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Tasting March 17, 18 and 19


All technically wonderful wines, now opening this week for you to try before you buy. In price order, smallest to highest, 

Mt Hector Chardonnay

We've made a big commitment to the Matahiwi Vineyards because we love what they have and we got a great deal for you...their Mt Hector Chardonnay, with 4 stars from Wine Orbit, is another of our exceptional Two for $20 deals (that's a massive 30%+ saving on cellar door). Buy it up while it lasts is our suggestion! You can mix and match it with their same label Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc as well! This is a well-balanced wine showing ripe nectarine and summer fruit flavours, with a creamy palate accented by elements of toasty oak on the finish. Whilst this wine can be enjoyed now, it will continue to develop over the next 2 – 3 years. Try it with your favourite poultry dish.

Matahiwi Holly Pinot Gris

Then again, from Matahiwi, we have the magnificent Holly Pinot Gris. This is a barrel fermented, Alsace style of Pinot Gris where the aim is complexity matched with fruit purity. Displaying aromas of summer peach and gala apple with floral notes, this wine is weighty and rounded with a dry, spicy finish. 5 stars from Wine Orbit reinforces our enthusiasm for this lovely wine at just $14.99, almost half the cellar door price thanks to our commitment to their wonderful selection of wines.

Mt Vernon Sauvignon Blanc

Cuisine Magazine December 2015 5 Stars and Best Buy

International Wine Challenge - London - GOLD.

The Mt Vernon Sauvignon Blanc isn't just a favourite of ours right now, as you can see it has garnered great acclaim. Cuisine wrote "This second-tier label from experienced Marlborough winery Lawson's Dry Hills continues to offer fantastic value, vintage after vintage. This latest rendition delivers a zingy blast of fresh green herbs and lime notes, supported by punchy acidity. Serve it with goat's cheese and crackers at a summer drinks gathering". This is a beautifully classy drop at $16.99.

Leveret Estate Reserve Syrah

People loved their massive Chardonnay last week, so now from Leveret Estate we have the Reserve Syrah that comes with 4 stars from Raymond Chan, one of NZ's top 5 wine reviewers. His review reads "Full, deep, dark ruby-red colour with black and purple hues. The nose is elegant with good intensity of fragrant black berry fruits lifted by white and black pepper notes, along with dark red florals. Subtle spice elements add detail. Medium-bodied and elegant in presentation, the palte features fine and perfumed black berried fruits integrated with white pepper, florals and spices. The mouthfeel is soft textured with fine-grained, supple tannins and balanced acidity. Attractively aromatic violet floral and peppery perfumes blossom on the finish, leading to a long, lingering finish. This is an elegant, fine-textured and aromatic Syrah with black fruits and white pepper flavours. Match with poultry, pork and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4-5 years." this is a top wine from an acclaimed vineyard and it's just $25.99.