Cart»
|

Checkout»
|

FAQ»
|

Contact»
|
 
       
1 - 8 of 8 Wines By Nautilus
1
Nautilus Clay Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
The Clay Hills are six unique blocks of varied sloping clay aspects, planted to a ridge which divides Brancott and Omaka Valleys in southern Marlborough. A mixture of stemmed and whole bunch fruit are treated to eighteen days of cold soak and a spontaneous, wild indigenous yeast ferment, pressed and settled into a high proportion of new French oak barriques for eleven months maturation. This very special site sets the benchmark which inspires the dedicated Nautilus vineyard teams to emulate the excellence of Clay Hills Pinot Noir.
$5999each
$719DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
Three choice sites, delivering a palette of subtle complexities, are closely managed to yield a special quality of fruit for Nautilus Cuvee. Dominated by the aromaticness and masculine red fruit complex of the larger component Pinot Noir, the style is one of elegance and finesse, at the same time exhibiting real fullness of flavour. A wine that marries the old world gracefulness of Methode traditionelle with the new world charm of Marlborough.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
All grapes are hand picked and whole bunch pressed with only the finest free run juice reserved. The individual base wines are fermented with a selected champagne yeast and left on lees until undergoing a full malolactic fermentation in the traditional Champenoise style. Blending typically occurs in September, and at this stage a portion of reserve wine is introduced to add complexity and character to the Cuvee in a traditional non vintage style. Typically between 5% and 15%, reserve wine, consisting of stock held back from previous vintages. The assemblage is then bottled and undergoes a secondary fermentation before being aged for a minimum of thirty six months prior to disgorging.
 
Pale straw with a fine bead and creamy mousse. Distinctive nutty bouquet, which shows the richness of a Pinot Noir dominant blend and the benefits of extended maturation. An elegant finely structured wine in which the fruit flavours harmonise with biscuity, yeast derived complexities and crisp acidity to give a lingering dry finish.
Nautilus Marlborough Albarino
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
When Nautilus wins another award, that's all very well, but the aim is to ensure that the wines are always crafted from outstanding fruit and fashioned to deliver a peerless experience. There are very few parcels of Alabarino vine in the new world, Nautilus husband the finest in all Aotearoa. Only ever vintaged in limited amounts, grapes are all hand picked at complete ripeness without any excessive sweetness. A beautiful bouquet of honeysuckle and fresh apricots, mandarin, melons and quince, followed by a well fleshed and gingerly complexed palate, textural with fruit, all the way to a refreshing zingy finish.
$3399each
$407DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Nautilus Marlborough Chardonnay
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
One of New Zealand's most consistent Chardonnay, a label that will not disappoint, Nautilus has received great recognition at international competitions. Whole bunches are treated to an indigenous fermentation in a mix of seasoned and new French oak barriques, followed by a course of lees battonage for richness. A highly demanding viticultural focus, combined with the best of old and new world winemaking techniques, translates into a wine of balance and poise, as mesmerisingly aesthetic as the spiral on a nautilus shell.
$3499each
$419DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Parcels of clone 15 Chardonnay from the Renwick block and Korohi Vineyard on Pauls Road, are vinified alongside harvests of Dijon clone 95, grown by Jim and Debbie Greer on their Rapaura Road property. These sites are stony and free draining, giving naturally low yields and fantastic depth of flavour. All blocks are hand picked to a schedule determined by full ripeness without excessive sugars, whole bunch pressed and wild yeast fermented in French oak barriques. A regimen of lees stirring post ferment adds textural richness.
 
Pale straw in colour. A lifted aroma of tropical fruit and melon supported by toasty oak. On the palate are grapefruit/ citrus flavours integrated with nutty/ biscuit characters derived from indigenous fermentation and lees stirring. Nautilus has a tight mineral structure in its youth and develops a creamy texture as it matures.
Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Gris
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
Nautilus retain some of the finest Pinot Gris vines in Marlborough. Their award winning team are highly specialized at handling small batches of this esoteric old world varietal and are well versed at crafting a recognizably Marlborough expression of Pinot Gris. Drawing inspiration from the great growths of Alsace, Nautilus take aim at creating a generously complex yet refreshingly dry style, expressing fully the effusive aromaticness of Marlborough, while exhibiting the textural sensuality that's so essential of truly fine Pinot Gris.
$3199each
$383DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Grapes are all hand picked throughout the cool of early morning, off the Nautilus estate River Vineyard in Awatere Valley at the southern end of Marlborough. It's all hands to the pumps and shoulders to the presses as the team work hard to capture the articulate varietal richness of Marlborough Pinot Gris. Whole bunches are gently pressed before being inoculated with aromatic yeasts for a cool vinification, with a view to preserving the viatl characters of fully ripened grapes on the vine. A small portion may be treated to barrel ferments in seasoned oak, the remainder is held on sedimentery yeast lees for three months, infusing the palate with textural creamyness and contributing wonderful complexity.
 
Pale straw hue. A fragrant aroma of pears and jasmine spice, bright, ripe, white fleshy stonefruit over apples and pine kernel. The palate is medium bodied and beautifully textured, ample fruit, balance with concentration, orange blossom and mineral nut characters continue toward a soft, dry and lingering finish.
Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Nautilus have earned much praise from reviewers the world over for their salient countenance of Sauvignon Blanc. Since inaugural release, the viticultural focus has been on Marlborough where five choice estate vineyards complement a small coterie of the most highly dedicated, expert growers. Sustainable land management is a core consideration, healthy land will deliver a harvest of good fruit, Nautilus are passionate in their endeavours to yield a quality of Sauvignon Blanc which sings about the environment whence it originates.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
An assemblage of fruit grown to the Lanark Lane and Opawa, Kaituna and Awatere Estate Vineyards, vinified alongside parcels from local quality growers. Each site contributes unique expressions, from topical capsicum and nettle in the early blocks, to luscious lychee and passionfruit from the later harvests. Grapes are harvested at night or throughout the cool of morning, beginning with the early ripening blocks and finishing in Awatere Valley. Fruit is gently crushed, pressed and fermented to a variety of aromatic yeasts, the aim being to preserve flavours and aromas developed in the vineyard. Upon completion, the wine was held on lees for several months, enhancing creaminess and infusing flavours.
 
Pale straw in colour. Fragrant with characters of lime zest and passionfruit, fresh coriander and wet stones. A mouthwatering yet smoothly integrated palate reveals notes of grapefruit, tahitian lime and a strong textural component. A fine mid palate concentration and zingy finish, delicious upon release alongside schnapper and avocado salsa.
Nautilus Paper Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
A superior, single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, fermented in the traditional old world way, on pressings at warmer temperatures in a large, well seasoned oak cuve. Gentler and rounder in styling, textural and refined, its mineral rich palate is filled with the maritime complexities of paper thin shelled sea creatures which lie amongst the auspicious soils. Redolent of lemon peels, tradewinds and hazelnut, mango and pith, unravelling delicate layers of nuance and complexity as it moves towards a gently drying, resonating, lingering finish.
$3999each
$477DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Nautilus Southern Marlborough Valleys Pinot Noir
Marlborough
Available in cartons of six
Nautilus have been focused on delivering nothing but the finest Marlborough Pinot Noir since inaugural release. Fruit is sourced from five special sites, each of which bring their own level of interest and complexity. Clay Hills in the Southern Valleys provides the backbone, harvests from the Awatere and Kaituna, Renwick and Yarrum vineyards, contribute to the structure and add layers of flavour. A tightly wound and regionally articulate Pinot Noir, to match alongside venison or veal, salmon steaks or duck.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The team at Nautilus have built a dedicated Pinot Noir cellar incorporating principles of minimal handling and gravity flow, permitting the handling of fruit with the utmost respect. Vineyard clones 114, 115, 5, 667 and 777 are hand harvested and de stemmed without crushing to allow a portion of whole berries in the ferment. Parcels are filled to open top fermenters for a week of cold soak and inoculation. Treated to a careful cap management, using pneumatic punch down device, effectively extracting only the soft ripe tannins. After pressing, batches are racked directly to a mixture of seasoned and new French oak barriques, where they quietly mature until filtration and bottling in the following spring.
 
Dark ruby colour. Bouquet of wild raspberries, fragrant floral notes, ripe bramble berries, spices and plum. The palate is medium to full bodied with generous fruit sweetness and succulent tannins al combining to culminate on a long, warming finish. The primary fruit characters and engaging complexity will continue to grow and evolve.
Nautilus Estate wines are carefully crafted to be at their absolute best when they eventually find their way into the glass

When Nautilus Estate wins an award, that’s all very well, but the Nautilus winemakers aim is to ensure the absolute enjoyment of the wine. Modern technology and traditional techniques have been deftly combined in the state-of-the-art wine making facilities by the talented winemaking team. The resultant wines are stylish and individual, so much so that Nautilus Estate wines are exported to over 30 countries around the world.

Nautilus

Over the past few years, Nautilus Estate has continued to expand and develop its vineyards with 2006 seeing the introduction of the Nautilus VSP pruning system – a world first. Ongoing research into the best combination of the preference of different clones for different sites continues to improve the fruit characters and aroma intensity of our fruit. Nautilus now have over twenty-four hectares of Pinot Noir planted in vineyards throughout the Marlborough region, in a variety of clones including AM10/5, the Pommard clones 5 and 6 and the Dijon clones 114, 115, 667 and 777

http://www.nautilusestate.com/ - Nautilus

Nautilus Estate's Renwick Vineyard comprises seven hectares of classic stony 'Rapaura' soils, planted in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This mature vineyard provides key blending components to both Nautilus Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Nautilus also holds ten hectares of picturesque glacial river terraces on the Awatere River, planted in Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. First planted in 1992, this low yielding vineyard is characterised by intense fruit flavours and fine aromatics. Harvest is typically 7-10 days behind the Wairau valley.

The estate's Opawa Vineyard is located on Rapaura Road, this 25-hectare vineyard was planted between 2001 and 2003 principally in Sauvignon Blanc to help meet the insatiable international demand for Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc. One and a half hectares of Pinot Noir have also been planted to continue our development program with this variety. Part of the block is an area of river gravels that were once part of the old Opawa river flood plain.

In January 2004, Nautilus Estate purchased its fourth vineyard, located within 5 minutes drive of the winery across the Wairau River at Kaituna. This twenty hectare block was planted in 2002 and 2003 in Pinot Noir (1.5 Ha) and Sauvignon Blanc (17 Ha). Although it is in close proximity to our Opawa and Renwick vineyards, the site is cooler and we can expect a later harvest. This in turn will result in a different set of aromas and flavours and a new blending component for our Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, delivering another layer of complexity in the finished wine.

5.5 hectares of mature Pinot Noir was planted at the Nautilus Estate Clay Hills vineyard between 1999 to 2003 with a good selection of premium clones: UDC5, 114, 115, 667 and 777. This site is located on an elevated hillside on the Eastern Omaka Valley and was puchased by Nautilus Estate in 2007. Viticulturalist Mike Collins says "With our existing company vineyards on the Wairau Valley floor and in the Awatere, already producing trophy winning Pinot Noir, the one thing we lacked was a premium southern valleys hillside site. The Clay Hills Vineyard fits the bill perfectly and will add great mid palate structure and texture to Nautilus Pinot Noir"

http://www.nautilusestate.com/ - Nautilus
http://www.nautilusestate.com/ - Nautilus
Nautilus Pinot Noir is made in a cellar solely dedicated to Pinot

All the equipment used here is only for Pinot, all designed to handle the fruit as gently as possible and allow the natural intense flavours and aromas – the expression of the different vineyards to come to the fore. The tanks have both heating and cooling capacity, enabling us to cold soak prior to fermentation and warm or cool ferments as necessary. The crusher is mounted on a rail above the tanks and a 'Taylors' bin lifter is used to elevate the fruit and feed the crusher/destemmer. The fruit is destemmed directly into the tanks avoiding the use of a must pump.

In 2006, Nautilus completed a new white wine making facility to process the Sauvignon Blanc, Cuvee, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. This facility is absolutely state of the art, allowing precise control of the winemaking process and improving the environmental footprint of the winery by reducing energy requirements and waste. All tanks are insulated for precise temperature control and energy efficiency, with the ability to process 10% on the entire vintage intake on a single day (if required)

WARNING Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years. The penalty exceeds $6,000
It is an offence for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor. The penalty exceeds $500. Liquor Licence 51409215

ANZ Wines has no affiliation with Australia New Zealand Bank. ANZ Wines is a customer of ANZ Bank, the involvement is limited to provision of banking services