Get to know: New Zealand Wine
Our New Zealand wines online collection is a carefully curated selection of wines from winemaker's we love. Get to know more about New Zealand wine with our quick guide below:
New Zealand wine is dominated by Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This combination of grape and place has been enormously popular in the last 20 years, particularly in the UK, and has really put New Zealand white wine on the map. New Zealand also has an unparalleled commitment to sustainability
While Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc dominates, there are several other notable regions including Central Otago which is dry and sunny and produces some sublime New Zealand wine using the Pinot Noir grape s with sweet dark berry notes, supported by a gravelly minerality and clove-like spice.
Key grape varieties:
Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is very distinctive with lots of passionfruit, gooseberry, grapefruit, guava and lime on the nose and palate along with more herbaceous and floral flavours of fresh-cut grass, bell pepper and tomato leaf. Marlborough produces 90% of the Sauvignon Blanc grown
Pinot Noir - You'll find this in Marlborough too where it makes bright and fruity wines, but the best examples are from Central Otago and have a little more minerality and spice.