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  • Matua’s small-batch, high-priced single-vineyard wines really deliver.

    Issue 3949 21 January 2016

    Matua’s selection of single-vineyard wines is not produced in mediocre vintages, “but when it’s on, it’s on”, the wine company says. These small-batch, high-priced wines are promoted as “the pick of the pick of the bunch”. Matua – originally Matua Valley – was established by Ross and Bill Spence at Waimauku, in West Auckland, in 1974. That year, using locally grown grapes, the ­brothers produced this country’s first ­sauvignon blanc – five years before the first sauvignon blanc flowed in Marlborough. Matua is now part of Treasury Wine Estates, a listed company…

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