Other NZ

"For anybody who has visited New Zealand, you will understand what I mean when I say that the colours there seem brighter, the personalities bigger and the energy for life so great. I finally understood this “dialled up” expression I perceived in their wines was merely a translation of life in this truly beautiful place." - Julie Dupouy, Wine Writer, thetaste.ie, March 2017

New Zealand's wine regions extend 1,600km (1000 miles) from sub-tropical Northland (36° S) down to Central Otago (46° S), home to the world’s most southerly vineyards." - NZ Wine

"Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are still the bread and butter of the New Zealand wine industry, each variety making up some 70% of white and red plantings. And Chardonnay – the dominant grape between 1993 and 2003 – is also seeing a revival, comprising about 12%.

But there is much more to Kiwi wine than this popular trio, particularly aromatic whites such as Riesling and Pinot Gris – often made in delectable off-dry styles – as well as fledging plantings of ‘alternative’ varieties like Albariño and Grüner Veltliner. Beyond Pinot Noir there is less diversity in the reds, with Syrah undoubtedly leading the way, especially wines co-fermented with Viognier in homage to Côte-Rôtie. But the Bordeaux grapes of (Cabernet Sauvignon,) Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec still offer some interest, either as varietals or in a blend." - Decanter

Map adapted from Vineyards.com

  • [SOLD-OUT] Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2017

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    95 POINTS - WINE FRONT! "There, Kumeu River, owned by the Brajkovich family, is perhaps New Zealand&rsquo s leading Chardonnay producer" - Wine Advocate   "Despite the name, this is a wine born from six vineyard sites, brought together as...

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  • Kumeu River Mates Chardonnay 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Kumeu River Mates Chardonnay 2008

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    Bob Campbell (MW) 93 points!"Kumeu River's flagship Chardonnay achieves a concentration and complexity that confirms its exalted status. Big, yet supremely elegant wine with pineapple, peach, mineral. spicy oak and roasted nut characters. Richly textured...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kumeu River Village Pinot Gris 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Kumeu River Village Pinot Gris 2019

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    "The aromas have typical peach and stone fruit notes tinged with the floral perfume that we have come to expect from Pinot Gris. The wine is lively, complex and lingers on the palate. Pinot Gris is a variety that goes particularly well with food,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mahana Gravels and Clay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Mahana Gravels and Clay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    Wine Front 93+ points!“Spends a month on skins then went into acacia and oak for 12 months, then another six months on lees in tank. Shane Munn, the previous winemaker made 2013 Mammoth White (also skin contact fermented), and he wanted to go left of...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mahana Gravity Pinot Gris 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Mahana Gravity Pinot Gris 2015

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    Wine Front 93 points!“All organic certfied. No additions at all during winemaking, and spends 12 months in old barriques, then gets a dash of sulphur before bottling. Complex gris.Light golden colour. Smells rich and fresh. Toffee apples, pear, warm...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mahana Gravity Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Mahana Gravity Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    Wine Front 93 points!“This wine had some skin contact in early stages, went through natural ferment, natural malolactic fermentation, and was left in old barrels for a year on lees, then sulphured; no additions aside that. Comes from gravel soils in...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mahana Riesling 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Mahana Riesling 2015

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    The new venture from ex-Bannockburn winemaker Michael Glover!"Delicate with intense floral aromatics. Succulent sweetness balance the pure acidity in a dry, mineral finish."Mahana "We are really getting into New Zealand Riesling, with its barely...

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    $34.50
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mammoth Pinot Noir 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Mammoth Pinot Noir 2015

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    "From a powerful year, Michael Glover has produced a heroic wine with his third Mammoth – a wine that is as savoury as it is deep and layered... In short, Mammoth 2015 is a structured, textural Pinot with a cracking mouthfeel and an abundance of fine...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mammoth Rare White Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Mammoth Rare White Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    James Suckling 95 points!“A multi-layered wine that has waxy, dried meadow flowers on the nose with great fragrance. A little flint and spice come into play before this heads into stone-fruit territory and delivers plenty of citrus flavors and a...

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