Zurbal Rioja Blanco 2020

July 16, 2022By Yvonne

Zurbal Rioja Blanco 2020 $23.10 Crafted from 100% viura grapes, this attractively straw-coloured white from Briones is lusciously lemony and loaded with personality. Briones is a walled, medieval town located atop a hill at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level and situated in the centre of La Rioja. It’s clean and bright and … Read More

Nivarius Rioja Tempranillo Blanco 2019

September 28, 2021By Yvonne

Nivarius Rioja Tempranillo Blanco 2019 $22.99 Nivarius is the only winery in the Rioja that focuses on white wines crafted from indigenous varieties and that’s a great thing because I sure as heck haven’t tasted much in the way of tempranillo blanco and this is really exciting. Loaded with green apple, quartzy minerality, white pepper … Read More

Go Go Greystone!

June 25, 2014By Yvonne

If you thought great New Zealand pinot noir only poured out of Central Otago, then here’s a nugget of knowledge for you.  Waipara is fast becoming where it’s at.  Well, this week it was anyway, with the announcement that the Greystone ‘Brothers Reserve’ 2012 ($69) scooped the prestigious International Pinot Noir Trophy at the Decanter … Read More