Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2021

June 28, 2022By Yvonne

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2021 $24.99 There’s something soothing and savoury and earthy and gently juicy about this 2021 vintage from the cooler, inland region of Matapiro. It’s softly spicy and sprinkled with dried herbs, fleshed out with cocoa and smoke. Winemaker and owner Emma Lowe, is a huge talent and the grippy, beautifully … Read More

Trinity Hill The Trinity Hawke’s Bay Red Blend 2021

June 28, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill The Trinity Hawke’s Bay Red Blend 2021 $24.99 This saucy blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot is inky and magenta-black as it pours. Then sink your schnozz deep into the glass, and inhale like the life of your lungs depends on it. It is SO delicious! Perfumed with bay … Read More

27 Seconds North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020

June 24, 2022By Yvonne

27 Seconds North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020 $24.99 Pete and Alanna Chapman named their Waipara-grown wine 27seconds, after a UNICEF statistic estimating that 1.2 million children are sold into slavery annually, breaking down to one child every 27 seconds. Today 100% of their profits are donated to help survivors of human trafficking. Their certified organic … Read More

Lime Rock Kota Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2020

June 21, 2022By Yvonne

Lime Rock Kota Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2020 $28 If you thought the oyster shell on the label was large, wait until you see one of these ‘kota’ shells in real life! They’ve got one on display in their tiny cellar door and it is literally as big as this bottle. No joke. The … Read More

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

June 19, 2022By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $16 If aromatics of bruised basil, lemon zest, passionfruit and hints of jalapeno spin your wheels, then you’ve come to the correct car yard my friend. Classically styled, with citrus and herbaceous heft from woah to go, this is a clean, crunchy-crisp example that will please the crowds or … Read More

Two Rivers Clos Des Pierres Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

June 18, 2022By Yvonne

Two Rivers Clos Des Pierres Marlborough Chardonnay 2021 $30 After a very tricky season, just tiny amounts of fruit were available to make this chardonnay, but those little bunches, grown in the Spring and Brookby Hill vineyard, were spectacular. Hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed, wild fermented and aged for 11 months in a 4500ltr French oak … Read More

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Orange 2021

June 18, 2022By Yvonne

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Orange 2021 $35 Paired with: Paneer & Capsicum Curry in dish Magazine Issue 104 Boasting a cyanotype print of a nasturtium on its label, the Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Orange 2021 ($35) is crafted from a blend of Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Muscat and Gewürztraminer which … Read More

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

June 18, 2022By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $27 Red apple, tamarillo and cherry aromatics all wash through onto the palate of this super-smooth pinot noir. Fresh, youthful yet showing some density and weight, and finely tuned tannins to finish. A ribbon of smoke curls around the core of spice rather nicely. Paired with: Indonesian Style Coconut … Read More

Wairiki The Matriarch Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021

June 16, 2022By Yvonne

Wairiki The Matriarch Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021 $31 Grown in the famous Mangatahi soils west of Hastings, where the vine roots curl around enormous stones known as ‘Mangatahi swedes’, this chardonnay is a rare thing indeed. Just three barrels were made of this, the flagship chardonnay of the Linn family, only made when the fruit … Read More

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021

June 16, 2022By Yvonne

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $29 Organically, biodynamically grown, this North Canterbury-grown debut release from Pyramid Valley heaves with jalapeno and bruised basil, lemongrass, wildflowers and white pepper on the nose and palate. Incredibly complex and layered with fennel and feijoa. Pyramid Valley