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THE BETTER HALF

In branching out to begin The Better Half project, George set out to create a range of wines that would be both food friendly and showcase the unique flavors of Marlborough, New Zealand. He settled on two grape varieties to achieve this, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Sauvignon Blanc, the signature dish of this wine region known for its punchy aromatics and zesty flavors, is the perfect foil for fresh seafood and summer salads.

Pinot Noir is an emerging star in Marlborough. With new plantings on the clay soils of Marlborough’s southern hills this variety has found a happy home. Coincidently, so too have many deer and wild pig, which are found roaming in the upper slopes of thehills around Marlborough. They make a perfect combination – in glass and on plate!

George is an accomplished winemaker with more than 18 years of experience in Marlborough.  He’s worked with distinguished local and international wine companies, and gained recognition as the founding winemaker at The Crossings in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. 

Having been on the scene throughout Marlborough’s rapid transformation as a wine growing region, he has an intimate knowledge of the area and its future potential, something that he’s keen to showcase with The Better Half.

The Better Half  Pinot Noir ザベッタ ハーフ ピノノワール  原産地:: マルボロー 希望小売価格: ¥2600, 750ml, 2015 ダークチェリーやクランベリーのアロマがゆっくりと開き、ほんのりとドライハーブやココアのニュアンスが感じられます。プルーン、ダークチェリーの風味が土のような旨味と調和しています。 90 PARKER POINTS!  colour: Bright and lively ruby red nose: This youthful and fruit-driven Pinot Noir shows dark cherry and cranberry aromas which gradually open to reveal subtle dried herb notes and hints of cocoa. palate: With a palate full of vibrant bright fruit, this wine exhibits prune and dark cherry flavours combined with earthy, savoury undertones. 詳しく

The Better Half  Pinot Noir ザベッタ ハーフ ピノノワール 

原産地:: マルボロー

希望小売価格: ¥2600, 750ml, 2015

ダークチェリーやクランベリーのアロマがゆっくりと開き、ほんのりとドライハーブやココアのニュアンスが感じられます。プルーン、ダークチェリーの風味が土のような旨味と調和しています。

90 PARKER POINTS! 

colour: Bright and lively ruby red

nose: This youthful and fruit-driven Pinot Noir shows dark cherry and cranberry aromas which gradually open to reveal subtle dried herb notes and hints of cocoa.

palate: With a palate full of vibrant bright fruit, this wine exhibits prune and dark cherry flavours combined with earthy, savoury undertones.

詳しく

The Better Half Sauvignon Blanc ザ・ベター・ハーフ ソーヴィニヨンブラン 原産地:: マルボロー 希望小売価格: ¥1900, 750ml, 2016 溌剌としたピーチやアプリコット、ネクタリンのアロマに、エルダーフラワーの層が感じられます。クリスプで個性豊かなマルボロ・ソーヴィニヨンブランは、シトラスフルーツの新鮮な風味に、唾液が出そうなトロピカルフルーツ、パイナップルやグアヴァの果実風味。酸味がしっかりと骨格を形成し風味を支えています。 DECANTER BRONZE!   詳しく colour: Pale lemon nose: Bright and fresh citrus and green apple aromas mingle with notes of tropical guava, honeysuckle and summer herbs. palate: This Sauvignon Blanc shows pungent flavours of lime zest, white fleshed nectarine and sweet apple combined with lovely herbaceous notes of jalapeño pepper. The crisp, quintessentially Marlborough acidity provides a good structure and vibrant fresh finish.

The Better Half Sauvignon Blanc

ザ・ベター・ハーフ ソーヴィニヨンブラン

原産地:: マルボロー

希望小売価格: ¥1900, 750ml, 2016

溌剌としたピーチやアプリコット、ネクタリンのアロマに、エルダーフラワーの層が感じられます。クリスプで個性豊かなマルボロ・ソーヴィニヨンブランは、シトラスフルーツの新鮮な風味に、唾液が出そうなトロピカルフルーツ、パイナップルやグアヴァの果実風味。酸味がしっかりと骨格を形成し風味を支えています。

DECANTER BRONZE! 

 詳しく

colour: Pale lemon

nose: Bright and fresh citrus and green apple aromas mingle with notes of tropical guava, honeysuckle and
summer herbs.

palate: This Sauvignon Blanc shows pungent flavours of lime zest, white fleshed nectarine and sweet apple combined with lovely herbaceous notes of jalapeño pepper. The crisp, quintessentially Marlborough acidity provides a good structure and vibrant fresh finish.