Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2023

8 November 2023By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2023 $26 Pinot Blanc is extremely rare in New Zealand. It’s like the Maui Dolphin, the Puteketeke or the Archey’s Frog of wine varieties over here with just 11ha in the ground. But what it lacks in mass, it makes up for in marvelousness. Bursting with ripe nectarine, lemon zest, pear … Read More

Carrick Bannockburn Organic Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2020

25 August 2023By Yvonne

Carrick Bannockburn Organic Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2020 $36 Pinot blanc is a rare beast in New Zealand and I get super-excited whenever I see it, especially when it’s released by expert winemakers like Rosie Menzies at Carrick. With its white flowers, soft lemon and almond aromatics and rich, dry, generously juicy, stonefruit-saturated palate with … Read More

Rock Ferry Organic Marlborough Brut Pinot Blanc 2020

17 July 2023By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Organic Marlborough Brut Pinot Blanc 2020 $35 Now this is something you don’t see every day. Rare, unusual and super-exciting, a tiny block of organic pinot blanc (a mutation of pinot noir) was hand-harvested, whole-bunch pressed to retain its delicacy, gently fermented in stainless steel to capture its signature white florals and citrus … Read More

Petane Kōura Block Hawke’s Bay Pinot Blanc 2022

7 December 2022By Yvonne

Petane Kōura Block Hawke’s Bay Pinot Blanc 2022 $28 Pinot Blanc is a marvellously tasty mutation of pinot noir and its spiritual home is over in the Alsace region of France. You’ll also find it in Germany, Italy, Hungary and now Hawke’s Bay. This is the debut pinot blanc for winemaker Philip Barber, who has … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2021

28 November 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2021 $29 Remember the greatest gifts you ever got? A BMX, a Barbie, a G.I Joe, an Atari2600, a fishing rod and that awesome DIY tattoo gun? Well the joy that this delicious sip delivers, is just like turning seven and getting a recorder and a walkie talkie for your birthday. … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 28 Marlborough Pinot Blanc 2019

14 September 2021By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 28 Marlborough Pinot Blanc 2019 $28.99 Pinot blanc is an ancient mutation of pinot noir that’s also called Weissburgunder in Austria, Fehér Burgundi in Hungary, Bijeli pinot in Croatia and the more commonly known бели бургундац in Serbia. Yet no matter where in the world you’re sipping it, that distinct green … Read More

Carrick Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2019

9 June 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Central Otago Pinot Blanc 2019 ($35) Pinot Blanc is a  white mutation of pinot noir (hence ‘blanc’) and Carrick grow it on their tiny, certified organic ‘Cairnmuir’ block. It’s packed with white peach, flecked with fennel and licked with lemon, plus it’s multi-layered and magical to drink, with incredible texture with just the right … Read More

Colere SolEra Marlborough Pinot Blanc-Pinot Gris NV

24 November 2020By Yvonne

Colere SolEra Marlborough Pinot Blanc-Pinot Gris NV $33 Gorgeously golden in the glass, this blend of pinot gris and pinot blanc comes from the Kerner Vineyard, one of New Zealand’s most renown vineyard sites. So how has it been constructed? Essentially winemaker Julian Richards has cleverly blended one-barrel of 2012 Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc Blanc with … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2020

10 November 2020By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2020 $27 Blackenbrook’s owners Daniel and Ursula Schwarzenbach are ultra-chuffed to have scooped the trophy for the ‘Other White Wine Varieties’ class at the New Zealand International Wine Show at its recent awards announcement. This is the winery’s second vintage of Pinot Blanc and their pinot blanc’s second trophy in prestigious … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2019

30 October 2019By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2019 $27 I love the way it smells.  Showing apricots, jasmine, mineral notes and really interesting juicy characters alongside a succulent texture.   It’s like very silky very kind of sip, satisfyingly sexy. It’s no wonder that it got a gold medal. That’s because this wine is absolutely stunning and it’s the … Read More