BEST BUY
Petit Clos by Clos Henri Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

NZ$21

Clos Henri Vineyard is owned by Henri Bourgeois, a leading, family-owned producer in the Loire Valley. Certified organic, this instantly appealing wine is from young vines, estate-grown near Renwick, in the Wairau Valley. Tank-fermented and lees-aged, it is mouthfilling, fresh and sweet-fruited, with strong passionfruit/lime flavours, balanced acidity and a bone dry, lingering finish. Fine value.

TREAT YOURSELF
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett 2015

NZ$35

This very elegant red is a Hawke’s Bay blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with splashes of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Matured for 16 months in French oak casks (35 per cent new), it has dark, youthful colour. Mouthfilling, it’s a ‘serious’ but delicious red, with deep, blackcurrant-like flavours, gently seasoned with nutty oak, fine-grained tannins, excellent complexity, and lovely poise and harmony.

NEWS AND EVENTS

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2017 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

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25 top organic wines in New Zealand

Small to medium-sized vineyards, especially, are being drawn into going organic. 3 August 2017