Richmond Plains Supernova Nelson Sparkling Rosé 2022

January 20, 2023By Yvonne

Richmond Plains Supernova Organic Nelson Sparkling Rose 2022 $25.99 Just like its namesake, this new sparkling wine from one of New Zealand’s pioneering organic wineries delivers an explosion of bright berries, redcurrant, tropical tones and nectarine niceness on both the nose and palate.  It’s plump, plush, silky, creamy and super-succulent to sip no matter the … Read More

Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017

January 12, 2023By Yvonne

Bostock Wines Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017 $70 Grown in the Bridge Pa sub-region, with iron-rich soils famous for producing high-quality syrah, this certified organic syrah is entering a pretty darn wonderful drinking window. Dusty plum and pepper complexity on the nose and palate adds to the earthy layers in this softly-styled syrah. Refreshing, … Read More

Sorrell The Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

January 6, 2023By Yvonne

Sorrell The Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $tbc Bright, exotic spices and layers of rooibos tea and rhubarb roll around a core of dark cherry and cranberry characters. It’s a fresh, youthful pinot noir from the certified organic Wrekin vineyard located in Fairhall, in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys sub-region, and it’s definitely going to be one … Read More

Carrick Josephine Bannockburn Riesling 2021

December 29, 2022By Yvonne

Carrick Josephine Bannockburn Riesling 2021 $34 The name Josephine refers to the decorative variation of the ‘Carrick Bend’ nautical knot which appears on the front of the label. The knot is a metaphor for how the winery brings together viticulture, winemaking and their place. It also includes local landmarks like the Carrick mountain range, the Carrick … Read More

Giesen Clayvin Vineyard Marlborough Syrah 2021

December 29, 2022By Yvonne

Giesen Clayvin Vineyard Marlborough Syrah 2021 $55 This is one of those young red wines that tastes great on the first pour but tastes amazing the next day. Erupting with dark berries on the nose, blackberry, boysenberry and blueberry notes, alongside a vein of pepper and dark cocoa and smoky oak, this organically-grown wine is … Read More

Carrick Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020

December 2, 2022By Yvonne

Organic Bannockburn Riesling 2020 $27 Strap yourself in for an avalanche of apple and lime in every sniff and sip of this new release by winemaker Rosie Menzies. Beautifully balanced and unashamedly citrus-centric, it shows attractive texture and tension in the mouth, meaning it’s an energy injection for even the most jaded of tastebuds. Chill … Read More

Known Unknown Flamingo Bridge Pa Rosé 2022

November 2, 2022By Yvonne

Known Unknown Flamingo Bridge Pa Rosé 2022 $22 Crafted from organic merlot and cabernet franc grapes grown in the iron-rich ‘red gravels’ of Hawke’s Bay’s Bridge Pa wine region and like a true flamingo, it does not care at all for hiding in the background oh no. It’s out there in all its burnished, russety, … Read More

Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

November 1, 2022By Yvonne

Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $26 Grown in Kim and Erica Crawford’s certified organic ‘Woolshed’ block, located in the Lower Dashwood area of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, this sauvignon is one of my favourites from their fifteen-year history. Why? Because it’s so gently delicious and soothing. It graciously unfurls fresh-cut herbs, plucky passionfruit, peachy tones and … Read More

Seresin MOMO Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

October 22, 2022By Yvonne

Seresin MOMO Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $19 Displaying some attractive green apple, lime and tropical tones on the nose, the wine has an immediate herbaceous hit upfront, however it tends to drop away in the mid-palate rather quickly. Attractive, yet lacks the punch and personality of previous vintages. Perfectly decent if you’re catering to … Read More

te Pā Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

October 22, 2022By Yvonne

te Pā Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $29 Grown in te Pā’s certified organic vineyard in Raupo Creek in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys region, this pinot noir absolutely erupts with rosehip and cherry aromas, hints of black tea and tamarillo and shows a juicy, redcurrant and cranberry-crammed palate. Laced with a smorgasbord of spices, it’s rich, … Read More