Snapper Rock

Over the long warm summer months, we spend endless days on the blue waters of New Zealand‟s oceans at our favorite fishing spots or ‘Snapper Rock’s’ hoping to catch the elusive Snapper . 

We have crafted a range of affordable NewZealand wines that truly express, the unique terroir and marine climate of New Zealand’s two major wine producing regions Marlborough and Hawke‟s Bay. 

 

To make our wines we have leveraged off the local knowledge of two of New Zealand’s most talented young wine makers David Clouston from Marlborough and Hayden Penney form Hawke‟s Bay. Using fresh fruit driven styles of wine making pioneered in New World to create wines that reflect the variety’s best suited to that region of New Zealand. 

Our wines truly reflect the slice of paradise that is New Zealand, so come and give them a try. 

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Snapper Rock, Sauvignon Blanc
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100% Sauvignon Blanc

This classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc represents exceptional value for money and has built up a loyal following through it’s constant quality year after year. The style works equally well as an aperitif as matched with seafood or chicken dishes and looks great on the table at a dinner party

It is intensely aromatic on the nose showing passionfruit, kaffir lime, green rockmelon and lemon zest characters. The palate is equally impressive, displaying excellent fruit purity and vibrancy, backed by juicy acidity, leading to a lengthy mouth-watering finish.

£9.90 Price
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Snapper Rock, Sauvignon Rose
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Sauvignon Blanc grapes were sourced from a single vineyard site on the banks of the Awatere River. The grapes were harvested in the early hours of the morning to retain crisp varietal character. Pinot Noir grapes were hand picked and hand sorted. Very gently pressed the wines were blended 94% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Pinot Noir to accentuate pure aromatics.

 

Vibrant pale strawberry in colour. Ripe tropical fruit on the nose with notes of vanilla pod, oriental spice and bell pepper. The palate is packed full of cranberry and mulberry fruit characters and vibrant mouth-watering acidity, making this wine incredibly moreish and drinkable. 

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Snapper Rock, Chardonnay
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Attractively fruited and nicely fragrant, the bouquet shows nectarine, rockmelon, fig and lemon peel characters with a touch of vanilla complexity. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, well supported by creamy texture and refreshing acidity, finishing smooth and lingering.

"A classic match with most white meats, rich seafood dishes, cheese and salads. Also highly enjoyable on its own!”

AWARDS:

88 Points – Wine Orbit

4 Stars – Wine Orbit

£11.99 Price
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Snapper Rock, Pinot Gris
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A refreshingly dry Pinot Gris with great concentration. Attractive aromas of apricot mingle with fresh fig. The palate has a rounded core with flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits entwined with delicate notes of tropical fruits and exotic florals.

"This is a light, subtly rich, refreshingly dry Pinot Gris.. A perfect match for seafood or poultry 

A warm summer allowed the grapes to ripen perfectly and the cool Marlborough nights harnessed the acidity to give definition to the wine. Harvested in the early hours of the morning to preserve fruit purity. The grapes were slowly and gently pressed. After a cool, long fermentation the wine was aged on fine lees for 6 weeks to allow the natural weight of the wine to develop.

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Snapper Rock, Merlot-Cabernet
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A deep, dark, fruit driven nose with loads of dark cherry and spicy plums as well as a touch of warm oak. The palate is rich and full, and oozes with dark fruit flavours. Blackberry and dark cherry flavours combine with a rich toasty oak and a fruit toast type spicy finish. 

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Snapper Rock, Pinot Noir
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The wine is sweetly fruited and fragrant on the nose showing spiced cherry, strawberry, game and mushroom characters with subtle nutty complexity.

The palate is succulent and smooth with ripe berry flavours together with elegant savoury nuances, backed by polished tannins. 

The grapes were harvested and then fermented in small open top cuvees and hand plunged 4 times per day. Very gently pressed, the wine was aged with a mix of new and old French oak for 4 months prior to light filtration before bottling.

“Packed with fruit flavour with a light oak influence, this is a great example of a value for money New Zealand Pinot Noir. Also great served chilled from the fridge” 

£13.50 Price
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Snapper Rock, Sparkling Rose
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From a single vineyard situated in new sub-region of Ward, the grapes were picked at dawn to retain freshness from a special parcel of the Pinot Noir clone-Abel. They were gently pressed and fermented and then left for 11 months on the lees before bottling. 

A vivacious sparkling rose with an abundance of strawberry and cranberry aromas,plus nuances of rose petal and orange blossom. 100% Pinot Noir grapes, it exudes red fruit flavours finished with a slight sweet spice. 

£15.99 Price
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