Untitled Wines Pinot Petit 2019

June 30, 2020By Yvonne

Untitled Wines Pinot Petit 2019 $24.99 Lithe and funky, this pinot noir (plumped up with a splash of petit verdot) might be pale in the glass, but it’s intense on the chops. Sourced (in classic, crazy, ‘Untitled’ fashion) from vineyards located in Marlborough and Auckland, it’s a blend that, while unconventional, has really spun my … Read More

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2018

June 30, 2020By Yvonne

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2018 $41.99 Paired in dish magazine Summer 2020 Barbequed beer-can chicken Ahoy chardonnay squealers!  You’re gonna be wanting to know about the groovy and gorgeously tasty Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2018 ($41.99) because it’s finger-lickin’ with this chicken. The style oozes grilled citrus, layers of caramelised, spicy … Read More

Bald Hills Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

June 29, 2020By Yvonne

Bald Hills Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 $46 Aged in 33% new French oak for 12 months, this incredibly floral, fruit saturated pinot noir creates an immediate impression and brings the grins from the first sip.  Youthful and buoyant and bursting with wild cherry, smoked spices and silky textures.  It possesses a lift … Read More

Los Aguilares Pago El Espino 2016

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Los Aguilares Pago El Espino 2016 $52.85 Produced from 70% petit verdot, 20% syrah and 10% tempranillo grown at 900m altitude in the Sierra of Ronda in Malaga, this ultra-floral, fruit saturated style will wow the crowds (not that you’ll be wanting to share, but hey, the thought is there.) Ripe, buoyant blueberry, cherry and … Read More

Javier Sanz Rueda Verdejo 2018

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Javier Sanz Rueda Verdejo 2018 $28.95 100% verdejo (verdelho) here from Javier Sanz, whose vineyards are laid out in a mosaic of plots and small vineyards all within the Valladolid municipality of La Seca in Spain.  His verdejo is a sexy, lithe young thing bursting with summer flowers, crabapples, nashi and nectarine.  Vibrant varietal notes … Read More

Aranleón Sólo 2017

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Aranleón Sólo 2017 $32 I love how it has the details of the wine punched in braille on the side of the label, very cool and should be compulsory on all wine bottles methinks.  Organically crafted from 80% bobal and 20% syrah grapes grown in the Valencia region, this inky-dark, intensely spicy and aromatic red … Read More

Collazzi Liberta Toscana IGT 2015

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Collazzi Liberta Toscana IGT 2015 $40 Collazzi Estate was built in 1560 by Michelangelo on the ruins of a Roman fort. The vineyard is tiny, so wines from here are scarce. Run by three siblings from the Marchi family – Carlo Marchi, Grazia Marchi Gazzoni Frascara and Bona Marchi Frescobaldi, this blend of merlot, cabernet … Read More

Tamellini Soave 2018

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Tamellini Soave 2018 $25.95 A Venetian white wine crafted entirely from garganega grapes, it’s a crunchy-fresh, lemon-licked,  lusciously structured soave that brings a wave of summer to every dinner table. I love it’s lifted florals, apple and peachy punch and the whipcrack acidity and minerality in the mouth.  I could sip this all day!  Love … Read More

Privat Alella Organic Brut Reserva NV

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Privat Alella Organic Brut Reserva NV $40 This incredibly fine-tuned cava is crafted organically and with zero sulphites from  xarello  macabeo, parellada, chardonnay and pinot noir grapes.  It boasts a biscuity, lightly floral and slightly chalky perfume, licked with lemon and 15-20 months ageing on its lees (normally cava ages for only about 9 months) … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

June 24, 2020By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $20 Looking for a dry-style pinot gris that still packs a punch of richness, elegance and all-round excellence?  Then you’ve come to the right cul-de-sac friend, because Rosie Butler and Rodger Tynan of Tikokino have created all that in spades. Rich stonefruit notes overlap with classic apple … Read More