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. 




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

What makes wine special

Reaching the 50th instalment of Hemming’s Way is hardly the biggest milestone, but I don’t need much of an excuse to pour myself a glass of champagne before getting dressed. It’s a better reason than I had for all 49 other instalments, anyway. Not that that stopped me.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter