Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $28 A sensational snappy-fresh rosé here from Graeme Crosbie’s family vineyard in Bannockburn. Roaring with redcurrant, watermelon and cherry notes, a hint of citrus and creaming soda, it’s a beautifully balanced, richly structured style. Dry, mouthfilling and boasting impressive length of flavour. Domain Road

Pegasus Bay Vergence Red MKI Pinot Noir 2018

November 22, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Vergence Red MKI Pinot Noir 2018 $40 Waipara is Pegasus Bay’s home, but they’re fans of great fruit no matter where it comes from, so say hi to Central Otago! Vergence is all about pushing the oeno-envelope, so steady yourself for a 100% whole-cluster, carbonic and wild-fermented pinot.  Think whole bunches sealed in … Read More

Driven Snow Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

November 19, 2021By Yvonne

Driven Snow Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $39.99 If you’re wondering why this wine is a touch cloudier than your normal, commercial-grade, supermarket pinot noir, fret not. In fact, be happy, because it’s evidence of a wine that’s been crafted without fining or filtration, processes that some winemakers believe scan strip some of the original … Read More

Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

October 30, 2021By Yvonne

Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $22 Sourced from the famed Claim 431 vineyard, this superb value for money pinot noir is packed with punchy raspberry and cherry characters, floral feistiness on the nose, fresh acidity and saucy spice layers on the finish. Easy, lush and very very nice for the price. Mud House

Calvert Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

October 29, 2021By Yvonne

Calvert Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $64 Lovers of great New Zealand pinot noir will be familiar with the name ‘Calvert’. It appears on some of the greatest examples to ever come from Central Otago. The vineyard itself is located on Felton Road in Bannockburn and the Calvert family were one of the first … Read More

Folding Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

October 28, 2021By Yvonne

Folding Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $45 A bumper 2017 harvest means that finally there’s more Folding Hill pinot noir to go around than previous vintages and that’s an excellent thing. This year the pinot has less of the meaty, earthy, savoury tones of the 2016 and more of the blueberry, tamarillo and spice … Read More

Folding Hill Orchard Block Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

October 28, 2021By Yvonne

Folding Hill Orchard Block Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 $45 Just 80 cases were made of this smooth, silky pinot noir, which grows in a small block next door to an orchard of cider apple trees. Wild fermented and matured in oak barrels for 20 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, this is a … Read More

Bald Hills Friends & Lovers Single Vineyard Bannockburn Central Otago Rosé 2020

October 1, 2021By Yvonne

Bald Hills Friends & Lovers Single Vineyard Bannockburn Central Otago Rosé 2020 $30 Pretty apricot-blush coloured in the glass, this deliciously dry style crafted from handpicked pinot noir, has classic watermelon and red apple aromatics colliding with a hint of creaming soda and soft spices on the palate. Cleansing, crunchy-crisp, yet generously proportioned, it’s an … Read More

Chard Farm River Run Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

September 28, 2021By Yvonne

Chard Farm River Run Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $34 The Hay family’s River Run vineyards which supply the fruit for this wine are located in Gibbston Valley and in the Cromwell Basin, and in 2019 they sure as heck produced incredibly smart, incredibly pure grapes for this glorious thing. Glossy and gorgeous in the … 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