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A Toast to New Zealand’s Waitangi Day with the Best of Marlborough Wines

A Toast to New Zealand’s Waitangi Day with the Best of Marlborough Wines

Winetangi day, or should we say ‘Waitangi’ Day, celebrates a significant day in the history of New Zealand. It marks New Zealand’s founding document, the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, dating back to the 6th of February 1840!

In celebration of Waitangi Day, we present to you

the best of New Zealand’s wines across the country’s

best wine region, Marlborough.

What makes Marlborough so special is its remarkable synergy of climate and soil that expresses a unique terroir. This creates a balance of extraordinary purity and intensity of flavours that gives these wines a surprising delight to your palate.

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Momo Pinot Noir, Marlborough

From the Seresin Estate of Marlborough, Momo’s Pinot Noir packs a punch. This well balanced, medium to full body wine is pale cranberry red in colour. It has a nose that is floral, spicy, fruity, yet earthy, with herbal characters and hints of cedar, white pepper and mushroom. While the wine is dry, subtle and refreshing, the focused palate is concentrated with succulent dark fruits layered over smoky oak and fine light and smooth tannins. So diverse, so delicious!

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Seresin Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Located within, is Seresin’s Sauvignon Blanc. Pale yellow in colour with medium acidity, this Sauvignon Blanc has passion fruit, peach, apricot and nectarine extracts. This smokey oaks, and herbaceous notes on the nose, are complimented by a chalky mineral complexity, and finely textured palate of ripe tropical fruits, gooseberry, and citrus notes. This is further framed by a fresh acidity to create a persistent, long finish. Just as unique to challenge your taste buds!

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Georges Michel Golden Mile Pinot Noir, Marlborough

Just a short drive towards the Cloudy Bay is Georges Michel’s Golden Mile Pinot Noir. This red wine is elegant with seductive spice and smoke aromas leading towards a waterfall of ripe red berry fruit flavours, forest floor characters and a hint of chocolate. This is also encompassed by velvety smooth tannins. So who can say no to berries and chocolate right?

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Overstone Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Moving onwards is Overstone’s Sauvignon Blanc. This white wine embodies classic zesty gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours, accompanied by a fresh aromatic nose and a clean crisp finish. It’s a perfect drink before a meal, and can work as seafood wine best enjoyed while young and fresh. This wine also pairs well with fresh salads, and spicy dishes. Something to excite for a delicious meal ahead!

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Paua Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Lastly, Paua Bay’s Sauvignon Blanc is a nice fruity wine that is slightly sweet and well-rounded in the mouth. It’s pale, light yellow and slightly green in colour, having pungent flavours from a mix of stoney gooseberry, grapefruit and passion fruit. This is also enhanced with hints of melon, citrus and grassy notes. The acidity is well developed on the palate, together with smooth tannins and a long finish with a soft, creamy texture.

So what’s your pick in celebration of Waitangi Day? Choose wisely!

Feel free to shop online now at Wine Connection or search for a store near you today!

Happy shopping, and wish you all a Happy Waitangi Day (even if you aren’t Kiwi or Maori)!

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