New Zealand

Marlborough is the premier wine producing region in New Zealand. 79% of the country’s total production derives from that region. It is also home to what many wine critics consider the worlds best Sauvignon Blanc.

Silver Lining

Unoaked Chardonnay

Colour: As a young wine, this is pale in the glass with pale gold highlights. As the wine ages, the colour will deepen. Bouquet: The nose is typical of Gisborne Chardonnay in an early year. It is a delightful melange of peach, nectarine and melon. Palate: The palate is full of fresh fruit character, yet also has a richness, weight and length.

Pinot Noir

This noble yet fickle grape variety has found a very happy home in New Zealand. Pinot Noir loves our clear air, warm days, and cool nights.Each year we harvest fruit is full of character and flavour. A light touch of oak adds complexity and makes this medium bodied red wine a perfect match for red meats and pasta.

Riesling

Colour: Very pale at bottling but with time this wine will pick up green-gold tints. Bouquet: Aromatic intensity looks set to be one of the hallmarks of the 2009 Rieslings. This wine leaps from the glass with masses of citrus, citrus blossom and spice. Palate: Medium bodied and beautifully fine with a perfect balance between acid and sugar. The finish is long and pure.

Sauvignon Blanc

The intensity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has made this wine style recognizable the world over. Marlborough’s warm days and cool nights allow us harvest fruit that is brimming with aromas and flavours of gooseberry, passionfruit and nectarine. This dry white is beautiful as an aperitif or matched with seafood and salads