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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    マルボロー, ¥2600, 750ml, 2018  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

マルボロー, ¥2600, 750ml, 2018

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

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The Better Half Sauvignon Blanc|  ザ・ベター・ハーフ ソーヴィニヨンブラン   マルボロー, ¥1,900, 750ml, 2018  ライトボディ。スキッとしてさわやかな、レモン、ライム、青リンゴの香り。 フィニッシュには弾むような白コショウ。 飲み頃です。     詳しく     Bright and fresh citrus and green apple aromas mingle with notes of tropical guava, honeysuckle and summer herbs.  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

マルボロー, ¥1,900, 750ml, 2018

ライトボディ。スキッとしてさわやかな、レモン、ライム、青リンゴの香り。 フィニッシュには弾むような白コショウ。 飲み頃です。

詳しく

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

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.

 
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