Carrick The Magnetic Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

July 29, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick The Magnetic Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $65 ‘The Magnetic’ was a floating gold dredge which operated in the Kawarau River back in the mid-1800s in the height of the regions’ gold rush period – it’s picture is on the back label. Crafted by winemaker Rosie Menzies, from a tiny block of Abel … Read More

Carrick Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Organic Central Otago Chardonnay 2019

July 29, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Organic Central Otago Chardonnay 2019 $47 EBM stands for ‘extended barrel maturation’ and it’s the name given to a blend selected from barrels that have the greatest density and length of flavour, according to the directive set by Carrick’s original winemaker Steve Davies. The wine then gets extended time in barrel … Read More

Carrick Pot de Fleur Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

April 27, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Pot de Fleur Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $28-$36   Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Manti- Turkish dumplings NZ Herald Canvas Sat 30 April 2022 Spicy, sheepy morsels like these just sing out for a succulently funky, ‘natural’ pinot noir, and this Southern example has that in unfined, unfiltered, organic, spades. Winemaker Rosie Menzies has … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc 2020

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28 100% wild fermented in barrel and aged for 7 months, this juicy, complex, crazy-good sauvignon oozes smoked passionfruit, marzipan, lemongrass and lime. Sourced from their Cairnmuir Terraces block, this sauvignon blanc is multi-dimensional, laced with rhubarb and fresh-cut herbs. The finish is generous and juicy and I think … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019 $28  Handpicked from their Arthur’s vineyard and Cairnmuir Terraces block, this complex pinot gris is perfumed with musky nashi notes, nutmeg and walnutty notes. Smooth, elegantly structured, mouthfilling, and juicy, it’s a crunchy-yet-complex style that’s had the benefit of partial barrel fermentation and maturation in older oak barrels. Dry, … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020 $36 This is a delightfully clean, beautifully balanced, intensely citrusy chardonnay from winemaker Rosie Menzies, that has the makings of something seriously special. Produced from 100% Mendoza clone fruit that’s been hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed, fermented wild and aged for 14 months in oak barrels, a small percentage of which … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2019 $28 Made by the supremely talented Rosie Menzies, this certified organic riesling hits all those good spots of green apple, mandarin, honeysuckle and lashings of lime. Very nicely balanced and showing great texture and tension in the mouth, it’s a perky pick-me-up for the palate that fits pretty much every … Read More

Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020

September 25, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Josephine Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020 $34 Prepare for a lift of luscious lime, green apple and mandarin to wash across the palate and leave a comet tail of honeysuckle and homemade lemonade as it slides on down. At a positively demure 9% alc, it’s also the perfect lunchtime wine because it won’t send you … Read More

Carrick Central Otago Dry Riesling 2019

September 20, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Central Otago Organic Dry Riesling 2019 $28 From their ‘Arthurs’ vineyard in Bannockburn comes this sophisticated, citrus-saturated yet skeletally dry riesling from scarily talented winemaker Rosie Menzies. Scented with fresh-cut lime, green apples, it absolutely fangs with fennel and citrus flavours and finishes with perfectly prickly, exfoliating acidity on the palate. Its 0.6g/l of … Read More

Carrick Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2019

June 9, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2019 ($35) Pinot Blanc is a  white mutation of pinot noir (hence ‘blanc’) and Carrick grow it on their tiny, certified organic ‘Cairnmuir’ block. It’s packed with white peach, flecked with fennel and licked with lemon, plus it’s multi-layered and magical to drink, with incredible texture with just the right … Read More