To misquote Smiths frontman Morrissey, there's more to New Zealand than Sauvignon, you know - but not much more.
With 75% of plantings, Sauvignon is truly New Zealand's dominant grape. But it's not the only Handsome Devil you'll find there. These two wines from Esk Valley are both trophy winners.
Verdelho 2015 (£13.25, independents) aromatic and toasty-pungent expressive with tropical citrus and zingy, herbaceous fruit; pure and clean. Very adept.
Match with mozzarella and pesto.
Merlot Rosé 2015 (£12.20, independents) bubblegum and ripe redcurrant and strawberry fruit with a touch of spice. Very clean and adept. Pure, supple and long.
A perfect picnic wine, match with salads cold cuts and quiche.
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