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FESTIVE TIPPLE: CHRISTMAS WINE

FESTIVE TIPPLE: CHRISTMAS WINE

Our wine and beer buyer Hamish Fleming has selected his favourite wines for festive summer drinking. See instore for our extensive wine collection, and get some expert advice on matching the right wine for your meal!

ESCARPMENT CHARDONNAY

A rich Burgundian style chardonnay. Has a distinct palate of toasty brioche and ripe peaches supported by a soft texture and wonderful length.

MACON VILLAGE CHARDONNAY

This classic French-style chardonnay is all about the fruit and the terror. This is a great food wine, the mineralogy of the palate married perfectly with seafood and white meat.

KUMEU VILLAGE PINOT GRIS

100% hand harvested and indigenous yeast makes this an amazing buy. Soft and velvety on the palate giving notes of fresh pear and lychee, serve chilled on a hot summers day.

GRASSHOPPER ROCK PINOT NOIR

From an exclusive Pinot Noir vineyard in Central Otago, this wine won ‘Champion Wine’ at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards in 2014. More complexity than your average Central Otago fruit bomb showing real depth and character – this is a wine to savour.

NAUTILUS METHODE

Winner of the coveted ‘Best NZ Wine’ at the NZ International Wine Show. It’s impressive for a sparkling to come out on top in this category. Beautiful toasty lees character with complexity that has developed from time spent in the bottle before release. Best choice for any summer celebration.

VALDOBIADEVE PROSECCO

Made in the traditional method, bottle fermented using the same grapes that have been harvested for the past 200 years. This is a classic example of a fresh, light and dry way to enjoy the best of Italy.