White Wine – New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Spy Valley, Marlborough (13.0% abv)
This winery was established in 1993 by Bryan and Jan Johnson and takes its name from the nearby satellite communications monitoring station! Spy valley has an ultra-modern winery situated right in the middle of the vineyards. Amongst the other varieties grown there are 57 acres of Sauvignon Blanc. Classic Marlborough aromas of grapefruit, elderflower and a fusion of tropical fruits. Crisp and fine with a silken mouth-feel and pure fruit flavours that persist through to a dry finish. Great value as well.
Huia Gewurztraminer 2014, Marlborough (14.0% abv) Organic
Grown on the clay soils of Winsome vineyard, Gewurztraminer vines are prolific growers through the season and managing the leaf growth can be a challenge. The vines are kept as small as possible with the inter-row close planting, leaf plucking and some bunch thinning. After Harvest, the settled juice is naturally fermented in tank or oak vat, through to a dry, aromatic wine. Rose petal, lychee and Turkish delight aromas abound. The luscious, ripe tropical fruit fills the palate through to a spicy, persistent, dry finish.