Matawhero Church House Gisborne Pinot Noir 2021

February 5, 2022By Yvonne

Matawhero Church House Gisborne Pinot Noir 2021 $25 I really like this fresh, frisky, vibrantly fruity pinot noir from Richard and Kirsten Searle at Matawhero. Pinot noir isn’t a new thing for Gisborne, it’s been around for many many years because the area provides a decent chunk of it for sparkling wine base each year. … Read More

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Pinot Rosé 2021

February 4, 2022By Yvonne

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Pinot Rosé 2021 $23 Coral-coloured and crazy-delicious, this East Coast rosé is all kinds of extra nice. With brisk melon and white peach aromatics, raspberry and cherry around the edges and an ultra-crisp, cleansing, mid-palate, it’s a fantastic way to accentuate the versatility of pinot noir. Perky and plush, it’s essential … Read More

Bushmere Estate Gisborne Malbec 2020

August 28, 2021By Yvonne

Bushmere Estate Gisborne Malbec 2020 $25 This Gisborne malbec has deliciously meaty, leathery layers and a core of redcurrant and deep spice that roars across the mouth. Inky magenta-black colour and glossy in the glass and loaded with bay, dark cherry and pepper notes, it’s a rich, beautifully structured example. Bushmere.com

Bushmere Estate Gisborne Montepulciano 2020

August 22, 2021By Yvonne

Bushmere Estate Gisborne Montepulciano 2020 $25 Intensely inky, in fact it’s impenetrably purple in the glass and showing a massive lift of bay leaf, blackberry leaf and herbaceous notes, this new vintage has high acidity and tannins with decent chew and grip around the gums. It’s an east coast version of an Italian favourite and … Read More

Millton Vineyard Libiamo Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020

July 17, 2021By Yvonne

Millton Vineyard Libiamo Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020 $40 I know ‘Libiamo’ translates to ‘Let’s Drink’ but unfortunately, as much as I’m a gewürz nut, I couldn’t bring myself to drink more than a few sips of this wine. Maybe I’m missing something, probably am, as I often do. And maybe I’m too simple in my tastes, … Read More

Leftfield Gisborne Albariño 2020

June 22, 2021By Yvonne

Leftfield Gisborne Albariño 2020 $18 Paired with Caramelised Onion, Goats Cheese and Walnut Tarts Dish Magazine Issue 98 French Who would have thought that a wine made from a Spanish grape grown in New Zealand would be the perfect partner for this classic French recipe. There’s something about the clean, crunchy apple, pear and lithe, … Read More

Weekend Wine Reviews 29th May 2021

June 8, 2021By Yvonne

Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021   Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant … Read More

Canvas Magazine Matches Saturday 29th May 2021

May 30, 2021By Yvonne

Drinks matches for Canvas Annabel L Sat 29th May 2021 Nutty cumin Dukkah Wow. wow and triple whammy wow. The Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2018 ($40) was chosen as one of just 12 wines to feature in the exclusive, Gimblett Gravels Vintage Selection for 2018 from a tonne of contenders. It’s ultra-elegant and … Read More

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020

December 17, 2020By Yvonne

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020 $23.99 It is super-easy to see how this wine, in its short lifespan, has made such an impact out there among gewurz-hounds. It boasts beautiful top notes of classic lychee, white peach, pear and honeysuckle, while on the palate it reveals crisp, clean, juicy stone fruit and spice saturation. … Read More

Moana Park Estate Growers’ Collection Gisborne Chardonnay 2020

December 2, 2020By Yvonne

Moana Park Estate Growers’ Collection Gisborne Chardonnay 2020 $25 Gisborne has a reputation for turning out classic, tropical, peachy, creamy styles that wow the crowds, and that’s why the Moana Park have opted to source fruit from the region to work their magic and shepherd it into the bottle. Subtle aromas of pear, peach and … Read More