Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Riesling 2016

October 1, 2020By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Riesling 2016 $33 This organic riesling absolutely roars with baked apple, crisp lime and loads of quartzy minerality. The acidity is pinging on the palate, there’s a tonne of tangelo and mandarin magic and loads of green apple characters crash through onto the finish as well. It’s a long-term … Read More

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Vineyard Central Otago Tempranillo 2016

September 30, 2020By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Vineyard Central Otago Tempranillo 2016 $45 Not only is this tempranillo from Central Otago (as unlikely as that sounds), it’s also organic AND darn excellent.  The aromatics sing of bay leaf, drying flax, leather and coffee, prune and saucy, scorched toast, and all those delicious things osmose through onto the palate. … Read More

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018

September 29, 2020By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Pinot Gris 2018 $40 This is one of my favourite New Zealand pinot gris wines hands down. Hands all over the place in fact. Hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed and only the free-run juice was fermented with a combo of cultured and wild yeasts in a mixture of stainless steel … Read More

Spade Oak The Prospect Gisborne Pinot Gris 2019

September 18, 2020By Yvonne

Spade Oak The Prospect Gisborne Pinot Gris 2019 $28 Crafted from two special pinot gris clones perfectly suited to creating delicously dry styles that grow on Mahauri and Kaiti clay loam soils and end up being gently pressed into a combo of 4yo French oak barrels and tanks to ferment and mature. The result is … Read More

Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

September 17, 2020By Yvonne

Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $96 Grown in soils known as ‘Pigburn shallow fine sandy loam’, the best eight barrels of pinot noir harvested from Rockburn’s Gibbston vineyard, were set aside, to live their best life, to be the best they could be, to live their own truth and to … Read More

Rockburn Eleven Barrels Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

September 17, 2020By Yvonne

Rockburn Eleven Barrels Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $96 Just eleven barrels of the very best pinot noir harvested from Rockburn’s Parkburn vineyard were surrounded with large road cones and strict instructions by winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis “No Touching!”.  The result is a wine plump with courage and character, deep cherry notes, a hint of … Read More

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

September 16, 2020By Yvonne

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $49.99 I’m hard-pressed to find a vintage of this wine that I haven’t gone a bit nuts over, but in all honesty, 2019 has something that helps it squeak ahead of the rest. Sourced from fruit grown in Rockburn’s Parkburn and Gibbston vineyards, winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis was clearly a … Read More

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018

September 14, 2020By Yvonne

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018 $24 I’m going to make a call right now and suggest this is one of THE BEST VALUE pinot noirs available in the country right now. Incredibly plush, plucky and packed solid with cherry, raspberry, rhubarb flavours, buckets of spice, tantalising tannins, sneaky black tea layers and fabulous length … Read More

Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2019

September 14, 2020By Yvonne

Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2019 $59 Paired with: Greens Ricotta and mushroom pizza in Issue 93 Dish Magazine While it might sound weird pairing a glass of red wine with a pizza loaded with greens, just bear with, because the Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2019 ($59) is just the most delicious thing with … Read More

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018 $23.90 Fish Tacos with tomatillo and avocado sauce Hands down the best thing you can possibly sip with these seriously spicy fish tacos, is the Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018 ($23.90) It’s heaving with herbaceousness, lemongrass, white pepper and tarragon-infused terrificness. Sauvignon gris is … Read More