By Amy Looker
Central Otago-based New Zealand producer Awawhiti has released two new wines in Australia, available exclusively to the on-premise sector.
The 2006 Awawhiti Riesling and 2006 Awawhiti Pinot Noir showcase the quality of diverse varietals being produced across the Tasman, while also providing the perfect pairing to an array of food.
Awawhiti importer and distributer, Reece Hodder, said that as a long-time hospitality operator, he knows what makes great wine.
“They’re good, clean, easy-drinking but with a complexity and difference,” Hodder said. “And because Awawhiti is a boutique producer, they don’t jeopardise the grape to produce more volume, so it’s all about the quality.”
The 2006 Awawhiti Riesling is fruit-driven and approachable, with a subtle sweetness on the front palate but with a well-rounded, balanced finish, while the 2006 Awawhiti Pinot Noir shows aromas of fruit, herbs and spices.
The Awawhiti 2006 Riesling is priced at $19.50 LUC and the Awawhiti 2006 Pinot Noir at $27.50 LUC, available online by the six-pack or dozen.
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