Now I’m not saying you should stay at home and drink alone, Jacinda is. Or maybe she’s telling us to go do it at a park now? But you can’t do that in public, so maybe, I dunno, get your support bubble to join you? Sorry this intro is NOT going the way I expected it too.
If you’re looking to expand your taste horizons M2’s recommendation is to check out The Wine Portfolio for some incredible local creations. We’ve selected the four best wines you the reader, or the hive that makes up your combined attention, have enjoyed the most over the last few months. Here we go:
Mills Reef’s Gimblett has a great complexity with french oak seasoning with concentrated bright berry fruit and spice flavours. You can always rely on Mills Reef to make a beautiful wine.
Multiple reviews have described the cabernet as being word for word”Rich and supple, with red-berry, plum and spice flavours”, so it must be true.
With grapes selected from the inland, elevated Matapiro region and matured in French Oak Barriques Penny Lane have crafted a generously flavoured Pinot. Perfect with Pork or Lamb.
Made in the ‘methode traditionnelle’ style, Mills Reef makes it onto this list once again this time with it’s Elspeth Methode Traditionnelle NV. It’s flavour is described as “wonderfully creamy with soft rounded acidity and delicate fruit sweetness of marmalade and vanilla wine biscuit, intertwined with a fine mousse and delicious breadiness, culminating in a satisfyingly persistent off-dry honeyed finish.”
Leveret Estate Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019
Our final pick this time is Leveret Estate’s Pinot Gris 2019. It’s flavour is described as “Fresh ripe juicy pear, slightly floral with white peach and a lifted intriguing spice. The palate is fresh and textured with a gentle sweetness, soft acidity and clean pear flavours.”
Pair this with Seafood, poultry, pork, o9r Asian cuisine and you’re in for a good time.