A tasty little sparkler with a nose of toast, citrus, apples and fresh-baked bread. It has a delicate mousse but good vibrancy on the palate with toasty apple fruit and zesty lemon spritz on the finish. Serve as an aperitif.
Clear, pale silver-yellow. Faint nose of apple, pineapple and pear. Light-bodied with crisp acidity and apple and melon flavours. A food wine; excellent accompaniment to crusty white bread and mussels in a garlicky tomato/wine sauce. Drink now.
Light ruby. Classic, enticing Pinot Noir nose of small red fruits, cinnamon and hints of earth. Well-dosed oak. A bit acidic in the mouth, there is good fruit in the middle palate of medium to light body. Give it 3 to 4 years to lose a bit of its acidity.
Full ruby. Ripe red fruits, some oaky notes and a floral touch. Tight and full-bodied, the grainy tannins are slightly bitter, balance is good but there is no harmony at this stage; it needs time to find itself. Leave it in the cellar for a few years.
Punchy and bright, this sustainably produced Kiwi Savvy is from the Seaview Vineyard in Marlborough's Awatere Valley. Assertive passionfruit, tangerine, pink grapefruit is juicy on the medium-full palate, and turns quite pithy and warming on the finish.
Reminiscent of a Mosel Auslese, the 55g of residual sugar is impeccably balanced by laser-focused acidity, spurting juiciness and an ethereal mouthfeel. Floral-spicy aromas lead to a fruit fest of ripe peach, applesauce and caramelized pear. Clean, refreshing, captivating finish. Can’t stop sipping!
This Cab is still tight and requires another year in bottle before showing its full potential. That being said, mocha, spice, cassis, coffee, plum and herbs are all in the mix. Very good length and firm tannins round everything out. Serve it with grilled rosemary-scented lamb chops.