New Zealand

New Zealand

"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 courtesy: Wine New Zealand

  1. Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Te Kahu Merlot Blend 2016

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay

    97 Points Decanter World Wine awards!

    Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards.

    $27.00 by the dozen $30.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (16 in store)


  2. Craggy Range Gimblett Merlot 2011

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay

     

    $35.10 by the dozen $39.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  3. Craggy Range Gimblett Merlot 2010

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
    eRobertParker.com 91+ points!
    $35.10 by the dozen $39.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  4. Craggy Range Gimblett Merlot 2006

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
    Bob Campbell 90 points!
    $38.66 by the dozen $42.95 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  5. Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc 2011

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
    Raymond Chan 19/20!
    Gourmet Traveller 95 Points!

    $73.80 by the dozen $82.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  6. Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc 2010

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay

    $73.80 by the dozen $82.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  7. Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc 2009

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
    Bob Campbell 94 Points!
    $72.00 by the dozen $80.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  8. Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc 2008

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
    Bob Campbell 95 Points!
    $69.30 by the dozen $77.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  9. Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
    "Our best yet!" - Craggy Range
    Bob Campbell MW 95 Points!
    Campbell Mattinson 95 Points!
    Robert Parker 95 Points!

    $62.96 by the dozen $69.95 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  10. Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet Franc 2005

    Region: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
    eRobert Parker.com 93 points!
    $69.95

    Out of Stock