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Vibrant flavours and pure fruit typify New Zealand’s exhilarating whites and aromatic reds.
Waitrose & Partners was the first supermarket to introduce wines from New Zealand to the UK in the 1980s. Ever since, this spectacular country has captured the imagination of wine-lovers. Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region is the style that put New Zealand on the wine map, enticing us with its fresh, lively, exuberant aromas. One exciting example is The Doctors’ Sauvignon Blanc, which has a modest 9.5% alcohol but packs all the flavour of its rivals. Yet the diversity of terroir, climate and constantly evolving winemaking expertise means that New Zealand has so much more to offer.
For the whites, Chardonnay offers elegance and value; the best can compete with fine Burgundies in quality and style. As for the reds, the Pinot Noir is world-class. Styles vary, but they’re generally ripe and lush.
Other red varieties that compete on the world stage include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Some of the Syrahs are simply spectacular - be sure to try the showstopping find from Gimblett Gravels in Hawke’s Bay. These wines can measure up to the great wines of the Northern Rhône.