We know some of New Zealands best grape growers and winemakers. Great vineyards and talented people make great wine. It’s that simple. And we know how to get some of New Zealand’s top wines without breaking the bank.
2010 Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc
Odds are, you’ve had a New Zealand wine that tastes like grapefruits. Well, this one doesn’t. It smells almost exactly like tropical fruits as well as peaches and nectarines, with an underlying minerality. The wine is super smooth, and is easier to drink than anything made of grapes, ever.
2010 East Coast Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Martinborough Pinot Noir
Stick your nose over a glass of this wine, and you’ll notice smoky, mushroomy, spicy aromas. Pour some of the wine into you mouth, and you’ll experience and explosion of light, bright red-fruit flavors. This is the wine you start the night with, have alongside big, juicy burger, then finish the night with as you’re watching Sports Center.
VINTAGE? Pinot Gris
Are you one of those people who just doesn’t get why so many others love Pinot Grigio from Italy, that just sort of tastes like fruity? We don’t really get that either. Our Pinot Gris is picked very ripe, and carries a little extra sweetness. But it’s balanced with flavor of fully ripe, baked Anjou pears. The wine is smooth and easy-drinking, and is perfect for starting out the night.
2009 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
Are you sick of buttery, oaky chardonnays that taste like a Louisville Slugger? So are we. Lucky for us, not only was the 2009 growing season one of the best Hawkes Bay has ever seen, we made sure that our beautifully ripe grapes didn’t go anywhere near an oak barrel. The wine has a smoky, peachy, floral aroma that meshes perfectly with the minerally, fruity flavors. This wine’s easy to drink, not something to think about. Before you know it, the bottle will be empty – always the sign of a great-tasting wine.