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Haha Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018

NZ$18

Offering excellent value, this is an instantly attractive, very easy-drinking wine, made in a smooth, basically dry style. Harvested from inland, elevated, relatively cool sites in Hawke’s Bay, it is fragrant, fleshy and vibrantly fruity, with generous depth of ripe stonefruit flavours, balanced acidity, and very good delicacy, harmony and depth. Drink now or cellar.

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Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2017

NZ$85

This memorable red is certified organic and biodynamic. Estate-grown and hand-picked at Bendigo, in Central Otago, it was matured in French oak casks (50 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep and youthful in colour, it is highly fragrant, weighty and very savoury, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing notable density, complexity and harmony. A very ‘complete’ wine, set to flourish for a decade, it’s already a lovely mouthful.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival (Marlborough)

Festival goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines and delicious local cuisine... 08 February 2020

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