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We’re on the road to Kiwiland, hopping from region to region (do kiwi hop?), taking a peek therein and celebrating the wonderous quality and diversity to be found upon these shores, from the refined and esoteric delights of a Brajkovich Chardonnay to the vinous glories extracted from Central Otago’s savage grandeur. Elsewhere, we dig into Mud House without getting our hands remotely dirty, check out the new 6-bottle packs from Matakana’s Brewing maestros, Sawmill, pop the cork on Quartz Reef’s eco-friendly sparkling wines, review some of New Zealand’s high-flying spirit producers, feature new vintage releases from Allan Scott and the Craggy Range Prestige collection and hand out some tips for your winter drinking. There is, too, a piece on Australian winemakers Knappstein, a large offering from NZ’s historic Church Road winery and the usual monthly roundup of our top ten wines. Enjoy, Jak Jakicevich
C O L E R A I N E 2015
Since its first vintage in 1982, Te Mata Coleraine has cemented its reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest and most iconic red wines. The 2015 is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. Attractive floral aromatics of lavender, violet, rose and cassis accompany a concentrated and textural palate of blackcurrant, black cherry, strawberry and subtle cedar. Huge cellaring potential; five years minimum.
BURLEIGH PINOT ROSÉ 2016
$16.99 CLAIM 431 VINEYARD, CENTRAL OTAGO
A fresh and elegant rosé with soft summer fruit aromas underscored by spice and herbal notes. The beautifully balanced strawberry and floral characters are enlivened by a clean, lively finish.
Brits John and Jennifer Joslin were touring the world in their yacht in the 1990s when they made landfall in the Marlborough Sounds. What’s not to love? They fell hard, and decided on the spot that making wine was the thing for them. They purchased land, prepared it for vine planting, and while still living in their yacht had a mud brick house built on site from local earth. And right there, folks, we have the birth of the Mud House wine brand. 21 years on, accompanied by some shifts in ownership, Mud House have gone on to earn an enviable reputation for their vinous output.
GROVETOWN PINOT GRIS 2016
An instantly appealing nose awash with apple, quince and spicy floral characters that spill onto the juicy, spice-edged and nicely-weighted palate. Fresh, snappy, delightfully drinkable.
The winemaking team at Mud House is headed by Cleighten Cornelius, a viticulture and oenology graduate from Lincoln University. He gained serious winemaking experience in France and Germany before returning to NZ and joining Mud House in 2012. Cleighten heads up an experienced team that has been with the company pretty much since the beginning.
OMAKA CHARDONNAY 2015
Their intimate knowledge of Marlborough’s viticultural landscape and its unique flavour profiles has been the inspiration for Mud House’s latest Sub Region Series; the Mud House estate wines are great value everyday drinking celebrating the crispness, aromatic depth and purity of flavour to be found in the South Island, while the Single Vineyard range harnesses fruit from individual sites in key Southern varietal growing regions to produce wines of considerable elegance and flair.
From Marlborough’s noted Omaka sub-region, a very good Chardonnay displaying pure aromatics of white nectarine and touches of fine vanillin oak. Deep, concentrated and creamily textural.
RAPAURA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
A fresh, crunchy Sauvignon packed with passionfruit pungency and infused with citrus blossom and capsicum aromas. Focused, elegant, fruit-driven, with a zesty, thirst-quenching character.
THE NARROWS PINOT NOIR 2016
A good-value, sub-$20 Pinot displaying cranberry and cherry aromatics overlaid with spicy, earthy notes. Supple, textural, with forward fruit flavours and a fresh, lingering finish.
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WOOLSHED SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014 $19.99 THE HOME BLOCK PINOT GRIS 2016 $19.99 THE MOUND RIESLING 2014 $19.99 HUNGRY HILL CHARDONNAY 2014 $24.99 DAMBUSTER PINOT NOIR 2014 $29.99 CLAIM 431 PINOT NOIR 2015 $29.99
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GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2016 2015 PINOT GRIS 2016 RIESLING 2016 SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016 PINOT NOIR 2015
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Located just north of a burgeoning Auckland, once a hotbed for the NZ wine industry and home to many of our pioneers (think Collards, Babich, Corbans). The Brajkovich family have survived the growth of our largest city, along with the challenges of the region, to craft some of our finest Chardonnay. The Auckland humidity does not make for easy winemaking, but the Brajkovich family’s skill set sees off all obstacles.
ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2015
CASE OF 12 $27.99 A BOTTLE There is a French air to the proceedings; a touch of minerality to the creamy peach and honeysuckle characters and a long, languid, citrus-edged finish. Intense and elegant, the Brajkovich family’s Estate Chardonnay will keep on giving.
The island of Waiheke is an hour by ferry from the centre of Auckland and a magnet for every visiting celebrity with time on their hands. With its multitude of sub climates, Waiheke produces excellent wines in a wide variety of styles, the maritime climate and soils favouring Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec for red wines and Chardonnay for white, with Pinot Gris particularly suited to satellite island, Ponui.
MAN O’ WAR
MERLOT CABERNET FRANC MALBEC 2014
CASE OF 6 $24.99 A BOTTLE Aromas of dark berryfruit, cocoa, liquorice, florals and spice. The palate is rich and exuberant, the sweet fruit balanced by fresh acidity & fine tannins.
MAN O’ WAR
EXILED PINOT GRIS 2016
KOKORO MERLOT BLEND 2012
CASE OF 6 $63.99 A BOTTLE A heady bouquet of blueberry, plum, mocha, cedar. Intense and concentrated, with a ripe, textural presence, silky tannins and well-integrated acidity.
A veritable oasis for peaches, apples, pears and almost everything else, Gisborne’s wines are also a variable mix. It is home to NZ’s best nursery, Riversun, and as a result there is a good deal of experimentation going on. Where, once upon a time, most of the grapes were destined for sparkling wine production, Chardonnay is, these days, the ruling variety, though Chenin Blanc is right up there too. Merlot rules the reds.
CASE OF 6 $18.99 A BOTTLE An unashamedly fruit-driven style with enticing aromas of blackberry, mulberry and plum nuanced by toasty notes. The full bodied palate has a good concentration of fruit flavours supported by well integrated oak and a firm tannin structure.
TANSLEY ROAD OAKED CHARDONNAY 2016
CASE OF 6 $27.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 12 $13.99 A BOTTLE
Aromatic notes of pear and ginger finesse the ripe fruit flavours, which are given a final squeeze from a salacious touch of citrus. Medium sweet.
Creamy, textural, threaded with enticing tropical fruit and nuanced with butterscotch. Opulent and elegant, it signs out on a cleansing citrus note.
A warm and historical region where Tom McDonald made many of New Zealand’s early clarets, the famed gravels derived from river beds provide excellent soils for Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, with the hillsides home to the increasingly successful Syrah. Cabernet blends, then, dominate the red landscape. The white variety of choice is Chardonnay, though the Bay’s Sauvignon Blanc shouldn’t be overlooked.
SMALL BATCH TRILLIANT 2014
An early Pinot Noir adopter, this tiny township north of Wellington is home to a significant collection of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Given their Burgundian-style climate, Martinborough Pinot Noir are more savoury and forest floor-driven than the fruitier styles to be found further south, with the very best of them considered a New Zealand benchmark.
CASE OF 6 $28.99 A BOTTLE The Small Batch range focuses on selected parcels of fruit that may change from year to year. Smoky, cedary and seamless, the Trilliant’s plush Merlot provides a generous base to blend in bright seams of spicy Malbec and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon.
CASE OF 12 $15.99 A BOTTLE A rich and mouthfilling Chardonnay with a style and finesse well in excess of its price. Citrus and stonefruit notes are seamed with nutty oak and flint.
TE MUNA ROAD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
HALO CHARDONNAY 2016
CASE OF 12 $20.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 6 $18.99 A BOTTLE Embodies the rich, ripe stonefruit flavours Hawkes Bay is famous for. Nutty oak nuances complement the creamy palate and the vibrant fruit finish.
Flinty characters steal past the coolly suave lime and grapefruit notes, the bracing citrus freshness spreading out into layers of rich, fat stonefruit.
THE GIMBLETT 2014
CASE OF 12 $21.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 6 $28.99 A BOTTLE Complex and powerful red blend displaying exotic aromatics and pure flavours. The superb structure means this’ll age gracefully over the next 6-8 years.
Vivid stonefruit flavours are underpinned by subtle oak, malolactic and barrel fermentation characters. Weighty and textural, it’ll cellar nicely for 3-5 years.
PINOT NOIR 2015
CASE OF 6 $23.99 A BOTTLE
TRINITY HILL’S JOHN HANCOCK
A fragrant bouquet of berry, cherry and plum shows a touch of spice. Succulent fruit flavours integrate seamlessly with oak and supple tannins.
PINOT NOIR 2014
CASE OF 6 $38.99 A BOTTLE Larry McKenna’s house style, its opulent, earthy, savoury characters balanced and textural. It will develop happily in your cellar for a good few years.
New Zealand’s rockstar wine region; ask virtually anyone outside our shores, and you’ll hear the words, ‘Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.’ Particular clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were originally planted merely as a base for sparkling wines. Though this has changed, the region is still running a little behind the likes of Martinborough and Central Otago. That said, the latest incarnations of Pinot Noir are outstanding.
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
The founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay, where he directed the first 25 vintages, Kevin Judd’s wines are firmly positioned at the top of the quality arc. Flinty and mineral, with some reductive French characters, this is rich and concentrated, yet the power is beautifully contained.
BRANCOT T ESTATE
LETTER SERIES 0 CHARDONNAY 2015
Attractive stonefruit and citrus aromas and flavours combine with toasty, mealy nuances, a creamy, nutty mouthfeel and a lingering textural finish.
GREYWACKE (PHOTO: KEVIN JUDD)
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
THE NEST PINOT NOIR 2016
CASE OF 6 $20.99 A BOTTLE Displays a distinct mineral quality, the rich, creamy palate courtesy of judicious oak work and time on lees, all held in balance by a refreshing acidity.
RAPAURA SERIES PINOT GRIS 2014
From the heart of the Wairau Valley, a glassful of vibrant spicy pear and apple characters. The palate is rich and textural, with a tantalising off-dry finish.
A soft palate, balanced acidity, supple tannins and lingering flavours. Notes of spicy plum and cherry are supported by fine-grained tannins.
VINTAGE WIDOW PINOT NOIR 2014
CASE OF 6 $28.99 A BOTTLE
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
CASE OF 6 $12.99 A BOTTLE
An attractive underlying flinty quality combines with generous tropical and citrus flavours and crisp acidity to deliver an excellent value Sauvignon.
Labelled in recognition of the ‘widows’ – those partners and families left minding the store while the rest of the team toils on with vintage. An impressively long and concentrated Pinot Noir harvested from Jackson Estate’s oldest vines. Rich, ripe cherry and plum characters are overlaid with earthy notes in a savoury, spicy, harmonious expression of southern Marlborough terroir.
WA I PA R A Nelson can boast a long history of horticulture. Its relatively mild maritime climate combined with an excess of sunshine hours provides a good degree of fruit purity, with production small but quality high. Elegant and complex Chardonnay, restrained and mineral-infused Sauvignon Blanc, Fragrant Pinot Noir and a rich variety of aromatic wines are all on the Nelson vinous radar.
TOM’S BLOCK PINOT NOIR 2014
PINOT GRIS 2016
CHARDONNAY 2015 16026
CASE OF 6 $41.99 A BOTTLE The 25-year-old vines deliver complex, stonefruitinfused characters, notes of marzipan and a creamy textural presence. The expansive fruit is kept in balance by a stream of minerality flowing through the palate and drawing out its tangy aftertaste.
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A refreshing expression in a lighter style, with crisp florals, freshly-cut pear and gentle citrus notes. Firm acid, a tinge of minerality, inviting textures.
BRONTE PINOT NOIR 2015
An elegant expression displaying subtle aromatic characters of cherry and plum with herbaceous and savoury nuances. On the palate, refreshing mineral notes accompany the succulent berry and cherry flavours, with a hint of chocolate, crisp acidity and subtle tannins adding to the whole.
Home to boutique crafters of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and the aromatic varieties, the Waipara Valley has been turning out critically-acclaimed wines since the 1970s. With its climate slightly warmer than the rest of Canterbury, Waipara’s good sunshine and lengthy growing season deliver expressions that are becoming known for their ripe fruit, richly intense flavours and layers of complexity.
Alluring smoky/earthy bouquet. Dark fruit flavours show hints of spice and mocha, with a spine of ripe, muscular tannins providing length and vibrancy.
PINOT GRIS 2016 14259
Fragrantly ripe and ultra-approachable, the cherry and berry flavours are supported by subtle hints of earth and spice enhanced by a silky texture.
Pear and floral aromatics accompany a rich and textural palate, the intense burst of pear and stonefruit balanced by fresh acidity. Fantastic value, and with plenty of gold in the trophy cabinet.
EQUINOX SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015
Produced from the finest fruit in the best vintages, the Equinox is Waipara Hills’ top range of wines. The Equinox Sauvignon is a wonderful mixture of smoke, spice, stonefruit and citrus flavours. Rich textures fill the mouth, followed by a vibrant acidity that leads onto a long, dry finish.
Down south, the juxtaposition of almost brutal daily and seasonal temperature extremes delivers immense concentration in the grapes. The wines here are vibrant with fresh acidity, the fruit lush and generous. Central Otago has divided into a number of individual subregions, each with their own climatic niche. Wanaka, Gibbston, Bannockburn, Alexandra, Bendigo and Cromwell all produce their own unique expressions.
PINOT NOIR 2015
Iconic Central Otago Pinot Noir with a considerable pedigree, the Rockburn continues to grow its rep. Smoky, aromatic, elegant and beautifully balanced.
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Matakana’s great. Think ‘green as’ hills. Think ‘blue as’ skies. Actually, scrap that; think ‘tasty as’ beers. Matakana natives Sawmill have increasingly become a staple in not only craft beer digs, but restaurants, bars, and bottle shops of all descriptions. Here’s why: if you like something traditional, just a casual pint or an easy drop, their 12 Gauge, Pilsner and Pale Ale are just a few examples of their true-to-style beers that whet whistles wonderfully. If you want to have your taste buds wrestled and your mind blown, how about you try their IPA, The Doctor or Session IPA? Both their IPA and their Pilsner are available in 6-packs now, so it’s even easier to take with you. The brewery was opened in 2004 in Leigh, where once stood a timber mill built in the 1860s. Now Sawmill has relocated the brewery to a new spot on Leigh road in Matakana, operating on a larger scale and opening their restaurant, the Smoko Room. Owners Mike and Kirsty reckon the “raw landscape has a bearing on everything.” So maybe those ‘green as’ hills and ‘blue as’ skies are ‘important as’ after all.
RUA PINOT NOIR 2016
CASE OF 6 $19.99 A BOTTLE Seductive and affordable, with echoes of cherries, berries, violets and rosewater wafting in its wake as it travels the Silk Road with its bundle of spice.
PINOT NOIR 2015
SAWMILL’S MIKE SUTHERLAND AND KIRSTY McKAY
CASE OF 6 $23.99 A BOTTLE A light and easy-drinking Pinot with a charmingly enticing fruit-driven character. A juicy mouthful of succulence signing out with a fresh, tasty finish.
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
CASE OF 12 $23.99 A BOTTLE Hand harvested, partially fermented in seasoned French oak. A multi-layered Sauvignon with lifted aromatics leading to fine mineral-edged finish.
PINOT NOIR 2015
SAWMILL BREWING CO 91853 PALE ALE 91791 PILSNER 91731 SESSION INDIA PALE ALE
91851 INDIA PALE ALE 91796 PALE ALE
CASE OF 12 $28.99 A BOTTLE
91854 I LOVE UGLY EXTRA PALE ALE
Combining with the Wanaka Road brand has given Mount Edward access to some great fruit, the wine intricately layered and seamlessly balanced.
91793 12 GAUGE
91792 THE DOCTOR
90205 PILSNER 90204 INDIA PALE ALE
330ML CAN 4-PACK $14.99 330ML CAN 4-PACK $14.99 330ML CAN 4-PACK $14.99 330ML CAN 4-PACK $16.99 500ML BOTTLE $8.49 500ML BOTTLE $8.49 500ML BOTTLE $9.49 500ML BOTTLE $9.49 330ML BOTTLE 6-PACK $20.99 330ML BOTTLE 6-PACK $20.99
Direct and to the point; loves to stir things up; adores vintage champagne; qualified viticulturist and winemaker; consummate creator when it comes to either Pinot Noir or méthode traditionnelle: these are all apt descriptors of Austrian-born Rudi Bauer. Established in 1996 and named after New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit that lies beneath the vineyards at Bendigo Station, Quartz Reef has become the vessel for what winemaker Rudi Bauer calls his search to make wines that exhibit ‘a symphony of flavours that capture attention and entertain so that you forget everything else’. Rudi’s Pinot Noir is world-class, and his superb méthodes champion brilliantly the true potential of our southernmost regions for sparkling wine, produced as they are entirely from his own estate-grown fruit, a la Grower champagnes. He is a strong advocate of biodynamics, and Quartz Reef’s two 15-hectare Bendigo vineyards are strictly and passionately managed by the principles developed by fellow Austrian, Rudolf Steiner. The management regime of the biodynamic DemeterCertified vineyards is both arduous and time consuming, but the results speak for themselves. Quartz Reef wines are produced entirely in-house, from vineyard through to bottling, ensuring the total quality control and consistency that have earned them accolades everywhere.
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PREFERENCE BRUT NV
CASE OF 6 $53.99 A BOTTLE Managed by three generations of Lassalle women, there is a definitive style to these champagnes, one of delicacy, freshness and unassailable quality.
CARTE D’OR BRUT NV
Stonefruit and some complex minerality, followed by a rush of lush richness. Like its sibling, the Carte Blanche, this is low sulphur, low dosage.
MOËT & CHANDON
IMPÉRIAL BRUT NV
Almost equal portions of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, this is broad and stylish, with a creamy texture and an elegant, zingy character.
Force meets finesse in a divine cohesion of florals, dried fruit, brioche and spice, with some creamy Chardonnay-derived flavours surging at the finish.
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METHODE TRADITIONNELLE BRUT NV $29.99 Arguably the benchmark for Central Otago sparkling, a stylish robustness underpinning the exquisite flavours.
METHODE TRADITIONNELLE ROSÉ NV $32.99 Strawberry and toasty cashew notes on the nose, a rich, creamy palate and a vibrant, lingering aftertaste.
While you might find the more obvious rockstars of New Zealand’s alcoholic beverage landscape within the worlds of winemaking and craft brewing, there is no doubt that some of our spirit producers are getting seriously good at their vocations. Such are the following.
LEWIS ROAD CREAMERY CHOCOLATE CREAM LIQUEUR 700ML
Fresh New Zealand cream and rich chocolate, with a touch of triple distilled premium spirit makes for a decadent treat. Warmly spicy, it’s pretty enjoyable simply poured over ice, but works a treat with coffee or over ice cream.
BROKEN SHED PREMIUM VODKA 750ML
From an idea born in an old weathered shed in Wanaka, using spirit distilled from milk whey and local spring water fresh from the Southern Alps. A clean yet round tasting spirit, perfect either straight from the freezer or mixed. 93387
THOMSON TWO TONE WHISKY 700ML
The Thomson Two Tone name references the two kinds of casks used during the maturation process. Aromatic notes of caramelised fruits accompany red berry, apricot and spicy characters on the palate.
CARDRONA DISTILLERY ROSE RABBIT ORANGE LIQUEUR 750ML
The handmade, small batch Rose Rabbit takes its name from the two life forms that thrive in the Cardrona Valley. The oranges are sourced from Gisborne, with the peels soaked in the Cardrona un-aged single malt spirit for two weeks prior to being redistilled to a pale lemon-coloured liqueur. 92637
ROGUE SOCIETY PREMIUM DRY GIN 700ML
The Rogue Society gin displays pronounced aromatics, a fine balance and a surprisingly long finish. Juniper, orange peel and deep spice dominate. Vibrant in the mouth and smooth but crisp on the palate. 92158
LIGHTHOUSE BATCH DISTILLED GIN 750ML
The botanicals chosen to create the Lighthouse gin include dried leaves from New Zealand’s Kawakawa and the fresh zest of local Navel oranges, delivering a delicate and balanced gin displaying distinctive herbal and citrus notes.
CARDRONA DISTILLERY BARREL ROOM
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SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016 $31.99 CHARDONNAY 2014 $36.99 PINOT NOIR 2014 $42.99 PELORUS NV $34.99 PELORUS ROSÉ NV $34.99 TE KOKO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013 $49.99 TE WAHI PINOT NOIR 2014 $94.99
DUSKY SOUNDS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
Just the right amount of everything makes this great-value Sauvignon a very good buy and a popular seller. Pure fruit characters of melon, capsicum and grapefruit enliven nose and palate in a fresh, vibrant, balanced expression. 29842
YALUMBA SOUTH AUSTRALIA THE Y SERIES VIOGNIER 2016
KUMEU VILLAGE PINOT GRIS 2014
A crisp and dry wine with the Italian Pinot Grigio variety’s characteristic light hues, this is dazzlingly clean, boasting an intense bouquet of ripe, golden apples. Works on its own as an aperitif, or with a variety of foods. 40471
PAUL MAS ESTATE SOUTH OF FRANCE SAINT HILAIRE CHARDONNAY 2015
PIERRE BRECHT PINOT GRIS 2015
DOMAINE ROMANIN BURGUNDY MÂCON-VILLAGES 2015
OF 12 $16.99 A BOTTLE
The Chardonnay fruit is sourced from Mâcon as a single expression. Not quite as lean as a Chablis, it does, however, sit most at home in that group, although at the broader end of the spectrum, with a touch more oak.
RAPAURA SPRINGS MARLBOROUGH RESERVE ROSÉ 2016
An elegant estate-grown Pinot Noir rosé exhibiting vibrant berry aromatics embellished with a burst of spicy notes. The palate is dominated by seductive summer fruit flavours balanced by a fresh, tangy finish. 11644
KATE RADBURND HAWKES BAY BERRY BLUSH ROSÉ 2016
OF 6 $15.99 A BOTTLE
Produced under Kate’s own brand and light on its feet, this Bay rosé boasts red berry and strawberry characters embellished by subtle florals and spicy notes, the ripe, fruity flavours given a boost by the smartly fresh finish. 10747
A stellar wine, with hints of honey and minerality lightly riding the lush palate. Rich and spicy, the additional year in the bottle has given it a lovely rounded resonance. Available exclusively from Glengarry.
OF 12 $23.99 A BOTTLE
Wonderful Chablis from a masterful producer. The fruit is off 25-year-old vines, the wine rich and elegant, with notes of honeyed flowers and spice, creamy textures and a fresh mineral finish.
A lean and elegant Chardonnay with a touch of richness from the southern French sun. A refreshing, easy-drinking style that’s punctuated by lemon and tropical fruit on the nose and palate.
DOMAINE SEGUINOT-BORDET CHABLIS 2015
OF 12 $13.99 A BOTTLE
Michael Brajkovich works his magic on the Pinot Gris grape via this off-dry offering. Stonefruit, pear and floral characters are accompanied by a nicely weighted textural presence. Eminently drinkable, brilliantly priced.
OF 6 $12.99 A BOTTLE
Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, Yalumba pioneered Viognier plantings in South Australia’s Eden Valley. This uses indigenous yeasts and was lees aged to add complexity. Silky and aromatic, it is exceptional value.
SANTA MARGHERITA PINOT GRIGIO 2015
GROWER’S MARK MARLBOROUGH GALE FORCE PINOT ROSÉ 2016
OF 6 $15.99 A BOTTLE
A single vineyard Pinot Noir rosé with lifted aromas of strawberry, raspberry, and pomegranate enriched by hints of spice. Weighty and substantial on the palate, the well-defined fruit lingering through to the invigorating finish. 41365
GAYDA LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON FLYING SOLO ROSÉ 2015
OF 12 $15.99 A BOTTLE
Tips its hat to the intrepid pioneering aviators of the French Aeropostale. A lively, refreshing blend of Grenache and Cinsault, with enticingly creamy flavours of soft summer fruits, crisp acidity and a finely balanced finish.
MIDDLE-EARTH NELSON PINOT MEUNIER ROSÉ 2016
MIONETTO VENETO GRAN ROSÉ EXTRA DRY SPARKLING ROSÉ NV
RIOTOR CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ 2015
AKARUA CENTRAL OTAGO ROSÉ BRUT NV
LOS BOLDOS ALTO CACHAPOAL GRAND RESERVE CARMÉNÈRE 2013
Brilliant Californian Zinfandel, the aromatics vivid raspberry, crushed cherry and red currant, beckoning invitingly to a rich, bright, lively palate. A kiss of spice and a juicy sign-off leave you reaching for another glass. 90560
MISSION ESTATE SYRAH 2016
Aromatics of vibrant dark berries with notes of spice and black pepper. The fruit-driven palate is softly textural, evoking the flavours of classic Hawkes Bay Syrah fruit without the substantial influence of oak maturation.
MONTES COLCHAGUA VALLEY CLASSIC MALBEC 2014
OF 12 $14.99 A BOTTLE
Surgingly fruity, with a wealth of raspberry and blueberry characters to spike the tastebuds. Nicely spiced, with understated vanillan oak, it’s all about the fruit and a very generous weight and length, especially given the price. 19349
DEVIL’S STAIRCASE PINOT NOIR 2016
OF 6 $22.99 A BOTTLE
Rockburn’s stylish second-label wines are in no way second best; the Devil’s Staircase Pinot Noir is a dizzying blend of fast, firm fruit, tempting spices and alluring earthen notes. All for the price of, well, not even your soul. 13745
MARTINBOROUGH VINEYARD TE TERA PINOT NOIR 2014
Bordeaux native Carménère is a low-acid variety that’s hard to ripen. But if you can give it enough heat and keep the yields down, you are rewarded with wines like this. Wild red currant notes with a rich vein of coffee bean.
XYZIN CALIFORNIA OLD VINE ZINFANDEL 2013
OF 6 $28.99 A BOTTLE
A benchmark sparkling rosé from the Akarua team. Strawberries dance along the nose as a creamy palate flaunts its flavours of soft summer fruits and the vibrant citrus finish suggests that it’ll see you again soon. 77405
OF 12 $18.99 A BOTTLE
This is our top-selling rosé in an increasingly crowded category. The pale colour belies the wine’s weighty presence, its plump richness and fleshy juiciness tempered by fresh acid and a spray of tingling citrus. 10119
A classic Bordeaux varietal blend showing lovely aromatic wafts of plum and berry embellished with a dusting of cedar. A ripe and approachable wine complemented by supple tannins and a smooth, satisfying finish.
OF 6 $16.99 A BOTTLE
Prosecco aces Mionetto produce a refined and fragrant sparkling extra-dry rosé. Aromatic notes of grapefruit, blackcurrent and rose enhance its raspberry and strawberry characters. Just the thing for casual sipping in the sun.
VIDAL HAWKES BAY ESTATE MERLOT CABERNET 2015
OF 12 $16.99 A BOTTLE
Pinot Meunier fruit. Strong and vibrant, off-dry in style, with ripe, juicy cherry and cranberry characters enriched by spicy notes. A bright, tangy mouthfeel is complemented by fresh acidity and a touch of sweetness. 54532
A bold nose of earth, cherry and berry, with hints of mushroom and toasty oak. The wonderfully succulent, spice-accented palate is replete with tiers of soft fruit flavours wrapped in a silky texture and framed by firm acid. 16002
AKARUA CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2015
The Akarua team are more than up to the challenge of taming their Central Otago terroir and forging an exemplary Pinot; all of the subtleties are present, with fruit, spice, chocolate and toasty oak crafted into a joyous whole.
FS SHIRAZ 2014 Clare Valley‘s Knappstein is one of the most recognisable and popular wine operations in South Australia, with the Knappstein name involved in the business there since the late 19th century. In 1894, J H Knappstein, one of the largest vineyard owners in the Clare, co-purchased the premises of the Clare Jam Company and established The Stanley Wine Company. Following its sale, Tim Knappstein went on to establish the Knappstein Enterprise Winery in 1974, which is housed in the heritage-listed Enterprise Brewery building established in 1878 to satisfy thirsty local miners. The company manages its own vineyards, with winemaker Glen Barry focused on producing a selection of handcrafted, single vineyard wines. The relatively boutique output harnesses Clare Valley’s unique attributes to deliver a flawless selection of fresh expressions displaying pure and vibrant flavours.
Plush red that gets the taste buds glowing, packed with spicy plum, bright notes of pepper and nutmeg woven into the silky textures and supple tannins.
THE STUMP JUMP GSM 2012
A rich, silky blend of classic Rhône varieties lifted by a savoury edge and fine tannins, with an accompanying lick of spice and loads of effusive charm.
GAMEKEEPER’S CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015
Approachable Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon alive with abundant flavours and a mellow mouthfeel. Will help you through the upcoming winter.
THE LACKEY SHIRAZ 2015
$17.99 CLARE VALLEY’S KNAPPSTEIN WINERY & BREWERY
KNAPPSTEIN CLARE VALLEY
A classic Clare Valley Shiraz, traditionally fermented and barrel matured for 12 months. The fruit comes primarily from Knappstein’s highly-rated, elevated, low-yield Yertabulti Vineyard. Vibrant flavours, supple tannins, understated oak and a fine savoury aftertaste.
Lush and lively, with a whiff of eucalypt and loaded with ripe, spice-edged plum and cherry characters supported by supple tannins. Totally dependable.
OLD VINES GSM 2013
A finely-judged blend off old Barossa Valley vines, matured in French oak for 12 months. Elegant, with attractive cherry, cassis, spice and floral notes.
STONEHORSE GRENACHE SHIRAZ 2013
A nicely judged blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz fruit. Lingering nuances of fleshy berryfruit, violet, spice and oak wrap around the lithe tannins.
EACH MONTH, FROM THE HUNDREDS OF WINES SUBMIT TED TO US, THE GLENGARRY TASTING PANEL SELECTS OUR TOP TEN WINES
Domaine Nicolas Boiron CÔTES DU RHÔNE
THE AUGUST 1888 SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013
CASE OF 12 $23.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 6 $36.99 A BOTTLE
The Boiron family have been producing top-level Rhône wines for five generations. Spicy and silky, dominated by Grenache, with a decent proportion of Syrah adding depth and flavour.
A wine of some complexity, the opulent stonefruit and citrus characters supported by a lovely textural mouthfeel and smoky nuances. Transcends preconceived notions of Marlborough’s signature varietal.
FAITH SHIRAZ 2015
Benchmark wine from Barossa Shiraz aficionados, St Hallett, the ripe plum and berry aromas enriched by hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon. Silky and beautifully integrated, the lithe and lingering fruit flavours are seasoned with vibrant spicy notes.
Lawson’s Dry Hills MARLBOROUGH
Consistency and reliability are the hallmark of this accomplished Marlborough producer. Their Chardonnay has had all the works (malo, lees stirring, etc.) with the result a creamy and balanced mouthful of stonefruit-and-citrus gorgeousness.
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
These longtime Marlborough experts know their turf; their expertly-crafted Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and vibrant, with the mouth-tingling minerality the Awatere region is noted for floating its presence beneath punchy tropical fruit.
IHUMATAO VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2014
ALPHA SYRAH 2014
CASE OF 12 $22.99 A BOTTLE The mid-range Alpha wines are impeccably made and, we think, Montes’ best-kept secret; the Alpha Syrah won’t break the bank, and will reward you generously for being carefully cellared for 5-10 years.
CASE OF 12 $14.99 A BOTTLE The southern Italian area of Salento is known for its particularly fine Primitivo grapes. The palate is dominated by jammy black fruit with no oak influence, just the pure fragrant Primitivo. Try it slightly chilled.
EARNSCLEUGH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2015
CASE OF 12 $31.99 A BOTTLE Dedicated exclusively to the production of Pinot Noir, GR deliver one of Central Otago’s best-value expressions. A graceful nose of florals and herbs and a vibrantly elegant palate with fine, supple tannins.
PINOT NOIR 2014
CASE OF 6 $28.99 A BOTTLE
CASE OF 6 $38.99 A BOTTLE
From Villa Maria’s Single Vineyard range: a complex aromatic mix of peach, citrus, toasted cashew and smoky, flinty notes overlays a refined and textural palate that signs off with a mineral-edged flourish.
Championing the unique attributes of Central Otago, Peregrine’s acclaimed Pinot Noir is powerful and concentrated, an opulent delight of exquisite fruit and silky femininity.
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MERLOT CA BERNE T M A LBEC 2015 $14.99
SY R A H 2015 $14.99
McDON A LD CH A RDONN AY 2016 $19.99
15251 MCDONALD PINOT GRIS 2016 $19.99
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McDONALD MERLOT 2014 $26.99 15210 GR AND RESERVE CH A RDONN AY 2015 $29.99 15279 GR AND RESERVE SY R A H 2014 $39.99 15278 GR AND RESERVE CA BERNE T SAU V IGNON MERLOT 2013 $39.99 1523 9 TOM CH A RDONN AY 2014 $149.99 1527 7 TOM SY R A H 2014 $199.99 15249 TOM CA BERNE T SAU V IGNON MERLOT 2014 $199.99 1525 3
We're on the road to Kiwiland, hopping from region to region (do kiwi hop?), taking a peek therein and celebrating the wonderous quality and...
Published on May 29, 2017
We're on the road to Kiwiland, hopping from region to region (do kiwi hop?), taking a peek therein and celebrating the wonderous quality and...