Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Chief Winemaker: Matt Thomson

I was first introduced to Lake Chalice Wines over 25 years ago, and even though Lake Chalice Wines now has a new owner. Those who have enjoyed these vibrant, fruit driven wines from this founding Marlborough winery. The good news is that the consistent guiding influence on the style and quality of Lake Chalice is still crafting these wines - with renowned winemaker Matt Thomson remaining at the helm. 

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Growing Region: Wairau Valley, New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Jules Taylor

OTQ - 'On The Quiet' has been a project for Jules to try something a little bit different. With her understanding, Jules has been challenging and pushing techniques to stretch and grow upon conventional interpretations of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. While at the same time creating a wine which expresses the unique character of a very special vineyard. The effort and resulting wine called out for a special bottle - to do justice.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Viognier
Growing Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Peter Robertson

An occasion when you allow yourself to experience something highly enjoyable, especially more than normal - we call this an ‘indulgence’. Even after just enjoying the aroma you will want more - and then when tasting this most engaging of dessert wines - your taste buds will resent you forever if you never indulge again. Making any style of dessert wine is fraught with complications and even failure before the fruit is even harvested let alone reaching the winery.

 

Grape Varietals: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay & (15% Pinot Noir - red wine)
Growing Region: Epernay, France
Chef de Cave: Dominique Petit

The Pol Roger Rosé Vintage is based on their Brut Vintage blend, which is made up of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. To which they add, before bottling and the all-important second fermentation, approximately 15% of still red wine (made from Pinot Noir) only from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. Pol Roger only produce a vintage Rosé and produced in limited quantities.