Wining In? | Rodd & Gunn

WINING IN?

30th April 2020
With travel off the table for some time, we’re looking at alternate ways to enjoy the best of New Zealand from home. That’s why we’ve asked Master Sommelier, Cameron Douglas – the man behind The Lodge Bar’s outstanding wine list – to recommend New Zealand’s finest wines. Grab a glass and get ready to go on a journey.

CENTRAL OTAGO

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.

CENTRAL OTAGO

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.

MARLBOROUGH

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.


CENTRAL OTAGO

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.

MARLBOROUGH

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.

HAWKE'S BAY

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.

CENTRAL OTAGO

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.

MARLBOROUGH

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.

CENTRAL OTAGO

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?

MARLBOROUGH

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.

WAIPARA VALLEY

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.

WAIHEKE ISLAND

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.

WAIPARA VALLEY

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.

MARLBOROUGH

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.

HAWKE’S BAY

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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