Best NZ Red Wine
Alana wines offer a variety of amazing red wines from around New Zealand at amazing prices.
- Alana Estate Pinot Noir: This flagship wine of Alana Estate is a standout red wine that offers a rich and complex flavour profile with notes of dark cherry, blackberry, and spice. The wine is aged for 11 months in oak barrels and has a silky smooth texture that makes it perfect for special occasions.
- Alana Rapture Pinot Noir 2020: Sweetly fruited and immediately appealing, the wine shows dark cherry, roasted nut, dried herb and subtle spicy notes on the nose. The palate delivers elegant weight and beautifully rounded mouthfeel, together with fine tannins, finishing long and pleasingly dry.
- Alana Limited Release Pinot Noir, 2019: This wonderfully styled and complex on the nose showing dark berry, vanilla, thyme, cedar and subtle game characters, followed by a concentrated palate that’s fleshy and persistent. The wine offers excellent fruit purity together with elegant savoury undertones, finishing long and engaging.
- Alana Estate Luminere Pinot Noir: It's nicely fruited and lifted on the nose showing red cherry, dried herb, game and clove aromas, followed by a light palate offering juicy flavours with smooth mouthfeel, finishing fruity and pleasingly dry.
- Alana Estate Merlot, 2021: It's fruit forward and nicely lifted on the nose showing red plum, cherry, floral, thyme and almond notes, leading to a juicy palate offering gentle weight and supple mouthfeel. Friendly and smooth with an elegant dry finish.
These five red wines are exclusive to Alana Estate and offer a diverse range of flavor profiles and textures that are sure to impress any wine enthusiast at an amazinging affordable price. Most wines prices under $25.
Why NZ Red Wine?
New Zealand's Red Wines are known for its unique characteristics, which are a result of the country's cool climate, varied soil types, and careful winemaking techniques. Here are some of the key features that make New Zealand's Red Wine special:
- Climate: New Zealand's cool maritime climate provides ideal growing conditions for red wine grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. The grapes ripen slowly, which allows them to develop complex flavours and aromas.
- Soil: New Zealand's diverse range of soils, including volcanic, clay, and alluvial, provide a unique terroir that contributes to the character of the wine. The soil types vary from region to region, giving each wine a distinct flavour profile.
- Winemaking techniques: New Zealand winemakers are known for their innovative and experimental winemaking techniques, such as wild fermentation and natural yeasts. They also tend to use oak barrels sparingly, allowing the fruit flavours to shine through.
- Flavour profile: New Zealand's red wines are known for their bright, fruit-forward flavours, such as blackberry, blackcurrant, and plum. The wines tend to be medium-bodied, with a good acidity that keeps them fresh and lively. They also often have a savory or spicy undertone, which adds complexity and interest to the wine.
Overall, New Zealand's red wines are distinctive and delicious, showcasing the country's unique terroir and winemaking skills. Whether you're looking for a rich, full-bodied Merlot or a spicy, fruity Pinot Noir, there's something for everyone in New Zealand's red wine offerings.