The Banrock Station Chardonnay exhibits intense fruit aromas of citrus, peach with hints of tropical fruit, delicate oak overtones. The palate displays fresh and juicy fruit salad flavours of peach, melon and honeydew, with a light oak influence. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with a full bodied texture, balanced acid and excellent length. ABV: 13%
Tasting Note: The Banrock Station Pinot Gris exhibits poached pear, with white floral, and exotic clove and cinnamon spices on the nose. The palate displays mouth-filling pear and apple fruit flavours, nougat, with a crunchy acid finish.
A wine of flavour and body with enticing hints of ripe melon and a delicate finish to which riesling adds length of flavour and a distinctive stamp of elegance. This wine should be served well chilled and enjoyed when young and fresh. ABV: 9.5%
Innovation has always been at the heart of all that is Brown Brothers, including the development of new styles and varieties. Here they blend two of Australia's favourite white wines to create the ultimate summer drink; a Moscato & Sauvignon Blanc. A completely new twist on the two icons, the Moscato & Sauvignon Blanc blends the vibrancy and freshness of Sauvignon Blanc along with the exuberance and sheer deliciousness of Moscato. A racy aromatic wine that brings together everything that is great about these two wine styles.
The 2010 Lexia has a brilliant yellow colour with hues of green and a nose displaying aromas of musk, tropical fruit and grapes. The acid level balances beautifully with the natural sugar, resulting in a wine that is fresh, crisp and clean. Full of generous ripe fruit characters, the palate also leaves you with a hint of lingering spice. This wine is suited for immediate consumption, but will age gracefully in the bottle for 5-8 years from vintage if cellared well.
This has all the lovely melon, guava and passionfruit you expect of a Marlborough sauvignon blanc but it also has complexity with funky pungent hints of mineral and mokiness, savoury undertones and a bright, well-balanced finish.
Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Chardonnay is a fresh, fruity white wine with bright peach and nectarine aromas. The palate is medium-bodied, with citrus and white peach flavours, gently spiced oak, and a soft, crisp, lingering finish. FOOD & WINE MATCHING: Chardonnay pairs well with rich fish, seafood or egg dishes, chicken, turkey, pork, creamy pasta, nuts, root vegetables and pumpkin. Eaglehawk Chardonnay is great with poached chicken and avocado salad, or pumpkin risotto.
Edenvale Chardonnay is clean and fresh with true varietal definition. Rich melon, citrus and apple flavours combined with some subtle oak characters add real complexity and make for a real wine flavour experience. (Alc. under 0.5%)
Edenvale Sparkling Cuvee is a truly refreshing sparkling that is great for people desiring a sophisticated, non intoxicating adult alternative for any occasion - particularly for those special family celebrations. The wine displays a subtle yet fragrant aroma of ripe apples, subdued tropical fruits and citrus notes. It is clean and refreshing on the palate with rich fruit flavours balanced by zesty acidity. (Alc. under 0.5%)
Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay 750ml: This Aussie white has been part of the NZ scene fo decades and is regarded as a good solid no frills Chardonnay under $10. Its easy drinking light flavours means it has all round appeal with any food or an its own.
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