New Zealand’s wine production has grown and evolved over the last few years and the Flagship Wines range from this country which has always been extensive has evolved too to capture the diversity of wines available to ensure we offer our customers a range that reflects the excellent depth and breadth of wines made in New Zealand.
Flagship Wines range of New Zealand’s wines includes some made from the expected varieties including
Sauvignon Blanc: which is the grape variety that put NZ wines on the map with its easy drinking yet stylish crisp zestiness and pure fruit notes which are evident in all varieties due to the climate and proximity to the sea of the majority of vineyards.
Chardonnay: with its clean youthful citrus notes from cooler regions such as Central Otago especially when it is unoaked or with toasty ripe fruit notes when carefully oak aged and offering Burgundian Chardonnay styles.
Pinot Noir: is one of the most exciting grapes that produces world class wines. It is at its best when grown in Martinborough on North Island and in Central Otago in South Island when the wines are full of fruit with peppery spice overtones and are more structured than those from Marlborough that are soft and slightly sweeter.
In addition, we are really pleased to include varieties that until recently were not expected in a New Zealand range of wines especially aromatic one such as:
Pinot Gris: elegant wines with aromas of pears and stone fruits that can be dry or off-dry
Riesling: wines that capture the floral grapey notes again ranging from dry to off dry in great style.
Gewurztraminer: this love it or hate it variety has a good home in New Zealand with tangy wines full of lychees, spice, white pepper and Turkish Delight……..
Syrah: produces great structured wines with full ripe damson fruit – the best are from Hawkes Bay
Cabernet Sauvignon: again lovely balanced wines with spice and fruit with oaky overtones.
The perfect New Zealand wine for your menu
As well as being very enjoyable as a drink, New Zealand wines are a perfect accompaniment to many dishes. Our friendly team is available to advise which New Zealand wines best suit your menu, taste and budget. Please contact us to chat through the options – we love talking about wine!
New Zealand wines straight to your door
Our shop in St Albans, Herts is an Aladdin’s cave of wines simply waiting to be discovered. Or – you may prefer the convenience of your regular wine order being delivered to your home. Shopping online and our Wine On Tap service are the easy ways to receive your orders from Flagship Wines.
A gift of New Zealand wine
If you would like to buy a gift of New Zealand wine, we can arrange delivery throughout the UK.
Not sure which wine to choose? A Flagship Wines gift voucher is the perfect present! This gives the enjoyment of browsing through our website or store as well as the pleasure of the wine itself!
We hope you enjoy perusing through our Italian wines as much as we enjoy selecting the range for you. Remember – if you have any queries please contact us. We’re here to help.