Foodepedia catches up with the latest news on three best selling New World wine brands.
In 2003, New Zealand winemaker Brent Marris discovered a promising terrain in his native Marlborough region; and three years later he launched The Ned, his own brand of the region’s favourite grape varieties; Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
The mouthfeel is luscious and oily with a flavour profile akin to a fine ProvenÃƒÂ§al rosÃƒÂ©; but here with an added New Zealand zing!
Each Brent Marris wine combines respect for the grape variety with a distinct individuality.
Brightening towards a clean acidity on the finish this Pinot Noir is well suited to food, especially best roasted poultry.
Fruity and direct, these’easy drinkers’ are abundantly lively and vibrant.
With summer in mind, [yellow tail] wines are ideal all-rounders for the party / BBQ / dinner party scene.
These wines may be uncomplicated but, made by the excellent Chilean producer Concha y Toro, they display a recognisable pedigree. They are surprisingly good quality at just £5.99 from Tesco who supply the Merlot and Pinot Grigio varieties.
I particularly like the Frontera Merlot 2013, an easy going medium weight red with nice fresh fruit flavours, soft tannins and a chocolate/minty edge; so it’s time for me to sit back, enjoy a glass and read the poetry on the label.