Bancroft pushing premium New Zealand wine

03 July, 2013

Bancroft has taken on a new winery that produces premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling from New Zealand’s Central Otago.

Domaine Rewa produces the three grapes biodynamically on a 5.5ha estate planted in 1997.

Marketing manager Claire Scott-Gall said: “This is the first vintage and we are very pleased with it and we are sure the quality will continue to improve.

“The wines have great packaging and have a great story. They are biodynamic and hand-crafted wines that give them a fantastic point of difference compared to bigger brands.

“They provide something a little unusual and stylistically they are more Burgundian than New World.”

The winery’s owner, Philippa Shepherd, is a Francophile and aimed to create New Zealand wines with a Gallic twist to blend the best of old and new worlds.

The 2011 Chardonnay retails at £26.90, the 2011 Pinot Noir is priced at £32.30 and the 2011 Riesling retails at £21.50. 




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