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Varietals

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Wild Rock is a producer of premium crafted wines situated in New Zealand’s prime wine-growing districts of Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough.

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Landing on
the land
of plenty

When Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks took their first great voyage in 1769 they encountered the coastline of New Zealand, a wild rock formation as plainly seen from the sea. Banks soon discovered a bountiful land of birdlife and plants with rich soils admirably farmed for crops by the native Māori, blessed by the sun and rivulets of water. His collections and descriptions of plants formed the foundation for the modern study of New Zealand botany. Referencing Captain Cook’s initial impression of New Zealand the Wild Rock labels incorporate those flora and fauna drawings chronicled by Cook and Banks on this initial exploration.

Sauvignon
Blanc
2016

Marlborough

Sourced from the wild, rocky soils of Marlborough this wine shows fresh aromas of white peach, pale lemon straw with green hue, fresh green herbs, blackcurrant bush and wet river stones. A lovely rich fruit core of citrus and apple is balanced with fine acidity for a soft yet pleasantly dry finish.

Pinot
Gris
2016

Marlborough

From a warm and dry vintage this wine is sourced from our Marlborough vineyards. It shows yellow straw colour. Aromas of canned peaches, glazed ginger, white blossom and a hint of honey. A flavoursome and generous palate of delicious golden fruits and a long lingering finish.

Chardonnay
2016

Hawke’s Bay

Our Chardonnay is grown closer to the sea, where the Hawke’s Bay maritime climate is renowned for growing finely flavoured and textural Chardonnay. Pale golden straw colour. Warming aromatics of fresh butter on toast, mandarin peel and peach. The palate is juicy with ripe stone fruit flavours, good oak integration and an excellent long dry finish.

Pinot
Noir
2016

Marlborough

Red cherry with crimson hues. Bright aromatic intensity with notes of ripe red cherry, plum, sage and thyme. A pure varietal expression on the palate with the medium weight red fruit balanced with acidity and fine tannins that have a delicious dry finish.

Hawke’s Bay
Red
2016

Hawke’s Bay

Our Merlot dominant blend is grown in the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District located on the ancient bed of the Ngaruroro River which changed course in 1867 to expose soils for possible cultivation. Darkest red with purple hues. Vibrant nose of cassis, violets, boysenberry and the finest toasted oak. A richness of fruit emerges on first taste with beautifully integrated oak and fine dusty tannin creating a long and delicious finish.

Marlborough

Marlborough is renowned for aromatic whites and Pinot Noir. The parcels of our Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are sourced from premium vineyards in Marlborough, with rich alluvial soil creating wines with great depth and fruit intensity. The Marlborough region covers cooler and drier inland sites as well as earlier ripening vineyards that are more exposed to the sea breeze of the coast, all expressing pure and intensely flavoured grapes of exceptional quality.

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is blessed with a diverse range of soils and micro climates that create endless possibilities for wine growing. The Gimblett Gravels are the warmest vineyard area in New Zealand with ideal climate factors such as sunshine hours, humidity and rainfall. This combination of fertile soils and continental climate allows us to produce Hawke’s Bay wine with great complexity and flavours distinctive for this region.