Aspiring Flats Central Otago Trio 2017
The second release of this summer-in-a-bottle white impressed the judges at the Royal Easter Wine Show. Our own Tasting Panel described it as having an "attractive slippery entry, a very appealing delicacy and very good length of flavour. Yum "
Cape Campbell Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
Well-structured, there is a core of cool climate fruit supported by bright juicy acidity and sinewy tannin. Fine-grained oak integrates beautifully delivering a very long finish.
Optica Geometrica Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017
This distinctive Adelaide Hills Shiraz has been crafted by respected winemaker, Julie Montgomery, who has worked closely with local vignerons to source small parcels of fruit reflective of the region's unique terroir. The result an elegant red that will pair beautifully with your favourite red meat dish.
Turnstone Marlborough Chardonnay 2017
Made in collaboration with highly respected Marlborough grape growers Milton and Heather Staples, this parcel is from their well-established and carefully-tended home vineyard in Rapaura. It is a wine that delivers the classic combination of oak, fruit character and buttered toast.
Santoro Puglia Igp Primitivo 2016
Crafted with a stylistic approach well suited for Kiwi palates this is from a warmer, Southern region of Italy. There's plenty of new-world charm and some old-world cues. Italian wines have found form in recent years and it's the generosity of wines like this that made it hard to look past for this year's EWOTY selection.
Hawkesbridge Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018
This is an unashamedly delicious Pinot Gris from multi-Trophy-winning winemaker Jo Gear. It embodies the 2018 vintage delivering generous flavour, texture and concentration.