Tironui Above & Beyond Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

July 28, 2021By Yvonne

Tironui Above & Beyond Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $25 Crafted from a handpicked, co-fermented blend of 54% malbec, 33% merlot and 13% cabernet sauvignon grown on a tiny, terraced vineyard high up on the limestone-laden soils of Sugar Loaf Hill, this shiny new rosé looks a million bucks in the glass. Coloured like a cross … Read More

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019

July 17, 2021By Yvonne

Sileni Circle Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Semillon 2019 $25 Sileni were one of the very first Hawke’s Bay producers to leap into making classlc dry semillon back in the early 2000’s. Before that, most wineries were using the variety to simply create sweet, dessert styles. The deep, iron-rich soils of the Bridge Pa Triangle sub … Read More

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

July 15, 2021By Yvonne

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $24.99 Sometimes I make myself do a personal SWOT analysis and it’s never pleasant. The main reason I force myself through this excruciating exercise is so that I can reward-slash-console myself at its conclusion with something delicious made by Emma Lowe at Monowai. Her new rosé brings the … Read More

Collaboration Wines Aurulent Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

July 7, 2021By Yvonne

Collaboration Wines Aurulent Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $36 Ever had that feeling, like when you’re watching a young sportsperson make a showstopping debut, or an underdog artist give the performance of a lifetime, that you’re witnessing history happen and they’re about to become seriously famous? That’s how I felt as soon as I sipped this … Read More

Canvas Drinks June 5 2021

July 6, 2021By Yvonne

Canvas Drinks June 5 2021 The Great Kiwi Cheeseburger I can’t think of anything nicer to wash down mouthfuls of juicy, beefy burger than the Esk Valley Artisanal Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99). It’s bursting with bright berries, omega plum, cherry and smoked blueberries on the nose and palate. Meaty, peppery, spice-saturated … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2020

July 3, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2020 $25 One of the things winemaker Gordon Russell knows about chenin blanc, is that if you give it an inch, it’ll take a mile. You’ve got to keep it semi-starved and its vigour in check in order to produce these gorgeous apple and honeysuckle-centric flavours. It’s … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $25 This is a chardonnay that’ll wow the crowds and get the party started for certain. With bright peach and citrus notes abound, creamy almond meal layers, gentle acidity and a soft tug of toasty oak to add some juice and joy to the finish. Delicious http://www.eskvalleywines.com

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99) Paired with Annabel Langbein’s The Great Kiwi Cheeseburger Canvas Magazine NZ Herald June 5th 2021 I can’t think of anything nicer to wash down mouthfuls of juicy, beefy burger than the Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99). … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019 $25 Glossy and gorgeous in the glass, it’s heaving with violets, soft black pepper, dark cherry, damson plum and redcurrant characters that assail the nostrils and flood the tastebuds. With fresh, ultra-vibrant acidity adding vavoom to the mid-palate and fine-grained tannins elongating the flavours, it’s a total … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Gamay Noir 2020

June 18, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Gamay Noir 2020 $25 With less than 5 ha of gamay (full name Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc) planted in all New Zealand, it’s one of the rarest styles seen in our market. It’s mainly recognised as the red grape grown in Beaujolais to make their famously fresh, juicy, lightly-styled signature … Read More