Duck Point Wines is a company producing tasty bottles made with grapes grown from a range of regions in both New Zealand and Australia, including Gisborne (Pinot Gris, Marlborough (Sauvignon Blanc), Central Otago (Pinot Noir) and South Australia (Merlot), among other areas. Its focus is to play to the strengths of each region to make refreshingly good quality wines at relatively modest prices, including the following bunch of top value bottles.
It’s hard to beat this value for money, as you’ll taste in each of the following wines and more from this tasty producer.
The Merlot grapes in this wine come all the way from South Australia where the warm dry climate encourages good ripeness and soft smooth flavours. It’s all about red plums and berries here with a medium body and dry taste adding to the appeal. As does the price tag. Talk about good value for money.
Central Otago is Pinot HQ in New Zealand with over 80% of the region’s vineyard area devoted entirely to this sensitive, silky, thin skinned red grape variety. Pinot is a cool climate loving grape which makes Central a highly suitable place to ripen Pinot – hot days provide heat, cool nights and a relatively short season enable the grape to retain its trademark acidity, which provides structure and freshness to the wines. This one is a light bodied, fresh, clean, bright expression of red fruited Pinot from the deep south.
A big bargain at this price.
Joelle Thomson is a wine writer, journalist and author. She’s an avid lover of wine and currently writes for Capital magazine, Good magazine, NZ Winegrower, Drinksbiz, and her own site,www.joellethomson.com.
She also teaches, works in radio, and more, so we've enlisted her help to sniff out our amazing value wines!