New NZ wine: Lake Wanaka
A label that symbolizes safety and refuge.
Lake Wanaka is home to Lismore Wines and became a safe haven for the family and the company after the 2010 Christchurch earthquakes.
The family business has a long history of focusing on supplying the world with fantastic NZ wines. It was founded by Graeme Thompson in the early 2000s. His nephew Ant Saunders took over the business in 2018.
Saunders is continuing Thompson’s passion for the land and transforming New Zealand’s famed grape harvest into quality NZ wines.
Best-practice processes are applied in the production of Lismore wines in order to reduce the carbon footprint and provide accountability and traceability. Paramount importance is placed on the long-term care of the soil and surrounding environment – sustainable winemaking from a clean green land.
The wine producer/exporter offers four brands: Lake Wanaka, Flying Kiwi, Thatched Hut and Young Meg.
Lake Wanaka Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough has pungent passionfruit, gooseberry and lime aromas with generous fruit flavours and juicy acidity. This wine is typical of the style which is making New Zealand famous. It is consumed chilled on its own or with fish, poultry and pasta dishes.
The ruby red Lake Wanaka Pinot Noir, which is also from Marlborough, has ripe summer berry aromas, with red cherries. Fresh strawberry, raspberry and cherry flavours on the palate are intermingled with toasted oak. Soft tannins round out a smooth finishing in the medium-bodied wine.
Shop for Lake Wanaka wines at aeclub.com.my.