Welcome to our on-line Fine Wine catalogue.
So, why buy from Truffle? It would be easy to bang on here about all sorts of things like passion, integrity and commitment, but let's just say this -
Given the huge range of wine available in the market today, there is no excuse for stocking 'ordinary' wine, unless you are one of 'the big boys', or in the grocery trade, where price points and volume come before quality. If you are looking for Kiwi or Aussie wines, or bargains, then don't waste your time here. On the other hand, if you are looking for real wines made by families rather than factories, wines that offer individuality and value for money, then we carry a wide range of wines at many different levels.
We import a small but very carefully selected range in the $25-$35 area - wines with a depth of flavour and complexity that will both please and surprise you. The second tier of $35 to $50 wines is where the real surprises start. These wines are often eye-openers for those who like to think they know a bit about wine. The $50-$100 bracket opens the door to some of the wine world's hidden gems like Vajra's Freisa 'Kye' or the Correggia's Langhe Sauvignon, Bussola's Ripasso wines or the stunning Chenins of Clos Naudin. There's no need to spend more than $100 to get a really superb wine, but truly 'jaw-droppingly great' does tend to be $130+.
All our wines are sourced from artisan winemakers, many of whom are unknown in N.Z., but you should feel free to Google them! Every bottle we is shipped door-to-door in temperature controlled trucks and containers, before being stored in our climate-controlled warehouse. Our prices are fair and reasonable and can be favourably compared with elsewhere in the world. Our focus is on wine and the people who make it first and foremost.
Our very carefully chosen range of European wines stretches across 40 agencies and ranges in price from $22 to $1500+. The primary focus is on French, Italian and Spanish wines, all of which are artisan produced, and are often organic or bio-dynamic. We also have a small number of superb Austrian wines from Leo Alzinger, and German Rieslings from Markus Molitor and Donnhoff.
Please see our site for more details.
Grower Champagnes - we import many of the top houses, including one that offers some of the best value for money in the market today - Aubry et Fils. Check out Egly Ouriet, Larmandier-Bernier, Vilmart and Cedric Bouchard - superb wines at great prices.
Chateauneuf du Pape - Clos Saint Jean, Clos du Mont Olivet and Mas de Boislauzon - All of which are among the top producers.
Vouvray - Clos Naudin - a top Chenin producer.
Chablis - Without question one of the best value for money and high quality producers - Gilbert Picq & Patrick Piuze.
Nuits Saint Georges - The best Burgundy producer you've never heard of: Philippe Gavignet.
Alsace - Richly opulent wines from Zind-Humbrecht and lovely drier style wines from Dirler-Cade.
Barolo - Top rated wines at very sensible prices from Guiseppe Vajra, and Luigi Baudana.
Brunello - Superb wines at all both Rosso and Brunello levels from Uccelliera and Voliero.
Amarone - A great range of Valpolicella and Amarones from Tommaso Bussola.
Cava - Spain's top Cavas are arguably those from Recaredo. Champagne methods means high quality fizz.
Sherry - A great range from aguably the top Sherry producer of the decade - Equipo Navazos
If you'd like to know more about our wines, simply Google them, or read the reviews from the world's top wine critics - Robert Parker, Stephen Tanzer, Allen Meadows or Peter Liem. If you can't access those, just ask me and I'll send you the relevant review.
The majority of the older wines listed on this site are only available in very small quantities, with single bottles mentioned specifically. These wines reside in our climate controlled storage facility - The Wine Safe. www.winesafe.co.nz
If you are mainly interested in our older wines, please enter the word 'winesafe' into our search engine to see the cellar stock I'll do my best to update the site as time permits.
DISCLAIMER - We stand behind any wines sold at normal retail prices. However, when it comes to the cellared wines, those that are over 10 years old and more fragile and perishable, once they out of our hands, anything can happen. We offer a limited, 2 month guarantee on all our aged cellared wines. This guarantee only applies to actual faults - TCA, bacterial spoilage etc. The faulty wine must be returned to us within 48 hours of opening. No refunds will be given otherwise, so please choose carefully.
If you are looking for a particular wine from a specific vintage, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you're after. We have access to a huge number of wines through our storage clients and we may know someone with a bottle in their cellar who would sell it for the right price.