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

Bostock Airini Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

May 1, 2022By Yvonne

Bostock Airini Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $48 Crafted from certified organic syrah grapes grown in the iron-rich soils of the Bridge Pa Triangle sub-region, this new rosé bursts with apple, raspberry and pink peppercorn aromas and washes across the tongue and tonsils with a wave of crunchy-crisp, juicy watermelon and redcurrant characters. Cleansing and richly … Read More

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Rose 2019

April 3, 2022By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Rose 2019 $24.99 Pale apricot-pink and bursting with bright cherry blossom and rhubarb, this absolute little rockstar of a rosé is singing all the right tunes. Cleansing honeydew melon and peachy complexity with a hint of apple makes this deliciously dry wine a dream to drink. Gladstone Vineyard

Zephyr MKI Organic Marlborough Rosé 2021

March 24, 2022By Yvonne

Zephyr MKI Organic Marlborough Rosé 2021 $28 Throwing an ultra-pretty pink diamond and morganite hue in the glass this pinot noir-based rosé has pace, acceleration, energy and buckets of bright raspberry, cherry and crushed shell minerality aplenty. Crunchy acidity, mouthwatering textures, it’s snappy-dry, and has a Provençal-like mouthfeel. It’s so good that I’m thinking holy … Read More

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

March 10, 2022By Yvonne

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $19 If you’re looking for a delicate frilly rosé you’ve come down the wrong cul de sac friend. This style is designed to grip you around the gums and shake you sideways. It’s got some grunty red fruit, spice and herb notes alongside a hint of rhubarb and pepper … Read More

Ataahua Waipara Rosé 2021

February 9, 2022By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Rosé 2021 $28 Crafted from the free-run juice of freshly harvested pinot noir grapes, this rosé from wild, windy North Canterbury is chock full of melon, redcurrant and raspberry freshness. A hint of cherry fleshes out the mid-palate and crisp, crunchy acidity elongates its bright, textural finish. Ataahua