Blind River Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, NZD $25
Dashwood Riesling 2018, Marlborough, NZD $15.99
Churton Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, NZD $27
Spring Creek Vintners is one of Marlborough’s fastest growing wine exporters and now produces wine from around 400 hectares of productive vineyard land half of which they own.
Does Central Otago produce this country’s best examples of pinot noir? According to my database (and palate), the answer is yes, by a slim margin, although the other pinot noir regions are hot on Central Otago’s heels.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, NZD $39.99
Mount Riley The Bonnie Pinot Rosé 2018, Marlborough, NZD $17.99
I was recently sent two Forrest Collection Marlborough chardonnays from the 2012 and 2013 vintages. Both are currently available.
Johanneshof Cellars is perhaps best known for its intense gewürztraminer and pinot gris but their riesling, sauvignon blanc, rosé and Méthode sparkler have all historically hit the spot with me.
Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris 2017, Marlborough, AUD $25