Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019 $23 paired with: Lemon roasted chicken with dukkah – Dinner for Six dish Magazine Issue 101 When it comes to lemony chicken, you’re gonna be wanting a lemony chardonnay without all that creamy, buttery carry on. That’s why the Tiki North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019 ($23) will be the … Read More

Pegasus Bay Finale Waipara Noble Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019

November 2, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Finale Waipara Noble Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $42 Only made when the gods of noble rot feel so inclined to touch the vines with their fungal fingers, this dangerously delicious dessert wine is all kinds of evil on the sweet sensation front. Awash with toffee apple, candied citrus, dried mango and acres of … Read More

PEGASUS BAY BEL CANTO NORTH CANTERBURY DRY RIESLING 2020 $40 

October 13, 2021By Yvonne

PEGASUS BAY BEL CANTO NORTH CANTERBURY DRY RIESLING 2020 $40 Grown on the Glasnevin gravels in the lee of the Teviotdale Range, Pegasus Bay’s riesling vines are 30+ yrs old now and each year they strap in to help the Donaldson family create one of New Zealand’s most age-worthy wines. Named after matriarch Christine Donaldson … Read More

Ataahua Waipara Riesling 2020

October 9, 2021By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Riesling 2020 $25 Man oh man have we seen some romper-ripping riesling recently. If you’re under 40 you may need an older gal to explain what rompers were. Or Google them. Just bear in mind you won’t be able to unsee it. Good thing this honeysuckle and citrus-centric stunner from Canterbury is perfect … 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

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020

August 23, 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 $55 Bright, glossy and golden in the glass, this chardonnay is scented with gunflint, apple, green nectarine and caramelised oak, with a vein of citrus and toast roaring through onto the palate. It’s youthful, frisky and zesty on the palate with a core of spiced peach and buckets … Read More

Black Estate Wild Life Profilo North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2019

August 22, 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Wild Life Profilo North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2019 $40 From grapes grown in sandstone and greensand soils in the South-facing block owned by the Naish family’s Netherwood vineyard, this organic, biodynamically grown pinot noir has been fermented and aged in clay amphora vessels. It’s cloudy in the glass due to it being unfined and … Read More

Black Estate Wild Life Winery Block North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020

August 22, 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Wild Life Winery Block North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020 $40 Created from fruit grown organically in clay soils outside the winery in the Naish family’s Netherwood block, it’s fermented wild in an open-top vat before being aged in a clay amphora, this pinot noir has been made with no additives and no sulphur … Read More

Black Estate Wild Life North Canterbury Riesling B 2019

August 19, 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Wild Life North Canterbury Riesling B 2019 $38 Fans of a funky, feral, orange-style riesling should definitely explore this. Personally, I prefer to see some semblance of classic lime and apple in my rieslings and this organic, biodynamically crafted style really reaches across the other end of the spectrum. Fermented on its skins … Read More

Black Estate Damsteep North Canterbury Riesling 2020

August 19, 2021By Yvonne

Black Estate Damsteep North Canterbury Riesling 2020 $35 Prepare for a rather different experience of riesling right from the get-go in this organic, biodynamically crafted example. For starters, almost half the bunches were foot-stomped in the old fashioned way and left to soak on its skins for 24hrs to add texture, plus it’s unfined and … Read More