BEST BUY
Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2015
NZ$24

Offering great value, this instantly appealing wine was grown at two vineyards in the Southern Valleys and barrel-fermented. Fragrant, with a slightly creamy bouquet, showing good complexity, it’s a ‘serious’ wine, but already delicious, with mouthfilling body, strong grapefruit and nut flavours, and a dry, well-rounded finish. Drink now or cellar.

TREAT YOURSELF
Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
NZ$50

The latest release of this consistently stylish, perfumed, silky-textured red was grown at Parkburn, in the Cromwell Basin (89 per cent) and Gibbston (11 per cent), and matured in French oak casks (18 per cent new). A very elegant, deep ruby wine, it has concentrated, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, and a finely poised, lingering finish. Best drinking 2018+.

NEWS AND EVENTS

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival (Waipara Valley)

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival 17 March 2017

2016 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

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20 hot wines for winter drinking

Cooler weather is here and with it different tipples. Issue 3965 24 May 2016