Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021

January 11, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $20 If you have a hankering for sauvignon blanc saturated with ripe lemon, punchy peach, frisky florals, feijoa and a kick of kiwifruit, then this is your jam. Actually not really jam, although sauvignon blanc jam or jelly does sound rather glorious. Anyhoo – this wine is gently … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2021

January 7, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2021 $21 Now you’d imagine for a company so famous for pinot noir, that their rosé would be fashioned from exactly that. Not so for Pegasus Bay, with their Main Divide 2021. Rather it’s a secret blend of multiple varieties that create an ultra-pale, pink sapphire coloured example. with aromas … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020

January 7, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020 $24.99 Made by the folk at Pegasus Bay and named after the mountainous backbone of New Zealand’s South Island, this superbly-priced pinot noir boasts a beautifully integrated red fruits and smoky, savoury notes. 40% of the grapes were fermented as whole bunches which injects some succulently chewy stem … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020

January 6, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020 $20 Here ye gewürztraminals!! My What’s Your Wine Wednesday highlight is the glorious Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020 ($20) from the frisky folk at Pegasus Bay Winery. It’s crammed with juicy lychee and punchy, peachy flavours, edged with ginger and spice and layered with luxurious textures from start … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020

August 25, 2021By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 $20 Paired with: Roasted cauliflower and Mushroom Risotto with Walnuts and Soft Cheese in dish Magazine Issue 99 It’s the lift of toasty, smoky, nuttiness in the Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 that makes it absolutely roar with the roast cauliflower and walnut flavours in this risotto, while … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2020

February 17, 2021By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2020 $20.99 The label describes this wine as being crafted from the ‘free run juice from a unique assemblage of varieties’, which means that a little bit of the first juice to run out of the press (delicate, fruity, high quality) from different grapes when they’re harvested, have been used … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2019

February 1, 2021By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2019 $20.99 Golden in the glass and showing distinctive honeyed, beeswaxy aromas from some earlier-picked and  later-ripened fruit being included in the mix. They’re aiming for ‘a classic Alsatian style with a North Canterbury twist’, so the grapes were all fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and … Read More

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018

September 14, 2020By Yvonne

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018 $24 I’m going to make a call right now and suggest this is one of THE BEST VALUE pinot noirs available in the country right now. Incredibly plush, plucky and packed solid with cherry, raspberry, rhubarb flavours, buckets of spice, tantalising tannins, sneaky black tea layers and fabulous length … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2019

August 26, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2019 $20 If you thought, because it’s a rosé from the South Island, that it was bound to be made out of pinot noir, then you might need to saddle up and jump on a new horse because this is an ‘assemblage’ of different grapes that combined, make a crisp, … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2018

August 26, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2018 $20 Crafted from fruit picked ‘late’ so that the natural sugars accumulate to form a rich, honeyed, poached pear-packed style of pinot gris that also carries a hint of spritz on the finish.  It’s a style that shows a squeak of smoke, and dried herbs alongside classic roast … Read More