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New Zealand Wine Showcase amsterdam 2013 As part of Perswijn Winterproeverij

NEW ZEALAND WINE showcase amsterdam 2013

Contents 2-4 New Zealand Overview 5

J F Hillebrand

PARTICIPATING WINERIES Self pour table 8-15 Ara Wines

Astrolabe Wines

Clos Marguerite Constellation Brands Craggy Range Elephant Hills Martinborough Vineyard Tohu Wines Winery represented tables 16

Welcome to the New Zealand Wine Showcase at Perswijn WinterProeverij.

Babich Wines

17 Cloudy Bay 18

Felton Road


Saint Clair

20 Spy Valley

We are pleased to present a range of grape varieties and styles from across our wine producing regions. Here you will be able to taste some fantastic New Zealand reds including Pinot Noir and Merlot as well as Sauvignon Blanc from the 2013 vintage. A selection of the wines are in a self pour format, shown in order of varietal and price point, giving you a great format to evaluate the wines without interruption. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet with winery/importer representatives from a number of producers listed below. Members of the New Zealand Winegrowers team will be on hand to guide you through the tasting and answer any questions you might have.

Thank you for your support of New Zealand wine. We hope you enjoy the tasting and we look forward to working with you in the future.

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A LAND LIKE NO OTHER Tucked away in a remote corner of the globe is a place of glorious unspoiled landscapes, exotic flora and fauna, and a culture renowned for its spirit of youthful innovation. New Zealand is a world of pure discovery, and nothing distilLs its essence more perfectly than a glass of New Zealand wine. DISCOVER our world.

100% Committed to excellence New Zealand’s wine producing history extends back to the founding of the nation in the 1800s. But it was the introduction to Marlborough’s astonishing Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980s that saw New Zealand wine explode onto the international scene, courtesy of world beating performances in international competitions and rapturous critical reviews. And while Marlborough retains its status as one of the world’s foremost wine producing regions, the quality of wines from elsewhere in the country has also garnered international acclaim.

By world standards New Zealand’s production capacity is tiny, accounting for less than 1% of total volume. And though the average price tag for a New Zealand wine is a reflection of its desirability, few would question its ability to deliver excellent value for money.


of total world wine production volume

36°-46° 94+% South Grape growing latitudinal range

of New Zealand vineyard area operates under independently audited sustainability programmes

In fact, it’s the unswerving commitment to quality over quantity that has won New Zealand its reputation as a premium producer. This commitment is evident from the vineyard to the winery: along with sustainability leadership, New Zealand continues to pioneer advances such as canopy management, stainless steel fermentation techniques and screwcaps.

“For a small country with a relatively young wine industry (at least on the international level), New Zealand really has made a name for themselves over recent years. The wines retain an air of mystery that is somewhat unique in this ever-shrinking modern world of ours.”

Gregory Dal Piaz,

/nzwine /newzealandwinegrowers

New Zealand is one of the world’s youngest nations. Maori created its traditional cultural expression, and just as Maori artists today are reinterpreting ancient craftworks — such as kahu (cloaks, typically of feather, pictured) in new forms and materials — so our grape growers and winemakers are innovating in the vineyard and winery.














Hectares of producing vineyards (2012)

Waiheke Island

Auckland Auckland


waikato/Bay of plenty

North Island



Hawke’s Bay

South Island wairarapa






waipara VALLEY 44˚SOUTH







Million litres of wine produced (2012)


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WHAT DOES “SUSTAINABLE” MEAN FOR NEW ZEALAND WINE? For us, sustainability means delivering excellent wine to consumers in a way that enables the natural environment, and the businesses and communities involved, to thrive. Under our Sustainability Policy, wine must be made from 100% certified grapes in fully certified winemaking facilities, and certification must be through an independently audited programme. Central to our sustainability policies is a commitment to keep improving, as new research is undertaken and new technologies are developed. We have an ongoing leadership role in industry research and development projects and, as a result, we’re helping to raise the global bar for sustainability. Seven “pillars” represent our key areas of focus, and we provide guidance and support around each to our members.



Without the wealth we’re able to harvest from animals, plants and microorganisms, humans couldn’t survive. New Zealand wine producers

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand is integral to the ongoing success of New Zealand wine. Members are committed to protecting the unique places that make our famous wines by reducing the use of chemicals, energy, water and packaging, and reusing and recycling materials and waste.

cultivate and nurture diversity in the vineyard.

Soil, Water, Air

Blessed with an array of distinctive soils, abundant fresh water and famously clear air,  our wine producers go to great lengths to take care of these treasures.

Energy Auckland

Even though New Zealand draws most of its ENERGY


electricity from renewable sources, the energy demands of wine production sees the industry employing reduction strategies in all activities. The world expects a certain quality from New Zealand wine; to maintain standards we need to mitigate against disease and pests. Chemical use

One large wine operation finds energy efficiencies offer significant savings, so the winery employs heat recovery systems to store waste heat from refrigeration for use in winemaking. Night air cooling, and daytime illumination by natural light are two other successful initiatives.

on the vineyard, however, is the last resort.



Reduce, reuse and recycle are the watchwords in New Zealand vineyards and wineries. Many byproducts are routinely diverted from the waste stream and turned to beneficial use. A sustainable wine industry is for the benefit of people, and its success depends on delivery by people. New Zealand wine producers take their community responsibilities seriously.


Sustainable practices enable wine producers to add value in a number of meaningful ways, while also making long-term cost savings and are therefore critical to the legacy of our wine industry. Chemicals Gisborne

Each year, local ladybird populations boom in response to the numbers of the damaging pest mealy bug. “It takes some fortitude not to jump in and spray,” says one viticulturist, “but we endeavor to use no insecticides.” Planting cover crops to encourage ladybirds and other predators has significantly reduced use of chemical controls. Soil, Water, Air: Soil Central Otago

For a winery with vineyards on flash flood-prone slopes, soil health is vital. To sustain their fragile soils they’re increasing organic matter by allowing maximum sward growth before mowing; judiciously applying compostenriched bio-char, and balancing soil nutrient levels to preserve the low fertility that gives essential character to their wines.


Biodiversity: Wetlands Marlborough

Rich in indigenous biodiversity, wetlands have high conservation value. One winery began restoring 50 hectares of wetland in 2004 and has since planted over 3000 native plants — with the help of staff and local communities. Along with positive ecological outcomes, the project has yielded wide-ranging business benefits.

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Participating Wineries

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Self Pour Wines Sauvignon Blanc 1. Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013 RS 5.5 g/L

€ 12.04

2. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013 RS 5.3 g/L

€ 13.50

3. Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012 RS 2.6 g/L

4. Kono Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012 RS 3 g/L


€ 8.00

5. Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley, Marlborough 2012 RS 3.3 g/L € 10.00

6. Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc Wairau, Marlborough 2012 RS 0.2 g/L


€ 11.00

Sauvignon Blanc Continued 7. Ara Select Blocks Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012 RS 0.2 g/L

€ 14.00

8. Clos Marguerite Sauvignon Blanc Awatere, Marlborough 2012 RS 3.0 g/L

€ 16.00

9. Elephant Hill Sauvignon Blanc Hawke’s Bay 2012 RS 4.6 g/L


10. Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2012 RS 1.5 g/L

€ 17.90

11. Astrolabe Discovery Kekerengu Coast Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2010 RS 1.2 g/L


Chardonnay 12. Tohu Single Vineyard Chardonnay Awatere Valley, Marlborough 2012 RS 1.6 g/L

€ 10.00

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Chardonnay Continued 13. Astrolabe Voyage Chardonnay Marlborough 2010 RS 3.3 g/L


Pinot Noir 14. Ara Single Estate Pinot Noir Marlborough 2012 RS 0.2 g/L

€ 13.00

15. Kim Crawford Pinot Noir Marlborough 2012 RS 2.5 g/L

€ 13.50

16. Tohu Pinot Noir Awatere Valley, Marlborough 2011 RS 0 g/L

€ 15.00

17. Ara Select Blocks Pinot Noir Marlborough 2011 RS 0.2 g/L

€ 16.00

18. Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Noir Martinborough 2011 RS 1.0 g/L

19. Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir Martinborough 2011 RS 0 g/L


€ 59.00

Prices available on application * 10

Pinot Noir Continued 20. Clos Marguerite Pinot Noir Awatere, Marlborough 2010 RS 00.0 g/L

€ 22.00

21. Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir Martinborough 2010 RS 1.0 g/L


22. Astrolabe Voyage Pinot Noir Marlborough 2009 RS 1 g/L


Syrah 23.Elephant Hill Syrah Hawke’s Bay 2012 RS 00.0 g/L


Merlot 24. Nobilo Regional Collection Merlot Hawke’s Bay 2012 RS 3.0 g/L

25. Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Hawke’s Bay 2011 RS 0 g/L


€ 43.90

Prices available on application *

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Winery details for Self Pour Wines

Ara Wines

Astrolabe Wines

Ara is a family owned New Zealand company led by passionate people with a focus for delivering a new Marlborough wine experience. Made with grapes from one place, Ara single estate wines fuse the time-honoured art of winemaking with fresh ideas to amplify the natural qualities of our remarkable Marlborough location. All Ara’s fruit comes from a single, sustainably managed vineyard – one estate – where ancient glacial soils and low yields give our wines depth- delivering pure fruit expression with texture, elegance and refinement. The result is a strikingly different Marlborough experience.

When winemaker Simon Waghorn decided to create his own brand he chose the name “Astrolabe” because of the historic ties with Marlborough and the connotations of exploration and discovery. All Simon’s skill and experience, combined with capturing the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance. Of special interest to Simon are the unique qualities of sub regionality as expressed in the Valleys wines, and how the sub regions can combine as Marlborough classics in the Province wines.

Winery Contact Details Matthew Adams Level 28, 188 Quay St, Auckland Marlborough +64 9 306 8684 +64 21 976 750 Agent/Distributor Contact Details Mark van Essen Fourcroy Nederland BV Parklaan 43, 1405 GP, Bussum +31 356 953349 Elizabeth Wilson +44 788 1827838 12

Winery Contact Details Jane Forrest-Waghorn PO Box 1152, Blenheim, Marlborough +64 3 577 6794 Agent/Distributor Contact Details Jarrod Englefield Jean Arnaud Wijncom BV Orionstraat 30, 5015 BR, Tilburg +31 310 1358412

Clos Marguerite Clos Marguerite, clearly a very small vineyard by NZ standard, is perched on a north-facing, free-draining terrace of the Awatere River. At Clos Marguerite, “old-world” viticulture and “new-world” winemaking techniques are artfully combined by Jean-Charles, an experienced œnologue, agronomicalengineer and soil-scientist, who started his career in Bordeaux Chateaux before moving to NZ, to create unique, age-worthy wines. Marguerite and Jean-Charles grow their fruit on narrowly spaced rows of manicured vines. Handpicked, the grapes travel to the onsite gravity-fed winery. The resulting wines are a true reflection of the terroir, producing subtle yet intense, food-driven styles. The name refers to this “enclosed” and all-inclusive wine-growing concept. Winery Contact Details Jean-Charles and Marguerite Van Hove PO Box 7, Seddon 7247, Marlborough +64 3 575 7721 +64 21 415 692

Constellation Brands Constellation Brands New Zealand own vineyards, and have long term grower relationships, throughout the sub-regions of Marlborough. We also own vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, and work with growers in Central Otago and other regions. Our wineries are in Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Huapai. Our viticulturalists and winemakers win international recognition for the quality of our Kim Crawford, Nobilo, Drylands, Selaks and Monkey Bay brands. Please visit our brand websites for more information. Winery Contact Details Felicity Nelson Station Road, Huapai, Auckland, Marlborough +64 9 412 6666 +64 27 291 4110 Agent/Distributor Contact Details Markus Volk

Agent/Distributor Contact Details Les Genereux Job de Swart Pelikaanstraat 4a, Zutphen, 7201 DR +31 57 5543667

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Craggy Range

Elephant Hill

Craggy Range began with the desire to create a legacy. In 1997 Terry Peabody was introduced to MW, Steve Smith. Terry sensed an exciting possibility in New Zealand, the climate and spirit of the people aligned with his own philosophy and desire to cut a new path. He wanted to create wines that would become internationally regarded as New World classics. The two men made an important decision from the beginning select and source the best land in the country, and plant vines perfectly suited to that soil and climate.

Elephant Hill is a stunning and innovative winery estate located on the idyllic Te Awanga coast in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. We are a family owned, boutique producer of super-premium wines with three vineyards in the renowned sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay, the coastal Te Awanga and the inland Gimblett Gravels and Bridge Pa Triangle. At Elephant Hill we believe that great wines are hand-made wines where meticulous attention to detail will result in the highest quality wine. All our grapes are 100% hand-picked, hand sorted and vinified in small batches – an absolute commitment to quality.

Winery Contact Details Jaqui Simiss 253 Waimarama Road, Havelock North Hawkes Bay +64 6 873 7126 +64 27 589 8462 Agent/Distributor Contact Details John Schell New World Wineries Viertorenstraat 7 6212 GR Maastricht +31 43 4512495


Winery Contact Details Gunter Thies 86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hastings Hawkes Bay +64 6 873 0400 +64 27 448 6700

Agent/Distributor Contact Details Tim van Gijs Pallas Wines B.V. Exportweb 12, 2742 RC Waddinxveen The Netherlands +31 31018 0635118

Martinborough Vineyard Estate Ltd Martinborough Vineyard was established in 1980 with the objective of producing world class Pinot Noir and other classic cool climate wines. The vineyard is now in organic conversion and is run on a system of biological management that focuses on soil health. The philosophy being that healthy soils will produce healthy vines more resistant to disease and insect pressures. Martinborough Vineyard is a pioneer of Pinot Noir in New Zealand and a founder of the Martinborough region. Winery Contact Details Mark Field 57 Princess St, Martinborough, Wellington +64 6 306 9955 +64 21 306 510 Agent/Distributor Contact Details Jarrod Englefield Jean Arnaud Wijncom BV Orionstraat 30, 5015 BR, Tilburg +31 310 1358412

Tohu Wines Maori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) have a strong spiritual connection to the earth and a great respect for all that is grown and produced by the land. Tohu (meaning signature) wines are produced by New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Maori owned wine company. Our wines are a sign of our integrity as wine producers and custodians of our pristine country honouring the past, present and future generations of Maori. Tohu wines are our gift from the land - Nga Hua a te Whenua. Winery Contact Details Mike Brown 16 Bristol Street, Riverlands Estate Blenheim, Marlborough +64 3 539 1772 +64 21 433 442; Agent/Distributor Contact Details Berry Schapendonk Sligro Food Group Corridor 11, 5460 AA Veghel + 31 413 34 35 00

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Winery represented tables

Babich Wines Stylish, finely blended wines of a consistently outstanding quality are synonymous with Babich Wines. One of New Zealand’s largest family-owned wine companies. Babich Wines was established in 1916 and has evolved as a major producer, now exporting to numerous markets around the world. Winery Contact Details John Lang 15 Babich Road, Henderson Valley, Waitakere, 0614, Auckland +64 9 833 7859

Agent/Distributor Contact Details Stephan Rynaarts Wijnimport Jos Rynaarts Edisonweg 14, 1821 BN Alkmaar +31 7 2511 8537

List of Wines on Show Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012 RS 3.7 g/L

€ 13.75

Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Pinot Noir Marlborough 2009 RS 0 g/L

€ 17.50


Cloudy Bay Innovation, meticulous attention to detail, and regional expression, are the guiding principles of Cloudy Bay. The Cloudy Bay team strives to enhance the pure fruit flavours and stunning vibrancy naturally afforded by the climate and soils of Marlborough. Modern winemaking technology and traditional vinification techniques are combined to produce a range of wines that individually express the flavour, balance and spirit of the Cloudy Bay estate style. Winery Contact Details Colleen Walker Jacksons Road, Blenheim, Marlborough +64 3 520 9140 +64 21 280 1465 cloudybay

Agent/Distributor Contact Details Florian Rottmann Moet Hennessy Postbus 58, 3740 AB Baarn +31 35 6955063 +31 35 6946014

List of Wines on Show Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013 RS 2 g/L

€ 23.50

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay Wairau Valley, Marlborough 2011 RS 2 g/L

€ 23.50

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough 2011 RS 0.0 g/L

€ 26.00

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Felton Road Felton Road Wines is situated on warm, north facing slopes of glacial loess soils close to Bannockburn township in the heart of Central Otago. The gravity fed winery receives 100% estate grown fruit from three vineyards with a diverse range of clones and rootstocks. Minimal intervention in winemaking allows the unique vineyard characters to express their considerable personality. Since the first vintage in 1997, Felton Road has acquired a formidable worldwide reputation for Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir which combines the region’s reputation for vibrant fruit with the complexity only the finest vineyard sites can offer. Winery Contact Details Tracy Thomson 319 Felton Road, RD 2, Bannockburn Cromwell, Central Otago +64 3 445 0885

Agent/Distributor Contact Details Johan Monard Ad Bibendum Fine Wines +32 11 26 27 00

List of Wines on Show Felton Road Chardonnay Bannockburn, Otago 2012 RS 0 g/L

€ 20.00

Felton Road Pinot Noir Bannockburn, Otago 2012 RS 0 g/L

€ 30.00


Saint Clair Family Estate Saint Clair Family Estate is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, viticulture pioneers in Marlborough since 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies; however a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine led to the establishment of Saint Clair Family Estate in 1994. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive viticultural expertise plus Marlborough’s mix of climate and soils with the talent of one of New Zealand’s leading winemaking teams, led by Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark. AWARDED WINESTATE NZ WINERY OF THE YEAR TROPHY 2010 and 2011. Winery Contact Details Sarina Ibbotson 13 Selmes Road, Rapaura, Blenheim, Marlborough +64 3 578 8695 +64 21 151 1337

Agent/Distributor Contact Details Frank W. Poot Poot Agenturen BV Jan van de Laarweg 12, 2678 LH De Lier, The Netherlands

List of Wines on Show Saint Clair Premium Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012 RS 3.6 g/L

€ 15.00

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 21 Bell Block Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012 RS 4.8 g/L

€ 19.50

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 5 Bull Block Gruner Veltliner Marlborough 2012 RS 3.5 g/L

Saint Clair Premium Pinot Noir Marlborough 2012 RS 0.0 g/L

€ 22.00

€ 17.50

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Spy Valley Wines The brand name ‘Spy Valley’ is derived from the presence of a satellite communications monitoring station in Marlborough’s Waihopai Valley - a spy base. Nine varieties of grapes are grown over 400 acres to produce premium fruit for Spy Valley Wines. Unlike the world of espionage, Spy Valley’s wine has demanded global attention, where the wine has been called “impossible to ignore” and the company “among the planet’s 20 most notable new producers.” Winery Contact Details Blair Gibbs 37 Lake Timara Road, RD 6, Blenheim, Marlborough +64 3 572 9840

Agent/Distributor Contact Details Jarrod Englefield Jean Arnaud Wijncom BV Orionstraat 30, 5015 BR, Tilburg +31 310 1358412

List of Wines on Show Spy Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough 2011 RS 2.0 g/L


€ 19.95

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