Here are my top New Zealand wines tasted in 2018 and featured by category.
Terra Sancta Bannockburn Rosé 2018, Central Otago, NZD $28.95
Matt Connell is from Taranaki but regards Central Otago as his spiritual home.
I’ve singled out three exceptional wines from Central Otago and Waitaki that demonstrate the power and purity of wines from the deep south.
Terra Sancta Jackson’s Block Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago, NZD $49.95
Terra Sancta Special Release First Vines Pinot Noir Rosé 2017, Central Otago, NZD $49.95
Rosé is on a roll, according to a number of wine retailers. It is probably no coincidence that the wines are also better than ever with a wider range of styles than I’ve previously encountered.
Bannockburn in Central Otago has been described as the region’s “pinot noir sweet spot.”
Terra Sancta Slapjack Block Pinot Noir 2015, Central Otago, NZD $87.95
Terra Sancta Shingle Beach Pinot Noir 2014, Central Otago, NZD $48.95