The Family Company ‘Cosmos’ Methode Traditionelle $25 (3.5 stars)

“All life begins with a bang” says winemaker John Thorpe of his fun, Gisborne-grown sparkler.  Cosmos is made from 100% Chardonnay aged for just over two years in bottle before being released, it’s scented with lemon, breadcrust and yellow plum, and also boasts tangy citrus pith, nutty notes and creamy complexity on the finish. www.gisbornegourmet.com

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 7th Oct 2017

IN HOMAGE TO HOMAGE “2017 was an exceptional summer and the 150ml of rain we had in February was soaked up by super-dry soils.  Sure we had intermittent showers after that, but I tell you what, we’ve ended up with exceptional samples of syrah, cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo” says Chief Winemaker Warren Gibson at a […]

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