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

Richmond Plains Organic Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

August 11, 2022By Yvonne

Richmond Plains Organic Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $22 I’m loving that this sauvignon is subtle and softly herbaceous on the nose (tomato leaf and basil anyone?) and gently zesty on the palate rather than punching you in the face with those boring, blousy-sweet passionfruit and lemonade layers that many commercial examples flout. I’m now also … Read More

Carrick Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Organic Central Otago Chardonnay 2019

July 29, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Organic Central Otago Chardonnay 2019 $47 EBM stands for ‘extended barrel maturation’ and it’s the name given to a blend selected from barrels that have the greatest density and length of flavour, according to the directive set by Carrick’s original winemaker Steve Davies. The wine then gets extended time in barrel … Read More

Te Kano Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2021

July 11, 2022By Yvonne

Te Kano Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $36 Crafted from fruit grown in three organically-farmed vineyards across Central Otago’s subregions comes this elderflower, lemon and peach-stacked sauvignon that has richness, presence and excellent palate persistence. Juicy, softly structured and satisfying, it’s a gently plush, stylish sip from the deep south that I really like. Te … Read More

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Rosé 2021

June 1, 2022By Yvonne

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Rosé 2021 $39.99 Crafted from some of the oldest, organically, biodynamically-grown pinot noir vines in New Zealand, this rosé comes from their growers in Waipara, North Canterbury, and the image on the label is of mallow flower, a plant endemic in Pyramid’s vineyards and gardens. I love how delicately … Read More

Borsao Viña Borgia Organic Garnacha 2020

May 29, 2022By Yvonne

Borsao Viña Borgia Organic Garnacha 2020 $19 Paired with Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans, Gochujang and Kimchi in dish Magazine Issue 104 Winter 2022 With all the heat and heft of the chilli in this recipe, you’d be wanting to slip down the sweeter side of the street. The Borsao Viña Borgia Organic Garnacha 2020 … Read More

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