White Eight Week International Wines
Australian Chardonnay 3 - 2 - 0
Abundant sunshine, a warm climate, lack of humidity and controlled irrigation allow growers in the Riverland wine region of Australia to produce consistently premium grapes. From Australia's largest wine producing region, we bring you our Australian Chardonnay. This supple, elegante wine boasts rich aromas of honey and tropical fruits while apples, melon and vanilla oak tantalize the palate.
German Riesling 2 - 0 - 0
The Rhine Valley has been the epicentre of Germany's wine industry, an enterprise that has lined the Rhine with an impresive stretch of vineyards. Some of Germany's greatest Riesling wines come from the Rheingau region on the souther edge of thsi cultural landscape. Medium to full-bodied, this elegant wine has a fruit packed nose that reveals a ful palate of pineapples, peaches and honeydew melons. Straw coloured, this dry white wine is balanced by a mild streak of acidity leaving a lasting impression of tropical fruits and floral tones.
New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 3 - 0 - 0
Marlborough has the sunniest, driest climate in New Zealand, and the Wairau Valley’s rich soils combine with the cool nights to deliver astonishingly pungent wines, with gooseberry, herbs, pink grapefruit, fresh-cut grass, asparagus, lime-leaf, tropical fruit, passion fruit, and a host of other beguiling aromas. Few wines ever achieve the amazing aromatic complexity and zesty fruit of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The expression of this amazing explosion of fruit is aided by our special proprietary yeast: by careful management of the yeast strain, Selection Estate New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc casts long, rich flavours, redolent with grass and currant leaves, and a crisp dry finish.
Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay (Unwooded) 4 - 0 - 0
A fresh, well-balanced wine with typical Chardonnay characteristics of tropical and citrus aromas and fl avours. The fruit quality of these grapes is allowed to shine through, and the rich, round mouthful lingers to a long, crisp finish without the influence of oak.
Washington Yakima Valley Pinot Gris 3 - 0 - 0
Washington state is a classic cool-climate viticultural area, with the Cascade Mountains providing a complete rain shadow for the vines. Washington Pinot Gris offers fresh aromas and flavours of ripe honeydew melon and crisp green apple and an attractive floral note. The wine has an elegant, creamy finish restrained by a refreshing crispness that makes it very food-friendly. Food pairing: Serve with pasta in pesto, shellfish in cream sauce, or creamy cheeses with fresh fruit.