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Winter Wine Press

Awards and Accolades

Hunter’s Home Block Sauvignon Blanc 2019

91 points – Bob Campbell, The Real Review

From a 41-year-old vineyard. Rich, reasonably weighty Sauvignon Blanc with sweet grass, gooseberry, green capsicum and passionfruit flavours. Impressive concentration and assertive acidity.”

 

Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc 2018

92/100 – Martin Moran, The Times UK (Ireland)

Pioneering winemaker Ernie Hunter died in 1987, but his widow, Jane, still makes some of the region’s best Sauvignon Blanc.“

 

Hunter’s MiruMiru™ Non Vintage

Judges Selection. Six Nations Wine Challenge.

 

Offshoot Chardonnay 2017

@mermaidmary (Instagram)

This is so my kind of Chardy! Crazy citrus zestiness right up front with just a hint of struck match but not toooo much (I’m not a fan of too much) with incredible texture and general moreishness. This is one of those wines I wish I’d opened a few years from now. An absolute delight!”

 

Offshoot Pet Nat Sauvignon Blanc 2019

90 Points – Decanter.com

The first vintage of this tangy pet nat, made from the same grapes as the still Sauvignon Blanc, but bottled while still fermenting to give its light sparkle. Its naturally cloudy and bone dry, with vibrant tropical fruit, green apple and a ginger zing. Perfect to cut through rich pork…”

 

Offshoot Pinot Noir 2019

4 stars – Simon Wood, toptastes.co.nz

Perhaps seen as a NZ Beaujolais alternative, this is light and charming, but has some serious Pinot chops. Malolactic fermentation, a portion of whole bunches and low cropping vines has resulted in a wine of considerable finesse and depth of flavour, while maintaining a light, breezy, summery style. Hunter’s suggest lightly chilling this before drinking, although it is lovely at room temperature as well.”

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