Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gisborne Albariño 2015 $17.99 ★★★★

I really like this wine because it’s bracingly fresh and shows classic white flesh peach, nectarine and lemony characters alongside a squeak of apricot stone, crushed shells, hints of salt and has a vibrant, racy finish.  Very tangy and fresh and has a long, mineral-edged finish. www.villamaria.co.nz

Wine column week commencing 7 May, 2016

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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