Martin’s Rake Winemaker, Pamela, introduces a New Zealand family of wines from the Mother Island. The weather is special there because there is not a lot of difference between night and day temperatures and the grapes are able to enjoy the sunshine. This family of wine is very bright and carries an acidity. It’s also described as lush and round yet has a bit of a floral appeal and is very expressive. It’s perfect for summer nights to share with friends.
Kip Lorenzetti, Magistrate Winemaker, thinks their New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a very interesting wine with a grassy bell pepper aroma and high fruit notes of guava and stone fruit. This wine is great if you want something crisp and refreshing on a hot summer day lounging by the pool or out at a lake. Pairs well with mozzarella or chevre.
Kip Lorenzetti, Magistrate Winemaker talks about the Magistrate Family of wines who have garnered over 150 awards over their 15 years. Magistrate provides a wine that is unpretentious and elegant. The hallmark of this brand is their Paso Robles AVA which is a very unique AVA in California with the largest diurnal temperature swing of any AVA. Days can get as hot as 110 degrees celsius and drop into the 40’s in the evening which really drives those fruit flavors and aromatics forward while at the same time developing very robust tannins. Magistrate conveys a level of opulence with wines showcasing what the region can do.
Kurt Lorenzi, VP of Winemaking and Sourcing, describes the Dellatori Pinot Grigio as a very refreshing wine. With wonderful expressions of white blossoms, citrus and a touch of minerality in the finish. The Dellatori Pinot Grigio comes from North Italy, in the Veneto between Verona and Venice. Lorenzi would would enjoy this wine with fresh fish or a pasta fruit tomato, sitting seaside in a café. Pairs nicely with goat cheese or parmigiana reggiano.