Harvested by hand, in the cool of the evening, at optimum ripeness. The wine is dry and, if chilled lightly, a delicious red wine that is not too heavy.
The perfect companion for light red meat, small game and soft matured cheeses.
If chilled also great with fish such as tuna.
Marlborough Valley Wines is centrally located in the Wairau Valley in New Zealand’s Marlborough. The winery uses grapes from carefully selected vineyards in Marlborough to make wines with pure fruit in a recognisable Marlborough style. The wines offer great value for money in every vintage.
Marlborough is of course most famous for its Sauvignon Blancs. The unique style of the region is difficult to copy in other parts of the world due to its special characteristics. The combination of well-draining soils, many hours of sunshine and a large temperature difference between day and night give the wines their characteristic, expressive character with pronounced notes of tropical fruit.
The winery pays great attention to foliage management and the right yields in the vineyard. This keeps the vines healthy and free from disease. As a result, the fruit is always of high quality.
The winery makes the popular Bishop’s Leap line, which refers to the Maori legend of a bishop from Marlborough. The Bishop was pursued by Maori and so jumped high off a cliff into the Wairau River, which today is so important as a source of life for the many vines in the area. Both the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in this line stand out for their pure fruit profile and pleasant freshness.