Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

October 7, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $20 This wine has some serious pedigree and it’s not only one of Nelson’s finest examples, it’s also one of the greatest $20 sauvignon blancs in the country. I say this because it’s so powerfully aromatic, with lemongrass, lime zest, sweet pea and tropical intensity on the nose and palate. … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021

August 26, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $23 Paired with: Leek Risotto with Peas and Mint in dish Magazine Issue 99 Peas, mint and leeks just scream out for something rich yet herbaceous, so I’m gunning for the Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 ($23). Its face-punch of florals, avalanche of apple, sackloads of citrus, layers … Read More

Wither Hills Rarangi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 25, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Rarangi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $26 Paired with: Cacio and Pepe Pizza in dish Magazine Issue 99 This ultra-tasty, creamy, cheesy champion is the perfect thing to launch into whilst sipping a large glass of the Wither Hills Rarangi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($26.99) It’s softly-styled with preserved lemon, lemongrass and basil with … Read More

Rapaura Springs Gravel Lane Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2018

August 25, 2021By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Gravel Lane Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($35) Paired with: Lemon cheesecake tart with lemon curd in dish Magazine Issue 99 You know this recipe is calling you right? It’s your destiny. So embrace the candied mandarin, toffee apple and crystalised ginger goodness of the Rapaura Springs Gravel Lane Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($35) … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020

August 25, 2021By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 $20 Paired with: Roasted cauliflower and Mushroom Risotto with Walnuts and Soft Cheese in dish Magazine Issue 99 It’s the lift of toasty, smoky, nuttiness in the Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 that makes it absolutely roar with the roast cauliflower and walnut flavours in this risotto, while … Read More

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ($22) Paired with: Clams with sherry, garlic and parsley in dish Magazine Issue 99 There’s nothing like a softly-textured, peach and passionfruit-scented sauvignon blanc to serve with this classic Spanish clam concoction, and the Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ($22) is superb. Lime-laced, lemongrassy and lithe on the … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 ($23) Paired with: Pork caper and pinenut empanadas in dish Magazine Issue 99 Balance out the piquancy (love that word!) of the capers, paprika and currants with a goblet of gorgeous nashi and quince-tastic Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 ($23). It’s ultra-concentrated, apple-infused and all sorts of crunchy-fresh where textures … Read More

Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($33) Paired with Torta Santiago in dish Magazine Issue 99 Wash down this awesome almond and citrus cake with certified organic sweet sippage from the Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($33). Its candied lemon, honeysuckle and toasted toffee tones are balanced by zesty acidity and gum … Read More

Rapaura Springs Rohe Rapaura Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

August 12, 2021By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Rohe Rapaura Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $27.90 Holy jalapenos! The 2021 vintage is turning out the whopping aromatics in Marlborough sauvignon and this new Rohe release from Rapaura Springs is no exception. It’s a mouthful of flavour fireworks and that’s no exaggeration. Luscious lime, bruised basil, punchy passionfruit and peach, layers of red … Read More

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

August 9, 2021By Yvonne

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $45 Made by Malcolm Rees-Francis, the most dapperly-dressed man in all the land, this bright-as-a-button new release features a combo of 85% Parkburn Vineyard fruit and 15% Gibbston Valley fruit which knits together buckets of fresh spices, perky red fruits and lush, dark floral notes. Cherry, redcurrant and rhubarb … Read More