Australia’s first luxury premium dry gin, hand-crafted and pot distilled in small batches with organic botanicals in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. The curious floral ink, traditionally used in cuisine as a herbal infusion and in Ayurveda, is pH sensitive, changing colour to a soft pink when mixed with tonic water, lemon or lime juice. It adds a subtle astringency that leaves the palate crisp and clean.
By combining Eastern European tradition with contemporary New Zealand style, we have created an intriguingly unique and elegant grain Starka vodka rested in American oak barrels infused with Manuka honey and local botanicals. Karven was born with the passion to create great tasting botanical led spirits using local and native ingredients.
PINK BY DESIGN, ROSÉ 2016
Pink by desiGN crushes the finest New Zealand Pinot Noir grapes and leaving them on their skins to give a cheeky blush. Th GN Rosé is beautifully pink in the glass and wafts aromas of raspberry, strawberry, lime zest and melons. The full-bodied palate delivers all this and more. It’s fresh, lively and impeccably balanced. A perfect foil for your charcoal grilled chicken and pork, serve with a leafy green salad and piquant zingy dressing. “My rosé brings all the boys to the yard,” said chief winemaker and tv personality Graham Norton.
GUN ESTATE, RESERVE MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2016
Gunn Estate have celebrated their latest success with the release off the 2016 Gunn Estate Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir. The notes of dark cherry, chocolate and vanilla merge with elements of mushroom, sage and hazelnut for an excellent finish. It is a perfect match with lamb and beef dishes, to enhance the richness of the flavours.
SILENI ESTATES LIMITED EDITION SPARKLING
The new Art Deco Sparkling from Sileni Estates recognises the history of Hawke’s Bay and Napier’s reputation around the world as a capital of Art Deco design.
The unique package design has been developed by BD Creative, inspired by Napier’s art deco architecture. The 2017 Art Deco Sparkling has lively bubbles, aromatic stone fruit and pear flavours and is a beautifully balanced acidity. It is a perfect aperitif, with savoury canapes or summer salads.
ALPHA DOMUS THE FOXMOUTH MERLOT 2014
Medium to full bodied, this wine has dark red plums, chocolate, blackberry and savoury tones on the palate. French oak imparts spice and vanilla. Soft supple tannins and a lingering finish make this an excellent food wine. A versatile food wine ideally suited to red meat dishes and those casual pizza and pasta dinners.
CLIFFHANGER RIESLING MOSEL
Cliffhanger Riesling is grown in the slate vineyards of the Mosel valley. Due to the cooler climate, the Mosel region benefits from a very extended ripening period to form fruit pronounced and unique wines. This wine is fresh and lively on the nose, with hints of ripe peaches and pear, and exotic fruits. Its taste is elegant, refreshingly light, and the low alcohol is great, the sweetness is integrated almost dry in finish. Paired perfectly with Asian cuisine and pasta with mushrooms.
YALUMBA TRIANGLE BLOCK SHIRAZ VOIGNIER 2013
Eden Valley has been home to Yalumba and its Shiraz since 1849. Taking the name from Yalumba’s oldest surviving centennial Shiraz vineyard, and grapes from a handful of its most loved vineyards, Triangle Block pays testament to this history. This wine is all dark and brooding fruits. It is a dense wine with briar and dark forest fruits like dark mulberries and blackberries. Best paired with sage and rosemary crusted lamb with redcurrant sauce and a watercress salad.