White. Villa Maria Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
This was our best selling wine over Christmas and there’s no wondering why because as soon as you open the bottle, whack! You are hit by the most wonderfully pungent aromas of gooseberry, grapefruit and lychee. Wines from the Wairau are usually a little more forward and louder but this has the volume turned up to 11.
White. Vidal Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Vidal is one of the properties owned by Villa Maria but they do their own thing and this wine is just superb. Winner of countless trophies and medals it is always terrific value for a wine with this much class and quality but at this offer price it’s just silly. Fill yer boots.
White: Left Field Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson, New Zealand
The latest acquisition by Villa Maria and a chance to see the difference that climate makes to Sauvignon as this hails from the slightly warmer Nelson region. A little more weight and fat on the palate and whilst deliciously fresh it isn’t as spiky as its Marlborough counterparts. It also has one of the best wine labels around.
Red: Moko Black Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
I’m typng this whilt sat in the garden so it would appear that summer won’t be too far away and here is a wine which is just made for lazy days in the sunshine. Fresh and lifted with beautiful wild berry fruits and that wonderful tell tale lick of acidity this wine is superb with char grilled lamb chops and a cous cous salad al fresco. Serve it a little cooler to allow that freshness to really shine.
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