Stad_ko Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Stad_ko Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020 $39 Clones 115, 667 and 777 from Robert Stadniczenko’s Arapai vineyard on the Dry River Flats, comes this dry, spicy, leather layered and earthy pinot noir that’s been partially whole-bunch fermented, partially foot-stomped and given a long, quiet, post ferment sleepy time in barrel for 10 months. Edged with allspice … Read More

Stad_ko Martinborough Chardonnay 2020

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Stad_ko Martinborough Chardonnay 2020 $34 Sourced from Robert Stadniczenko’s Arapai vineyard on the Dry River Flats, this is a lightly-styled, grapefruity, lemony chardonnay that was hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and send straight to barrel to ferment. Following that, it’s had 10 months of quiet, sleepy time before being bottled. Bright, vibrant and has a green … Read More

Stad-ko Wines Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Stad-ko Wines Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $29 Crafted by Robert Stadniczenko and his son, Anton, this rosé was made using the biggest, handpicked bunches of pinot noir in their vineyard. They were crushed and separated from their skins after a pretty, coral-pink colour had bled into the juice and then 25% of that juice … Read More

Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Gris 2021

October 31, 2021By Yvonne

Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Gris 2021 RRP $22 Bright, shiny and new to the market, this deliciously dry, nashi and apple-stacked pinot gris has vibrancy, freshness, a rich, generous mid-palate that’s edged with a tweak of nutmeg and elderflower. Superbly sippable. Martinborough Vineyard

Butterworth Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

October 9, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $29 Martinborough sauvignon blanc is one of the most underrated wines in our fair land. Delicately floral and foisting soft, lemongrassy loveliness up the nostrils, the Butterworth’s have perfected the mineral-centric, apple blossom bodaciousness that Te Muna terraces sauvignon is all about. Crisp, luscious, clean and to use a corporate … Read More

Butterworth Estate Layline Martinborough Pinot Gris 2020

October 7, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Estate Layline Martinborough Pinot Gris 2020 $24 If your only experiences with pinot gris have been overly sweet, blousy, flabby and floral, then strap yourself in for a drive on the dry side with this snappy new release from Butterworth Estate. Scented with golden delicious apples, sake spirit, subtle nashi notes and a deliciously … Read More

Stonecutter Martinborough Merlot 2019

September 19, 2021By Yvonne

StoneCutter Martinborough Merlot 2019 $48 The name Merlot comes from its resemblance to the blue-black plumage of the blackbird (merle). Born of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Magdeleine Noire des Charentes (they don’t name grapes like they used to right), Merlot was once called Crabutet Noir – not exactly sexy, so a name change … Read More

Butterworth Martinborough Chardonnay 2020

September 14, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Martinborough Chardonnay 2020 ($48) Crammed with roast cashew, grilled peach and creamy nougat notes on the nose and palate, this refreshing new release from fruit grown on the Te Muna Terraces is dangerously drinkable and will absolutely appeal to chardonnay lovers of all ages and stages. It’s a full, rich,toasty triumph with buckets of … Read More

Butterworth Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018 $55 Harvested on the 28th March 2018 and bottled on the 22nd December 2020, this is a classic, spice-saturated pinot noir with those Martinborough signatures such as dried herbs, dark cocoa characters, cedar, roast beetroot and scorched cherries. It’s still very youthful and is settling into itself. The acidity is … Read More

Butterworth Estate Martinborough Layline Pinot Noir 2017

August 17, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Estate Martinborough Layline Pinot Noir 2017 $35 If Martinborough pinot noir had a LinkedIn profile, I’m certain we’d have a thousand mutual connections. There’s something about those ancient, river-gravel soils that inject seriously savoury characters into its pinot noir and it’s a joy to drink with lamb. With fruit supplied by a clutch of … Read More