Church Road have released a new range of single vineyard wines under the One label, executed in their reliably inimitable style. Exhibiting superb depth, flavour and intensity, these are sumptuous and complex expressions that showcase the elegance and allure of a wine that has been crafted by a single winemaker from the grapes off a single vineyard. From the restrained power of the Church Road One Tukituki Chardonnay to the fragrant and supple Gimblett Gravels Syrah or the opulently fleshy and vibrant Malbec, these are standout wines that will amply reward your attention.
Rich and powerful, this is one to tuck away for a few years.
Sourced from their Redstone vineyard in Bridge Pa.
The purity of the cassis character and depth of flavour are impressive, the craftmanship of the winemaker evident in the superb balance and sustained finish.
The only white offering in the prestigious 1 series.
Single vineyard chardonnay from the banks of the Tuki Tuki River.
With a restrained power, this multi-faceted chardonnay boasts a peachy core with lifted aromatics of orange blossom and a nutty texture from the tailored oak programme. Great length and balanced acidity, drink one now and tuck one in the cellar to be rewarded in the future.
Single Vineyard Merlot from Hawke’s Bay made with extreme attention to detail.
Aromas of dark chocolate and subtle florals give way to rich plums and black cherry. With fine-grained tannins, it is medium-bodied with a brooding earthy edge. Pairs brilliantly with mushrooms or smoked meats.
Pairs brilliantly with mushrooms or smoked meats.
Pure Malbec is a rare sight in New Zealand and this premium example from Church Road is here to lead the way.
Made from a single vineyard in Hawke’s Bay with the highest attention paid to every detail of the winemaking process.
This is full-bodied and rich with ripe tannins that bounce off the lifted florals and spice on the nose. Particularly good with a barbeque!
Syrah is the darling grape of winemakers in Hawke’s Bay.
This single vineyard offering from Church Road paves the way with lifted spicy floral aromas and powerful palate structure that will reward cellaring.
For drinking now it exudes dark berry flavours and fragrant warm spice, and of course the classic HB cracked pepper.
Made only in the very best years, this is Church Road’s top Chardonnay.
Named after legendary winemaker Tom McDonald, this is the perfect glass to toast to Tom on the 12th September to celebrate his birthday.
Fragrant aromatics of stonefruit and citrus are embellished by mar-zipan and mealy notes, the palate dominated by concentrated fruit flavours swathed in silky textures, some balancing acidity and a long, elegant finish.
VIRTUAL TASTING - CHURCH ROAD TOM & 1 RELEASE WITH CHRIS SCOTT
This will be a very special Virtual Tasting. Enjoy some of New Zealand's greatest wines from the comfort of your own lounge. Situated in Hawkes Bay, Church Road is one of our country’s oldest wineries and is renowned for their iconic TOM wines, named after their legendary winemaker Tom McDonald. This year’s release will be presented via ZOOM by their current chief, and two time NZ winemaker of the year Chris Scott. We will be tasting the two new TOM releases, as well as 5 wines from the new premium single vineyard ONE range, previously only available in small quantities at cellar door. We will be tasting: Church Road 1 Tuki Tuki Chardonnay 2018, Church Road 1 Gimblet Gravels Merlot 2016, Church Road 1 Gimblet Gravels Malbec 2017, Church Road 1 Gimblet Gravels Syrah 2017, Church Road 1 Cabernet 2018, Church Road TOM Chardonnay 2019, TOM Merlot Cabernet 2016.
Your ticket includes 50ml sample bottles of all wines. To ensure these samples reach you in safe and optimum condition, we use the Coravin system to check for cork taint, the tasting bottles then filled under a veil of argon gas to minimise contact with air and prevent oxidation. The team will be using applicable protective practises when preparing the samples. They will then be dispatched to you before the tasting on Thursday evening. These are designed for short term storage, not for keeping in your cellar. Details will be included explaining how to set up your computer/phone/iPad to join the tasting, conducted via Zoom. If you cannot join the live tasting, watch the replay at your leisure.
When | 7:00pm Monday 14 September
Where | via ZOOM
Price | $45.00