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

    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] Matakana Estate Chardonnay 2016

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    "Situated in the heart of Matakana, a hidden gem of a wine region, which lies between rolling green hills and beautiful sandy beaches less than an hour's drive north of Auckland. Rich in culture, the area attracts many visitors to enjoy its fine wines,...

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  • Neudorf Montere Chardonnay 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Neudorf Montere Chardonnay 2006

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    Wine Advocate 90 points!"The 2006 Chardonnay exhibits a complex, slightly honeyed, orange-zest infused nose whilst the palate has a crisp, slightly spicy finish and moderate length. Drink over 2-3 years. Neudorf is undoubtedly one of the leading lights...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    5 Stars - NZ Wine Guide “This wine ranks fourth in the company’s hierarchy of five Chardonnays, after three single-vineyard labels, but is still outstanding. Grown at Kumeu, in West Auckland, it is powerful, with rich, beautifully interwoven flavours...

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  • Kumeu River Mates Chardonnay 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Kumeu River Mates Chardonnay 2005

    Region: NZ-(Other)

    "The vines of Mate's Vineyard are maturing nicely at 18 years old, and this is the only remaining vineyard we have planted with the Mendoza clone. The vine age and the distinctive characteristics of this clone help give Mate's Vineyard its unique...

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