Coopers Creek Bell Ringer Gisborne Albarino 2015 $22 ★★★★½

Winemaker Simon Nunns has crafted a distinctly limey, lipsmackingly dry and intensely mineral-driven albariño from Gisborne’s Bell vineyard.  It’s got real presence and poise and truckloads of tangy stonefruit notes, yet it’s beautifully balanced and delicate at the same time.  Sensational with pan seared groper steaks drizzled with lemon. www.cooperscreek.co.nz

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Arriba Albariño!! New Zealand’s breakout, white grape star Albariño, might have it’s historic home in the North West of Spain and Northern Portugal, but it’s also achieving degrees of distinction in the east coast gloriousness of Gisborne.  Pronounced Al-Barr (roll your rrrs) – Een-Yo and first planted in the region back in 2009 albariño is […]

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