Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019 $28 Made by the supremely talented Rosie Menzies, this certified organic riesling hits all those good spots of green apple, mandarin, honeysuckle and lashings of lime. Very nicely balanced and showing great texture and tension in the mouth, it’s a perky pick-me-up for the palate that fits pretty much every … Read More

Aurum Organic Central Otago Chardonnay 2019

September 22, 2021By Yvonne

  Aurum Organic Central Otago Chardonnay 2019 $45 You can announce to your friends as you pour this wine. “The soils in which Aurum’s certified organic, chardonnay grapes grow, are comprised of fluvial, glacial silts and gravels”. Now quickly go and Google ‘fluvial’ to school yourself up in advance. The desert-dry heat of the Lowburn … Read More

Carrick Central Otago Dry Riesling 2019

September 20, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Central Otago Organic Dry Riesling 2019 $28 From their ‘Arthurs’ vineyard in Bannockburn comes this sophisticated, citrus-saturated yet skeletally dry riesling from scarily talented winemaker Rosie Menzies. Scented with fresh-cut lime, green apples, it absolutely fangs with fennel and citrus flavours and finishes with perfectly prickly, exfoliating acidity on the palate. Its 0.6g/l of … Read More

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020

August 23, 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 $55 Bright, glossy and golden in the glass, this chardonnay is scented with gunflint, apple, green nectarine and caramelised oak, with a vein of citrus and toast roaring through onto the palate. It’s youthful, frisky and zesty on the palate with a core of spiced peach and buckets … Read More

Black Estate Damsteep North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2019

August 18, 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Damsteep North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2019 $52  Floral floral floral! Crafted from fruit grown in the organic, biodynamically-managed Damsteep vineyard which was established back in 1999 on a patch of sandstone and limestone loveliness in North Canterbury. Winemaker Nicholas Brown opts to kickstart the ferment using the yeasts present in the vineyard canopy … Read More

Rock Ferry Orchard Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2020

August 18, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Orchard Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2020 $25 Five different organically grown pinot noir clones from this one single vineyard are used to create this pale coral-coloured rosé. Allan McWilliams and Jordan Hogg were the winemakers responsible for shepherding it into the bottle and they’ve crafted it in a dry, full-bodied style. So if … Read More

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

August 17, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $25 This certified organic sauvignon blanc is carefully crafted from fruit grown in Rock Ferry’s Corners and Orchard vineyards. One portion of the juice went into stainless steel and the other portion was hand harvested, whole bunch pressed and fermented in an old 3800ltr oak cuve for … Read More

Eaton Fforte Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

July 14, 2021By Yvonne

Eaton Fforte Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $47.99 This is a whole heap of sauvignon blanc and some. Carefully hand-harvested with gloves made from the spare fur from new kittens, the juice is given extended contact with its skins to add texture and a lick of astringency before being gently separated in a traditional basket press … Read More

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

May 27, 2021By Yvonne

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $22 This certified organic gris drives down the dry side of the street and leaves a cloud of nashi, jazz apple, quince and a sprinkle of nutmeg in it’s wake. Crisp, clean and flooded with character, it’s a great little example from the talents of Kim and Erica Crawford, grown … Read More

Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 13, 2021By Yvonne

Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $47 Marzipan, creamy, biscuity characters, lemon verbena, smoked basil, crushed herbs, complex acidity, fresh and fabulous. Roast fennel, caramelised parsnip, dried herbs, lemongrass, basil, nasturtium, and all sorts of niceness. Wild ferment, yet fresh zesty mouthfeel. Churton and you’re likely to spend much time looking at ‘poo pits’ … Read More