Our 2017 Rose is now only available in the trade as we have sold out at the winery. Pale salmon in colour with subtle red fruit and a true Provencal savoury character, this is a great food-friendly style of Rose that will be fantastic through autumn and into winter. Aiming to have the 2018 Rose in bottle around mid October after a time on gross lees to give it some texture and a silky finish.
The 2017 Syrah has taken off and is currently giving the Merlot/Franc a run for it's money in the best seller stakes. Ripe, soft and very drinkable.
Almost all over for the 2015 Merlot/Franc, get it while you still can. Dark, soft and succulent, it's a hard one to beat at the price. However we've decided to bring forward the release of the 2016 Merlot/Franc just because we can. Another great value red from another warm vintage. Bob Campbell rated it his best buy on the Newstalk ZB slot with Jack Tame just before Winetopia Auckland opened in June. Even better than that he suggested it was punching well above it's weight and worth significantly more than our $20 website price.
Our 2016 Albarino is now only available from our distributor, but the 2017 version is following straight on. With the same slightly savoury finish and up front citrus / stonefruit characters, it's a great seafood match.
The excellent 2015 Basket Press Syrah is unfortunately now sold out from the winery, but there is still some in the trade.
Recently released is the Basket Press Merlot/Franc 2016. From yet another warm growing season, it is dark, soft and ripe - and extremely moreish. Superb drinking already (and it's just a baby). This was our biggest seller at Winetopia - clearly a very sophisticated group of consumers.
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