Mt Olympus Wines – Wider Channels
There exists in New Zealand, and for most countries, traditional channels through which to sell wine. The broadly designated on and off-premise relate to the purchase and where consumption takes place. Off-premise has relied on physical retail stores, but this changed significantly over the last two decades with on-line, virtual shopping. The Mt Olympus wines have been heavily involved in the alternatives to traditional retail. By cutting out the margins that traditional channels add, the prices can be lower.
FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW
Kingfisher Bay Marlborough Pinot Gris 2010Pinot Gris from New Zealand - MarlboroughReview Date : 27-Mar-2011Brilliant straw-yellow colour, this has a fresh, elegant nose of white stonefruits and spiced pears along with some herb nuances. Off-dry to taste, this is a light, crisp and steely textured wine showing aromatic pear and nectarine fruit flavours with some honey notes. Up-front and uncomplicated, the crisp nature will make it a good match with seafood and moderately flavoured Pacific Rim or Asian cuisine over the next 2 years. Made from fruit from the Awatere and Wairau valleys cool-fermented to 13.5% alc. and 6.5 g/L rs. Made by Alana McGettigan. 16.0-/20 Mar 2011 RRP $10.99
Wishbone Marlborough Chardonnay 2010Chardonnay from New Zealand - MarlboroughReview Date : 27-Mar-2011Bright pale straw-yellow colour with green hues, this has full ripe citrus fruit and peach aromas with attractive butterscotch notes from malolactic conversion showing clearly. Dry on palate, with good body at 14.0% alc., the palate is richly flavoured with citrus fruits and buttery elements along with a hint of sweet oak, the wine showing good depth and presence. The textures are smooth and creamy, the butterscotch malolactic elements dominating a little. However, this has good acid balance and a long finish, making it an accessible and satisfying Chardonnay. 100% Marlborough fruit undergoing partial fermentation with oak and MLF. Match with poultry and pork over the next 2-3 years. 17.0-/20 Mar 2011 RRP $12.99