Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020 $33.99 Hop on the Google machine, type in ‘morganite’, and that, my friend is the colour-twin of this shiny-new, eye-poppingly pretty, certified organic rosé. Crafted by Ben Glover, from pinot noir fruit grown on their Dillons Point property in Marlborough, it’s a deliciously dry, mineral-powered spice-fest of a rosé that … Read More

Black Estate North Canterbury Treble Rosé 2020

August 27, 2020By Yvonne

Black Estate North Canterbury Treble Rosé 2020 $32 It’s called the ‘Treble’ because to craft this wine, the team at Black Estate have blended five varieties of grapes (pinot noir, riesling, chenin blanc, cabernet franc and chardonnay) harvested from their three, certified organic vineyards together. Wild fermented with cultures kick-started in the vineyard itself, this … Read More

Château Gassier Le Pas du Moine Côtes du Provence Rosé 2018

July 15, 2020By Yvonne

  Château Gassier Le Pas du Moine Côtes du Provence Rosé 2018 $49.99 Le Pas du Moine means “the path of the monk,” referencing the footpath leading to an ancient priory on the south-facing slope of Mount Sainte Victoire where Gassier’s grapes grow. The mountain’s known as the guardian of the spirits of Provence and … Read More

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