It is not often we come across some Pinot which has already to cellared, and is ready to drink now! Stewed currant and cigar box aromas, a lovely play on the savoury sweet. A touch of juicy plum and a whiff of truffle on the finish.
The 'Falcon' is Te Muna Valley wines entry label.A mix of all three Pinot Noir clones from the vineyard (Pommard, 667 & 777).
Matured in older barrels prior to blending.
Blended for easy drinking with clear varietal characteristics.
The 'James' Pinot Gris seeks to harvest only those grapes with a deep intensity of flavour and a clear potential to yield outstanding purity and balance in the finished wine.
They look for varietal typicity, power, concentration, great balance and a capacity to bottle age. James 2013 Pinot Gris is a wine inspired by the full bodied, off dry Pinot Gris styles of Alsace, France.
Suitable from aperitif to entrée and the main meal with a real affinity for accompaniment to rich, weighty and mildly spiced foods.
"Appealing scented wine with fresh peach, mango, guava and pawpaw flavours. Moderately sweet but perfectly balanced wine with an ethereal texture and a lingering finish. Fascinating wine with loads of appeal." - Bob Campbell 93/100
The aim with our James blend is to create an elegant and complex example of Martinborough's classic red wine that looks towards Burgundy but acknowledges our own special place in Martinborough's Te Muna Valley. In a barrel by barrel selection process we unite unique wines from our best vineyard and ferment parcels to create James PInot Noir.
Deep, complex and evolving nose of fruits of the forest and mixed spice. Rich, powerful and full bodied palate with tannins finely integrated into a mouth filling core. The wine finishes elegantly with excellent intensity of flavour.
The 'Hawk' is one of Te Muna Valley wine’s premium Pinot Noir labels.
The Hawk 2013 is approximately 50:50 Pommard and 667 clones. Matured in older oak and blended with a clear intention to emphasise the fruit quality of the vintage and varietal characteristics. The Hawk has both immediate appeal and the potential to cellar.
"An interesting blend of Pinot Noir and Syrah with a small percentage barrel fermented. Off/dry Rose with fine tannins giving a drying finish. Good weight and and texture with a little heat showing from high-ish alcohol of 14.5%. Interesting wine." - Bob Campbell
Cool, pour and preserve with the CHILL. Just pour the first glass, insert the cooling pour spout and enjoy perfectly chilled wine. Its that easy.NB: Individual cooling pour spouts sold separately.
A meeting of liquid and people. An artisan dry gin with a New Zealand slant. Combining craft with conviviality.
The perfect combination of botanicals, 12 unique notes. Each complementing the other, dancing together on the tongues of the beholder. Measured. Precise.
Exclusive batches lovingly handcrafted. Skilfully blended. A precise magic. Crystal clear Southern Alps waters, and exotic botanicals, collaborating artistically in a hand beaten 19th century John Dore copper still. Botanical fusion.
The result? The finest gin.
Welcome to Martinborough Wine Merchants, your one stop wine shop in the centre of the charming wine village of Martinborough, New Zealand. We have the largest range of Martinborough and Wairarapa Wines in the world.
Our experienced team endeavour to know all there is to know about local wines and the vineyards they come from.
We uniquely support almost every local producer by selling their products online and in-store, seven days a week. We sell wine, spirits, craft beer, local extra virgin olive oil, infused olive oil, gifts, books, glassware, barware and a scrumptious selection of savoury and sweet food, from cheese to fudge. We hire bikes, host wine walks and can even organize and secure your booking for a holiday house or weekend stayover.
Whether you want a wine to go with dinner, a case to take back overseas, or you want to impress with a gift, we happily suggest which wine might suit your needs.
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