Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $28 A sensational snappy-fresh rosé here from Graeme Crosbie’s family vineyard in Bannockburn. Roaring with redcurrant, watermelon and cherry notes, a hint of citrus and creaming soda, it’s a beautifully balanced, richly structured style. Dry, mouthfilling and boasting impressive length of flavour. Domain Road

Stad-ko Wines Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Stad-ko Wines Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $29 Crafted by Robert Stadniczenko and his son, Anton, this rosé was made using the biggest, handpicked bunches of pinot noir in their vineyard. They were crushed and separated from their skins after a pretty, coral-pink colour had bled into the juice and then 25% of that juice … Read More

Squawking Magpie Daisy Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

November 25, 2021By Yvonne

Squawking Magpie Daisy Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $24 Crafted from syrah and merlot, this ripe and rumpty new rosé absolutely fangs with florals and bright berries from woah to go. Awash with plum and red apple flavours in the mid-palate, there’s a lacing of pink peppercorn and citrus on the finish, making it a deliciously … Read More

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

November 24, 2021By Yvonne

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $15 If you’ve a hankering for a rich, ripe, berry-stacked rosé that will absolutely wow the crowds (or if you’re not one for sharing, satisfy you solo) then this is the business. Heaving with cherry, raspberry, watermelon, a lick of creaming soda and finishing with a flourish … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

October 31, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $25 I love how this wine smells like it’s going to be all sweet and fruity and cornflower confection, yet as soon as you get it in your gob, it’s deliciously dry, generously proportioned, drizzled with sea salt and shows an edge of savoury and spice and all things … Read More

Brise Maritime Méditerranée Rosé 2020

October 13, 2021By Yvonne

Brise Maritime Méditerranée Rosé 2020 $14-$19 From the IGP Méditerranée subregion of Provence comes a rosé crafted from Grenache Noir, Cinsault & Syrah that’s loaded with white peach, soft citrus and berries and cream characters. Richly structured yet refreshing, cashew-dusted marshmallow notes make this a dangerously easy-to-endure rosé. Chill first, enjoy after. Widely available.

Saint Louis de Provence Rosé 2020

October 13, 2021By Yvonne

Saint Louis de Provence Rosé 2020 $19 From the Estandon cooperative comes this refreshing rosé roaring with redcurrant and watermelon flavours comes from fruit grown in the Côteaux Varois subregion of Provence in Southern France. Blended from a combo of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, it’s a snappy, softly spiced, saline-edged style that finishes creamy-dry … Read More

Bernard et Olivier Coste Rose Montrose 2020

October 13, 2021By Yvonne

Bernard et Olivier Coste Rose Montrose 2020 $(tbc) Organically grown grenache, cabernet sauvignon and syrah from the Côtes de Thongue appellation have been carefully shepherded into a rosé style and blended by Olivier Coste, whose family have grown grapes since 1701. This coral-coloured, stylishly spiced, apple and melon-driven example is ultra-refreshing, cleansing and deliciously dry … Read More

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

October 11, 2021By Yvonne

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $21 If the stunning colour doesn’t rip your rompers, the instant hit of red apple and raspberry, a face smash of watermelon, creaming soda and cherry will finish the job in fantastic fashion. Crisp, punchy, citrus-stacked and deliciously dry, it’s a bright, refreshing, stylish sip. Maison Noire

Riverby Estate Marlborough Rose 2021

October 8, 2021By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Rose 2021 $22 Crafted from 100% pinot noir, this rosé is not only incredibly pretty to look at, it’s a romp through blossom-filled cherry orchards and a peachy citrus disco in the mouth. Vibrant, crunchy-fresh, roaring with ripe fruit and showing huge personality. Riverby Estate