Summerhouse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
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.
Misha’s Vineyard Dress Circle Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018
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.