Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

May 18, 2022By Yvonne

Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $25 If jalapeños are your jam then this certified organic, biodynamically-crafted sauvignon blanc is going to seriously spin your wheels. Grown in Seresin’s Raupo Creek vineyard, fermented using naturally occurring, wild yeasts and matured in a mixture of old oak vessels before being blended with a 9% splash of semillon … Read More

Bostock Airini Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

May 1, 2022By Yvonne

Bostock Airini Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $48 Crafted from certified organic syrah grapes grown in the iron-rich soils of the Bridge Pa Triangle sub-region, this new rosé bursts with apple, raspberry and pink peppercorn aromas and washes across the tongue and tonsils with a wave of crunchy-crisp, juicy watermelon and redcurrant characters. Cleansing and richly … Read More

Zephyr MKI Organic Marlborough Rosé 2021

March 24, 2022By Yvonne

Zephyr MKI Organic Marlborough Rosé 2021 $28 Throwing an ultra-pretty pink diamond and morganite hue in the glass this pinot noir-based rosé has pace, acceleration, energy and buckets of bright raspberry, cherry and crushed shell minerality aplenty. Crunchy acidity, mouthwatering textures, it’s snappy-dry, and has a Provençal-like mouthfeel. It’s so good that I’m thinking holy … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

March 24, 2022By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Classic crushed jalapeno and basil washed down with passionfruit and lemon gelato is all the good stuff you’ll ever need in Marlborough sauvignon, and this has it in spades. Lashings of lemongrass flesh out the mid-palate and there’s a rich, multi-layered mid-palate punch and a super-stylish, herbaceous finish in … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Riesling 2021

March 8, 2022By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Riesling 2021 $28 Crafted from fruit grown in the Dillons Point sub-region of the lower Wairau Valley, this little whipcrack taste tornado is loaded with lime and lemongrassy goodness, mandarin and a zing of taut, tense acidity. So energetic, refreshing and plucky, it’ll perk up even the most sluggish of palates. Zephyr … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc 2020

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28 100% wild fermented in barrel and aged for 7 months, this juicy, complex, crazy-good sauvignon oozes smoked passionfruit, marzipan, lemongrass and lime. Sourced from their Cairnmuir Terraces block, this sauvignon blanc is multi-dimensional, laced with rhubarb and fresh-cut herbs. The finish is generous and juicy and I think … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019 $28  Handpicked from their Arthur’s vineyard and Cairnmuir Terraces block, this complex pinot gris is perfumed with musky nashi notes, nutmeg and walnutty notes. Smooth, elegantly structured, mouthfilling, and juicy, it’s a crunchy-yet-complex style that’s had the benefit of partial barrel fermentation and maturation in older oak barrels. Dry, … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020

February 13, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020 $36 This is a delightfully clean, beautifully balanced, intensely citrusy chardonnay from winemaker Rosie Menzies, that has the makings of something seriously special. Produced from 100% Mendoza clone fruit that’s been hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed, fermented wild and aged for 14 months in oak barrels, a small percentage of which … Read More

Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

November 5, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $30 If you thought all Marlborough sauvignon blanc was squint-inducingly acidic and packed with passionfruit, then wrap your tonsils around this organic example from Rock Ferry will rock you sideways. It’s softly-styled, showing lemon pith and lime blossom characters, peach and even a tweak of caramelisation … Read More

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

November 5, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $27 Glossy and golden in the glass, scented with sea breeze, soft pear and quince-peel characters and awash with crisp acidity, lipsmackingly dry, mineral-edged textures and stitched together with soothing salinity. While it’s dry to finish, it’s also generously proportioned in the mid-palate, creating a complex, certified … Read More