Italian and Spanish Red Imports from Steve Bennett MW


monteSteve Bennett MW has the knack of importing very good value wines for the New Zealand market. While he has been involved in the importation and distribution of a number of very high profile fine wines, he is arguably best known for sourcing wines especially from Italy and Spain. These are archetypical of their regions of origins, but also have an appeal that will please moderately adventurous wine drinkers who want to branch out from local fare, and taste wines which may not be from absolutely ‘classical’ regions. Here, I review an Italian and Spanish red, both youthful and fruit-driven, and a decade-old Spanish red, earlier vintages of these proven to be successful sellers here. For availability, email: [email protected]


  • Monte Giove Rubicone Sangiovese/Merlot IGT 2016
  • Dominio de Punctum ‘Viento Aliseo’ La Mancha Tempranillo/Petite Verdot 2016
  • Bodegas Navalon ‘Anciano’ ‘Anos 10 Years’ Valdepenas Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2006

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