Wine: Summer holiday sipping

By Jo Burzynska

Pop these in the chiller for fine summer refreshment.

Marechal Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV; Auburn Bendigo Central Otago Riesling; Bald Hills Friends and Lovers Central Otago Rose. Photos / Babiche Martens
Marechal Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV; Auburn Bendigo Central Otago Riesling; Bald Hills Friends and Lovers Central Otago Rose. Photos / Babiche Martens

FINE FIZZ
Marechal Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV $21
A great little bubbly that's perfect for popping the cork on a variety of festive occasions with its crisp apple and citrus fruit and hints of nut and bread crust.

From Maison Vauron, Wine and More, Point Wines, The Village Winery and First Glass.


CRISP ROSE
Bald Hills Friends and Lovers Central Otago Rose 2013 $25
A chilled rosé is well-suited to summer sipping and this is a seriously good example with its fresh, mouth-filling bright raspberry, apple and blackberry fruit, and a hint of herb.

Available through baldhills.co.nz.


RACY RIESLING
Auburn Bendigo Central Otago Riesling 2013 $35
Auburn is making some of the country's most exciting rieslings with this low (9 per cent) alcohol expression from Bendigo a holiday treat. Juxtaposing delicacy with intensity, its wonderfully pure and perfumed palate reveals notes of white peach and apple infused with hints of honeysuckle and rose florals and a touch of spice, while balancing its sweetness with fresh citrus.

From Wine Circle, Caro's, Hillsdene Wines, Hamilton Wine Company, Scenic Cellars and auburnwines.co.nz.


- VIVA

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