McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2019

June 16, 2020By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2019 $16.50 Scented with berry brioche and buckets of cherries, this Central Otago rosé roars with creamy cherry clafoutis flavours on the palate.  Hints of pink peppercorn and spice round out the finish of this crisp, full-bodied and frisky rosé. http://www.mcarthurridge.nz  

Matahiwi Estate ME Wairarapa rosé 2020

June 16, 2020By Yvonne

Matahiwi Estate ME Wairarapa rosé 2020 $13 For starters the colour of this rosé is BEYOND glorious.  How to describe it?  It almost glows in the dark, it’s so luminously pink, it’s practically Pantone 673.  Scented with creaming soda, candy floss and raspberry buns and delectably dry on the palate.  Raspberry, cherry, white pepper and … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

June 8, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $39 Can you even believe the gorgeousness of this bottle? It shouldn’t matter, but lordy! It looks like money on the table, right? Happily the wine inside is just as crisp, crunchy, yet also opulent and exotic. I love the highwire elegance of the aromatics and the … Read More

Fifth Bridge Central Otago Rose 2018

May 12, 2020By Yvonne

Fifth Bridge Central Otago Rose 2018 $19 Pop this pinot noir-based rosé in the fridge immediately!  Leave it for 40mins or so and then relish the raspberry, strawberry, cherry, indeed ‘every berry’ that’ll irrigate your olfactory passages.  That slight chill accentuates the acidity and hints of savoury spice that pinot noir is famous for while … Read More

Tantalus Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018

May 2, 2020By Yvonne

Tantalus Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018 $39 While Tantalus are one of THE places to be and be seen on Waiheke Island, their winemaking team like to mix things up a tad, of an occasion, when the opportunity presents itself.  They’ve managed to secure fruit from one of their trusted vineyards in Hawke’s Bay and created … 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

Lindis River Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

April 20, 2020By Yvonne

Lindis River Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 $28 Those with small children will know as soon as they pour this into a glass that it’s the colour of Pamol, that soothing solution for temperatures, tummy aches and all manner of ailments, and i’m happy to say it’s juicy, cherry and raspberry aromatics all wash … Read More

Selaks 1934 Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2019

March 31, 2020By Yvonne

Selaks 1934 Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2019 $16.99 Reviewed in Canvas Magazine in the NZ Herald April 4 2020 and paired with Annabel Langbein’s Lamb and Chickpea Curry Well I’ll be fragrantly footstomped! Here we have a supertasty smorgasbord of 67% merlot, 29.5% sauvignon blanc, 1.3% pinot gris, 1.2% malbec, 0.7% cabernet sauvignon and 0.3% cabernet … Read More

Thirty One Rows Northbank Marlborough Rosé 2019

March 8, 2020By Yvonne

Thirty One Rows Northbank Marlborough Rosé 2019 $24.99 Finding a 14% pinot noir rosé that still maintains finesse and delicacy is a rare thing, but this wine has cracked it.  Using organically grown fruit from the emerging, Northbank subregion of Marlborough (where he’s also building a family home on the rock formations depicted on the … Read More

Summer Sault Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2019 $25

February 6, 2020By Yvonne

Summer Sault Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2019 $25 Produced by the Plowman family of Waiana Estate from 100% cinsault grapes grown in the Tuki Tuki Valley, this Provence-style rosé has been shepherded into the bottle by the freakishly talented Dave McKee of Black Barn fame.  Boasting a demurely pale, rose-gold, coral and apricot colour, hints of … Read More