Our Wines

Poverty Bay Wine Estates currently offers the following wines from its Bridge Estate vineyard.

 

Bridge Estate Cabernet Merlot 2009

The 2009 Bordeaux blend, was bottled under the traditional and historic Bridge Estate label. The fruit in 2009 was the ripest for 25-30 years according to the walnut-faced locals. Now coming up for 5 years of age (school soon) this wine is just starting to broaden out and has another 20 years in it at least, judging by past Bridge Estate vintages. A true Cellar Cornerstone.

 We produced around 400 cases of this wine which is true to the traditions of the old Bridge Estate, the last of which was produced in 1999. Both 2008 and 2009 wines show the clear benefits of vine age and the quarter century of vine development comes through unmistakeably in the final product.. Cellar Door only price $46.

Poverty Bay Merlot Cabernet 2013

Complementing the BridgeEstate label we have introduced a second tier red wine, our Poverty Bay Merlot Cabernet, which is a blend of 46% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec. Terrifically drinkable now, it carries 4 Stars from Michael Cooper and Winestate Magazine. Retail $42/Cellar Door $34.

 

Bridge Estate Cabernet Merlot 2013

Acknowledged by many as one of the greatest vintages in 20 years (so was 2009) the 2013 Bridge Estate comprises less Merlot and more Cabernets than the Poverty Bay 2013, to give a more edgy Left Bank style. A magnificent wine, with 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. A great wine already 4.5 Stars from Michael Cooper and Winestate Magazine. Retail $30/Cellar Door $24.

Poverty Bay Rose 2015

Our current Rose is the 2015, which represents a return to our traditional blend of 80% Merlot/20% Malbec,

It is more of a food wine than previous vintages, being deeper in colour and intensity with some interesting Strawberry and Vanilla flavours, misxed with spice, . Retail $30/Cellar Door $24.

Poverty Bay Semillon 2013

The 2013 Semillon was recently given Four Stars by Michael Cooper who praised its Guava and Melon flavours and noted it as a wine worth ceollaring. Its drinking deliciously even at this early stage but undoubtedly has another 10 years in it - not bad for a white wine! Retail $30/Cellar Door $24.

Bridge Estate 2014

The mother lode of the 2014 winess  will undoubtedly be our 2014 Bridge Estate. Stunning fruit and physiologically ripe, This is the vintage to rival 2013. Barrel tastings will take place in the next few months and En Primeur offers will be made. Start saving.

Le Pont Chardonnay 2014

A niggling suspicion that we needed to be in the Chardonnay business came to fruition when we made our first Chardonnay in 2014.  Under the Le Pont label, featuring the old Matawhero bridge,  this is a french style Chardonnay with a label to match. Picked from three different closes and several different vineyards, the resutlt is a wine of great complexity. Demand justified our decision, in fact we wish we had done it five yars ago...

Subsequently we have planted our own Chardonnay in 2015, with more to go in in the spring months of 2016. Vive le Chardonnay, Vive Le Pont. REtail $34/Cellar Door $26.

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