Rockburn Stolen Kiss Central Otago Rosé 2021

September 24, 2021By Yvonne

Rockburn Stolen Kiss Central Otago Rosé 2021 $30 Crafted from 100% pinot noir grapes that’ve been ‘stolen’ from their top pinot noir crop to create this pinky-perfect, morganite-coloured wine that’s crammed with creaming soda, watermelon and cherry flavours, a tweak of dried herbs and a wallop of berry-drenched generosity on the finish. It’s a hugely … Read More

Misty Cove Landmark Series Marlborough Rose 2021

September 14, 2021By Yvonne

Misty Cove Landmark Series Marlborough Rose 2021 $20 I poured this wine and said to my husband “When we win Lotto, I want a pink diamond rock on my finger in exactly this shade thanks” to which he mumbled “sure” and went back to scrolling for fishing lures on his phone. I know you’re thinking … Read More

Oak Estate Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020

September 9, 2021By Yvonne

Oak Estate Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020 $25 Crafted from 100% merlot grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle district of Hawke’s Bay, this rosé has meat on its bones for sure. Classic spiced cherry and raspberry notes on the nose lead to a full, generous mid-palate and solid length of flavour. Robust, juicy and definitely a … Read More

Two Rivers Isle of Beauty Marlborough Rosé

September 6, 2021By Yvonne

Two Rivers Isle of Beauty Marlborough Rosé $21 Paired with: Chicken and Ginger Dumpling Bowl in NZ Herald CANVAS Sept 4 2021 Crafted from a smorgasbord of red and white grapes grown in four different vineyards across Marlborough’s Southern Valley’s sub-region, this ridiculously pretty, peachy pink, morganite-coloured rosé is snappy-dry and saturated in watermelon, wild … Read More

Rock Ferry Central Otago Brut Rosé 2016

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Central Otago Brut Rosé 2016 ($55) Crafted by Allan McWilliams, this certified organic bottle of rose gold gorgeousness packs a punch on the palate right from the get-go. With subtle aromas of berry bagel dough, crushed almonds and lemon pith and a lick of Shrewsbury Biscuit and with flavours leaning toward the deliciously … 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

Zaria Hawke’s Bay Malbec Rosé 2021

August 15, 2021By Yvonne

Zaria Hawke’s Bay Malbec Rosé 2021 $20 With bright, energetic, red apple and raspberry layers, cherry and zesty citrus characters and a long, vibrant, citrus-stacked finish, it just bursts with redcurrant and spice. Fresh and crunchy and punchy in all the right places, I really like this wine. A lot. Zaria

Tironui Above & Beyond Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

July 28, 2021By Yvonne

Tironui Above & Beyond Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $25 Crafted from a handpicked, co-fermented blend of 54% malbec, 33% merlot and 13% cabernet sauvignon grown on a tiny, terraced vineyard high up on the limestone-laden soils of Sugar Loaf Hill, this shiny new rosé looks a million bucks in the glass. Coloured like a cross … Read More

Drummond Farm The Long Walk Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

July 17, 2021By Yvonne

Drummond Farm The Long Walk Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $29 From the best little winery you’ve never heard of comes a pinot noir-based rosé that boasts mysterious, savoury and seriously spicy, smoked cherry complexity on the nose and buckets of fresh cranberry and rhubarb characters which canter across the palate nicely. Crafted by Alex … Read More

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

July 15, 2021By Yvonne

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $24.99 Sometimes I make myself do a personal SWOT analysis and it’s never pleasant. The main reason I force myself through this excruciating exercise is so that I can reward-slash-console myself at its conclusion with something delicious made by Emma Lowe at Monowai. Her new rosé brings the … Read More