Eaton Fforte Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

July 14, 2021By Yvonne

Eaton Fforte Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $47.99 This is a whole heap of sauvignon blanc and some. Carefully hand-harvested with gloves made from the spare fur from new kittens, the juice is given extended contact with its skins to add texture and a lick of astringency before being gently separated in a traditional basket press … Read More

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

May 27, 2021By Yvonne

Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 $22 This certified organic gris drives down the dry side of the street and leaves a cloud of nashi, jazz apple, quince and a sprinkle of nutmeg in it’s wake. Crisp, clean and flooded with character, it’s a great little example from the talents of Kim and Erica Crawford, grown … Read More

Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 13, 2021By Yvonne

Churton Best End Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $47 Marzipan, creamy, biscuity characters, lemon verbena, smoked basil, crushed herbs, complex acidity, fresh and fabulous. Roast fennel, caramelised parsnip, dried herbs, lemongrass, basil, nasturtium, and all sorts of niceness. Wild ferment, yet fresh zesty mouthfeel. Churton and you’re likely to spend much time looking at ‘poo pits’ … Read More

Carrick Organic Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

April 17, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $25 Paired with Salmon, potato, green olive and fennel tray bake (dish issue 97 2021) It’s the piquancy (love that word) of the green olives and the herby-anise-y notes in the fennel which make this dish sing with the Carrick Central Otago Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($25). With lemongrass, … Read More

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2018

April 17, 2021By Yvonne

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2018 $25 Organically and Biodynamically grown and tended by viticulturist Bevan Lambess, and crafted into wine by Jannine Rickards, this wild, wooly and mineral-edged Pinot Gris will definitely appeal to those who prefer their gris on the dry side. 12% of the blend went in as ripe bunches that were fermented … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

April 6, 2021By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $23 Certified organic and seriously smashable, this shiny new release from the Glover Family of the Dillons Point subregion, is a lipsmackingly lush, lemongrassy lovely that pings around the palate with basil, tomato leaf, red capsicum and a squeak of sexy, salty, upper-lip sweat. The acidity is zesty and … Read More

B-Liv Chile Organic Red Blend 2018

March 18, 2021By Yvonne

B-Liv Chile Organic Red Blend 2018 $29 Crafted from the three red grapes that Chile is most famous for, cabernet sauvignon, carmenere and syrah, this certified organic smorgasbord of berry intensity is a bottle full of grins. Toasty, caramelised oak notes merge with super-fruity blackcurrant and blackberry characters which will perk up even the most … Read More

Te Mania Nelson Pinot Noir 2019

March 17, 2021By Yvonne

Te Mania Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 $27 Fresh as a daisy and stacked with spice, the acidity is super-youthful yet pushes redcurrant, cherry and tangy tamarillo to the fore. Certified organic, it’s a style that demands a large, swirlable glass to soften it out and plump it up, and once that oxygen takes hold it … Read More

Villa Maria Earth Garden Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020

March 14, 2021By Yvonne

Villa Maria Earth Garden Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020 $19.99 This certified organic, 100% merlot rosé is part of a new, environmentally conscious range of wines designed to meet the global demands for more fully-sustainable wine. It’s also designed to be darn tasty and they’ve succeeded in that. If you’re seeking out a sweet lolly-like rosé … Read More

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2019

March 1, 2021By Yvonne

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2019 $42 This is the real deal if you’re a fan of coconut, roast pineapple, vanilla and peachy vavoom, then this is your plucky, plush poison. Certified organic and crafted by the ultra-talented Dom Maxwell, this peaches and cream-fest of a chardonnay is juicy, layered with soft almond and nougat … Read More