WINING IN?30th April 2020
1. TWO PADDOCKS ‘THE FUSILIER’ PINOT NOIR
The Fusilier Pinot Noir is almost perfect, with depth and contrast right through to its rich blue core. The sensual touch of early morning light embodied in a glass.
2. MISHA’S IMPROMPTU PINOT NOIR
Turn left or right? On one side I stare into the deep recesses of the cove and the other, the dappled light of the warm afternoon. Which way to turn? The Impromptu Pinot Noir will help me decide.
3. TE WHARE RA PINOT NOIR
The Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir encapsulates the image of home, always in the sun, a wine with great harmony, youthful textures and a heart of gold.
4. QUARTZ REEF ROSÉ
Familiar, calm, relaxing – like a languid sunset, the Quartz Reef Rosé’s natural light holds your stare and it’s flavour for the longest time.
5. TWO RIVERS ‘ISLE OF BEAUTY’ ROSÉ
An unexpected twist. Like the untouched West Coast, exploring this wine uncovers layers of complexity and splendour. Sweet stone fruit and savoury almond blossom deliver a vibrant wine with a dry and elegant finish.
6. OSAWA PRESTIGE COLLECTION BRUT
An image split between light and dark, depth and harmony, defined yet complimentary. The Osawa Brut is 50/50 Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, distinctive lines with a mystery waiting where they meet.
7. FELTON ROAD BLOCK 1 RIESLING
Do I want the cooling elevated acidity or the warmth and comfort of residual sweetness? Both work, both are here – calm, familiar, harmonious.
8. HUIA BLANC DE BLANCS
Ripe and adventurous fresh citrus contrasts with a biscuity, baked bread depth. This Blanc de Blancs is rounded out by a long finish that keeps the palate invigorated.
9. RIPPON SAUVIGNON BLANC
It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn. As the sun rises and the chill of the night fades, the warmth of a new day is revealed. The Rippon Sauvignon Blanc encapsulates these images, shapes and forms on the palate. Can you feel what’s around the corner?
10. MAHI BOUNDARY FARM SAUVIGNON BLANC
Undulating landscapes of colour and familiarity. The Mahi Sauvignon Blanc is familiar too, with its texture, length and breadth. If you give it the chance it will show depth and distance on the linger.
11. PEGASUS BAY SAUVIGNON SEMILLON
The sudden disruption of the water as you dive mirrors the impact the Sauvignon Blanc delivers to the palate. A moment later, you’re safe in the arms of Semillon.
12. PASSAGE ROCK RESERVE CHARDONNAY
This Passage Rock Reserve Chardonnay is full, rich and expansive. There’s comfort and warmth there too, in its creamy, masculine flavours and textures.
13. TONGUE IN GROOVE CHARDONNAY
Like a pathway between the bluffs, the Tongue in Groove Chardonnay carves its way through the palate leaving behind memories of texture, shape and form.
14. GREYWACKE CHARDONNAY
Like a vista of dense, smoky stars the Greywacke Chardonnay promises endless adventure, allowing the palate to let go and absorb the sky, the light at its core and the dappled textures throughout.
15. BABICH IRONGATE CHARDONNAY
Like a fast-running forest stream there’s musical harmony in the Irongate Chardonnay, which balances the power, depth and control of its ripe fruits and dense, woody tones.
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