Le Filigare Chianti Classico 2016

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

Le Filigare Chianti Classico 2016 $33.10 This Tuscan blend of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo and 5% Colorino creates a vibrant, zesty, smashable red wine stitched together with leather, hints of tobacco and espresso characters. Silky, soft and very very easy to drink. http://www.csiimportsnz.com

Castello Monterinaldi Rosato 2018

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

Castello Monterinaldi Rosato 2018 $24.80 100% Tuscan sangiovese has been used to create this lovely fruit-forward rosé which erupts with cherry, raspberry, cranberry and spice notes.  Fresh, frisky and fanging with flavour, it’s a beautifully balanced example that’ll win friends and influence people. http://www.csiwinesnz.com  

La Vedetta Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

La Vedetta Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2018 $39.95 Located in a world heritage site in Barbaresco, this wine made from 100% nebbiolo, was fermented in stainless steel to capture the ultra-bright berryfruit, spices and bold cocoa characters.  It’s a saucy, fresh and velvety-smooth to sip.  Lightly styled but full of flavour, it’s a lovely introduction to … Read More

Castello Monterinaldi Chianti Classico 2016

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

Castello Monterinaldi Chianti Classico 2016 $32.25 The Castle of Monterinaldi settlement, in the commune of Radda in Chianti, in the heart of the oldest historical area of the Chianti Classico, is situated near an ancient Etruscan route and has been documented as far back as 1010.  1010!  Organically-certified, the property’s 18 vineyards, winery, a nursery … Read More

Deep Down Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

Deep Down Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $25 So on the front label, it says ‘certified organic’, ‘wild ferment’, ‘single vineyard’ and ‘vegan friendly’, however, that doesn’t really tell the whole story because this wine, (produced by Seresin alma mater Clive Dougall) is also all kinds of tasty. And that’s the most important thing right? Bursting … Read More

Askerne Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

Askerne Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 $32.90 Prepare for a juggernaut of jungle juice tropicality, electrifying acidity, spunky citrus and a dollop of delicious, biscuity oak and smoke on the finish.  It’s a sexy chardonnay indeed and clearly the team at Askerne had a very good handle on its potential as soon as the grapes … Read More

Porters Estate Martinborough Cuvée Madeleine 2015

May 22, 2020By Yvonne

Porters Estate Martinborough Cuvée Madeleine 2015 $60 I thought I was across all the players in New Zealand’s fizz-mos-phere however, this gorgeous thing snuck up from nowhere, slapped my chops with lemony loveliness and walked me down the wild side in seconds flat.  Winegrower John Porter is also a busy Wellington lawyer; white-collar or seedy … Read More

Swift Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

May 22, 2020By Yvonne

Swift Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $30 Winemaker Lauren Swift has named this her ‘First Edition’ and for a debut solo release, it’s a stunner.  It’s all in the barrel she reckons.  She’s used Clone 15 fruit grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle and poured the third fill off the press into just one, second-use barrel.  … Read More

Lime Hill Vineyard Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018

May 19, 2020By Yvonne

Fans of discovering all that’s new and groovy in the local wine scene will want to fill their boots with the newest little hero in the Wairarapa, Lime Hill.  It’s a small but perfectly formed joint wine venture of Karl Johner of Johner Estate in Gladstone with his winemaker Raphael Burki. Located on a hillside … Read More

Lime Hill Vineyard Wairarapa Chardonnay 2018

May 19, 2020By Yvonne

Fans of discovering all that’s new and groovy in the local wine scene will want to fill their boots with the newest little hero in the Wairarapa, Lime Hill.  It’s a small but perfectly formed joint wine venture of Karl Johner of Johner Estate in Gladstone with his winemaker Raphael Burki. Located on a hillside … Read More