Nautilus Estate The Paper Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

July 12, 2020By Yvonne

Nautilus Estate The Paper Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $35 (released Sept 1st 2020) Only released in exceptional years, the Nautilus team have opted to ferment this high-quality fruit in older large french oak barrels and that’s injected lime, lemongrass, white pepper, smoked passionfruit, bruised basil and buckets of lemony loveliness.  The acidity is banging, … Read More

Nautilus Estate Marlborough Albariño 2019

December 2, 2019By Yvonne

Nautilus Estate Marlborough Albariño 2019 ($29) Paired with Gazpacho by Annabel Langbein Canvas Dec 7th 2019 One of the greatest food and wine combos to ever occur is that of this superlatively lovely Spanish soup and a sip or seven of Spain’s signature white wine, albariño.  Happily, Clive Jones and his scarily talented team in … Read More

Nautilus Estate Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

November 11, 2019By Yvonne

Nautilus Estate Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 ($29) Pad Thai Noodles paired in CANVAS Sat Nov 16 2019 If the winemaking team knew just how good the Nautilus Estate Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 ($29) was with Pad Thai, they’d be off down the local BYO pretty much every lunchtime.  Clean, mineral-driven aromas, with a squeak of … Read More

Opawa Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Stop. Drop. And roll a bottle of Opawa Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 ($21) into your fridge, because you are gonna want to dish this out pronto when the cheese and crackers are dropped on the table.  Rich, yet refreshingly structured with apple, nashi and white pepper perkiness, this pinot gris has got “summer crowd-pleaser written … Read More

Pinot at Cloudy Bay and Pinot to Ponder…

September 30, 2012By Yvonne

After more than ten years of trying without success to get a seat at the annual Pinot at Cloudy Bay event I was beginning to think it was just my destiny to forever fail.  The first year I was about to pop my cheque in the post when the phone rang.  “Congratulations, you’re pregnant,” announced … Read More

Twin Islands Marlborough Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut NV

December 17, 2011By Yvonne

Twin Islands Marlborough Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut NV $20  One of my favourite local sparkling wines full stop.  Lovely aromas of rising dough, almond meal and lemon pith.  With delicate bead and a vibrant mousse it is rich and mouthfilling, dry yet wholly satisfying.  Beautifully balanced with great persistence of flavour – make sure you … Read More

Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

July 24, 2011By Yvonne

Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 $25  A lip-smackingly lovely sauvignon which oozes fresh passionfruit, lemon verbena, passionfruit, grass clippings and fresh basil aromas and tangy, tropical, old-school ‘Jungle Juice’ flavours which make it a fantastic match with steamed mussels slathered in garlic and parsley cream.  For more info visit www.nautilusestate.com