettles with hints of passionfruit on the nose. The citrus and passionfruit follows through to the palate with hints of dried herbs. The wine is perfectly balanced with lovely texture and an appealing finish.
Sauvignon Blanc can be enjoyed on many occasions: either on its own as an aperitif, or accompanied by seafood and salad dishes. Try sitting at the waters edge on a thick blanket with some crispy fresh fish and chips your best wine glasses and a bottle of this, ensuring of course that there is no liquor ban!
Serve lightly chilled.
The aromatics are ripe red fruits, intense raspberry and cassis, supported by well integrated oak. Delicious ripe strawberry on the palate with a touch of cherry and hint of dried spice. Enjoy with rich flavoursome food, but as with all great Pinot Noirs, avoid tomato base sauces.
Floral and lemon aromas with subtle underlying tropical notes, follow seamlessly through to the palate. Beautifully balanced with mouth-watering acidity resulting in a truly fruity wine with a long lingering finish.
This dry style single vineyard Rosé could just as easily win your heart. It's fragrant with vibrant raspberry coupled with watermelon and pomegranate on the palate, a wonderful balance of fresh flavours and soft textural elements.
Vibrant and classically Marlborough aromas, passionfruit, guava, lime and kaffir with hints of tropical mango. A perfectly balanced almost juicy palate that carries through all of the vibrant tropical perfume, with great depth of flavour and rounded texture. A complex yet very enjoyable style that is brimming with flavour and multifaceted aromas. Easy to drink on its own but also suited to food because of the harmonious balance of the palate.
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