Joie De Vivre Hawke’s Bay Summer Rosé 2020 $24.99

Made by Cam Duke, local-yet-internationally-experienced-rosé-o-rama-obsessive winemaker, this gets the Yvonne Lorkin award for Best Wine Bottles Featuring Seahorses, Butterflies, Frogs, Cherries, Pomegranate, Bees, Birds and even Nemo.  Crafted from predominantly merlot, it’s a stonefruit and citrus fest edged with a dusting of white pepper. Taut, punchy and refreshing, this is a case of the wine tasting as good as the bottle is pretty.