6 Must-Try Spring Sips

Spring Sips NZ Wine

Spring has finally sprung and here are 6 must-sip New Zealand wines that are a perfect match for the season of change, new beginnings and life in full bloom.

Jules Taylor ‘On the Quiet’ Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 | $35

A delicate and delicious dry Pinot Noir Rosé that tastes as good as it looks. Made by Jules initially “on the quiet” from grapes specifically grown for this Rosé on a single site in the Southern Valleys in Marlborough. The perfect spring soirée companion!

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Tussock Hill Organic Pinot Noir 2016 | $35

An organic and beautifully aged Pinot Noir from the Port Hills of Christchurch. This elegant Pinot instantly wins you over with dark fruit characters, well integrated oak, a touch of spice and soft tannins. Serve alongside a platter of local artisan delicatessen!

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Matawhero Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020 | $24

A generous Sav from Gizzy made from grapes grown on a single site that has been naturally dry-farmed. Expect luscious tropical fruit with a savvy zesty zing – best enjoyed with friends on a warm Spring day!

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No.1 Family Estate Cuvée Virginie 2016 | $98

This month Adele and Daniel Le Brun are celebrating 40 years of pioneering
Méthode Traditional in Marlborough with the launch of their Cuvée Virginie 2016 which is set to be officially released on 30th October 2020.

Daniel crafts a vintage wine only in exceptional years and 2016 was one of those. Virginie is a proud tribute to his daughter showcasing elegance and finesse.

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Te Whare Ra Rosé 2020 | $28

Move over strawberry and cream, this beautiful blush Rosé has been purposely made in a dry, savoury style. The combination of vibrant fruit with texture and weight results in a unique Rosé experience that should be shared with family and friends around a bonfire on a cool Spring night.

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Loveblock Tee Sauvignon Blanc 2019 | $27

An innovative, new take on New Zealand’s famous varietal. This Marlborough Sav has been made from organic grapes with the addition of green tea during the winemaking process acting as a natural antioxidant. Fermented in a very fashionable concrete egg aka amphora this Sav certainly pushes the boundaries and is a lovely reminder, just like Spring, how beautiful change can be!

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Happy sipping!