BEST BUY
Momo Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014
NZ$23.00
From Seresin, this organically-certified wine is a wonderful buy. Estate-grown, it was hand-harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts in a mix of tanks and old French oak barriques. Pale straw, it’s a distinctly ‘Alsace style’ Pinot Gris, full-bodied, with a sliver of sweetness and strong, ripe, stonefruit and spice flavours. A very harmonious wine, with a slightly oily texture, complexity and excellent richness, it’s already delicious, but well worth cellaring.
TREAT YOURSELF
Bannock Brae Barrel Selection Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011
NZ$60.00
Top vintages of this single-vineyard Bannockburn, Central Otago red are outstanding. The 2011 was matured for almost a year in French oak casks and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep and youthful in colour, it’s a very generous, full-bodied wine with lovely depth of ripe plum, spice and nut flavours. Notably savoury and harmonious, with a welcoming fragrance, it should reward further cellaring, but is hard to resist right now.
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Vintage tales

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