Carrick The Magnetic Organic Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2021

5 May 2024By Yvonne

Carrick The Magnetic Organic Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2021 $80 Righto. Strap yourself in. Or if you don’t have straps, maybe just find yourself some cushions to wedge yourself between, because you could find yourself being taken to unknown dimensions when you start sipping this wine. Named after a gold dredge prominent in the Kawarau River, … Read More

Supernatural Wines The Green Glow 2022

11 March 2024By Yvonne

Supernatural Wines The Green Glow 2022 $39.90 The Green Glow 2022 comes from the famous Millton biodynamic vineyard in Gisborne and is a totally different take on what we’d normally expect from a muscat-dominant style. 66% muscat was blended with 34% marsanne and its dry, textural effect is the result of combining whole berry carbonic … Read More

Supernatural Wines The Paranormal 2022

9 March 2024By Yvonne

Supernatural Wines The Paranormal 2022 $45 The fruit for this blend of 65% syrah and 35% malbec was grown biodynamically in Millton Estate’s Te Arai vineyard in Gisborne. Lightly structured at just 10.5% this is an energetic red with rooibos tea, rhubarb, soft pepper and dried herb aromatics which wash into a refreshingly earthy palate … Read More

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Rosé 2021

1 June 2022By Yvonne

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Rosé 2021 $39.99 Crafted from some of the oldest, organically, biodynamically-grown pinot noir vines in New Zealand, this rosé comes from their growers in Waipara, North Canterbury, and the image on the label is of mallow flower, a plant endemic in Pyramid’s vineyards and gardens. I love how delicately … Read More

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020

23 August 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 $55 Bright, glossy and golden in the glass, this chardonnay is scented with gunflint, apple, green nectarine and caramelised oak, with a vein of citrus and toast roaring through onto the palate. It’s youthful, frisky and zesty on the palate with a core of spiced peach and buckets … Read More

Black Estate Damsteep North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2019

18 August 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Damsteep North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2019 $52  Floral floral floral! Crafted from fruit grown in the organic, biodynamically-managed Damsteep vineyard which was established back in 1999 on a patch of sandstone and limestone loveliness in North Canterbury. Winemaker Nicholas Brown opts to kickstart the ferment using the yeasts present in the vineyard canopy … Read More

Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

13 May 2021By Yvonne

Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $47 Marzipan, creamy, biscuity characters, lemon verbena, smoked basil, crushed herbs, complex acidity, fresh and fabulous. Roast fennel, caramelised parsnip, dried herbs, lemongrass, basil, nasturtium, and all sorts of niceness. Wild ferment, yet fresh zesty mouthfeel. Churton and you’re likely to spend much time looking at ‘poo pits’ … Read More

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2018

17 April 2021By Yvonne

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2018 $25 Organically and Biodynamically grown and tended by viticulturist Bevan Lambess, and crafted into wine by Jannine Rickards, this wild, wooly and mineral-edged Pinot Gris will definitely appeal to those who prefer their gris on the dry side. 12% of the blend went in as ripe bunches that were fermented … Read More

Millton Riverpoint Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2015

28 February 2020By Yvonne

Millton Riverpoint Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2015 $26 Righto.  So it’s to be kind of expected that a wild and woolly, funky and frisky, organically, biodynamically produced gewurztraminer will look, smell and taste different to the norm.  This is what you’ll find in the Millton 2015.  Bronze-coloured in the glass and offering manuka honey, fusel, spice … Read More

Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2018

9 January 2020By Yvonne

Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2018 $50 The black tea and cherry notes on the nose dish out an exotic hit of aromatic intrigue that’s fresh, floral and flirtatious.  Highly savoury and showing good tension linking the spice, acidity, alcohol and tannins.  Warming and deeply flavoured, it’s a style that happily drinks now, but … Read More