Villa Maria Earth Garden Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020

March 14, 2021By Yvonne

Villa Maria Earth Garden Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020 $19.99 This certified organic, 100% merlot rosé is part of a new, environmentally conscious range of wines designed to meet the global demands for more fully-sustainable wine. It’s also designed to be darn tasty and they’ve succeeded in that. If you’re seeking out a sweet lolly-like rosé … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

March 9, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $20 Well if you were looking for a fleshy, fruity, cherry and raspberry-saturated rosé, then you’ve come to the right place. Ripe, juicy and showing a red apple and spicy, dry spine, it’s a real crowd-wowing style that’ll keep summer rolling all year round (if they … Read More

Junction Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé

March 7, 2021By Yvonne

Junction Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $20 Crisp, bright, beautifully pale pink in the glass, its white peach, soft cherry and redcurrant characters on the nose and palate make this a refreshing, quenching style for any season. A smidge of classic dried herb on the finish adds to the gum-tickling texture. http://www.junctionwines.co.nz

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2020

February 17, 2021By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2020 $20.99 The label describes this wine as being crafted from the ‘free run juice from a unique assemblage of varieties’, which means that a little bit of the first juice to run out of the press (delicate, fruity, high quality) from different grapes when they’re harvested, have been used … Read More

Miraval Côtes De Provence Rosé AOP 2019

February 11, 2021By Yvonne

Miraval Côtes De Provence Rosé AOP 2019 $40 Celebrity winegrowers aren’t new.  Sting, Madonna, Cliff Richard, Dan Akroyd, Fergie from the Black-Eyed Peas, Antonio Banderas, Gerard Depardieu, Richard Gere, John Malkovich, Cameron Diaz and Pink, are just a few famous faces putting their nose jobs on the line to create fine wine. Despite the divorce, … Read More

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