Misty Cove Marlborough Rosé 2019

June 27, 2019By Yvonne

Misty Cove Marlborough Rosé 2019 $22.99 How pretty is this shiny, new, pinot noir-based rosé?  It absolutely pops in the glass and it’s strongly scented with classic raspberry, cherry and strawberry notes and bursts forth all manner of rich, generous, gob-filling gorgeousness in the fruit department.  Fresh, yet densely flavoured and full-bodied, it’s the complete … Read More

Master of Ceremonies MC Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018

March 15, 2019By Yvonne

Master of Ceremonies MC Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018 $19 While it looks like it’ll be a sweetie in the glass, you’ll find your Hawke’s Bay-grown goblet of goodness has a dollop of dryness, a kick of pepper and buckets of spice on the finish.  It’s got some tannic texture in the mouth and make sure … Read More

Lamont Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

March 7, 2019By Yvonne

Lamont Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 $27 Produced from 100% pinot noir grown in the Chinaman’s Terrace vineyard in Bendigo, this rosé holds nothing back.  Pinker than a freshly slapped cheek, this wine smells of creaming soda and red liquorice, watermelon gelato and those red loveheart lollies in your two dollar mixture from the … Read More

Hancock & Sons Lillies Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018

March 2, 2019By Yvonne

Hancock & Sons LilliesHawke’s Bay Rosé 2018 $22.50 With its pale as palest rose gold colour, this rosé, named after the ship that bought John Hancock’s great-great-grandparents from Cornwall to South Australia, is quite possibly the prettiest thing I’ve poured all week!  From starting out his career in N at Delegat’s in the 1970’s, to … Read More

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Private Blend Hawke’s Bay Rosé

February 8, 2019By Yvonne

Waiana Estate Indian Summer Private Blend Hawke’s Bay Rosé $35 This is the flagship rosé from the Plowman family and their Waiana Estate winemaking team.  A step beyond their Indian Summer and Summer Sault rosés, this classically dry, Provençale style is crafted from a blend of Tukituki Valley-grown merlot and cinsault which has been left, post-ferment … Read More

Whistling Buoy Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

January 18, 2019By Yvonne

Whistling Buoy Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 $25  Perfumed with the softest of pot pourri and peach stone, it feels like it’s going to be super-subtle as a wine style.  Then you put it in your mouth and holy moly!  It’s an explosion of crunchy-fresh acidity, guava, tropical tones, incredibly rich, zesty layers of flavour … Read More

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

December 20, 2018By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 $26  Produced by Graeme and Gillian Crosbie from fruit sourced from their Defiance and Domain Road vineyards, this gorgeous thing is scented with creaming soda, raspberry, sweet cherry and watermelonny wonder.  It’s a more substantial rose than most, super-concentrated yet taut, robust and spicy, with waves of … Read More

Judge Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

December 20, 2018By Yvonne

Judge Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 $25  Back in 1998 Paul Jacobson was an engineer and his wife Angela managed multiple local kindergartens, plus they were raising three young, Central Otago sons and life was hectic.  So that’s why they also become grape growers and winemakers – clearly suckers for punishment!  Today their … Read More

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Rosé 2018

December 8, 2018By Yvonne

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Rosé 2018 $22.95  Crafted from 100% pinot noir, this snappy little rosé resembles the styles of Southern France, skating down the dry and spicy-fresh side of the fence and leaving a comet tail of soft melon, cranberry and pink peppercorn characters on the palate.  Clean, crunchy and built for serving super-chilled … Read More

Framingham F-Series Marlborough Montepulciano Rosé 2018

November 23, 2018By Yvonne

Framingham F-Series Marlborough Montepulciano Rosé 2018 $34.99  It’s great to see rosé from Marlborough being constructed from a variety other than pinot noir, and if anyone’s going to get the best from southern-grown montepulciano, then it’s the folk from Framingham.  Perfumed with strawberry, creaming soda, and a hint of peppercorn, it has fleshy, plush textures … Read More