Vibrant and ruby-hued, this heaven-sent half 'n half blend of Merlot and Malbec is blessed with fresh raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant aromas and clean, pure, fruity length of flavour.
Passion is lovely with all manner of spicy, eastern-style dishes and creamy soft cheeses.
The Blushing Monk behoves itself to all manner of spicy, eastern-style dishes
and creamy soft cheeses.
Awards: Silver Medal - AirNZ Wine Awards 2012
This wine perfectly displays the grapes flavours achieved during
the growing season. If you have ever had the fortune to taste
real Turkish delight – this wine screams of rose and lemon Turkish
delight. If you have not been to Turkey and feasted on their
delight – no need! – it’s right here in the glass! The more
flamboyant among us may suggest lychee’s as well. This wine has
excellent balance and excellent drinkability.
This Marlborough Pinot Gris has delicate hints of ripe pear and apricots. On the palate this wine is soft and moreish and the fruit carries right through to the finish. An off-dry style which finishes clean and crisp. Serve this versatile wine as an aperitif with a platter of hard cheeses, with fish, or stone fruit desserts.
Floral and lemon aromas with subtle underlying tropical notes, follow seamlessly through to the palate. Beautifully balanced with mouth-watering acidity resulting in a truly fruity wine with a long lingering finish.
This dry style single vineyard Rosé could just as easily win your heart. It's fragrant with vibrant raspberry coupled with watermelon and pomegranate on the palate, a wonderful balance of fresh flavours and soft textural elements.
This delicate ruby-red wine opens with a subtly spicy nose, hints of toasty oak and vanilla with damson plum and blackberry fruit.
On the palate, there is a vibrancy, with juicy red cherries and plums jostling with a fresh earthiness and touch of mocha, on supple tannins. The concentration is good with balanced acidity and the joyously sweet fruit carrying on to the finish.
This delicate 'blush pink' wine is bright and fruit forward. Aromas of strawberries and raspberries with a creamy undertone spring from the glass.
The palate is poised, dry and crisp with bountiful ripe red fruits. The fresh and clean fruit flavours linger on the finish.
Peter Robertson made his first Pinot Gris back in the early 1980s, pioneer as he is, and he returns to it, always a fan of aromatics and with many trips to Alsace under his hand-tooled belt. Pears, spice and florals top a thick, rich, honey-tipped palate in a refined, divine style. Region / Country: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Varietal: Pinot Gris Food Match: Seafood and Light Poultry
Beautifully refreshing, this is a subtle, elegant Rose´ in a bone-dry style. Flavours and aromas range from subtle red fruits and stone fruit, through to more lifted floral, guava, gentle herbal notes and fliinty, mineral complexity. The palate is finely textured, with a long, zesty, slate like finish. A versatile and food friendly style of Rose´, ideal as a refreshing aperitif, yet well suited to a range of lighter, fresher dishes, particularly where an element of umami features.Try with sashimi dishes or freshly shucked oysters.
Church Road McDonald Series Pinot Gris
Primarily off the high altitude Matapiro vineyard, this is a stylish stop-fermented Pinot Gris with alluring aromas of ripe Nashi pear nuanced by musky, spicy characters. The off-dry palate has a lush, honeyed, viscous textural quality nicely balanced by a long, mineral-accented finish.
Region / Country: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Church Rd Pinot Gris is made with fruit grown in Hawke's Bay, not a region known for Pinot Gris, is full fruited with Nashi pear and cinnamon spiced apple on the nose. The palate is taut and fresh with the Nashi pear running through the middle and has a long finish. Ideally matched with pea and prawn risotto.
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