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Casa Blanca Vineyards is a family run business specializing in premium wines from NZ and South America.
- Central Otago boutique winery
Premium vineyard with three brands on offer:
- Matahiwi Estate
- Mt Hector
- Reserve quality premium wines
- Aged in French oak barriques for at least 9 months
- These wines come from premium wine growing areas
- The 'spirit' of Argentina, made at the feet of The Andes mountains
- Fun, friendly and accessible
- Able to be enjoyed every day and every where
Alto Del Carmen 40º Reposado (ADC) pisco
- Alto del Carmen is the best quality pisco available in New Zealand.
- A consistent gold medal winner.
- Artesanos is made by artisans using the original practices used from centuries ago to produce a high quality pisco that can be enjoyed every day with your preferred mixer or on its
Matahiwi Estate is a family owned winery with a dedicated team working to deliver delicious wine in every bottle for you to enjoy. Our goal is to enhance the pure natural flavours from the fruit and honour the vineyard This vibrant Rose has aromas of watermelon, strawberry and fresh biscuit. A creamy full palate with a dry fresh finish.
TASTING NOTES Richly perfumed and balanced. The nose shows berry fruit and dark cherries interwoven with roasted almonds, hints of violets and sous bois. The palate adds savory and spice notes, and is framed by finely-textured tannins and well-balanced acidity. The lengthy finish reiterates the flavours and elegantly rounded textures that lend this wine generosity. We expect this wine to age well for five to ten years after release. 14.2% alc. Vegan friendly. WINEMAKING Grapes were harvested by hand, primarily de-stemmed and crushed (about 5% was included as whole bunch), and placed in small open-top vessels. Fermentation was performed by native wild yeasts. Once dry, the wine was pressed and placed in French oak barrels (22% new) to mature for eleven months. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in barrels. The wine was bottle
AROMA: Very intense Cab, full red fruit aromas, berries, cherry, cassis perfectly mixed with sweet vanilla and soft smoke notes. PALATE: Fresh mouth feels medium body, slightly rich, soft tannins and long pleasant finish. Wine for many moments. Perfect with beef, lamb, pork, duck, game meats and cheeses. Ideal temperature for drinking: 16-18°C Gold Medal | Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2017
AROMA: This wine displays an expressive, complex bouquet, full of fresh fruits such as raspberries and cherries and ripe fruits like plums and blackberries, which blend perfectly with the tobacco and vanilla notes produced during barrel aging. PALATE: On the palate, this is a fruity and well-integrated wine, displaying good structure and body, and mature and round tannins, which give way to a long and persistent finish. It can be enjoyed immediately or stored for three to five years. Ideal for accompanying red meat, wild game birds, venison and semi-hard cheeses. Serve at 17 to 18°C. Gold Medal | Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017 91 Points | Descorchados 2016 We strive for sustainability in all our actions, with all that surrounds us: our communities, our environment, our workers, our suppliers, our clients and consumers.
AROMA: The nose is quite expressive and intense, full of black fruit and spices, where blackberries, plums, blueberries and pepper stand out, perfectly combining with subtle notes of vanilla and blond tobacco. PALATE: In the mouth, it is a round wine, with good concentration and volume, ripe fruit, soft tannins, rich acidity and a persistent finish. Ideal to accompany risotto, baked lean meats, game birds and ripe cheeses. To be preferably served at 17ºC. AWARDS Gold Medal | Concours Mondial, Bruxelles 2017 Gold Medal | Concours Mondial, Bruxelles '14 91 Points | Decanter 2017
Aging in French oak barrels for 9 months adds complexity, and notes of roasted hazelnuts, almonds and cinnamon. Medium to full body, with notes of plums, caramel and toffee. Intense and deep red garnet in colour. Flowery notes of violets and jasmine, ripe red fruits, like plums, cherries and chocolate morello cherry. Be sure to try this fruit driven, concentrated wine with grilled red meats, lamb, ostrich, wild boar, duck, pork and strong cheeses. AROMA: Profile of ripe fruit, such as plums, black cherries and small floral notes. Good balance of oak, highlighting vanilla and chocolate. PALATE: The palate is intense, with a long finish with lingering notes of fruit. Sweet tannins. Good balance of tannic structure and acidity.
2017 Awarded 90pts by Cameron Douglas MS Awarded Gold by CWSA Best Value awards 2016 Awarded Double Gold at the CWSA Best Value awards Awarded 88pts Wine Spectator Awarded 4 stars by Wine Orbit This crisply styled, refreshing wine has a wonderful combination of lime, passionfruit and gooseberry aromas with a hint of minerality – typical stylish Sauvignon Blanc! We love to drink it with seafood and pasta dishes and delicious summer salads. While this wine is ready to drink now, it can also be cellared for around two years.
ALTO DEL CARMEN pisco - The Latin Spirit... Alto Del Carmen, a premium multiple gold medal winner with high world wide demand and with an entirely hand made production. Made from Muscat grapes, hand picked. Distilled twice in copper kilns and then aged for a minimum period of 2 years in new French oak barrels. On the Nose: Floral, lemon and sweet with hints of toasted oak, On the Palate: Fresh, clean and round and crisp. Some of the medals won are as follows. Medals • Gold Medal: 40 Reserved (Catad'Or W Santiago, 2011) • Gold Medal: Double Distilled Aged 40 (Catad'Or W Santiago, 2011) • Gold Medal: Double Distilled Aged (Vinitech-Vinalies Latin America, 2011) • Gold Medal: 40 Reserved (Brussels World Competition, 2011) • Gold Medal: 40 Reserved (Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2010)
2016 Awarded Master of the UK Drinks Business Masters Awarded Gold by China Wine and Spirits Awards Awarded 5 stars by Wine Orbit Fruit sourced from a single vineyard in Hawkes Bay, this is a rich, barrel fermented Chardonnay with the accent on complexity and fruit weight. Ripe stonefruit and citrus aromas combine with hints of toasty oak, leading to a silky and elegant finish. Perfect with seafood or pasta made with rich, cream-based sauces or with roasted chicken. Already enjoyable, this wine will continue to improve over the next 3 to 7 years.
2016 Awarded Gold by IWC Awarded Gold by Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters This attractive, soft Pinot Noir shows dark plum and cherry flavours with fragrant fresh hay and cedary oak characters. On the palate, the vibrant cherry flavours come through with a hint of spicy toasty oak and velvety tannins.
2016 Awarded Gold by New York International Wine Competition Awarded Gold by China Wine and Spirits Awards Awarded 91pts by Cameron Douglas MS This attractive, soft Pinot Noir shows red berry, dark plum and cherry flavours with fragrant fresh hay and savoury oak characters. On the palate, it is soft and round, with a hint of spicy smoky oak and a long finish.
Gato Negro's Rose is pale pink colour and fruit driven. AROMA: Strong fresh fruits notes of strawberries and plums. PALATE: Refreshing and with a perfect acidity that enhances the fruit notes with a smooth sweet finish. PAIRING: Ideal to pair with smoky meats, quiches, pork, ham and spiced food like Mexican and Thai. Great as appetizer. Best serve at: 10º - 12ºC