Tironui Above & Beyond Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

July 28, 2021By Yvonne

Tironui Above & Beyond Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $25 Crafted from a handpicked, co-fermented blend of 54% malbec, 33% merlot and 13% cabernet sauvignon grown on a tiny, terraced vineyard high up on the limestone-laden soils of Sugar Loaf Hill, this shiny new rosé looks a million bucks in the glass. Coloured like a cross … Read More

Drummond Farm The Long Walk Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

July 17, 2021By Yvonne

Drummond Farm The Long Walk Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $29 From the best little winery you’ve never heard of comes a pinot noir-based rosé that boasts mysterious, savoury and seriously spicy, smoked cherry complexity on the nose and buckets of fresh cranberry and rhubarb characters which canter across the palate nicely. Crafted by Alex … Read More

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

July 15, 2021By Yvonne

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $24.99 Sometimes I make myself do a personal SWOT analysis and it’s never pleasant. The main reason I force myself through this excruciating exercise is so that I can reward-slash-console myself at its conclusion with something delicious made by Emma Lowe at Monowai. Her new rosé brings the … Read More

Junction Wines Central Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020

June 14, 2021By Yvonne

Junction Wines Central Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020 $20 Crafted from 100% pinot noir by Leith Ashworth from fruit grown on the junction of SH2 and SH50, just outside of Takapau in South Central Hawke’s Bay, this rosé is cleansing and crunchy-crisp, awash with watermelon, soft cherry and raspberry, a whiff of white pepper and a … Read More

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Rosé 2020

May 28, 2021By Yvonne

Brancott Estate Reserve Marlborough Rosé 2020 $15-$19 Definitely on the dry side of the street, this southern rosé shows tweaks of stonefruit, mandarin, a razzle of rhubarb and strawberry, alongside a ribbon of rhubarb. Hints of white pepper freshen and lengthen the finish. Very sippable and widely available.  

Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

April 29, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $28 If you’re expecting something soft and fruity then you’ll need to pull the rope and hop off the bus because this organically crafted, crunchy-fresh Pinot Noir-based rosé is raspingly dry and laced with the kind of minerality you’d get should you opt to lick freshly crushed … Read More

Tankersley Estate Central Otago Rosé 2019

April 26, 2021By Yvonne

Tankersley Estate Central Otago Rosé 2019 $19 Richard Tankersley’s tiny Central Otago estate has just appeared on our radar. Grown in his little pozzie (is that the right way to spell ‘pozzie’? – who knows) in the nooks and crannies of the mighty Pisa Range up on the Cromwell-Wanaka Road. Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir, … 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

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

March 9, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $20 Well if you were looking for a fleshy, fruity, cherry and raspberry-saturated rosé, then you’ve come to the right place. Ripe, juicy and showing a red apple and spicy, dry spine, it’s a real crowd-wowing style that’ll keep summer rolling all year round (if they … Read More

Junction Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

March 7, 2021By Yvonne

Junction Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $20 Crisp, bright, beautifully pale pink in the glass, its white peach, soft cherry and redcurrant characters on the nose and palate make this a refreshing, quenching style for any season. A smidge of classic dried herb on the finish adds to the gum-tickling texture. http://www.junctionwines.co.nz