From humble beginnings in the Northland kauri gum fields early last century, Babich Wines have become one of New Zealand’s most respected wineries. Their reputation for making excellent wine extends beyond New Zealand’s shores. Stylish, finely balanced wines of a consistently outstanding quality are synonymous with Babich Wines. One of New Zealand’s largest family-owned wine companies, Babich Wines was established in 1916 and has evolved as a major producer. Babich Wines combines the craftsmanship of today with the experience won from years of pioneering viticulture and winemaking. Sustainable production and a willingness to invest in the future ensures that this approach will continue to deliver fine wines which fully reflect the fruit of the variety and the terroir of the land. A key to the ongoing success of the Babich Wines portfolio is the company’s policy of producing wines that are interesting and always approachable. Wines that appeal to people of differing palates, interests and budgets, from the magnifi cence of The Patriarch – Babich’s signature wine – to the food-friendly Babich Premium Varietals. These are wines that are designed to be enjoyed. Over 90 years on from its foundation, Babich offers wines at that are stylish and refined and have easy drinking appeal.
Very pale coloured with straw-green hues, this has a full, soft nose of herbs, ripe gooseberries passion fruit and minerals. Dry to taste, this has a beautifully soft, broad and mouth filling palate. The passion fruit and gooseberry flavours have a sweet, lusciousness to the expression and this is enhanced by rounded, pleasing textures. The wine has excellent freshness and a long, sustained finish.