First-Rate Wines from Marlborough

“New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes: rugged mountain ranges, lush rainforests, and tranquil coastlines. New Zealand’s unique terroir also yields crisp, vibrant, lively wines reflecting the very essence of this island country,” begins an article in The Daily Meal, which highlights four exceptional wines from the Marlborough region.

  • Crowded House Sauvignon Blanc 2015

“Sourced from vineyards in the Wairau Valley and Southern Valley sub-regions, the grapes yielded wine with bright and focused aromas of guava, citrus, black currant, and sweet crushed herbs, with a solid minerality that keeps the fruitiness at bay.”

  • Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, which is “sourced predominantly from the winery’s Sound of White vineyard in Marlborough’s Waihopai Valley”,  “showcases a restrained yet powerful aromatic mix of herbal notes complemented by a well-balanced minerality giving structure to the fruit.”

  • Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir 2015

With the Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir 2015 “you get a classic pinot balance of oaky stone fruit on the nose. Its deep garnet red has an enticing mix of red and dark berry fruits rising to the forefront with gentle dried herb notes in the background, soft lingering tannins, and a rich well defined bramble berry with mild spiciness and a slightly salty touch evoking Marlborough Sounds’ surf and breezes.”

  • Nanny Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

“Winemaker Alan Peters-Oswald sources grapes from New Zealand’s Central Otago region, giving this lightly oaked pinot a deep ruby color with a youthful purple hue on the rim. There are suggestions of bramble and spice in the nose; the wine gradually opens up to reveal more subtle floral notes complemented by mellow tannins with a fruit-forward, smooth-drinking appeal. Rich darker elements of black cherry and plum linger long on the palate.”

Article Source: , Gastrotraveling, February 24, 2017
Image Source: Facebook – Crowded House Wines

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