Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $29

How’s them apples! This little bit of Austria here in Aotearoa gives an immediate hit of freshly cut apples, lemon pith, yellow plums and wildflowers on the nose and palate making this grüner groovy in all the right places. With a squeak of tarragon and soft, peachy tones, it’s a soothing, refreshing, yet deeply complex white wine that can be contemplated on its own, over an indulgent bowl of linguine marinara, or on the porch in the late afternoon, with some gingerbread and strong cheese.

Wairau River