Drinks giant Pernod Ricard is expanding its wine portfolio with the addition of three new wines under its Brancott Estate brand in the UK.

The wines include New Zealand brand’s Sauvignon Gris 2013 and wines from Terroir Series.

Speaking on the launch of Sauvignon Gris 2013 in the UK, Pernod Ricard New Zealand regional winemaker Jamie Marfell said Brancott is heavily invested and started to do small batches release since 2004.

"We have 140 hectares. Now we are taking it to a commercial level," Marfell added.

"It was in early 2000 we found cuttings of New Zealand Sauvignon Gris. And we were looking for the next big thing. We wanted to see how it develops. We also needed understand how to grow it and when to pick it. It is not an established varietal. The UK is the first market is will be commercially released."

Sauvignon Gris 2013 will be available for sale at recommended retail price of £10.49.

In addition to Sauvignon Gris, Brancott Estate is also rolling out a Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc under its new Terroir Series.

Both the wines are made from grapes sourced from the Awatere Valley sub-region of Marlborough in New Zealand, which has cool, windy conditions and produces wines with more aromas and intense fruit flavours.

Sauvignon Blanc 2013 will be sold at recommended retail price of £12.49 and Pinot Noir 2013 at recommended retail price of £14.49.

The Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are expected to be available in the UK from summer 2014.