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Ornellaia – One of the Great Super-Tuscan Estates

Negociants New Zealand is proud to announce its appointment as exclusive national distributor to the New Zealand licensed trade for Ornellaia.

One of the great Super-Tuscan Estates, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Winery was founded in 1981 in what has proved to be one of Italy’s most interesting and expressive wine-making areas, the maritime hills of Bogheri.

“To be working with one of Italy and the world’s most prestigious fine wine producers is a great honour and we look forward to Ornellaia taking its place alongside Negociants New Zealand’s stellar international portfolio”
- Andrew Parkinson, Fine Wine Manager Negociants New Zealand

“After 20 years of partnership with Negociants in Australia, we are happy that our wines will be distributed by Negociants in New Zealand as well. Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than to see our wines in the hands of wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs. New Zealand is a nation of great wine producers and we wish everyone great success and above all lots of enjoyment with Ornellaia”
- Tim Banks, Director, Ornellaia

Negociants New Zealand will be distributing the following wines:
Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia
Le Volte dell’Ornellaia
Note: Click on each wine for tasting notes

For more information, please visit Ornellaia's website.

Stiegl of Salzberg, Austria

The Stiegl brewery has been privately owned since the first documented mention of it in 1492, the same year that Columbus discovered America. It has been owned by the Kiener family since 1990 and has developed over this period from a small local brewery into Austria’s largest and most successful private brewery.

Stiegl’s top priority is the use of local raw materials and a respectful use of natural resources, based on the beer purity laws of 1516, thus only hops, water, malt and yeast may be used to brew Stiegl beer.

For Negociants New Zealand, General Manager, Martin McManus comments:

“While we don’t claim to be beer specialists, we have always carried one or two top quality beers to add interest to our portfolio. Being privately owned, Stiegl fits nicely with many of the philosophies of our multi-generational family owned wine business. That the brewery has grown to become the largest of its type in Austria is testimony to Stiegl’s sustained quality. We’re excited about providing a presence for Stiegl in New Zealand and feel sure that it will be appreciated by discerning kiwi beer lovers.”

Dr. Heinrich Dieter Kiener of Stiegl has stated: “As a private entrepreneur, I can and want to take the liberty to do exactly what I consider to be right and important, that means to satisfy our customers’ wishes and to brew the ‘Beer of Austrians’ using Austrian raw materials.”

Stiegl Goldbrau is golden in colour, mildly hopped, aromatic, crisp, clean and highly satisfying. This easy drinking lager is an ideal session bier o partner for white meats and seafood. Click here to read the tasting notes.

To find out more, visit Steigl's website.

Tinto Pesquera and Condado de Haza from Spain

Negociants New Zealand is proud to announce its appointment as exclusive national distributor to the New Zealand licensed trade for the pioneering Ribera del Duero wineries Tinto Pesquera and Condado de Haza.

“It is a great honour for Negociants NZ to be working with Alejandro Fernandez, one of Spain’s most prestigious fine wine producers and we look forward to his wines taking their place alongside Negociants’ prestige international portfolio.”

- Andrew Parkinson - Fine Wine Manager Negociants New Zealand

“The Fernandez family would like to express how proud we are to arrive to New Zealand by the hand of one of the most professional and respected companies on the wine field: Negociants New Zealand. This collaboration with Negociants NZ continues our international growth around the world where we are present in more than a hundred countries with great success for many decades”

- Carlos Labarga – Asia Pacific Export Manager, Grupo Pesquera

Negociants New Zealand will be distributing the following wines:

Tinto Pesquera Crianza 
Tinto Pesquera Reserva (arriving later in the year)
Condado de Haza Crianza
Note: Click on each wine to see the tasting notes.

To find out more, please visit their website.

Champagne AYALA Rosé N°8 Brut

Champagne Ayala is one of the longest-established Champagne Houses, based in Aÿ since it was founded over 150 years ago in 1860. Independent and family-run, it remains today the archetype of a great and historic House, producing top quality wines which are enjoyed throughout the world for their freshness and elegance.

Bought in 2005 by the Bollinger family, the House is now run by a young and dedicated team, in charge of waking up this sleeping beauty of Champagne and assuring that it can serenely look forward to the future.

Rosé N°8 is a limited edition cuvée, and a true reflection of the refreshment Champagne AYALA has been undergoing recently. Crafted exclusively from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, the historic birthplace of Champagne AYALA, Rosé N°8 is first and foremost a great Champagne, made from grapes picked during the exceptional 2008 harvest, already celebrated as one of the best of the last few decades.

The Blend

  • 51% CHARDONNAY (Rilly-la-Montagne)
  • 49% PINOT NOIR (Verzy, Aÿ, Verzenay), including 5% of still red wine

The Technical Characteristics

  • 8 years ageing on the lees
  • Dosage: 8g / litre
  • Alcohol Level: 12% / Vol