Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2020

February 14, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2020 $23 Paired with: Creamy Sweetcorn Polenta with Chicken Schnitzel and Herb Sauce dish Magazine Issue 102 The creamy moreishness of the polenta combined with the savoury, herby, crunchy schnitzel just sings when paired with the juicy apple, pear and spiced peach punchiness of the Tiki North Canterbury … Read More

Ataahua Waipara Syrah 2020

February 9, 2022By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Syrah 2020 $40 The Nor’wester swept plains of North Canterbury have turned out some sensational, yet completely underrated syrah over the years, but I’m thinking this new release from winemaker Stephanie Henderson-Grant is going to create some real noise. With pure peppercorn and Damson plum notes on the nose, brisk, feisty, under-the-front-gums tannins … Read More

Ataahua Waipara Pinot Noir 2019

February 9, 2022By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Pinot Noir 2019 $40 Bursting with black tea, wild cherry and tamarillo on the nose and palate, this pinot noir is lush, plush and ready for action. Amongst the baking spice and tobacco notes, there’s a soft, creamy character that’s edged with raspberry and carries it through to a supercharged cherry-centric finish. Elegantly … Read More

Ataahua Waipara Pinot Noir 2018

February 9, 2022By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Pinot Noir 2018 $40 If you prefer your pinot on the leaner, more savoury and spicy end of the spectrum, then this North Canterbury example is for you. Soft, furry tannins, tweaks of smoked rhubarb and wild cherry wrap around a core of suede and leather in the mid-palate. Made by winemaker Stephanie … Read More

Ataahua Waipara Rosé 2021

February 9, 2022By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Rosé 2021 $28 Crafted from the free-run juice of freshly harvested pinot noir grapes, this rosé from wild, windy North Canterbury is chock full of melon, redcurrant and raspberry freshness. A hint of cherry fleshes out the mid-palate and crisp, crunchy acidity elongates its bright, textural finish. Ataahua

Ataahua Waipara Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2020

February 9, 2022By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2020 375ml $28 Hang on to your strops because one sip of this luscious, lychee-laden lovely is gonna send you skywards. Intensely aromatic, it boasts rose petals, exotic spices and buckets of peachy sweetness on the nose and palate. Unlike most other dessert-style wines, this one is actually high in … Read More

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021

February 5, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $23 Paired with: Market Fish with pistachio herb and lime salsa in dish Magazine Issue 102 Wow! If the lightning strike of lemongrass and apple don’t awe you instantly, then the burst of basil, passionfruit and lime-laden lusciousness of the Tiki North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021 ($23) … Read More

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