THE SISTERS a NEW ZEALAND BASED WINE BRAND

3M3A2307The Sisters, a New Zealand based wine brand, is the perfect accessory for all women this summer. With a mission to promote female empowerment, The Sisters celebrates achievements women make and inspires friends to lift each other up.

Thanks to this beautiful company for sending us some bottles to share with our sisters while celebrating SISTERHOOD !

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Offering Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Rosé, this brand is ideal to sip on during a relaxing girls night in, or before hitting the town for a night out.

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The Sisters is all about celebrating what we achieve and the girlfriends who are right there beside us.

 

The Sisters – for women who do extraordinary things, every day.

MY FAVORITES FROM THE COLLECTION :
Strawberries, raspberries with splash of cream! Off-dry wine, smooth and satisfying. This approachable yet classy Rosé wine is perfect for all occasions.

   2018 PINOT ROSÉ

About the vintage

2018 was a vintage that started hot and dry with great weather at flowering followed by record sunshine and higher than average temperatures though till February. This resulted in nice ripe flavours while the grapes retained lovely acidity.
Our carefully managed yields meant we achieved the desired ripeness levels. The resulting wine possesses lovely, lifted red fruit characters, ripe berry flavours and the perfect amount of acidity to provide structure and balance.

The winemaking

The grapes for this wine were picked early for their lovely fresh acidity and primary fruit flavours. After just a few hours on skins to get the lovely, pale pink colour, the juice was fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain the intense aromatics and clean, polished fruit flavours.

What the wine is like

A lively and fresh Rosé, this is a mouth-watering, refreshing wine. The nose is really enticing with lifted strawberry and raspberry notes and even a hint of cream! Gentle red fruit flavours offer the perception of a hint of sweetness, but this is a smooth and dry style with a deliciously crisp finish.

When to enjoy

Anytime you feel like enjoying a glass of something a bit special! The quality and style means that it can be enjoyed now or anytime over the next few years. It’s the perfect choice for those warm and sunny days and gatherings around the barbecue. Serve chilled.

Suggested food pairings

Although ideal as a refreshing glass of wine on its own, this wine works really well with the myriad of flavours on an antipasto platter, salmon and other firm fish, pizza, pasta and rice dishes, salads and pork.

The technical bit

• Alcohol 12%,
• RS 4.2g/l (RS stands for ‘residual sugar’ and is the natural grape sugars left after fermentation has finished.
It is expressed as grams per litre). This wine is dry.

 

2018 SAUVIGNON BLANC

About the vintage

2018 was a vintage that started hot and dry with great weather at flowering followed by record sunshine and higher than average temperatures though till February. This resulted in nice ripe flavours while the grapes retained lovely acidity. Our carefully managed yields meant we achieved the desired ripeness levels. The resulting wine possesses lovely, lifted passionfruit characters and displays the typically pronounced varietal character and flavour profile that we all enjoy.

The winemaking

We aim to pick each of the Sauvignon Blanc vineyard blocks as the flavours reach their maximum. This wine is made from grapes that displayed excellent aromatics and concentration. After machine-harvesting in the cool of the early morning and careful destemming and pressing, the free run and lightly-pressed juice was cold settled for 48 hours. It was then racked and inoculated with a selected yeast strain to maintain freshness and fruit characters. The wine was held on lees prior to blending and bottling. Alcohol is 12.5%.

What the wine is like

This Sauvignon Blanc delivers everything you’d hope for from this classic Marlborough varietal. Bright citrus and passionfruit aromatics leap from the glass. The palate has wonderful passionfruit, grapefruit and lime flavours balanced by gentle herbaceous notes. Juicy and succulent with a supple texture and good length of flavour that culminates in a crisp finish. This wine has lovely balance and a refreshing dry finish.

When to enjoy

Anytime you feel like a glass of uplifting, fresh white wine! The quality and style means that it can be enjoyed anytime over the next few years but it’s really a wine designed to celebrate the here and now. Serve chilled.

Suggested food pairings

Although ideal as a refreshing glass of wine on its own, this Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect  match with seafood, salads, Asian-inspired flavours and much more.

 2015 PINOT NOIR

About the vintage

A dry, warm summer with record temperatures meant an excellent flowering period over December with near perfect ripening conditions and a fairly intense harvest period. The warm days were moderated by cold nights, slowing the ripening down at just the right time to allow the fruit the all-important hang time to develop its array of flavours.

The winemaking

Made from grapes from three of our company vineyards, we were able to blend to the exact style we wanted. Firstly the fruit underwent cold maceration for just under a week, prior to small-batch fermentation. After two to three weeks on skins the wine was pressed off. 75 % was matured in barrel (predominantly older oak, three to five years old) for ten months while the rest remained in tank. The wine was traditionally fined using egg white.

What the wine is like

Bright ruby red, this fruity Pinot Noir offers an enticing nose of ripe, berry fruit. It is juicy and smooth with a velvety texture and lots of sweet raspberry and cherry flavours together with a touch of spice. Gentle tannins provide backbone but don’t overpower this attractive wine. Alcohol 13.5%

When to enjoy

This is the perfect red for any occasion – gentle enough to enjoy on its own yet substantial and flexible enough to go with a wide variety of dishes. Serve at room temperature, although you can enjoy this wine after half an hour in the fridge on a warm day.

Suggested food pairings

Pinot Noir loves food, especially roast lamb, game, ham, seared salmon, seared tuna, Asian flavours and anything off the barbecue.

Delicious! This Pinot Gris is medium dry. Aromas like freshly-picked orchard fruit. Succulent and smooth with flavours of ripe peaches and pears.

2018 PINOT GRIS

About the vintage

2018 was a vintage that started hot and dry with great weather at flowering followed by record sunshine and higher than average temperatures though till February. This resulted in nice ripe flavours while the grapes retained lovely acidity. Our carefully managed yields meant we achieved the desired ripeness levels. The resulting wine possesses lovely, lifted white peach and pear aromatics and a generous, textural palate balanced with a fine acidity.

The winemaking

The grapes are harvested in the cool of the morning and rushed to the winery. After gentle crushing, the juice undergoes fermentation in stainless steel tanks, using cultured yeast. The wine spends additional time in tank on lees with occasional stirring which adds complexity and weight to the finished wine.

What the wine is like

The Sisters Pinot Gris 2018 has a wonderfully lifted nose of peach and pear. The beautifully balanced wine is off-dry and packed with concentrated stone fruit flavours complemented by a bit of spice.  The texture is smooth and weighty, leaving a lasting impression which makes the wine very appealing with or without food.

When to enjoy

Anytime you and your girlfriends are after a smooth, easy-drinking, enjoyable style of wine that tastes great with or without food. Serve chilled and just sit back and relax while enjoying those ripe, juicy, stone fruit characters.

Suggested food pairings

Delicious as a glass on its own, or lovely to accompany with all sorts of dishes from nibbles to pasta, Asian-style dishes, chicken and pork.

The technical bit

Alcohol 13%, RS 3.5g/l (‘RS’ stands for ‘residual sugar’ and is the natural grape sugars left after fermentation has finished. It is expressed as grams per litre). This wine is dry.

 

Visit their website for some awesome stories about WINE TIME https://www.thesisterswine.co.nz/every-grown-woman-know-wine/

 

 

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