An easy drinking and full bodied wine from Portugal, which has delicious soft fruit flavours of raspberries and redcurrants. The wine is made from selected Portuguese grapes with the addition of Shiraz and this is evident from the superb balance between smooth, ripe fruit and youthful freshness.
This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with a fruit-salad-bowl of flavours including ripe gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic herbaceous aromas. The wine has an exciting palate with layers of juicy flavours, intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity.
This white blend comes from relatively high-altitude vineyards above the river Douro. Bright lemon in colour. On the nose, intense floral aromas stand out, as well as citrus fruits, tropical fruits, white stone fruits and light asparagus aromas. It has lively acidity which is well integrated on the palate. The finish is elegant and harmonious.
Vega eminates from the steep terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley (home to the great Port houses) and is a sturdy table wine blended from three of the region`s best varieties, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz. It is rich with plum, cherry and mineral elements and complex with a firm grip of tannins, typical of the region.
This Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of grapes from Marlborough`s Wairau and Awatere Valleys. It is a dry style that shows notes of passionfruit from the Wairau grapes and finished off with fresh herbaceous notes from those grapes picked in the Awatere. This is a full bodied wine that will go with seafood.
The fruit for this Verdelho is sourced solely from the Omahu Gravels vineyard located in the Gimblett Gravels region. This is a lovely little wine, on the nose it displays vivid aromas of peach, passionfruit and mandarin.
A charming single varietal Vinho Verde made using Loureiro grapes. A fragrant and expressive wine; Loureiro means `laurel` due to the similar aroma of the berries to the laurel tree. This fresh and zesty wine has notes of honeysuckle, orange blossom, acacia, apple and white peach.
Spanish variety that actually works really well in NZ. Gorgeous little citrus flowers link arms with melon and peach to dance in the sunshine, always maintaining an air of class. Meanwhile lime lingers in the shadows vying for attention. Imbibe on its own or devour along with a Thai chicken salad
Classic expression of the dry, gooseberry, grass and passion fruit style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Clean and crisp it is bursting with minerality and white stone fruit flavours. Expressive on the palate, finishing with great length. This fashionable white wine is a benchmark by which New World Sauvignons are judged.
This Pinot Gris has a soft floral nose accompanied by pear, quince and some spicy notes equipoised by flavours of lemon, white peach and savoury yeastiness characters. Elegant and deftly balanced with a dry mouth-watering finish
Fruit for this wine is sourced from specially selected vineyards in the Blind River sub-region with the balance coming from the rich silty soils of Dillon`s Point in the Lower Wairau. Pale lemon in colour with intense, lifted aromas reminiscent of blackcurrant, lemongrass and thyme with passionfruit notes.
The Crossings Gruner Veltliner is grown in Marlborough`s Awatere Valley. With lifted notes of white peach, honey and spice. The palate is rich and complex highlighted by nut and spice notes, a creamy texture and finishes with fine acidity.
A single varietal Vinho Verde made from Avesso grapes. The wine is a pale lemon in colour, this Avesso has notes of melon, pear and blossom on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with a silky mouthfeel and a balancing, fresh citrus acidity. White peach, ripe apple and honeysuckle.
The grapes were partially destemmed before treading by foot in the traditional lagars, a hallmark of Quinta do Infantado wines. Fermentation is long at Infantado, producing drier wines, some of the wine was aged in tank and some in oak barrel of various sizes and ages.
Baby Mouchao A blend of Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira and Aragonez, vinified in Lagares in the traditional way and aged in large wooden vats with a proportion in barrels for 12 months and released after a further 6 months in bottle. A fantastic fruity, full bodied wine with stacks of ripe black fruit and hints of vanilla. Terrific value for money!
The grapes for this wine come from their estate vineyards on the Felton Road. Handpicked and hand crafted, this wine reflects the nature of the vintage displaying great concentration and balance. Red fruits of the forest along with blackberries dominate the aroma, these are underpinned by savoury herb and liquorice.
This wine is made from selected parcels of fruit grown in Marlborough and exhibits typical gooseberry and grassy flavours. Beautifully balanced with fantastic tropical fruit flavours and a clean fresh citric finish.
For The Crossing Wild Sauvignon, all the grapes were sourced from their Willowflat vineyards. The winemaking involves a totally hands-off approach with naturally occurring wild yeast fermentation before ageing in French oak ovals and old oak barriques for 8 months. The Crossing ‘Wild’ Sauvignon Blanc is a wine of texture, weight and funk!
Rich gold in colour, this wine delights with mellow aromatics, which are reminiscent of pear, apple, quince, dough and cream, with a touch of wood smoke. On the palate, generous flavours of baked apple, quince, cream, nuts and pastry.
This rich Viognier has a subtle yet complex nose with aromas of apricots and lime marmalade. These characters translate generously onto the palate and are complemented by a rich soft texture. Made in a dry style with fleshy fruit and balancing acidity.