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

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018

October 29, 2018By Yvonne

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018 $20 Made by French winemaker Guillaume Thomas, this cabernet franc-based rosé is bursting with redcurrant, cranberry and pomegranate aromas and flavours. It’s pretty and trout-pink in the glass and there’s even a touch of creaming soda and tamarillo in there, too. Fresh, succulent, saucy, and with a hint of … Read More

Silver Wing Nada Preservative Free Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 $27.99

June 20, 2018By Yvonne

Silver Wing Nada Preservative Free Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 $27.99  Produced without SO2 in the most natural way possible by winemaker Andrew Fox.  Wild fermented and unfiltered (hence the strawberry juice haze in the glass), this rosé has a snappy, spritzig texture and super-fresh acidity and length.  Organically produced and one of the freshest, friskiest, fruitiest … Read More

Georgetown Vineyard Cental Otago Pinot Rosé 2017 $29 (5 stars)

February 15, 2018By Yvonne

Georgetown Vineyard Cental Otago Pinot Rosé 2017 $29 (5 stars) Wow! This wine is absolutely heaving with wild strawberries, creaming soda and watermelon-like wonder. So fresh and racy, yet showing incredible depth of flavour, it’s a stunner. Produced from a single vineyard at the eastern end of the Kawarau Gorge, this wine is elegant yet … Read More

Soho White Label Marlborough Rose 2016 $20 (4 stars)

April 4, 2017By Yvonne

Quite the prettiest rose I’ve seen in a long time, candy floss, raspberry, watermelon and classic, mouthfilling fruity clean notes burst from this gold medal winning pinky.  Winemaker Dave Clouston has crafted a rich, robust little rose despite its pale, ballet-shoe colour.  Delicate to look at – deadly tasty to drink.  There’s a classic, creaming … Read More

Pierre et Papa Rose 2015 $16.99 (4 stars)

April 4, 2017By Yvonne

This is an unusual rose made of 100% cinsault grapes grown on old vines snaking across the Languedoc in southern France.  I love the juicy intensity of this wine, the raspberry, cherry and white pepper flavours and its pomegranate punch on the finish.  It’s a rose that offers masses of character and a long, tangy … Read More

French Peak Banks Peninsula Rosé 2016 $20 (4 stars)

March 29, 2017By Yvonne

Nowhere are Canterbury’s subregional differences more “Holy Nora!” obvious, than in the wines from Banks Peninsula.  Thanks to constant sea breezes, the vines remain clean and dry and the wines extremely pure as a result.  This pinot noir rose is pink-diamond-pale, scented with delicate watermelon and raspberry and on the palate there’s a pink grapefruit/blood … Read More

Bannock Brae Cathy’s Central Otago Rosé 2016 $22 (4 stars)

March 29, 2017By Yvonne

Crafted from 100% pinot noir grown on Catherine and Crawford Brown’s Cairnmuir Road vineyard, this is a super-bright, raspberry and wild cherry-soaked rosé that’ll definitely win friends and influence people this summer.  The fruit concentration rocks across the palate, while the nose is so floral and fabulous, it takes some discipline to not dip your … Read More

Gladstone Wairarapa Rosé 2016 $25 (4.5 stars)

March 29, 2017By Yvonne

I adore the pink diamond-ballet shoe hue of this gorgeous little pinot rose from down Gladstone way and I love its seductive, candied aromas and layers of raspberry, creaming soda and juicy red fruits on the palate.  Boasting classic cherry and berries and cream characters alongside lip-puckering acidity makes this absolutely magical.  Organically produced by … Read More