Petane Station Late Harvest Edelzwicker 2020

December 2, 2020By Yvonne

Petane Station Late Harvest Edelzwicker 2020 $30 375ml Taken from the German words ‘edel’ (noble) and ‘zwicker’ (blend), edelzwicker is an old Alsatian name for a blend of ‘noble’ or important grapes harvested from the same vineyard on the same day and made into a wine that truly reflects the season and the site. 2020 … Read More

Petane Station Edelzwicker 2020

December 2, 2020By Yvonne

Petane Station Edelzwicker 2020 $27 How it looks is exactly how it’s pronounced my little edel’s! Edelzwicker is a very old German/Alsatian wine name created from the word ‘edel’ (noble) and ‘zwicker’ (blend) where different ‘noble’ grape varieties are all picked on the same day from the same vineyard to create a wine that truly … Read More

Petane Station Bellbird Block Gewürztraminer 2020

December 2, 2020By Yvonne

Petane Station Bellbird Block Gewürztraminer 2020 $36 With just 70 dozen made of this lychee-laden little lovely from out Esk Valley way, by the time I finish writing this review it’ll possibly all be gone! My individually numbered bottle (the gorgeous no. 915) poured a perfectly pale gold wine, bursting with baking spices, mango, rosewater … Read More

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2018

March 19, 2020By Yvonne

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Merlot Franc 2018 $30 Well kachango my mango, if this merlot blend isn’t by far the most saucy, seductively-spicy, fruit-soaked thing to sniff and sip, then I’ll be a cross-eyed coyote.  I also need to stop watching so many spaghetti Westerns on Netflix.  Ahem.  In all seriousness however, this wine is … Read More

Petane Station Single Vineyard Edelzwicker 2019

July 27, 2019By Yvonne

Petane Station Esk Valley Single Vineyard Edelzwicker 2019 $30 Edelzwicker wine is essentially made from white grapes which are harvested and fermented together. It’s all a bit loose and there are no set rules with what grapes can be used and those grapes can also be made into wine separately and then blended together.  Historically, … Read More

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Gewürztraminer 2018

April 28, 2019By Yvonne

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Gewürztraminer 2018 $30 Golden and glossy in the glass and one swirl will reveal exotic aromas of ginger, rose water, white pepper, guava and a hunt of musk. To drink, it has a splash of natural sweetness, yet it’s crisp and juicy, not blowsy and broad – like a lot of … Read More

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

April 28, 2019By Yvonne

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $30 If you’re not familiar with the eye-rollingly lovely ‘petrichor’ perfume, then stick your nose deep into a glass of this shiny new syrah from one of Hawke’s Bay’s brightest producers and relish that rain-on-hot-asphalt aroma. Boosted with black currant, bay leaf, violets and a smorgasbord of savory layers … Read More

Petane Station Tracks Block Viognier 2018

April 27, 2019By Yvonne

Petane Station Tracks Block Viognier 2018 $30 Viognier (pronounced Vee Yon Yay) is one of my favourite things. Like clean, sunshine-dried sheets and emails from work saying “you’ve been paid”. It’s a scary, lots-can-go-wrong grape, yet Philip Barber appears to have some sort of shamanistic supremacy over this site, because the resulting wine is crunchy-fresh … Read More

Petane Station Puriri Block Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

April 27, 2019By Yvonne

Petane Station Puriri Block Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 You know how when you watch a ballerina perform the five foot positions, it’s hypnotic, captivating.  Every time, the dancer delivers elegance, elongation, delicacy, and interest. That’s what this chardonnay brings to your brain and senses. Perfumed with white nectarine, cashew butter and toasted crumpets, then delivering … Read More

Petane Station Hau Hau Block Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018

March 30, 2019By Yvonne

Petane Station Hau Hau Block Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018 $27 This tiny estate located out Eskdale-way, manages to turn out pinot gris that’s consistently mammoth in the personality-stakes. With its new vintage offering a creamy, apple pie and cashew character on the nose, followed by a poached quince and roast pear punch on the … Read More