New Zealand aims to be the world's leading producer of high-quality, lower calorie and lower alcohol 'Lifestyle' wines, thanks to a new world-leading research program facilitated by a new Primary Growth Partnership ( PGP) between the wine industry and the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Spicy cherry on the nose
Light bodied and fruity on the palate
Good layers of strawberry, spices, and herbs on the finish
Are you looking for a good value Pinot Noir? This is one of the few at only $ 12 or so. Because the grape tends to be difficult to cultivate and ripen, it isn't one of those grapes that can grow and be produced on the cheap just anywhere.
Many wine enthusiasts dream about owning a vineyard. Few turn those musings into reality. When Arlington, Massachusetts, resident Beth Ann Dahan, 47, told The Boston Globe she, her husband, and a business partner purchased 60 acres of vines in New Zealand, and recently produced 1,100 cases of pinot noir, people invariably ask, "Why New Zealand?"
This case of Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand showcases some fantastic examples of the varietal which this privilged wine growing region is fast becoming famous for. Although all three wines come from the north of the South Island, they are utterly unique and reflect their individual terroir and the wine making practices.
Includes 4 bottles each of the following:
2011 Churton Sauvignon BLanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
New World Pinot Noir is never going to age like a Burgundy. If this bottle is anything to judge by, some are more likely to age like a Médoc. Witness the tawny Cabernet glow, the rich vanilla flavours, and the dark fruits from a wine that sounds more like a middle distance runner's dog.
No evidence of any barnyard or chicken run. Nor anything thin. But if you want a full flavoured fruity Pinot that sits between Burgundy and New Zealand (depending on how you circumnavigate …
…Bordeaux corkocracy but, boy, has the quality of his wines shot up.
I went for a New Zealand Pinot Noir for the red bottle selection. A vibrant, almost velvety palate and a punchy, raspberry-edged juicy aroma are to be found within the Ara Marlborough Pinot Noir, 2011 bottle. Again this is on offer at the moment to bring it way under a tenner and even at full price it isn't going to bust the wallet. Again a versatile wine when it comes to food - some prefer a red for the Turkey (this would be grand) or roast beef or duck but also consider for matching …
Number cruncher ( aka OG)
You are the IRL evidence of earlier, pre-digital times. You will enjoy older vintages and elevated …
Te Mata Woodthorpe Chardonnay Hawkes Bay New Zealand Bright pale yellow colour with a fresh full and peachy nose. Immediate and invigorating, this is not a shy chardonnay., though it is never overblown. Some creamy notes mingle with fresh stone fruit. It is good to go!
The Yalumba wine company is the oldest family owned winery in Australia. Founded in 1849 (by Samuel Smith), this winery has deep roots in the wine business. Six generations, over 160 years in business and going strong, 100+ year old vines, almost makes calling Yalumba a ‘new world' winery …