Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

May 27, 2021By Yvonne

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $22 This certified organic gris drives down the dry side of the street and leaves a cloud of nashi, jazz apple, quince and a sprinkle of nutmeg in it’s wake. Crisp, clean and flooded with character, it’s a great little example from the talents of Kim and Erica Crawford, grown … Read More

Tupari Boulder Rows Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

April 4, 2021By Yvonne

Tupari Boulder Rows Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $29.99 Classic floral, Awatere Valley sauvignon blanc here, a hint of barrel fermentation adds creamy complexity to a vein of lemongrass, basil, tomato stalk and sweet pea and passionfruit – it’s a stunning style loaded with sweet herbaceousness and delicious length of flavour. http://www.tupari.co.nz

OTU Otuwhero Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

March 31, 2021By Yvonne

OTU Otuwhero Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $22.99 Crafted from fruit grown in the Awatere Valley, this bright shiny new pinot has buckets of raspberry and rhubarb and cherry charm on the nose and palate. Not too spicy or complex, just juicy and easy and refreshing – which is exactly what you should hope to … Read More

Tupari Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2018

March 2, 2021By Yvonne

Tupari Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2018 $30 If you have a hankering for rich, velvety Pinot Noir with layers of fruit and savoury seductiveness stitched together by rhubarb and redcurrant, then this is your magic potion. Fresh, vibrant and saturated with exotic flavours, the texture is slippery, lithe and lovely. Nicely made indeed. http://www.tupari.co.nz

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 22, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28 Named after the late Greg White, Whitehaven’s co-founder, the ‘Greg’ range of wines are only created when the fruit is absolutely perfect and are made by winemaker Diana Katardzhieva. The 2020 is pretty darn delicious and absolutely stacked with citrus, lemongrass, crushed basil … Read More

Yealands Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

December 31, 2020By Yvonne

Yealands Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $24.95 Grown in their Seaview Vineyard on the wild and windy coastline south of Blenheim and just over the Wither Hills, the grapes here throw all their energy into creating tiny, flavour-packed berries which have a unique floral and apple-like character that’s quite different to sauvignon grown … Read More

Yealands Reserve Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

October 5, 2020By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $18.99 Marlborough’s Awatere Valley is famous for turning out sauvignon blanc saturated with high-toned florals, intense minerality, lemongrassy goodness and buckets of green herbs on the nose and palate.  This wine is swollen with sensationally sweaty characters, tomato stalk zinginess and a whole potager garden of herbaceousness.  … Read More

Tohu Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $17 Leek and Greens Frittata (dish magazine Feb Mar 2020) Reading the list of ingredients alone (leek, turmeric, coriander, cumin, chard, spinach, kale, lemon, mint, parsley, dill and shallots etc…) had me instantly reaching for a bottle of Tohu Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($17) Why?  Because it has … Read More

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 $41.99 This wine is replacing the Rore Reserve Pinot Noir.  The first half went into the market with the Rore Reserve label on it and it won the trophy for Wine of Provenance (the wine that’s the most reflective of its place, its terroir over time) at the … Read More

Clark Estate Clericus Wild Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

August 31, 2018By Yvonne

Clark Estate Clericus Wild Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $35 Classic barrel fermented, wild-fermented style here, stacked with smoked passionfruit, bruised basil, toasty marzipan notes, soft pepper and lemongrass layers. Named for the most noble and intellectuals in Roman society, this is definitely the thinking persons’ sauvignon. www.clarkestate.com