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'No chance of a glut' say NZ winemakers as they celebrate bumper crop

zin1953 Mar 19, 2013 07:13 AM


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  1. Veggo RE: zin1953 Mar 19, 2013 07:29 AM

    Zin, what do you recommend as a few of the better quality or value NZ wines? Thanks.
    P.S. Happy 60th b'day sometime this year..

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    1. re: Veggo
      chloebell RE: Veggo Mar 19, 2013 07:31 AM

      I've read that the Pinot Noirs from NZ are excellent. I haven't had the chance to taste - anyone had a taste or two?

      1. re: chloebell
        zin1953 RE: chloebell Mar 19, 2013 07:54 AM

        In terms of Pinot Noir, look for Felton Road, Lawson's Dry Hills, Mount Difficulty . . . the Central Otago region is GREAT for Pinot Noir!

      2. re: Veggo
        zin1953 RE: Veggo Mar 19, 2013 07:53 AM

        Thanks . .. it's not until November, but my wife is already planning it! (Oysh!)

        In terms of Sauvignon Blanc, I really like (random order) Isabel, Huia, Spy Valley, among others . . . In fact I'm a fan of pretty much everything Isabel and Huia produces!

        Felton Road and Lawson's Dry Hills are outstanding.

        1. re: zin1953
          chloebell RE: zin1953 Mar 19, 2013 08:06 AM

          I love Spy Valley. Have also read about Graywacke & how excellent it is, but cannot find it in my area. :(

          Thanks for the tip on the PN. I'll be on the lookout!

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