5 Must-Try Winter Wines

Winter Wines

Winter has well and truly arrived! Now is the best time to cosy-up on the couch with a glass of delicious wine in hand. Put your phone down, switch-off the telly and savour these stunning sips.

Here are 5 heart and soul warming wines you must try this winter…

1 | Tohu Whenua Matua Albariño
Kuiti (narrow) Block, Upper Moutere, Nelson ($30)

Tohu Whenua is a brand new series of single vineyard wines from the hilly Kuiti Block in the Upper Moutere sub-region in Nelson.

Albariño originates from Galicia in northwest Spain and is known for its fresh citrus and floral orange blossom notes with a pinch of saltiness. That’s why it pairs so well with seafood of any kind. A perfect match for Kiwi cuisine and a great alternative to Sav Blanc!

Tohu’s new Matua Albariño single vineyard example boasts all of these enticing characteristics. A luscious sip that calls for paella!

2 | I AM George Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Limestone Coast, South Australia ($23)

A bold drop calling for a rugby game with the mates. Intense, powerful and spicy, this Wallaby forward is a must-try this winter! “Mind-blowing” value too!

3 | The Chosen Pinot Noir 2018 by Rockburn Wines
Gibbston, Central Otago ($65)

Why wait if you can sip it now? The Chosen Pinot Noir 2018 has been expertly crafted by Rockburn Wines from grapes grown on a unique site in the Gibbston sub-region, nestled between the Cardrona and Remarkables ski fields.

A unique drink-now experience of Central Otago’s flagship varietal and the perfect post-piste Pinot after hitting the slopes all day long.

4 | Matahiwi Holly South Series Chardonnay 2017
Wairarapa ($34)

Tantalise your senses this winter with this elegant and curvy Chardy, offering luscious stonefruit, biscuit and toasty oak aromas and flavours. Its creaminess and richness is utterly comforting and leaves you feeling immensely satisfied. A decadent sip perfect for a cold winter’s night!

5 | Untitled Red Blend
New Zealand ($30)

Just like a pizza boasts a myriad of flavours and textures, the Untitled Red Blend is the stunning result of expertly sourced and blended parcels of multiple vintages, varietals and regions, creating a delicious and complex wine.

If you can’t decide which red to choose this winter, this unique Red Blend is the one to try. Perfect alongside pizza or juicy burgers!