New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has set an international benchmark for the class. It is distinctive, vigorous, and strong. Many wine critics have considered New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc as the world’s best. The Marlborough region is famous for its Sauvignon Blanc. First produced in 1977, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has seen critics in the 1980s claiming that wine from this region was “outstanding”, and “unforgettable”. Through its aromatics, infused with capsicum and gooseberry rich with tropical fruit overtones and other flavours, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc impresses critics and wine drinkers worldwide. As well as this, New Zealand also produces Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling.

New Zealand’s Chardonnay is sophisticated and classic; citrus and tropical fruits produce a crisp acidity that is often faultlessly rounded with oak. New Zealand’s Pinot Gris is invigorating and strong, fused with flavours of spice, apple, pear, and honeysuckle, making it the perfect accompaniment to roast pork, creamy pastas, chicken, and seafood. Wine journalist, George Taber, writes, “no other region in the world can match Marlborough, the north-eastern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, which seems to be the best place in the world to grow Sauvignon Blanc grapes”.

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Askerne Estate Chardonnay 2015

$23.00 $20.70

Pristine fruit was hand harvested off the estate vineyard and barrel fermented to produce a rich and complex Chardonnay. Notes of vanilla, toast and mixed spice complement the stone fruit and citrus notes of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. Ageing potential 3-5 years. The wine will compliment fish, chicken and pork dishes.

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Askerne Estate Gewurztraminer 2014

$23.00 $20.70

Intense aromatic characters of rose petal, orange blossom and coriander. The palate is broad and soft with an excellent balance between acidity and residual sugar. This Gewurztraminer is dry on the finish. Drink as an aperitif or match with spicy Asian dishes.

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Askerne Estate Pinot Gris 2017

$23.00 $20.70

A full bodied and richly textured Pinot Gris with pure aromas of pear and quince. Additional notes of short bread and custard add to the profile and interest. The palate carries some fruit sweetness and soft acidity which combined gives the effect of roundness and generosity. Best matched with full flavoured savoury dishes.

GOLD MEDAL – NZAromatic Wine Competition

5 STARS – Wine Orbit

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Askerne Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016

$31.00 $27.90

Barrel fermentation and aging on lees has produced this powerful and complex Chardonnay that displays nectarine and ripe citrus fruit characters on the nose that follow through into the rich full bodied palate.  Drink over the next 3 to 5 years. Serve with seafood dishes (oysters, crayfish), poultry and lighter meats such as pork or pate.

5 STARS – Wine Orbit

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Askerne Estate Viognier 2016

$23.00 $20.70

A bold and rich Hawke’s Bay Viognier in a barrel fermented style. Fruit notes of apricot and ripe citrus are to the fore with complex notes of vanilla and toast also present. The palate is very broad and dry with apricot and almond flavours. The finish is very long and pure with excellent balance.

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Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$25.00 $23.75

On the nose, there’s an enticing mix of spiced apple pie, cut grass, melon and fennel seed. Through the palate, the on-skins and whole bunch portions add texture and weight, with notes of candied lemon and cardamom; a fresh, tangy entry which develops into a creamy, savoury finish. Cellaring potential now and next 10 years.

94 POINTS – Cameron Douglas MS, March 2018

Aurum Amber Pinot Gris 2016

$56.00

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Bone dry, rippled with minerality and tannins. This wine is at the cross roads of a red wine for its tannins and texture, a cool climate white wine for its intense minerality and a barrel fermented white wine for its charming oxidative notes.  Appearance is clear amber/orange colour. Bouquet: Spiced honey, dried nectarines and pears.

Aurum Dry Riesling 2015

$29.00

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Wow! Lime alert! This southern star smashes through the palate with green apple and quartz-powder, mineral-driven mouthfeel that lingers long and will send your saliva glands into overload. The citrus intensity is one thing, but the honeysuckle and hints of biscuit really add to the complexity of this wine in the mouth. It’s a clean, zingy wine which zips into action immediately. This is the sort of wine that’ll be perfection with classic, sweet and sour pork with pineapple chunks. Appearance is crystal clear, pale lemon.

Aurum Pinot Gris 2016

$29.00

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This wine is supple and ripe with intense pear, quince and mandarin flavours. The fruit and spice notes are underlined by a rich and creamy mouth feel with a good acidity providing a mineral backbone and a long lingering aftertaste to this off-dry style wine. Intense perfume of honeysuckle, quince, mandarin peel and melon.

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Babich Wines Irongate Chardonnay 2016

$38.00 $34.20

Creamy and super smooth seamless entry into a rich and driving palate. Peach and orange rind; cashew with a touch of lemon grass. Great balance power and length.  Peach, apple and sweet oats overlay citrus and spice.  Irongate Chardonnay is an intense, richly flavoured wine and is an ideal match for rich seafood and white meat dishes. Try it with char-grilled squid and lemon butter sauce, or barbecued chicken.

SILVER MEDAL – China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017

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Babich Wines Organic Chardonnay 2016

$24.00 $21.60

Sweetly perfumed aromas – nutty, mealy with lemon blossom and a nice cedar edge. The palate is rich and complex with a zesty citrus burst on entry and nectarine and peach on the mid palate. Savoury elements are also apparent. Nice weight and volume and just a hint of caramel on the long finish. Would go well with poultry or fish. Recommended cellaring 5 years.

MASTERS MEDAL – Global Organic Masters 2017

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Babich Wines Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$24.00 $21.60

Pretty nose combines floral notes with lime, lemon and orange. Citrus notes persist on the palate with a good dollop of slate/mineral. Juicy green fruits and spice linger on the crisp finish. Enjoyable on release will benefit from moderate aging. Try with BBQ’d prosciutto wrapped scallops drizzled with mandarin infuse olive oil.

SILVER MEDAL – New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016

4 STARS – Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s 2017 Buyers Guide

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Cable Bay Awatere Valley Chardonnay 2014

$26.00 $23.40

Orange blossom, lemon cake and macadamia, with little hints of basil adorn the nose. The palate has a stony minerality that is found in all our whites from this vineyard. It is deeply refreshing, with lovely texture and great complexity. The flavours resonate and linger on the finish for an age; delicious. Enjoyable upon release and over the next 4-5 years.

4 STARS – Cuisine Magazine, Issue 172, August 2015

4 STARS – Raymond Chan, January 2015

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Cable Bay Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$24.00 $21.60

This is a complex and vibrant wine, conveying all the characteristics of a faultless  growing season by the Awatere river. Rocket flowers, passionfruit, papaya, lime  and smokey chicory aromas come together to form a wonderful nose. The palate is finely textured, with a chalky mineral element giving it maximum dimension, focused acidity and great overall balance. Refreshing and fulfilling, it is a lovely expression of our vineyard. Match with South East Asian style dishes, fresh and vibrant flavours.