Greystone Waipara Rose 2014 $25.50

Located at the foot of the Teviotdale Hills on the western side of the Waipara Valley is a series of fossil-studded vineyard slopes known as “the golden mile”.  The pinot noir used to make this rose grows here.  100% clone 115 grapes are handpicked, gently pressed and put to barrel to be fermented in barrels […]

Domaine Mas Theo Rosé 2014 $20

After several generations of being grape growers, it took until 1999 for Laurent Clapier to become the first winemaker in the family to take over the Domaine.  Located in the middle of the Drôme Provençale, the property has been certified organic since 2007 and certified biodynamic since 2011.  This 50/50 grenache & syrah-blended rosé has […]

Longview The Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rosato 2015 $22

How gorgeous is this wine?  Grab a seat, getchaself comfy and let me tell you all about it.  Nebbiolo made in a rosé style isn’t something you see here in NZ every day, but this trophy winning little cracker from Adelaide Hills erupts with fresh red berries, ripe tropical and citrus fruit and masses of […]

Terra Sancta Central Otago Rosé 2016 $27.95

A super-pretty pinot noir-based rose from Central Otago with creaming soda aromatics, nectarine, plum and fresh herb notes give this wine lift alongside hints of cranberry and pomegranate. It has some nice density and presence on the palate, with a twang of strawberry on the finish. It’s a food-friendly style that is focused and rather […]

Jules Taylor Gisborne Rosé 2016 $24

How pretty is this wine! The double whammy of gorgeous crimson colour and a waft of strawberries and cream gives this wine some serious edge. 97% merlot and a splash of 3% pinot noir from Gisborne on the sunsoaked East Coast, creates a multi-sensory experience involving buckets of plum, cherry, watermelon and tangy tamarillo. The […]

Black Barn Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2016 $23

  A super-pretty pinot noir-based rose from Central Otago with creaming soda aromatics, plum and fresh herb notes, give this wine lift alongside hints of cranberry and pomegranate. It has nice density and presence on the palate and a twang of strawberry on the finish. It’s a food-friendly style that’s focused and rather fabulous. Sip […]

Escarpment Nina Rosé 2016 $24

Larry McKenna is the high priest of pinot noir and every iteration he turns his hand to tends to err on the excellent side.  This is the first time he and his team have crafted a rosé and it’s darn lovely, especially if you’re driving down the dry end of the road.  Boasting gumtingling acidity, […]

Château Riotor Rosé 2015 $19.99

If you prefer your rosé with a bit of meat on its bones, this is your thing Chandler Bing.  Château Riotor is located in the heart of the Massif des Maures region in Provence and this spicy, earthy rosé is crafted from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Cranberry, redcurrant, juicy plum and hints […]

La Prima Vita Rosé 2015 $18

You know that classic flavour of biting into a strawberry that’s juuuuuust on the cusp of ripeness – that’s exactly what you’ll get in your first sip. Ballet-shoe pink and packed with basil and blackcurrant leaf loveliness, it’s dry, snappy and supple on the finish. Cinsault and Grenache-based, it’s classy-cool, like Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ routine running […]

Cambridge Road Martinborough Papillon Rosé 2015 $25 ★★★★½

Crafted from a blend of 52% pinot gris, 36% pinot noir and 12% chardonnay, this fast became a new favourite of mine. With just 2500 bottles being made, you’ll need to be in quick because winemaker Lance Redgwell and his wife Bridie are on to a total winner here.  Produced using organic and biodynamic techniques, […]

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