New Zealand Explorer Case - Half Dozen
New Zealand has a relatively young wine industry that took off when stainless-steel vats and modern winemaking techniques came to the fore in the late 1980s.
Cool-climate purity and fruit focus are the hallmarks of New Zealand wines. Best known perhaps for Marlborough Sauvignon – we regard our own-label as a cracking example of energy and balance, alongside a brilliant blend from the Churton stable, which includes Viognier and Petit Manseng and is made in as natural fashion as possible. You’ll also enjoy the fuller, spicier tones of Pinot Gris from the North Island, much richer in style in comparison to its Italian cousins.
The historic Gimblett Gravels of North Island were identified early on as a free-draining terroir that would suit Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Syrah has also done well here. However, forging ahead has been the proliferation of top-quality Pinot Noir from the South Island, and Greenhough’s silky wine from Nelson is a well-priced example of how well this tricky grape variety performs in the cooler climate.