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Toast to Pinot Gris Day, with Montford Estate

Toast to Pinot Gris Day, with Montford Estate

Tuesday May 17th 2022 marks International Pinot Gris Day - and we reckon it's the perfect opportunity to share some information and food pairing ideas for this delicious grape varietal.  What is Pinot Gris, and what does it taste like?   Pinot Gris is actually a pretty pink variation (or mutation) of the Pinot Noir grape.  This crowd-pleasing aromatic white wine is usually dry in style, with a medium-light body, medium-high acidity, and no tannins. The characteristic flavours of Pinot Gris are stone fruit, lemon zest, and melon.  According to the New Zealand Wine industry body, Pinot Gris broke on to the...

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Celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day with Montford Estate

Celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day with Montford Estate

It's National Cheese Lovers' Day on January 20th. Being the cheese and wine lovers that we are here at Montford Esate, we're here to help you get prepped with everything you need to know about achieving the perfect wine and cheese pairings. Whether you are planning a night out at your favourite local pub or restaurant, staying in for a quiet night at home, or a more lavish get-together and you're on platter duty, we're here to help you nail the perfect wine and cheese pairing for the occasion. There are some things in life that simply go well together: Sauv and...

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Cameron Douglas rates new release Montford wines

Cameron Douglas rates new release Montford wines

As we head into the Kiwi summer and towards Christmas, we're excited to share some of our newer vintage wines with the world.  That's why we're so stoked to see some awesome new scores from Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas for our new and soon to be released Montford Estate wines! Check them out below: Montford Estate Pinot Gris 2021, Marlborough 92 Points PremiumRipe, fruity, varietal and enticing bouquet with aromas then flavours of fresh white fleshed tree fruits - pears and apple, nectarine then white spice. A satin texture touches the palate first then contrasting acidity with a salivating note leading to a vibrant...

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Gold Medal & Top 50 for Montford Estate Chardonnay

Gold Medal & Top 50 for Montford Estate Chardonnay

The 2020 Montford Estate Chardonnay has won a spot in the New World Wine Awards Top 50 competition, as well as taking home a gold medal and fantastic score of 95 points!  This is the first time the wine has been entered in the New World Wine Awards, so it's a result Haysley and the team are incredibly proud of.   Here's what the New World judging panel had to say about this delicious wine:  "Part of the te Pā whānau, Montford Estate wines are designed to be approachable and easy to enjoy, and this is just that. Whether you’re watching an...

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New reviews for Montford Estate range

New reviews for Montford Estate range

We're delighted to share new tasting notes and scores from New Zealand's only Master Sommelier, Cameron Douglas, for our current release Montford Estate wines.  Montford Estate 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, 92 Points Pungent, fresh, loaded with aromas of tropical fruits and fresh herbs, passionfruit and lemon, basil and capsicum, apple and gooseberry. On the palate - intense, crunchy, fresh, salivating, a touch of sea salt and flavours that reflect the nose. Balanced , fresh and ready to enjoy from today and through 2022. Montford Estate 2020 Rosé, 90 Points Classic rosé flavours of fresh strawberry and red melon, red cherry and...

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