WAIPARA, NEW ZEALAND
The Donaldson family have been involved in winemaking since the 1970s and boy, are all of them involved! Ivan Donaldson as a wine writer and judge as well as overseeing viticulture, his wife, Christine looks after the estates grounds, sons Matthew (winemaker), Edward (Marketing) and Paul (General Manager) and daughter in law Belinda is the director of the winery's award winning restaurant.
Want a family run winery? You can't do much better than this!
Plums, cigars, blackcurrants, vanilla - a soft aroma and then a palate that builds, becomes more savoury with some ripe tannin and a long finish. Contains Sulphites
Pear, quince, cinnamon, ginger... just a lovely rollercoaster of fruit and spice. The palate is balanced, with zesty notes and a great, long finish. Contains Sulphites
So much more to New Zealand than Marlborough. This Waipara Sauvignon Blanc gives lovely gooseberry flavours and a long, citrus focused finish. Contains sulphites
Wonderful finesse, lovely bright blackberries, raspberries and cinnamon coming out. There is a savoury note too, with some barbecued pork fat and a little bit of roast tomato too. Sustainable...
The bouquet and flavour suggest peaches, apricots, lychees, frangipani, honeysuckle and mandarin. It is concentrated and mouth filling with a backbone of minerality and tangy acidity that complements it’s off...