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Note for delivery outside of Christchurch we use national courier companies and the delivery regions are defined by them. 

For orders of 1 - 3 bottles we may charge extra for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed polystyrene posting boxes rather than cardboard boxes. For an extra $2.00 per bottle you can be assured of the wines arriving safe and sound.

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No Charge For 6 bottles or more (less than 6 bottles $4.00 per order.) Please note Christchurch City Delivery area does not include surrounding areas such as Rolleston, Templeton, Kaiapoi, Lyttleton or rural areas surrounding Christchurch (see below for rates). Deliveries are usually carried out by our own staff. Inner city areas we aim for delivery the same or following day; other suburbs dependant on when our driver is doing a delivery run. Some outer suburbs are only weekly. Please advise us if your order is urgent.

Local Towns and outer Suburbs

$4.00 per case (up to 12 bottles) e.g. Rolleston, Rangiora, Lincoln, Kaiapoi, Lyttleton (town areas only)

North Island

$9.00 per case (up to 12 bottles). Deliveries are within 2 days for most major towns

South Island

$8.00 per case. Deliveries are usually within 24 hours of pickup from Vino Fino

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Deliveries are undertaken by Rural delivery contractors. There is an extra charge of $4.00 per carton. Rural delivery addresses are those as defined by NZ Post

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We can arrange for overseas delivery. Please contact us directly for rates to your country (if available)

 

Overnight Delivery North Island $20.00 per carton
Saturday Delivery (non Rural Delivery Customers Only) $5.00 surcharge

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All wines are fully guaranteed against breakage or loss in transit. To make it possible for us to make valid claims on our couriers for courier damage you must contact us within 48 hours of delivery.

We insure your wine up to the point where it is delivered to your address. We are not responsible for damage or theft to goods beyond this point. If you do not want the wine to be left at your address if no-one is home, please indicate this on your delivery instructions (signature required) There may be a small extra charge for this service.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Apr 11, 2017
Vino Fino

From the tastings: Chardonnay

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A gap in our wine-maker hosted tasting gave us a chance to taste some excellent Chardonnays. From around New Zealand - South to North with the inclusion of our top selling Californian, Bogle, and one served blind from the South of Burgundy. Starting with our two top selling $20.00 Chardonnays, the rest of the selection was taken to represent top labels from each region - all have been rated 5 stars by various wine writers and we finished with what can be regarded as one of the best, Sacred Hill Riflemans. The line-up didn't disappoint. We are blessed with a richness of choice with NZ Chardonnay and our top Chardonnays can foot it with the best from around the world. 
  

A gap in our wine-maker hosted tasting gave us a chance to taste some excellent Chardonnays. From around New Zealand - South to North with the inclusion of our top selling Californian, Bogle, and one served blind from the South of Burgundy. Starting with our two top selling $20.00 Chardonnays, the rest of the selection was taken to represent top labels from each region - all have been rated 5 stars by various wine writers and we finished with what can be regarded as one of the best, Sacred Hill Riflemans. The line-up didn't disappoint. We are blessed with a richness of choice with NZ Chardonnay and our top Chardonnays can foot it with the best from around the world. 
  


Vino Fino

Giesen The Brothers Chardonnay 2015   
It’s easy to see why this is consistently one of our top selling Chardonnays.  Sourced from 5 different Marlborough vineyards, wild fermented and aged in a mix of French barriques and German oak fuders. Since its release a couple of months ago, this has opened out dramatically and is showing lemon, flinty, cashew nut flavours. Very approachable and ticks all the ‘Chardonnay’ boxes.   
Retail $26.99       Our price $19.99
 
Bogle Clarksburg Chardonnay 2015
Californian Chardonnay seems to have found a gap in the NZ market place, especially styles such as the Bogle. It is golden, creamy, buttery with the sweet vanillin American oak that rolls around the palate and gentle acidity.  Quite soft and obvious but very drinkable and a crowd pleaser.
Retail $26.99       Our price $19.99
 
Domaine Rewa Chardonnay 2014
Domaine Rewa is a small Central Otago producer located on the slopes of the Pisa range, bio-dynamically farmed. Initially quite shy this opened out in the glass with flinty mineral characters then a savoury mealy note.  
Retail $35.99       Our price $29.99
 
Black Estate Home Vineyard Chardonnay 2016   
From the old vines planted in the Home vineyard in front of the café. Just released, this has lemony citrus flavours and a great textural element with great drive through the palate. It should be noted that Nicholas likes to make his wines as natural as possible - this is unfiltered and shows some cloudiness especially at the bottom of the bottle.
Retail $44.99       Our price $38.99
 
Dog Point Chardonnay 2014
The Dog Point Chardonnay vineyard has old vine, Mendoza and clone 95 Chardonnay grown organically. Since the inception of the Dog Point label, this has been a distinctive wine. As a young wine there is always evident smoky, gunflint, sulphidic aromas that overlay a complex, full-bodied palate. As the wines age this integrates into the wine – and Dog Point Chardonnays age extremely well.  A solid tasting Chardonnay with plenty of citrus fruit, spicy oak and mineral linearity. This was the 2nd favourite Chardonnay as voted by the tasters,
Retail $41.99       Our price $33.99
 
Domaine Christophe Cordier Macon Milly Lamartine Clos du Four 2014
Milly-Lamartine is a small commune in the Mâcon-Villages of Southern Burgundy entitled to put it's name on the label due to a higher quality reputation. This is quite rich is style and served blind, no-one identified it as being from Burgundy. It has freshness and hints of white flowers and pineapple with some ‘Werthers Original’ butterscotch notes. Quite modern in style.
Retail $49.99  Our price $45.99

Martinborough Vineyards Chardonnay 2014
Recent releases of this well-established label have been very good. Quite an elegant expression with plenty left to unfold. Like the label, this screams ‘yellow’ – nectarine, plum, lemon with sizzling grilled nuts. It is yummy stuff. 
Retail $40.99       Our price $36.99
 
Quarter Acre Chardonnay 2016 
Rod McDonald gets the fruit for this wine from the Doc’s Block vineyard along the Haumoana coast of Hawkes Bay (alongside other great Chardonnay vineyards like Clearview and Elephant Hill). Just released and obviously youthful, this is noticeably warmer climate in style with melon and peach flavours. There are lots of subtle elements that make for a tight, powerful Chardonnay. Very, very good.
Retail $35.99       Our price $29.99

Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015
No line up of NZ Chardonnay could exclude one from Kumeu River. Always made in the same style (hand picked-whole bunch pressed- natural ferment in French oak- 100% malolactic). Stonefruits, cream, vanilla, almond. Perfectly poised and balanced. Classic Kumeu River.       
Retail $35.99       Our price $29.99
 
Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2015
The high ‘Riflemans’ terrace, overlooking the Tutaekuri river in Hawkes Bay is planted entirely to Mendoza clone Chardonnay. It has proved to be a very special site. Each vine is considered to potentially end up in the Rifleman Chardonnay, however with a rigorous selection process it is only the very best barrels that do so. This is a powerful, concentrated wine that fills the senses. A wonderous Chardonnay that was easily the favourite of the night. A great Chardonnay.     
Retail $79.99       Our price $61.99