Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Pinot Noir 2019

December 5, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 $45 I can totally see why this wine made the cut for Ursual and Daniel Swarzenbach’s Family Reserve – clearly 2019 was a year where Tāwhirimātea, Māori god of the weather, gave out the good behaviour awards to their vines. The resulting wine is plucky, plush and showing … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Chardonnay 2019

December 3, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Chardonnay 2019 $23 Bright roasted peach and pineapple on the nose combine with toasted almond and creme caramel characters to create a seductively sippable chardonnay that’s juicy and soothing and rewarding. Fresh, frisky and stacked with stonefruit. Delicious! Blackenbrook

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2021

December 3, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2021 $23 Is there anything the Schwarzenbach’s can’t do? If you’re looking for fragrant and fancy gewürz, then this is your ticket to a grin. Ginger, citrus zest, lychee, toffee notes and taut tropical fruit on the finish – it’s crunchy-fresh and fabulous. Made by ex-chemist-microbiologist Daniel Schwarzenbach and his wife Ursula, … Read More

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $28 A sensational snappy-fresh rosé here from Graeme Crosbie’s family vineyard in Bannockburn. Roaring with redcurrant, watermelon and cherry notes, a hint of citrus and creaming soda, it’s a beautifully balanced, richly structured style. Dry, mouthfilling and boasting impressive length of flavour. Domain Road

Stad_ko Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Stad_ko Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020 $39 Clones 115, 667 and 777 from Robert Stadniczenko’s Arapai vineyard on the Dry River Flats, comes this dry, spicy, leather layered and earthy pinot noir that’s been partially whole-bunch fermented, partially foot-stomped and given a long, quiet, post ferment sleepy time in barrel for 10 months. Edged with allspice … Read More

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019 $23 paired with: Lemon roasted chicken with dukkah – Dinner for Six dish Magazine Issue 101 When it comes to lemony chicken, you’re gonna be wanting a lemony chardonnay without all that creamy, buttery carry on. That’s why the Tiki North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019 ($23) will be the … Read More

Stad_ko Martinborough Chardonnay 2020

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Stad_ko Martinborough Chardonnay 2020 $34 Sourced from Robert Stadniczenko’s Arapai vineyard on the Dry River Flats, this is a lightly-styled, grapefruity, lemony chardonnay that was hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and send straight to barrel to ferment. Following that, it’s had 10 months of quiet, sleepy time before being bottled. Bright, vibrant and has a green … Read More

Stad-ko Wines Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Stad-ko Wines Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $29 Crafted by Robert Stadniczenko and his son, Anton, this rosé was made using the biggest, handpicked bunches of pinot noir in their vineyard. They were crushed and separated from their skins after a pretty, coral-pink colour had bled into the juice and then 25% of that juice … Read More

TeePee Cider The Earl’s Drop Methode Albion Cider 2017

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

TeePee Cider The Earl’s Drop Methode Albion Cider 2017 750ml 6.7% $28 Created by retired radiologist Dr Trevor Fitzjohn ONZM, TeePee is a new artisan cider crafted from a tiny, organic, heritage, cider apple orchard in the Wairarapa. The grass which grows around the trees is kept manicured by the nibbly trimming of ever-present sheep. … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2021

November 28, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2021 $29 Remember the greatest gifts you ever got? A BMX, a Barbie, a G.I Joe, an Atari2600, a fishing rod and that awesome DIY tattoo gun? Well the joy that this delicious sip delivers, is just like turning seven and getting a recorder and a walkie talkie for your birthday. … Read More