Chardonnay is either out of fashion or just overlooked when it comes to New Zealand, but there are some really good examples.
The style tends to be elegant with restrained use of oak.
My current favourite area for Chardonnay is Marlborough, where the climate seems to give lovely minerality and balance in many wines.
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Chardonnay 2010, Marlborough (Majestic £12.49) shows citrus fruit as well as nuts and minerals, followed by a textured palate with layers of fruit, acidity and a little vanilla.
This would work really well with roast chicken or fleshy white fish.
Casillero Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Chile: Full of ripe blackcurrants, cherries and notes of mocha, the palate is supple without ever becoming jammy. Widely available from £7.99.