The Ned is quickly becoming a sensation across the water in the UK, and it’s easy to see why; more than half of all the wine they produce from the Ned is shipped there. The name comes from the tallest mountain that overlooks the vineyard, but the man behind the wine is Brent Marris, formerly of Oyster Bay and then Wither Hills, definitely a man who knows what people like to drink. The tasting note from the man that makes it its simple, “it’s electric”, classic simple green and grassy fruit with hints of gunflint; Brent sees this as the classic New Zealand style of his youth.
The glass almost explodes with exotic aroma of passion fruit and freshly squeezed limes, tinged with an edgy undercurrent of musky fragrance. The palate has bold, vivid flavours that mirror the nose are given life and length by having juicy acidity and a refreshing edge of nervy minerality.