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Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012 New Zealand

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Wither Hills lies at the heart of Marlborough’s wine growing region. The winery is named after the imposing Wither Hills ranges, which form a dramatic backdrop to our vineyards which enjoy long sunlight hours, cool nights and are nourished by the waters of the Wairau River. Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest winemaking region, with around […]

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Low volumes but high quality for New Zealand wine harvest

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Cooler weather, a late harvest, and an Indian summer should please wine connoisseurs this year, according to the New Zealand Winegrowers Association. New Zealand had a "fantastic April", and promises to deliver very good quality wine once it hits the shelf, Philip Gregan, the head of the association, told TV ONE’s Breakfast. "There were some […]

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Dancing Heart Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand

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Deliciously concentrated with lovely aromas of dark cherry, and gamey richness with undertones of spicy dried herbs. Desert Heart Pinot Noir is a complex, yet approachable wine, it is vibrant yet delicate and dances on the palate with raspberry fruit, exquisitely structured with silky tannins, a well balanced, natural acidity showing elegance and persistence on […]

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Bannock Brae Goldfield Pinot Noir 2001 –HALF PRICE sale offer

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We have an incredible HALF PRICE deal on Bannock Brae Goldfield Pinot Noir 2001 from New Zealand. This wine has flavours of black cherries, dark plums, and berries. Behind these primary flavours there is an interesting hint of spice, mushroom, chocolate and even liquorice complementing its velvety texture. All this is integrated with just the […]

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Tarras The Canyon Pinot Noir

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Known as The Canyon, this vineyard is located high on the terraces of a Bendigo sheep station sharing spectacular views of the valley below. A sheltered, sun-trapped basin comprising wind-blown loess with traces of clay. Traditional Pommard and Dijon Pinot Noir clones of 5, 115, 667 and 777 are cropped low at 5 tonnes per […]

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