Our Wine notes and pricing
An exciting Sparkling Rose with a fine yeasty, fresh bakery character reminiscent of Champagne. Floral nose contains hints of wild strawberry, peach nectarine and cassis. On the Palate, fine beads, very refreshing dry aperitif style. Wild Blackberry and Peachy with a great mouth feel and good length.
Poderi Crisci Rose 2012 & 2011 (Merlot Predominant)
A great example of a Merlot Bianco style wine in the fashion of the southern French and Italian Roses. From Merlot grapes, the 2012 Rose displays light summer fruits with a flinty earthy character. The Salmon blush hints at the body, light and playful, a fresh lively Rosé, with a great structure with a very refreshing palate, dry style with a lingering fresh finish to stand up to all great summer luncheons.
Poderi Crisci Pinot Grigio 2012
Subtle pale straw with mineral notes and hints of yellow plum and dried cut grass. Baked figs and a touch of fresh cinnamon spice. The palate is loaded with fresh apple and pears, with a driven mouth filling citrus finish that lingers pleasantly, releasing pinenut and almond notes.
Poderi Crisci Chardonnay 2011, 2010 & 2009 also available
An elegant young Chardonnay with a flirtatious light straw colour. Incredibly complex nose offering hints of freshly grilled nuts (almond) and marzipan alongside zests of citrus fruits.. A very finely structured wine with a good drive leading into a great lingering finish. An unmistakable Burgundian style Chardonnay.
Poderi Crisci Novello 2012 (Merlot)
Following the tradition of Vino Novello, (Fr. Nuevo Boujelais) we have used only very traditional wine making methods to produce a wine that is floral and fresh. Displaying ruby and crimson colours, a forward and flinty, quince nose give way to a smooth soft fruity palate with a hint of tannins and ripe blackberry. The fruit was destemmed and the whole fruit placed in oak. This allowed the fruit to ferment naturally, with its own sugars and yeasts doing all the work. This carbonic maceration fermentation period gave us hints of what was to follow, Aromas of chocolate and dark plum, with over ripe berries and a touch of spice. The Novello consists of 100% Merlot and suggests that 2012 will become known as memorable Vintage.
Poderi Crisci “Nostrum” 2011 (Merlot / Cabernet Franc)
In the Tuscan tradition of Table wine, Poderi Crisci produced “Nostrum”. The name taken from the latin for “Ours”. This merlot predominant blend was 12 months in french oak, and the floral and fruity characteristics of the Cabernet Franc make this wine especially approachable and welcoming in any season. On the nose Maraschino cherry and doris plum with hints of charred wood. Also cocoa and spice. The palate is entertained with concentrated black fruit coulis and jams, leather and earthen notes lead to a finish ripe with nutty tannins.
Poderi Crisci “Viburno” 2008 (Merlot / Cabernet Franc)
Viburno is a symbol of the Mediterranean environment (Macchia Mediterranea) being since the Roman times a plant of triumph and of good auspicious, Our “Viburno” is synonymous of strength and elegance with the blending of Merlot and Cabernet Franc (Super Waiheke inspired from the early Super Tuscan Wine) 2008 Vintage 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Intense blackberry and dark cherry with a nice leathery spicy (black olives) background. Very full bodied, rich ripe black fruits (Morello cherries, black plum) with some notes of chocolate / cocoa. This is a wine with great structure, luscious and mouth coating tannins and a very long persistent finish
Poderi Crisci “Viburno” 2009 (Merlot / Cabernet Franc)
Following the success of the 2008 vintage, the 2009 Viburno again benefited from 18 months in French Barriques. The 2009 vintage displays stronger notes and a more refined balance, offering a very concentrated nose exhibiting cigar & black fruit with brushed leather and intense spiciness. Very driven yet elegant, a full palate offers black fruit, blackberry jam and elderberry. Being a younger wine, the 2009, although drinking very well, is still a little shy of its true potential. A firm structure gives way to let the wine open and offer even more forest fruits and dark mushrooms when decanted.
Poderi Crisci Merlot Riserva 2009 (Merlot 100%)
100% Merlot grown on a small knob of clay in front of the house. Very low cropping, hand harvested and great care taken, result in a great wine with aging potential. In the winery no intervention is practiced (Natural Yeast ferment) Aged for 18 months in French Oak Barriques with 30% new wood. Wine description: Rich & full, very ripe plums, mulberries, elderberries & dark chocolate. Very concentrated, long & persistent, rich & voluptuous with silky cigar boxy tannins on the finish.
Poderi Crisci Merlot Riserva 2010 (Merlot 100%)
The 2010 Merlot Riserva, produced in the best vintage Waiheke has experienced. A very concentrated, intense nose, full of black fruit and cigar box with leather and burnt cocoa, showing great Merlot concentration. An equally rich palate offers ripe black berry and also cherries, cigar box fine cedary tannins and chocolate, cocoa after taste, very big wine with great elegance. A very refined and balanced Merlot with great aging potential.
Citrus liqueur produced from fresh Waiheke Citrus in an artisan method with traditional family recipe from Napoli. Serve as a short drink, digestive. Intense citrus characteristics, not limited to just lemon.
Produced from selected grapes, double distilled by an ancient method working at a discontinuous cycle. A more refined digestive than traditional Grappa due to the method of production. Very intense cinnamon and spice characteristics.
Cellar door prices (takeaway)
Delivery Fee: $10.00 Auckland area for two six packs or a case (s).
Item Bottle 3 pack 6 pack Case of 12
2011 Ombra (Sparkling Rose)$35 $102 $198 $396($33)
2011 Rose $29.5 $87 $170 $330($27.50)
2011 Pinot Grigio $33.5 $97.5 $186 $360($30)
2011 Chardonnay $45 $127 $246 $480($40)
2012 Novello $36.5 $106.5 $207 $390($32.5)
2009 Viburno (Mer/CabFr.) $45 $127 $246 $480(40)
2010 Merlot $36.5 $106.50 $207 $390($32.5)
2009 Merlot Reserva $52 $150 $291 $540($45)
Agrumetto (Lemoncello) $40 $110 $200 $360($30)
Aquavite d’Uva (Grappa) $50 $140 $250 $480($40)
Poderi Crisci T Shirt $45
Poderi Crisci Apron $25
Verso Vino Decanter $69
Olive Oil & Vincotto 500ml 250ml 100ml
Poderi Crisci Olive Oil $45 $25 $12
Poderi Crisci Sapa (Vincotto) $45 $25 $12