Dips into the current style of fat, blowsy Chards left to hang on the vine until they develop tropical fruit flavors, and then drenched in oak and spiced up with lees. In this case, stunning acidity provides welcome relief to all that flab. The resulting wine isn’t for everyone, but connoisseurs will appreciate it.
Right from the start this is clean, snappy and peppery, with an added touch of butter and honey. Lemon-lime flavors get a boost from fresh green herbs and white pepper, while the finish is spot-on. At one moment it’s razor-sharp and cleansing, and then it opens up to offer citrus and mineral.
Zesty, crisp and racy, this wine begins with scents of passion fruit and crystallized lime and doesn’t deviate from this course all the way through the lingering finish. A bit simple but satisfying; try with ceviche. Imported by Quintessential LLC.
Starts off well, with aromas that strike a pretty balance between gooseberry and passion fruit, then layer on ripe melon and nectarine as well. In the mouth, it’s big, delivering bold, fruity flavors underscored by crisp acids. It lacks a bit of elegance and length on the finish, but this wine delivers plenty of flavor and pleasure for the price. Imported by…
Sturdy black cherry and cola notes anchor this fairly priced offering from Marlborough. It’s a bit chunky, without Pinot’s classic silky mouthfeel, but solid and dependable, picking up some menthol notes on the finish.
Light in color, but flavorful, boasting hints of cherry, mushroom and mint. Medium-bodied, with a supple mouthfeel and a lingering finish. A blend of fruit from Brightwater (Nelson) and Wairau (Marlborough). Imported by Quintessential LLC.