Monday, October 21, 2013

Terra Sancta's Jackson Block promises to age gracefully

We had a ball celebrating our 20th issue at Golden Dawn last week and just wanted to express our thanks to our partners in the event; The Golden Dawn, Hallertau, Thomson Whisky, DJs Dylan Cherry and Cory Bro and our hands down favourite NZ wine, Terra Sancta. The winery provided a number of cases of their flagship Estate Pinot Noir, Estate Rose and Slapjack Riesling. You know the wine is good when large tracts of the attendees are talking about it as well as drinking it. It seems Australia's number one wine magazine Gourmet Wine Traveller thinks it is pretty decent, too. The Terra Sancta Jackson's Block ranking second equal of all NZ Pinots with a five star score of 97. Says the influential mag: "Concentrated wine with a sumptuous texture, it gradually revealed an array of plum, cherry, blueberry, mixed spice and savoury, nutty flavours as it sat in the glass. Although the wine is certainly accessible now it promises to age gracefully." Another level of accessibility is the price, a sharp NZ $48 a bottle and let's face it, this is quite simply the best wine label ever. It's not just the label, though, check out this amazing ever-so-slightly-Tolkien-ish map of the vineyard. It's official, we have a wine crush!