Steve's Christmas Wine List

2010 Larose

Flavours saturated with ripe plums, berry fruits and vanilla with layers of soft textured tannins.

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Luna Dorada Chardonnay 2019

The 2019 Luna Dorada shows richness and enormity, but with many layers of complexity.

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Stonyridge Reserve Viognier

The palate is succulent and generous with well-integrated phenolics and soft acidity.

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1. 2010 Larose

Gentle north-facing slopes of Waiheke Island shelter us from the cool southerly winds, provide perfect climatic conditions for ripening red Bordeaux grape varietals.

The third vintage of Larose 1987 won the trophy for best Bordeaux style blend in New Zealand and was hailed as the greatest red wine ever to be made in New Zealand; vindicating Stephen’s foresight and commitment to making the finest wine in the nation.

Thirty-four vintages and counting, Larose is now considered to be the most collectable wine in New Zealand, a reputation that is the envy of the country’s winemaking industry.

2. Luna Dorada Chardonnay 2019

Luna Dorada is an unapologetic, ripe style of Chardonnay, designed to make fans of properly made Chardonnays rekindle their love for the Queen of white grape varieties.

This Chardonnay is made from the same clones that go into the famed wines of Corton-Charlemagne, and as such the 2019 Luna Dorada shows richness and enormity, but with many layers of complexity. The oak ageing is 80% of the highest quality new French oak available and is perfectly integrated.

3. Stonyridge Reserve Viognier

Grown in the coastal hills of Waiheke Island, this Viognier shows classically varietal characters of apricot and honeysuckle with secondary aromas of Acacia from barrel fermentation.