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

Misha’s Vineyard The Soloist Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2019

January 12, 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard The Soloist Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2019 $27 The freshly-crushed pinot noir berries were left to soak on their skins for 24 hours to extract this gorgeous, redcurrant hue.  It’s an ultra-clean, yet full-bodied style that’s dry, incredibly zesty, cherry and berry-saturated rosé that really satisfies.  Cleansing, spicy, it’s very much like a … Read More

Two Rivers Isle of Beauty Marlborough Rosé 2019

December 23, 2019By Yvonne

Two Rivers Isle of Beauty Marlborough Rosé 2019 $24 David Clouston spent a lot of time learning the art of winemaking on the jawdroppingly gorgeous, French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean.  It’s also the place where he became more than mildly obsessed with rosé.  Adopting the Provençal ideal of blending many different grape varieties … Read More

Coal Pit Central Otago Rosé 2019

December 20, 2019By Yvonne

Coal Pit Central Otago Rosé 2019 $31 Crafted from 100% pinot noir grown in Gibbston, this rich, rockstar of a rosé wiggles across the stage in its slippery lycra trousers and leaves a trail of spiciness in its wake. It’s the kind of style that makes you crack a huge smile and go for a … Read More

Bald Hills Friends and Lovers Central Otago Rosé 2019

December 20, 2019By Yvonne

Bald Hills Friends and Lovers Central Otago Rosé 2019 $30 Crafted from two clones of hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed and cool-fermented pinot noir (Abel and 115) and showing gutsy raspberry, cherry and creaming soda, it’s a style that’ll bring the grins and satisfied slurps and have you longing for lashings of smoked salmon and sriracha … Read More

Madam Sass Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Dish magazine Summer 2020 Haloumi, zucchini and peach skewers I LOVE how salty and moorish haloumi is, and combined with ripe, sweet peach and fleshy zucchini, there’s really only one wine to do the business and that’s the Madam Sass Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 ($22) Pink diamond in the glass and showing pungent … Read More

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2019 $20 If you closed your eyes in the moment you lift the glass to your nose, you’d almost smell the Mediterranean Sea.  A hint of crushed oyster shells, splashed with watermelon, raspberry and the juice of wild cherries blended with pink peppercorns assails the senses.  Grown by … Read More

Coxhead Creek Matakana Rosé 2019

November 1, 2019By Yvonne

Coxhead Creek Matakana Rosé 2019 $25 I love this wine!  Crafted by the crazy-talented Warren Knudsen, from 100% cabernet franc, this rosé is the real deal.  It’s incredibly concentrated, spicy, floral and deliciously dry to drink.  Crisp, focused and showing superb purity of flavour, it’s a style that I’d love to see more of from … Read More