Post Praise NZ Wine

Washington Post writer notes the timely rise of NZ wine, which is strong in today’s most in-demand varietals. “[NZ] is the emerging star for wines that live on delicacy and finesse, most notably, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc … NZ has a gift second only to Burgundy for delicately lacy and aromatic pinots. With sauvignon blanc, NZ delivers a racy, fresh herb and citrus white wine that compares well with French Pouilly-Fume from the Loire Valley, but with more overt freshness and fruit.” The critics picks: Villa Maria Pinot Noir Marlborough Private Bin 2004, Saint Clair Pinot Noir Marlborough Vicar’s Choice 2004, The Crossings Pinot Noir Marlborough 2004, Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Vicar’s Choice 2005, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2005 and Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Regional Collection 2005.

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