Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

January 5, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $17.50 Crafted by winemaker Matt Large and his team of rosé fans, this is a definite box-ticker for anyone angling for rosé with elegant fruity characters and balanced, dry-styled, crisp textures in the mouth. Cleansing, crunchy and easy on the palate and the wallet – it’s an uncomplicated, … Read More

Mahi Marlborough Rosé 2020

December 20, 2020By Yvonne

Mahi Marlborough Rosé 2020 $24 Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir grown in the western edge of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, this rosé is one of the prettiest-coloured examples I’ve seen all vintage. Like a pink diamond in the glass, it radiates ‘drink me now-ness’. Erupting with soft raspberry, watermelon and pink peppercorn characters, it’s boosted by … Read More

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Rosé 2020

December 18, 2020By Yvonne

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Rosé 2020 $25 I am loving the depth of fruit in this roaring rosé from North Canterbury way. Certified organic, tank fermented and treated like royalty from berry to bottle, this rose has smooth, ripe, raspberry, watermelon, creaming soda and a cherry edge on the finish. It’s generously juicy and jam-packed … Read More

Middle Earth Pinot Meunier Rosé 2020

December 16, 2020By Yvonne

Middle Earth Pinot Meunier Rosé 2020 $25 Rosé crafted from pinot meunier here in New Zealand is a pretty rare thing, but once people taste this example I’m sure they’ll  put the pressure on for more. Its aromas of wild strawberry and spiced watermelon, creaming soda and red apple all osmose through onto the palate … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2020

November 10, 2020By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2020 $23  Bright and bursting with banging cherry, raspberry and cranberry characters, this rosé from the sunshine capital of the country is all kinds of ripe and rumpty.  Bold, bouncy and super-fresh, it’s got that pinot noir tension, but also a vibrant, fruit-centric and fun thing to sip. http://www.blackenbrook.co.nz

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Private Blend Tukituki Valley Rosé 2020

October 31, 2020By Yvonne

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Private Blend Tukituki Valley Rosé 2020 $26.99 Pale jasper-pink, this new, vegan-friendly release of Waiana Estate’s flagship rosé is a superb example of how attention to detail and a no-compromise attitude can lead to special things. From their tiny, Tukituki Valley property behind Havelock North, the Plowman family have been specialising … Read More

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Tuki Tuki Valley Rosé 2020

October 31, 2020By Yvonne

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Tukituki Valley Rosé 2020$24 If you’re yearning for Provence, yet you’ll be happy with a kiwi kick, then you’ve come to the right cul-de-sac my friend. This, the shiny, new Indian Summer, is the primary rosé blend from Waiana Estate, in Hawke’s Bay’s Tukituki Valley. It’s a deliciously dry, taut, trout-pink … Read More

Joie De Vivre Hawke’s Bay Summer Rosé 2020

October 28, 2020By Yvonne

Joie De Vivre Hawke’s Bay Summer Rosé 2020 $24.99 Made by Cam Duke, local-yet-internationally-experienced-rosé-o-rama-obsessive winemaker, this gets the Yvonne Lorkin award for Best Wine Bottles Featuring Seahorses, Butterflies, Frogs, Cherries, Pomegranate, Bees, Birds and even Nemo.  Crafted from predominantly merlot, it’s a stonefruit and citrus fest edged with a dusting of white pepper. Taut, punchy … Read More

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Rosé 2020

October 28, 2020By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Rosé 2020 $22.95 While it might look pale and pretty, this rosé has a lot going on and most of it is good. Watermelon, raspberry and cherry notes plump out the fruit character, however, there’s a slight bitterness on the finish which, if you like a bit of rough, is fine, however … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

October 28, 2020By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $21 Not only is this rosé super-pretty in the glass, think Jazz apple aromatics, but cherry and redcurrant characters also burst forth as well. Crisp, crunchy-fresh and chilled-down its got summer afternoon written all over it. http://www.whitehaven.co.nz