We here at M2 (‘here’ being a large radius of individuals in our respective homes) trust you are all doing the socially responsible thing and staying within your bubbles and going out as little as possible. The absolute gentlemen and women at Elephant Hill reached out to us to let us know they’re here to help.
So until the 17th of April, purchase 6 bottles or more of your favourite Elephant Hill Estate range of wines and receive 20% off! To do this, just click through to elephanthill.co.nz/wine here and go ahead and fill your cart. No such thing as panic buying when it comes to wine! Once you’re done, fill in the code STAYHOME before check-out and the discount will apply automatically.
As if their wine wasn’t good enough as it was, Elephant Hill are also chucking in free shipping to all local Kiwi addresses. This is the new society we’ve all been waiting for, and you may have to wait a wee while unfortunately. Deliveries may take up to five working days. Elephant Hill and NZ Couriers are doing their best, but you know how it is out there with the sudden uptick in demand for food to your door.
They’ve let us know the offer is valid until 17th April and subject to availability of stock.
If you’re a complete newbie to Elephant Hill, our M2 resident sommelier, Angie Atkinson, recently reviewed their Tempranillo Rosé in the latest issue of M2.
Elephant Hill Tempranillo Rosé 2018
Elephant Hill’s home is in Te Awanga, beautiful vineyards, a stunning restaurant (which I highly recommend) and tasting room, along with a statement winery, all overlooking the waves of the Pacific Ocean. With vineyards also planted in the Bridge Pa Triangle and Gimblett Gravels, Elephant Hill have many options for blending the perfect wine or producing single vineyard expressions.
This Rosé is made with Tempranillo, the grape variety native to Spain that is the base of the famous wines of Rioja, grown in the Bridge Pa subregion. Coming from the warm 2018 vintage, the pressed juice spends only an hour on the grape’s skins before it is fermented to dry in stainless steel tanks.
Complex aromas of raspberry, cranberry, citrus and chamomile overwhelm the senses. This wine is structured and dry but has generous flavours of crisp apple, lemon, raspberry and a wet stone minerality. A lovely white pepper spice is found on the long finish.