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This Month – Recommending:
Peacock Sky Vineyard
Waiheke Island, Auckland NZ
Premium boutique wine producer on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
Peacock Sky is a highly-awarded boutique winery that I have been visiting regularly since they started in 2008 with their purchase of an established vineyard. Connie Festa (from Montreal) and husband Rob Meredith (ex UK) own Peacock Sky Vineyard and Restaurant. All wines are made from their own estate-grown grapes on the 40 acre Waiheke property.
Rob and Connie have become very good friends over the years and they consistently produce fantastic wines. Production about 1,200 cases per annum
If you have joined one of my Waiheke Wine Tours you will have warm memories of Connie’s famous mini-degustation food and wine tasting at the tasting room!
The wines on offer fom Peacock Sky include wines for three of our best Waiheke vintages, when we had extended hot, dry summer ripening seasons: 2013, 2014 and 2019. The fruit from these years was exceptional.
Not at all to discount the 2015 and 2018 vintages – where careful winemaking and fruit selection resulted in very good wines also.
My personal favourites: Blanc de Noirs 2016 Traditional Methode Champenoise sparkling, Chardonnay 2018, Rosé (Merlot) 2019, Pure Merlot 2014, La Côté de La Colline 2013, Merlot Malbec 2013.
Blanc de Noirs 2016 Traditional Methode Champenoise sparkling. $NZ 47 = USD 28.35.
A rich and generous complex ‘white from black grapes.’ Excellent fruit intensity from the unique combination of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that can easily be paired with meats or seafood, or simply enjoyed on its own. Wine finished by 7th Gen expat French Champagne maker, Daniel Le Brun.
Pinot Gris 2019 $NZ 35 = USD 21.70
Medium style with 18g of residual sugar. Poached pear and crisp apple flavours.
Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $NZ 36 = USD 21.70
Grown on Waiheke in the traditional crisp and refreshing NZ style, but with a hint of tropical fruit.
Chardonnay 2018 $NZ 48 = USD 28.95
Not the oaky butter bomb style at all. Crisp and fruity with subtle French oak and stone fruit. Converted many folk who didn’t like Chardonnay.
Rosé (Merlot) 2019 $NZ 27 = USD 16.30
Crisp Provence style with aromas of candy apple, deceptively dry with cranberry and red summer berries.
La Côté de La Colline) 2015 $NZ 39 = USD 25.50
Blended red Meritage style. Soft and full bodied with black currant and dark fruit flavours.
Merlot Malbec 2015 $NZ 39 = USD 25.50
Plums, cherries and fruitcake flavours in a medium style.
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (En Primeur Release available May 2020) $NZ 95 = USD 57.30
This will be a stunner – from NZ’s best vintage in five years.
Pure Merlot 2014 $NZ 50 = USD 30.15
Fantastic wine from a fantastic hot, dry vintage.
Flavours of ripe plums with notes of blackberry and redcurrant, and a pleasant, long finish
Pure Malbec 2014 $NZ 50 = 30.15
Lighter style than S American Malbec. Hints of blackberry, cherry, plums, cassis and chocolate mingling with fresh, crisp acidity. A great accompaniment to spicy foods.
Pure Cabernet Franc 2014 $NZ 50 = USD 30.15
La Côté de La Colline 2013 $NZ 70 = USD 42.20
Lovely cassis notes and a bright fruit palate, supported by well balanced oak. An elegant wine with good dense colour, and a pleasant, long finish.
Merlot Malbec 2013 $NZ 85 = USD 51.30
A classic blend from estate grown fruit. Nicely perfumed, with solid palate weight supported by well balanced oak. A satisfying wine with intense colour, and a pleasant, long finish.
OVERSEAS SHIPPING (extra to cost of wine)
When you click thru to Peacock Sky’s site you will see shipping rates in $NZD. Right now, the $NZD is worth just over USD 60c – so you are saving a considerable amount compared to a few months ago
PLEASE NOTE: USA extra cost when shipping to Hawaii & Alaksa +$95
USA non shipping states – Utah, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky & Mississippi.
Japan shipping on hold for April
Door-to-door, includes all taxes and insurance. Shipped in eco-friendly packaging and guaranteed temperature controlled at all times. NZ’s most trusted international wine shipping company.
USA up to 9 bottles USD 108.60 12 to 15 bottles USD 125.50
AUS up to 9 bottles AUD 90.00 12 to 15 bottles AUD 103.30
UK up to 9 bottles GBP 86.80 12 to 15 bottles GBP 106.10
HK up to 9 bottles HKD 397.50 12 to 15 bottles HKD 491.00
SG up to 9 bottles SGD 205.10 12 to 15 bottles SGD 248
TO ORDER YOUR WINE FROM PEACOCK SKY CLICK HERE
How long will it take before the wine arrives at my address?
A: By Airfreight 2 – 4 Weeks. (UK Seafreight 6-12 Weeks)
Is tax included?
A: Yes – all taxes and insurance are included.
Can I make a mixed case?
A: Yes certainly! Red, white, sparkling – your choice.