Black Valley Gisborne Chardonnay 2016
A classic approachable varietal Chardonnay balancing oak, creamy toast and sun-kissed Gisborne fruit.
Tamaota Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
A deliciously satisfying blend of Awatere greens and some Wairau tropical fruit punch. It brings the best of both worlds together delivering a fleshy, flavourful wine with lovely freshness and vibrancy. A very satisfying wine.
Three Ducks Gisborne Chardonnay 2016
From the national homeland of Chardonnay, this is obviously chardonnay but with a modern twist.
Three parcels of ripe fruit, fermented and aged on full lees with varying degrees of solids and MLF but no oak has resulted in a modern-edged wine with obvious varietal hallmarks. Funk and toast notes, flint and grapefruit plus some complexity with a nice toasty finish. It's all there!
Puzzle Peak Gisborne Pinot Gris 2016
An easy-drinking wine showing classic varietal characters from the warmer Gisborne region. Generous with some fruit weight on the entry balanced by freshness, texture and showing very good length. Blind tasting 3816 VW: 16.5 "Nice balance with a hint of nashi on the nose. Good acid balance in this appealing wine."
Dorrien Estate Bin 4 Riesling 2016
This refreshing Riesling filled with citrus flavours and with a crisp acidic finish was made using fruit sourced from premium regions and comes from 5 star Halliday-rated winery Dorrien Estate.
The Rocks Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016
Marlborough is rightly famous for the Sav Blanc it produces, but this wine shows that their winemakers can also turn out expressive, distinct Pinot Gris, too. This is very nicely balanced to finish just off-dry but without cloying sweetness.
Zenith Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
A deliciously satisfying blend of Wairau tropical fruit punch and Awatere greens, it brings the best of both worlds together delivering a fresh, flavourful wine with lovely acid vibrancy. A very satisfying wine.