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

Wölffer Estate Long Island Summer In A Bottle Rosé 2021

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Wölffer Estate Long Island Summer In A Bottle Rosé 2021 $55 When was the last time you sipped something from Long Island that wasn’t iced tea? While that’s a seriously tasty drink, it doesn’t measure up to this dry and snappy smorgasbord of (deep breath in) merlot, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, riesling, gewürztraminer, pinot … Read More

Tiki Waiata Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Waiata Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $18 If you were expecting a soft, light, simple rosé then you’ll be wanting to do a u-turn and zoom on out of the cul-de-sac because this wine is bursting with apple, peach and cherry characters, brisk acidity and boasts a generously dry finish. It’s appropriate … Read More

Alpha Domus Beatrix Hawke’s Bay Sparkling Rosé NV

August 12, 2022By Yvonne

Alpha Domus Beatrix Hawke’s Bay Sparkling Rosé NV $21 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you’re nuts about all things rose-gold, then this super-pretty sparkler will deliver you directly to the sanatorium and, because it’s fizzy, then it could completely send you sideways.  Crafted (unusually) from merlot by winemaker Barry Riwai, … Read More

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

August 4, 2022By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $24.99 Crafted from fruit grown in soils known as the Brassknocker Alluvial Gravels, this rich, peachy, creaming soda and cherry-stacked rosé is an absolute Alexandra star. Morganite-hued, beautifully balanced, and substantial in its concentrated fruit spine and ribs of spiced citrus, this is a take-no-prisoners style … Read More

Māori Point Barrel Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosè 2021

July 24, 2022By Yvonne

Māori Point Barrel Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosè 2021 $39 If you’re looking for a bright, fruity, lightly-styled rosé then pull over, indicate right and do a u-turn because this complex, multi-textural, slightly smoky rosé will take you in a different direction entirely. Winemaker Matt Evans has fashioned this from 100% hand-harvested Pinot Noir grapes … Read More

Smith & Sheth CRU Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay Rosé of Syrah 2021

June 2, 2022By Yvonne

Smith & Sheth CRU Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay Rosé of Syrah 2021 $40  Lovers of Hawke’s Bay syrah will be familiar with its super-stylish, classic black pepper and violet voice, however, it may not be on your radar as a grape that absolutely roars when crafted carefully into a rosé.  Lucky for us, Master of Wine … 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

Coal Pit Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

May 2, 2022By Yvonne

Coal Pit Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $34 Such a precise, pretty rosé right here from Gibbston Valley-grown fruit and crafted by winemaker Anika Willner, it’s an ultra-pretty wine with a generous, redcurrant and raspberry fullness. Juicy-textured and showing hints of creaming soda, red apple, quartzy minerality and pink peppercorn spices – it’s absolutely … Read More