Pegasus Bay North Canterbury Sauvignon Semillon 2020

December 18, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay North Canterbury Sauvignon Semillon 2020 $34 Buy. This. Wine. Now. Go! Goddamn it!! I don’t even know how to start telling you how incredibly delicious this wine is. It’s been a long time since I’ve just been so moved by a wine that I literally feel like running out into the street to … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2022

December 6, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2022 $21 From a cooler-than-average summer, comes a spicy, zesty gewurztraminer which boasts all the classic aromatics I love (lychee, ginger, manuka honey and jasmine) but injects baking spices like clove and nutmeg alongside dried citrus peel and crystalised mango. It’s a plump, plush, sexy thing to sip, yet has … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2021

September 27, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2021 $30 This wine is so beautifully balanced, it’s like the liquid equivalent of a Simone Biles beam routine. Released in the 30th anniversary year of Peg Bay brilliance, this gewürz glows with candied lychee, crystalised ginger, a whiff of white pepper, persimmon and showing a soft, creamy, peachy undertone. Clean … Read More

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2017

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2017 $45 Unfined, unfiltered and crafted without the use of added anything, this organic pinot noir is ultra-fresh, with a hint of herbaceousness, rhubarb leaf, wild cherry, strawberry and redcurrant. It’s a youthful style, ultra-floral, laced with forest floor notes and showing bracing acidity which ensures solid cellaring … Read More

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016 $45 Grown in the deep, limestone soils of North Canterbury, under the watchful eye of winemaker Di Holding, the pinot noir grapes thrive in such a mineral-rich environment and create a wine with fresh, vital energy which seems to be getting stronger despite its 6yr maturation. Crafted … Read More

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $26 Winemaker Di Holding is an absolute pinot noir obsessive, and from her tiny site, high up on the slopes of North Canterbury’s Omihi Road, she produces minuscule amounts of organic pinot done every which way. Her new organic rosé is made without fining or filtration … Read More

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $26 Produced organically, from a tiny, hillside site on Omihi Road,  this rosé is a touch cloudy in the bottle because this wild yeast-fermented wine has been produced without the use of any fining agents or filtration.  So don’t fret about the sediment, it’s harmless and … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Merlot Cabernet 2019

August 21, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Merlot Cabernet 2019 $34 Three years on from harvest and this soothing, saucy Bordeaux-style blend is soothing, lithe, cocoa and coffee-edged. A saucy blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc, it was aged in French oak for 18 months (25% of the barrels were new) which encouraged the wine … Read More

Tiki Waipara Riesling 2018

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Waipara Riesling 2018 $23 Royce McKean ditched the corporate grind for a new life in wine after almost meeting his maker. Caught in an avalanche while skiing, he decided during recovery that he wanted to be more connected to the land — and this is the result. Sweet and beeswaxy, heaving with apple, honeysuckle … Read More

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020 ($25) An excellent-value pinot noir that’s crammed with cherry and tamarillo tastiness. Smooth and soothing to sip, it shows subtle smoke notes from its well-handled oak maturation and it’s edged with soft mushroom and dried herb characters which add complexity to the mid-palate and elongate the finish. … Read More