Something from New Zealand, Darling?

Bad weather means that I won’t be able to get to the annual New Zealand trade tasting which takes place tomorrow. Never mind, this made me chuckle…

And while on the subject of New Zealand, have just come across Darling, a new label from Marlborough. The pair behind it are Chris Darling, Senior Winemaker for Rapaura Vintners (producers of the Marlborough wines for Matua Valley, Babich and Vavasour), and Bart Arnst, a viticultural consultant specialising in organics and biodynamics. The Darling Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (£15 The Vineyard) is a lively, citrussy wine with a touch of green apple and a crisp, herby finish. Watch out for the 2009 vintage, due on these shores in a couple of months’ time.

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3 thoughts on “Something from New Zealand, Darling?

  • Colin Smith

    I suspect you won’t be the only one not to make it tomorrow. The Kiwis have probably been laughing at how badly we handled the whole snow thing…………..

  • Dave Mangham

    Small point, its Bart Arnst not Anst.
    This is one amazing wine in my opinion.
    Cant wait to get my hands on some 2009!

  • Simon Post author

    Thanks for that Dave – have updated the post. I’m looking forward to ’09 too – due here end of Feb