White's Wine - New ZealandBy Stuart White
January 20, 2010
In the world of wine, New Zealand is famous and famed for two varieties.
Expressive, fruity Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir to rival Burgundy’s finest. If you are buying New Zealand buy these.
Winemaker Ant Mackenzie backs up my statement perfectly with his Spy Mountain Pinot Noir 2008 – Burgundian style with the intense fruit flavours achieved in the cool climate Marlborough region.
Red berry fruits and a touch of spice, it’s a fine example and available at Majestic, which has a good range of Pinot Noir in store, until the end of the month at 20 per cent discount.
The wine warehouse has the deal running on all New Zealand wine on purchases of two or more bottles. Majestic have also lowered the threshold to a minimum order of six bottles in store, down from 12.
Marlborough, in the South Island, is also the spot for Sauvignon Blanc, which tend to be dry, high in acidity, medium bodied and packed with fruit flavours (gooseberry, citrus, apple).
Southbank Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (on offer at £6.86 before the extra 20 per cent deal) ticks all the boxes, while the higher priced Waimea Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (£9.99/£7.99) is more elegant and crisp. Worth the added investment.
For more information visit www.majestic.co.uk or call the Caversham Road branch on (0118) 950 3116.