Rod McDonald Wines One Off Gisborne Albariño 2015 $23 ★★★★

There’s a whiff of gunflint and smashed river rocks, watercress, lemongrass and salty seabreeze happening on the nose, followed by a tsunami of steely acidity, bony minerality and crunchy green apple characters.  There’s a smoky tone to the finish which is long and zesty and makes this wine truly magical with lemon and parmesan risotto. […]

Wine column week commencing 7 May, 2016

Arriba Albariño!! New Zealand’s breakout, white grape star Albariño, might have it’s historic home in the North West of Spain and Northern Portugal, but it’s also achieving degrees of distinction in the east coast gloriousness of Gisborne.  Pronounced Al-Barr (roll your rrrs) – Een-Yo and first planted in the region back in 2009 albariño is […]

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