SOHO WINE CO was founded in 2009 by Rachael Carter, whose family have been involved in the New Zealand wine industry for over 40 years. Their 5-star, gold medal-winning wines are packaged in gorgeous Tom Ford-inspired bottles. Rachael wanted to create a wine company that was “sexy, fun, quality focused and reflective of the social aspects of wine drinking.” As she says, it’s the people you drink a wine with that makes the evening special.
SOHO Wine Co. ‘Stella’ Sauvignon Blanc (€15.99 in New Zealand promo)
Vivid Marlborough with cool scents of freshly-squeezed lime and passionfruit, and subtle grassy notes. The limpid palate is exactly what you’d expect from NZ: streaked with sweet grapefruit, tomato leaf and tingly, titillating minerals. Super! Gorgeous by itself on a warm summer’s evening, or with Thai green seafood curry.
SOHO Wine Co. ‘Revolver’ Merlot-Malbec (€28)
An amazing wine, opulent and ultra-smooth, with a black, inky appearance, viscous legs and a show-stopping bouquet of fruit jam, mocha and Oriental spice. The full-throttle, mouth-coating palate wows with sweet tannins and big flavours of fat blackberry, wood smoke and cocoa bean. Brilliant! Stunning on its own or with dark chocolate, hard cheese or rich, meaty fare.