Vibrant and ruby-hued, this heaven-sent half 'n half blend of Merlot and Malbec is blessed with fresh raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant aromas and clean, pure, fruity length of flavour. Passion is lovely with all manner of spicy, eastern-style dishes and creamy soft cheeses. The Blushing Monk behoves itself to all manner of spicy, eastern-style dishes and creamy soft cheeses. Awards: Silver Medal - AirNZ Wine Awards 2012
REGION: Central Otago Sub Region: Bannockburn APPEARANCE: Golden, straw colour BOUQUET: A full bodied wine showing citrus and tropical aromas PALATE: The palate is rich with stonefruit and vanillin supported by a lingering minerality typical of the region, which provides great length.
VINEYARD Harvested out of the lower Awatere Valley in Marlborough. VINIFICATION 50% whole bunch pressed to preserve aromatics, it was then fermented cool in stainless steel and allowed to sit on lees for an extended period to develop body and texture. APPEARANCE Pale straw in colour. BOUQUET A vibrant bouquet displaying classic passion fruit and gooseberries with a hint of flintiness. PALATE A broad and luscious palate exhibiting citrus tones with a backbone of crisp acidity. CELLARING It is ready to drink now and is best served slightly chilled. SERVING TEMPERATURE 14-16°C FOOD ACCOMPANIMENTS A platter of icey cold raw oysters. Fresh crayfish cooked on the BBQ served with buttered crusty bread and a crisp green salad.
Peach and ripe apricot, with light oak. A fruit-forward balanced style with a touch of creaminess. One to share with anything from grilled crispy skin salmon, wood-roasted rotisserie chicken or even a slow-cooked BBQ rolled pork roast or chilled on its own. ABV: 13%
The Generations Sauvignon Blanc is a combination of old world and new world winemaking. The old world brings mellow yeast autolysis and highlights minerality, and the new world brings all the punchy tropical fruit with racy acidity. An enticing wine that is a great play on the typical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Great matched with smoked foods or try with Goat’s Cheese.
This wine perfectly displays the grapes flavours achieved during
the growing season. If you have ever had the fortune to taste
real Turkish delight – this wine screams of rose and lemon Turkish
delight. If you have not been to Turkey and feasted on their
delight – no need! – it’s right here in the glass! The more
flamboyant among us may suggest lychee’s as well. This wine has
excellent balance and excellent drinkability.
A short spell of skin contact has enhanced both colour and flavour. With aromas of melon, citrus and stone fruit, this wine is highly drinkable now and will accompany a broad range of cuisine. Vegan friendly. ABV: 13%
Fresh, zesty, juicy and full, this fruit-driven new world style wine will excite the senses without the racy overload. Tropical fruit with a fresh herbaceous character balanced with zesty passionfruit and a dry finish, this wine will take you straight back to the warmer summer days. ABV: 12.5%
Aromas of juicy pineapple and lime are beautifully balanced with hints of nectarine and honeysuckle. The acidity and minerality makes for a crisp and refreshing wine with a long lingering finish. Riesling is a preferred accompaniment to a wide range of foods. This wine is especially enjoyable with savoury and spicy dishes, with cheese or simply on its own. Best served lightly chilled, Allan Scott Riesling is guaranteed to improve for many years if carefully cellared. ABV: 12.5%
This dry style single vineyard Rosé could just as easily win your heart. It's fragrant with vibrant raspberry coupled with watermelon and pomegranate on the palate, a wonderful balance of fresh flavours and soft textural elements.
Vibrant and classically Marlborough aromas, passionfruit, guava, lime and kaffir with hints of tropical mango. A perfectly balanced almost juicy palate that carries through all of the vibrant tropical perfume, with great depth of flavour and rounded texture. A complex yet very enjoyable style that is brimming with flavour and multifaceted aromas. Easy to drink on its own but also suited to food because of the harmonious balance of the palate.
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