Having sold out of our first SA Icons wine case, I have been busy finding the best that New Zealand has to offer, and have come up with a stunning mix of wines plus a free bottle of the award winning No1 Cuvee!
The case comprises of wines from Marlborough, Waiheke Island, Central Otago and Waipara and includes some true icons of New Zealand wine production. The case offers the following enticing wines:
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Without doubt the most iconic and famous of all NZ vineyards. For over a decade this has been the Marlborough Sauvignon all others have been measured against with its grassy nose and fresh gooseberry tones.
Pegasus Bay Riesling 2010
Neal Martin from Robert Parker described this vineyard as one of the country's most exciting producers. Located in Waipara, this Riesling is not that far removed from a Spatlese from Pfalz, with plenty of greenage and apple on the nose along with a fruit packed palate.
Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Rated 93/100 and one of Jamie Goode from thewineanarok favourite NZ wines. Another Marlborough entry, perhaps not as intense as the Cloudy Bay, hints of pepper and citrus on the nose, with apple, kiwi and passion fruit on the palate. Well balanced in acidity and structure.
Gibbston Valley China Terrace Pinot Noir 2009
From the first vineyard in Central Otago to ever plant Pinot Noir, this wine comes from the oldest vines in the region and has won numerous gold medals along with Michael Cooper's 5 star rating. Deep red,complex nose and supple fruits - an outstanding representation of New Zealand Pinot.
Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir
Founded in 1961 this is the most awarded winery in the country, producing everything from table wines to this premium reserve wine. An International Wine and Spirit Competition winner, this is a very different beast to the Central Otagan Pinots with a much more Old World styling.
Man O War Dreadnught Syrah 2009
A relative newcomer having only been founded in the mid 90's, but already at the heart of Waiheke Island wine growing. A rich Syrah showing ripe fruits, blue berries and black pepper. Still aging well but drinking nicely already!
No 1 Family Estate Sparkling Cuvee NV
With Daniel Le Brun at the helm, this is unquestionably the best sparkling winery in NZ as ranked in this years Encyclopedia of sparkling wines. Only beaten by a handful of top Champagne producers, No 1 wines are at the top of their game. Produced using the traditional method, this wine shows fine mousse, biscuit and yeast with a not overpowering dryness. A real treat!