A Nod to The Ned.
by Alan Kingsbury - Saturday August 23, 2014 12:08 pm
'The Ned' is a range of four reliable New Zealand Wines from Marisco Vineyards that between them provide a complete picture for the dinner table.
There’s little that can beat the ‘zing’ of a NZ Sauvignon Blanc to kick off a convivial evening.
Up-front and positive, The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (£10.99) pours into the glass with the promise of gooseberry and lime wafting over its ultra-pale swirl.
The fruits are driven on the palate with a punchy minerality and bright lemon acidity that calls for a glistening selection of seafood served on a silver platter.
Bring on that bowl of char-grilled chicken salad generously sprinkled with fresh cut herbs.
Shining with an enticing moon-gold colour, this is Pinot Grigio with a high satisfaction value.
The rich, soft and round mouth feel is tinted with pleasing, complimentary bitters making this a pretty much perfect all-rounder.
What about something for a big juicy steak?
A really big, thick, juicy steak.
It knows how to deal with meaty dishes that need some cut.
Dark red fruit flavours enriched with dried herbs are given a clean velocity by means of balancing acidity and super fine tannins.
To finish the picture, there's one more little something from The Ned; something a bit special.
Intensely honeyed tropical and mediterranean fruits are lifted high and long by a clean citric lift that will put the 'summer' into any summer pudding.
Top it with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream and say 'Oooo'.