Wine: A trio to love

By Yvonne Lorkin

So you’re gunning to get into the good books with your Valentine tomorrow. You’ve bought flowers, heaps of the best chocolate you can find, you’ve even bought a snazzy card and poured your heart out to her or him with a handwritten message inside. Complete the equation with excellent wine.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut NV
It's a given that if you want Champagne with the cool-factor, then Clicquot is the way to go. Think aromas of lemon shortbread, bread crust and nutty, biscuit-like loveliness alongside subtle flavours of baked apple, oatcake and creamy, yeasty characters on the finish. Classic and classy.
Price: $75

Kalex Alex Kaufman Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2013
This is a juicy, tropical, racy chardonnay replete with rockmelon, peach, ripe grapefruit and punchy pepper. Layers of toasty spices make this a wine that really rocks. A splash of mandarin, creamy, nutty notes and a long, mealy finish has me wanting a second glass, pronto. Superb stuff from our southern climes.
Price: $37

Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
You won't be disappointed with this crunchy, clean, passionfruit-packed sauvignon. In fact, the minute you try it you'll probably want to race down to the supermarket to grab a second bottle.

Signature grassy notes, capsicum, zingy and juicy white nectarine, white pepper complexity and juicy length of flavour make this a fresh, zesty sip.
Price: $19

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Yvonne Lorkin is a wine retailer, wine writer and member of the Wine Writers of NZ.

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