Best Buy

Summerhouse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

NZ$19

Instantly appealing, this wine offers great value. Blended from grapes grown in the Southern Valleys (40 per cent), Wairau Valley (30 per cent) and Awatere Valley (30 per cent), it is pale lemon/green, vigorous, full-bodied and fleshy, with ripe tropical-fruit flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth, finely balanced acidity and a dry, smooth finish.

Treat Yourself

Misha’s Vineyard Dress Circle Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018

NZ$28

This lovely wine was estate-grown at Bendigo and mostly handled in tanks; 22 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. Highly scented, it is a fleshy, off-dry style with vibrant flavours of pears, peaches, apples and spices, showing excellent delicacy and depth. Very harmonious, with a touch of complexity and a long finish, it’s a drink-now or cellaring proposition.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Wellington Wine & Food Festival (Wellington)

Wellington Wine & Food Festival (Wellington) 2 February 2019

2018 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

Go to Advanced Wine Search to search the latest wine reviews from New Zealand Wines 2018, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide.

Homegrown rosé: The best of New Zealand’s pink wine

More people are reaching for a home-grown tinted tipple of rosé. 18 January, 2018