A selection of wines perfect for the festive season! Includes the following wines in a wooden gift box:
Pinot Noir, Waipara West
the mouth the wine feels tight and cool, the structural elements of acidity,
alcohol and tannin holding the concentrated Pinot flavours at its core. The
wine has amplified aromatics of the Bernard clones as well as the rustic charm
of the old Saint Helena Pinot selection. The tannins particularly have a lovely
sappy edge (possibly from the whole bunch ferment) that convey a feeling of
tension. The bright, fruity acidity gives a sense of buoyancy balancing the
sweetness of both the fruit flavour and the alcohol
Cremant d'Alsace, Albert Seltz
A blend of local grapes such as Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois blanc, vinified in the traditional method. A minimum of nine months maturing on lees ensures complexity, and creates a toasty, nutty, sometimes flinty character. It has a fine lively mousse and aromas of citrus and yellow fruit. Dry, quite full and rich with a good finish, easy to drink alone or with food and serious enough for celebrations too.
Sancerre, Cedrick Barin
Made from Sauvignon Blanc vines averaging 20 years old, grown on a plot of local flint soils famous for their minerality and finesse. This is good, typical Sancerre - citrus fruit and gooseberry aromas on the nose, with mineral and floral notes coming through. Full and silky mouth-feel with a light fruit sweetness. White blossom and citrus flavours, with stony minerality and a touch of exotic fruit. Dry, crisp, with fresh zingy acidity and a lean finish.