2015 Homage Syrah - Number One!
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Five of our wines scored over 90 points in James Sucklings NZ Tasting with Homage taking out the top of the class with 99 points!
Wine Wizardry with Warren Gibson
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Introducing the Fine Wines of New Zealand Programme.
1 May 2018
Fine Wines of New Zealand named for 2018
After an extensive tasting process, 67 wines have been named in the Fines Wines of New Zealand for 2018 – an annual list of the country’s most prestigious wines.
Pinot Noirs have stood out this year with 18 making the cut from the North Canterbury, Central Otago, Marlborough, Martinborough and Nelson regions. Sauvignon Blancs followed with all 11 this year from Marlborough while there were 10 wines selected each in the Chardonnay and Aromatics categories. Bordeaux Blends, Sparkling, Sweet wines and Syrah also featured.
The programme is led by seven of New Zealand’s leading wine experts including Masters of Wine Alastair Maling, Michael Brajkovich, Sam Harrop, Simon Nash and Steve Smith along with Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas who compile the list based on stringent criteria including provenance and excellence in winemaking over several releases.
Fellow Master of Wine Emma Jenkins has also joined the programme this year and has provided expertise on the Sauvignon Blanc varietal in particular.
Master of Wine and Fine Wines of New Zealand Chair Alastair Maling says it’s been exciting to see the programme evolve since its inception in 2016.
“This year we took the conscious step of allowing wineries to submit their wines that they felt met the Fine Wines of New Zealand criteria and have them assessed alongside last year’s wines and others put forward by our panel. We had a fantastic response and I’m confident that the process that we went through the 2018 list celebrates the best of the very best,” says Mr Maling.
Air New Zealand has been a patron of the Fine Wines of New Zealand since it began and provides marketing support for both the programme and the wineries themselves. The airline showcases many of the wines on board its aircraft and at events both offshore and in New Zealand, including the recent dinner with President Obama in Auckland. The airline also works with the wineries to help drive export opportunities should they want this support.
For more information on the Fine Wines of New Zealand, visit the website here.
The Fine Wines of New Zealand for 2018 are:
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Master of Wine and Chair of the Fine Wines of New Zealand
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