Sauvignon Fans Ahoy!

September 24, 2012By Yvonne

If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last week or so would you have missed the news that The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2011 by Marisco Vineyards won the International Trophy for ‘Best in Show Sauvignon Blanc Under £10’ at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London.  This is good news for two reasons, … Read More

Saint Clair Premium Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

July 24, 2012By Yvonne

Saint Clair Premium Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011 $26  Incredibly rich, bright, vibrantly fruited with wild strawberry, cherry and exotic spices.  It’s a sensational pinot for the price and boasts lovely complexity and luscious length of flavour.  www.saintclair.co.nz

Incognito Prestige Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Incognito Prestige Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2011 $15  This is a definite new favourite for me – aromas of freshly chopped herbs, fennel, lime and pineapple lead to a juicy, flavoursome palate that’s tangy but not tart and has layers of concentrated citrus all the way through to the finish.  An absolute steal and it’s available … Read More

Riverby Estate Marlborough Syrah 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Syrah 2011 $27  These syrah grapes have been in the ground for 20 years, making them some of the earliest planted in the Marlborough region.  Boysenberry, black cherry and soft spices ooze through on the nose and it’s a very gentle, warming, comfortably textural wine with slippery-soft tannins.  www.riverbyestate.com 

Riverby Estate Noble Sauvignon Semillon 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Noble Sauvignon Semillon 2011 $35  Deeply golden colour with hints of musky, dusty notes underneath the honeyed, toffee-like aromas.  There are lovely sweet marmalade and peach concentrate flavours on the finish which has good, solid length.  www.riverbyestate.com

Riverby Estate Marlborough Noble Riesling 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Noble Riesling 2011 $35 375ml  Golden and brassy and wow what an incredible wine!  Delicious rose-toffee, caramelised peach, marmalade, and tangy, tantalising, ultra-sexy flavours – can’t fault it, more please!!  Buy from www.riverbyestate.com

Riverby Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010 $28  Soft strawberry and cherry notes on the nose and in the mouth the fruit is very gentle to the point of being perhaps a touch subdued.  It’s a pleasant pinot, very easy to drink and one that will be great for those new to the style, but I … Read More

Riverby Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2010

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2010 $25  A really nice, nectarine-laden chardonnay with attractive stonefruit, grapefruit pith and toasty flavours to top off a lovely, lean, textural mouthfeel.  Just the thing for a bowl of salt and pepper squid.  www.riverbyestate.com

Riverby Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Semillon 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Semillon 2011 $26  An injection of 35% semillon, with its hay fields and herb notes, adds depth and complexity to snappy, citrus-driven sauvignon blanc.  This is the debut effort for this style from Riverby, and 8 months in new french oak has led to a lovely amalgamation of white peach, lemongrass, … Read More

Bouldevines Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Bouldevines Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010 $29  Created from fruit grown on their stony, Dog Point Road vineyard, this is a wine that is super easy to drink.  Plum, baking spices, hints of red cherry and rhubarb all show through and the tannins are very soft, almost in the background.  A pleasant, drink-now pinot.  www.bouldevines.co.nz