Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022

January 30, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022 $28 (only avail in 6pk) Russet, rose gold in the glass and pinging with fresh apricot and citrus flavours, this rosé is ultra-refreshing and juicy in all the right places. Mineral-edged, elegantly proportioned, it has good density and length of flavour and it’s a style that’ll have … Read More

The Bone Line Pink Noise Waipara Rosé 2022

January 7, 2023By Yvonne

The Bone Line Pink Noise Waipara Rosé 2022 $38 The Boneline are one of North Canterbury’s most exciting producers, crafting wines on Ram Paddock Road, from soils rich in rare fossils. In fact, the 58 million-year-old palaeocene seabird fossil on this label is a real one found in the Waipara River by local fossil expert … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2022

December 29, 2022By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2022 $25 I love how this rosé sits up and starts singing from the moment you pour the first glass. Bright pink and bursting with ripe cherry, redcurrant and watermelon notes on the nose and palate, it’s fresh, squeaky-clean and roaring with personality. It’s also got decent weight and presence in … Read More

Te Kano Central Otago Rosé 2021

December 28, 2022By Yvonne

Te Kano Central Otago Rosé 2021 $30 This is a lipsmacker of a rosé if ever there was. Coral-coloured and crafted from pinot noir grapes grown in the schist-rock soils of their Northburn vineyard,  it’s perfumed with red apple, raspberry and pink peppercorn and shows zesty redcurrant, pomegranate and spicy-dry characters on the palate. Deeply … Read More

19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Rośe 2020

December 5, 2022By Yvonne

19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Rośe 2020 $20 I love how it’s presented in smoked glass. Of course, it is. We are talking about Snoopy doopy after all. There’s not a lot of info on the back label about what grapes it’s made from or where exactly in California it’s made, but it is a … Read More

Known Unknown Flamingo Bridge Pa Rosé 2022

November 2, 2022By Yvonne

Known Unknown Flamingo Bridge Pa Rosé 2022 $22 Crafted from organic merlot and cabernet franc grapes grown in the iron-rich ‘red gravels’ of Hawke’s Bay’s Bridge Pa wine region and like a true flamingo, it does not care at all for hiding in the background oh no. It’s out there in all its burnished, russety, … Read More

Dame Diesel Central Otago Rosé 2021

October 31, 2022By Yvonne

Dame Diesel Central Otago Rosé 2021 $25 Crafted from 100% pinot noir from a single vineyard on the slopes of Bannockburn, this rosé raises a middle finger to the current trend of super-lean, delicate, dry styles and really puts itself out there as a bold, generously proportioned, pogo-dancing cougar who couldn’t care less about subtlety. … Read More

Coxhead Creek Matakana

October 26, 2022By Yvonne

Coxhead Creek Matakana Rosé 2022 $22 Crafted from 100% cabernet franc grown in the clay-rich soils of the Matakana coastline, this is, despite its pale apricot hue, a rich, boldly structured, cheek-punch of a rosé that really slams its deckchair into the sand and declares “It’s Summer right here right now!” no matter what the … Read More

Quartz Reef Central Otago Mèthode Traditionnelle Vintage Rosé 2016

October 21, 2022By Yvonne

Quartz Reef Central Otago Mèthode Traditionnelle Vintage Rosé 2016 $110 When Quartz Reef declares a vintage for one of its sparkling wines, you know that winemaker Rudi Bauer and his team are 100% in love with the quality of the pinot noir from that year and infatuated enough to not blend it with any other … Read More

Tironui Estate Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2022

October 21, 2022By Yvonne

Tironui Estate Above & Beyond Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2022 $25-$30 Crafted from a blend of 73% malbec and 27% cabernet sauvignon grown on the steep terraces of the Sugar Loaf hill looking out over Napier, toward Cape Kidnappers. Richard and Jennifer Brown established Tironui Estate back in 2003, and they’ve been turning out tiny amounts … Read More