Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

June 21, 2020By Yvonne

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $45 100% cabernet sauvignon here from old vines dating back to the mists of time. 1984 to be exact, so maybe not so misty then. anyhoo, first planted by Gimbett Gravels pioneer, Dr. Alan Limmer, these organically-grown vines thrive in the desert-scape of the ancient Ngaruroro riverbed, creating intensely … Read More

Bostock Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017

June 3, 2020By Yvonne

Bostock Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017 $70 Grown at Ngatarawa in Hawke’s Bay’s Bridge Pa Triangle district, this organically-produced merlot is incredibly elegant and stylish and shows classic cocoa, plum, espresso, dark berries and plump, velvety textures.  It’s drinking beautifully now, but pop another couple of bottles in the cellar until later in the … Read More

Aurum Organic Central Otago Pinot Gris Rosé 2019

April 20, 2020By Yvonne

Aurum Organic Central Otago Pinot Gris Rosé 2019 $28 Here’s a cool thing that not many people know. The skins of pinot gris grapes are, when ripe, a sexy, dusky-rose pinky-grey colour, but because they’re separated from the juice in ‘normal’ pinot gris, you wouldn’t know it. Winemaker Lucie Lawrence decided it was time to … Read More

Stonecroft Undressed Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2019

April 3, 2020By Yvonne

Stonecroft Undressed Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2019 $31 I love how exotically perfumed this organically-grown Gimblett Gravels merlot is, and the fact that it’s made with no added sulphites (hence the ‘undressed’) – so I’m loving what it has, and what it hasn’t.  Perky plum, pepper and pomegranate layers set the pace for boatloads of berries … Read More

Millton Riverpoint Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2015

February 28, 2020By Yvonne

Millton Riverpoint Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2015 $26 Righto.  So it’s to be kind of expected that a wild and woolly, funky and frisky, organically, biodynamically produced gewurztraminer will look, smell and taste different to the norm.  This is what you’ll find in the Millton 2015.  Bronze-coloured in the glass and offering manuka honey, fusel, spice … Read More

Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2018

January 9, 2020By Yvonne

Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2018 $50 The black tea and cherry notes on the nose dish out an exotic hit of aromatic intrigue that’s fresh, floral and flirtatious.  Highly savoury and showing good tension linking the spice, acidity, alcohol and tannins.  Warming and deeply flavoured, it’s a style that happily drinks now, but … Read More

Black Estate Dam Steep North Canterbury Riesling 2018

January 5, 2020By Yvonne

Black Estate Dam Steep North Canterbury Riesling 2018 $30 Deep clay and limestone soils are responsible for turning out certified organic riesling that’s both clean yet rich and creamy to consume.  Golden in the glass and perfumed with baked apple, manuka honey and citrus notes, it’s a beautifully balanced, fresh and crunchy, characterful riesling that … Read More

Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017

December 30, 2019By Yvonne

Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017 $35rrp Reviewed in NZ Herald Canvas Magazine and paired with Banh Mi Burgers Add extra vavoom to the viciously good Vietnamese flavours in this Bánh Mì burger by pairing it with the organically grown awesomeness of the Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017 … Read More

Aurum Organic Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017

November 12, 2019By Yvonne

Aurum Organic Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017 $28 Gorgeous fresh-cut apple, pear and quince and strudel notes, it has richness and weight and general all-round deliciousness, so punchy and rich and powerful. Peach, perky perfection. LOVE it!! Here’s something you can announce in front of your friends as you pour this wine. “The soils in … Read More