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1 - 12 of 109 New Zealand South Island White
Amisfield Chenin Blanc
Central Otago
Available by the dozen
Amisfield are situated in the southern most wine growing region of New Zealand, at Lowburn in Central Otago, just north of the 45th Parallel. High altitudes and a cool climate, long summers and clean glacial soils, translate into limited yields of the finest aromatic, single vineyard Chenin Blanc. Amisfield is all about the voluptuous expression of Chenin Blanc and preserving the virtue of site, articulating pure and refined aromatics, while ensuring balance of residual sugar to crisp acidity.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Chenin Blanc is predominately planted within the Lochar stony gravels on the top terrace above the Amisfield wineworks. There are further small plantings spread across between the Pinot Noir vines. Parcels are harvested and whole bunch pressed, settled for two days and racked for cool temperature ferments through the action of South African yeast over the course of eighteen days, a smaller component is treated to seasoned oak barriques.
 
Vibrant pale straw/ green hue. Aromas of crisp green apple, citrus notes and distinctive varietal lanolin notes. The palate is lusciously full, textural elements from extended lees contact, well supported by quintessential Central Otago minerality and juicy acidy. Mineral, floral and citrus profiles are upfront and personal, making Amisfield a great match to Asian cuisine, especially Thai.
Amisfield Pinot Gris
Central Otago
Available by the dozen
The fleshy voluptuousness and mouth filling generosity of Central Otago Pinot Gris, hand picked off the top terrace of Amisfield's vineyard, grapes are all gently pressed for a long cool ferment, partially in a selection of seasoned French oak barrels for roundness and complexity, followed by a term of age on light sedimentery lees. A textural and persistent Pinot Gris style,saturated with all the classic varietal characters, spices, shortbread and white fleshy pear, the mouth filling richness of barrel ferments, magnificently balanced with perfectly pitched acidity and delicate residual sweetness.
$2799each
$333DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc
Central Otago
Available by the dozen
There are three blocks of Sauvignon Blanc at Amisfield, near the shores of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago. Older vines at the edge of Rocky Knoll yield fruit with delicious ripe stone fruit characters and pronounced minerality. Younger plantings on a beautiful elevated terrace above the winery provide grapes which are brim full of vim and vigor. A combination of wild indigenous yeast vinifications, oak barrel ferments and sedimentery lees stirring, achieves a singularly vigorous and compelling case for Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Harvest begins with a golden pick of the ripest fruit from silts at the edge of Rocky Knoll, progressing toward the top terraces. A percentage is destemmed directly into the press to provide a modicum of skin contact. Juices are fermented cool with choice yeats, selected for their capacity to retain vibrancy and zip. A smaller pick of late picked fruit is whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barriques where natural indigenous yeasts do their work. The ferments are wild and vigorous, making a wine of great texture and exotic stone fruit characters. Most batches are aged on light fluffy lees, a portion is matured in French oak, while being treated to regular lees stirring battonage for palate richness.
 
Light straw colour. Aromas of limes and passionfruit complimented by a mixture of tropical stone fruit. The palate is full bodied and dry with considerable fruit weight and layering. Rife with tropical meets vegetal complexity, the palate is full bodied and dry with great intensity of fruit balanced by refreshing acidity.
Babich Marlborough Pinot Gris
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
The founders of Babich were visionaries who succeeded in bringing the wines of New Zealand to the world. A collation of fruit from several splendid Marlborough vineyards is assembled into a rich, full bodied Pinot Gris, offering brisk vitality and exquisite style. Partially barrel fermented for richness and complexity, Babich exhibits ripe stonefruit and spice flavours before a soft, medium dry finish. The Marlborough white of choice to accompany the freshest fish, a match to crumbed and shallow fried snapper fillets.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Marlborough is renowned for Pinot Gris, as the free draining, alluvial loams over gravelly sub soils in the Wairau, Waihopai and Awatere valleys provide ideal growing conditions. Parcels of Pinot Gris are harvested as grapes achieve full physiological ripeness. Vineyards with heavier soils add weight to the wine, lighter soils contribute bright varietal aromatics. Most components are vinified in fermenters at various temperatures through a selection of yeasts to enhance character and build interest. The balance is vinified in a selection of seasoned French oak barrels while being treated to a course of lees stirring which builds body and complexity in the finished wine.
 
A light, peach straw hue. The sweet, lifted aroma of proving bread on the nose, along with pleasant notes of white stone fruit, spices and citrus adding to the sensory delight. Sweet danish pastry and spicy pear tart emerge out of the succulent, sweetly fruited palate. Generous mineral flavours compliment the rich and full weight. Ginger and lemon zest add a pleasing zing to the finish.
Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Babich can lay singular claim to coaxing some of the most articulate varietal wines from both of New Zealand's majestic Isles. This eminent winemaking estate pioneered the dearly loved Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc genre, it endures to this day in a fuller, riper, softer style that drinks beautifully on release. An assemblage of fruit grown to finer Marlborough vineyards has been seamlessly fashioned into a tropical, refreshing and clean wine that calls for chicken caesar and the freshest fish.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Established amongst the kauri gum fields of New Zealand's northlands early last century, Babich have become one of the most eminent labels. Their reputation for making great wine extends far beyond the land of the long white cloud. Babich operate over a hundred hectares of choice Marlborough vineyards and source grapes from the best local growers. Abundant sunshine and dry autumns encourage grapes to develop under a long, slow, ripening period that intensifies flavours. Following the harvest, grapes are quickly crushed and pressed into fermenters, juices are vinified at controlled cool temperatures to capture and retain the intense varietal fruit.
 
Pale straw colour. Gooseberry, herbal and tropical nose, lifted herbals and lime, notes of wet pebble and gun smoke. A delicious palate entry that's of sun ripened stone fruits, grapefruits and white berry, layered with rock melon before a zesty, long herbal passionfruit finish, quite literally mouthwatering! A well balanced wine, its luscious creamy texture mates well with food.
Braided River Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Wairau
Available by the dozen
Marlborough's natural endowments are breathtaking to behold, the vastness and bounty of this beautiful land stirs the imagination and yields no finer example of Sauvignon Blanc than Braided River. The principal vineyard for Braided River sits on the confluence of the mighty Wairau and Waihopai Rivers in Marlborough. Riper characters here are achieved at lower sugar levels, offering great intensity and style at moderate alcohol levels.
$1599each
$191DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Braided River's winemaking team are passionate about allowing Sauvignon Blanc's unique character to flourish in the vineyard, they work gently with minimal handling throughout vinification to ensure every glass is filled with the vivid signature. Gently crushed and pressed to minimise skin contact, the juices are settled at cool temperatures. Components are individually fermented, long and cool, with select strains of yeast to showcase their unique personalities. Once assembled, after a month resting on fine lees, each batch plays a role in the style of the finished wine as it was bottled fresh and early.
 
Light straw in colour. Lifted aromas of crushed lime and grapefruit dart from the glass and over the palate to excite the senses. Every sip of this superb Sauvignon Blanc expresses pure Marlborough magic, the palate is instantly rich and mouth filling before the juicy acidity refreshes the mouth and provides the vehicle for a long, fine, flavour packed finish. Enjoy with shellfish or goat's cheese souffle.
Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Pinot Gris is sourced from Ants Nest Vineyard, high up on a ridge overlooking Marlborough's Waihopai Valley, where Catalina Sounds have taken a very hands on role to husbanding vines. The team are devoted to fashioning highly expressive wines that stand the test of being fully approachable when young, whilst carrying the palate weight and quality of fruit to mate with fine faire and develop in the short term. Catalina Sounds exudes bright varietal characters of peaches and nut with the distinctive luscious lychee expression of Marlborough.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
At Catalina Sounds, the fruit is the focus, sourcing the best possible from good growers is fundamental. Winemaking tis non interventional, the fruit must be allowed to express itself. The wines are meant to be food friendly and unpretentious. Pinot Gris vines are grown to clay soils rooted on the ridge line, they impart minerality, fruit density and finesse to the structure. Grapes are predominantly hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. A variety of fermentation techniques were employed, some parcels are quickly vinified at warm temperatures in oak puncheons in order to build a savoury profile. Others are held in chilled fermenters to preserve aromatics while building richness.
 
Goldish lemon hue. Lifted honey and pear, apricot and orange blossom aromas. Rich, full and luscious palate with honey, lemon and poached pear syrup characters that coat the mouth. The tang of citrus sorbet accompanies the fruit, it's a wonderfully complex wine, yet easy to appreciate. The palate is rich yet supple, combining tastes of pear and apricot with a clean and dry finish.
Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
The goal here is to construct a wine of intensity, complexity and great interest on the palate. Ultimately a wine that will evolve in the glass, revealing a variety of flavours, structures and classic Marlborough textures. The focus is on elegance rather than having any one element dominating the subtler characters and undertones. The fastidiously maintained vines produce clean, ripe fruit which translate into a deeply satisfying Sauvignon Blanc. Catalina Sounds is built to contemporary tastes, immensely flavoursome and ready to enjoy upon release.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Each individual vineyard parcel is harvested at optimal ripeness. Some blocks are picked early to retain higher acid and fresh citrus characters, others are left to ripen fully. Fruit is gently pressed, cold settled and racked for inoculation. A variety of yeasts are added, some are selected to accentuate the aromatics of fruit, others add mouthfeel and texture. Some components remain on yeast lees and are stirred post fermentation, which adds a further textural element to the wine. A portion is fermented in French oak puncheons, while being treated to heavy lees stirring, developing complexity and a subtle undertone of savouriness.
 
Pale lemon colour. Subtle floral notes mingle elegantly with citrus zest, creamy lemon curd and fresh asian herbs. A textural long palate, bright tropical and citrus notes with a fine minerality and long balanced acidity which carries the flavours right to the end of the palate. A soft mouthfeel, good length and a clean finish. Creamy and harmonious, an awesome Marlborough wine.
Chard Farm Closeburn Chardonnay
Central Otago
Available by the dozen
Chard Farm was established in 1987 by Motueka brothers Rob and Greg Hay. They were the first to come into the area with the intention of setting up a commercial vineyard, settling on Chard Farm after an exhaustive search for a site which best emulated the cool continental climate and soils of some of the greatest wine producing areas of the world, most notably Burgundy and Alsace. The investigation lead to Central Otago, the long term goal being to craft the finest classic cool climate wines in a structured and generously proportioned old world style.
$2699each
$323DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Chard Farm Pinot Gris
Central Otago
Available by the dozen
$2699each
$323DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Clifford Bay Pinot Gris
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
The precious vines at Clifford Bay are nurtured throughout the growing season by an experienced, motivated and highly talented team. One of their most charming achievements is the subtle elegance of Pinot Gris grown to the low yielding site. The wine exudes aromas of pear, apples and spice followed by a well rounded palate with concentration of flavour. A lively finish exhibits the distinctive minerality which is so distinctive of Clifford Bay's rich and generous wines.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
EACH
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A regimen of careful canopy and yield management techniques, including leaf plucking and shoot thinning are employed are essential to encouraging the most splendid harvests from Clifford Bay's sustainably certified vines. Lower than average crop yields achieve wines of great intensity and fine aromatics. Pinot Gris is harvested from estate and grower vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys, throughout the cool of night to retain flavour and freshness. Grapes are gently pressed and the juices inoculated through choice strains of yeast which are selected for their capacity to enhance the nose and palate. A cool vinification in temperature controlled fermenters preserves the lively Pinot Gris flavours. Alcohol 13.0%
 
Light straw in colour. Lifted bouquet of stonefruits, orchard and spice. A mouth filling and well rounded palate, pears, apples and spice characters linger to a crisp dry finish. Exhibits impressive concentration of varietal fruit characters and an attractive mineral undertone. An excellent match with good food.
Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Clifford Bay is situated on the northern coast of South Island, at the southernmost reaches of Cook Strait, adjacent to the North Island's Wellington coast. To the north are the stunning White Cliffs and beyond that lies Cloudy Bay. Clifford Bay's wines are all about clear expression of varietal flavour and defined Marlborough regionality. Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the Awatere and Wairau Valleys. All vineyards are managed to environmentally friendly systems and the Clifford Bay Winery is Sustainable Winegrowing of New Zealand certified.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Clifford Bay are focused on preserving varietal character and regional accuracy. Marlborough has a diverse landscape, marked by expansive flat valleys, streams, jagged hills and mountains. Warm days and cool nights ensure that Marlborough wines are full of vibrant fruit flavours, juicy acidity and heightened aromatics. Clifford Bay's winemaking regimens have evolved to capture, to emphasizeand express fully the inherent freshness, good balance and sound structure of the finest quality fruit. Following harvest, Sauvignon Blanc grapes are gently pressed, inoculated by choice yeasts and vinified in temperature controlled fermenters to preserve the freshness, bright aromatics, fine textures and exquisite balance.
 
A light straw hue. A nose of Marlborough freshness, citrus and lemongrass, tropical aromas of guava, melon and citrus. The palate is all about expressive fruit flavours, exhibiting fine citrus characters, lychees and lemongrass, pineapples and kiwi, followed by a crisp and dry, flinty mineral finish.
1 - 12 of 109 New Zealand South Island White
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