Monday, June 4, 2012

WOW: New Zealand, New Values!

WOW: Wine of the Week

New Zealand, New Values: The Ned!

The Ned WineryEver seeking new wines, new values...look no further than New Zealand!  Two new products to the Uncorked portfolio of products are from The Ned Winery in New Zealand.

New Zealand is quite well known for its value priced wine and critter labels...but The Ned focuses on serious wine (no critters here!) and value.

To was in 2003 when Brent Marris began his search for a special vineyard property that could become the iconic hub of a future winery.  Relying on a vast knowledge of the area built up as youngster exploring the landscape that is Marlborough he discovered an exceptional 268 hectare property on the banks of the Waihopai River.after a time-honored Washington State practice used to protect grape vines from frigid winter temperatures. Low-growing vine canes (shoots) are buried under the soil, then unearthed after winter freezes pass. Buried Cane wines are named with terms common in woodcut printing.
Washington State wine country has warm sunny summers and cold frosty winters. One time-honored practice to protect grape vines from damaging cold is to bury low-growing vine canes. These buried canes can be unearthed after winter freezes pass, assuring a grape harvest in the following season." - Winery Notes

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Tasting Notes

Zesty and fruity, with a brilliant smoky, herbal twist, this delicious sauvignon Blanc has characteristic blackcurrant and gooseberry flavours. Made by Brent Marris in a modern winery on the banks of the Waihopai River, The Ned is named after a rugged peak nearby.

The Ned Pinot Noir 2010 Tasting Notes

Chocolate and dark berry fruit abound integrated with spice and savoury aromas. It presents a delightful texture with excellent length and a richness that is supported by seamless tannins.

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