Jules Taylor ‘The Jules’ Gisborne Rosé 2022

12 June 2023By Yvonne

Jules Taylor ‘The Jules’ Gisborne Rosé 2022 $25 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Black bean and bacon soup in the NZ Herald CANVAS Sat 17th June This is one of those hearty, ribsticking, salivatingly salty soups that screams out to be paired with a plush, plump, punchy rosé like this new release from Jules Taylor. Based … Read More

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Rosé 2022

1 June 2023By Yvonne

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Rosé 2022 $39.99 The image on the label is of a mallow flower, a plant endemic in Pyramid’s vineyards and gardens, and the wine inside is crafted from some of the oldest, organically, biodynamically-grown pinot noir vines in New Zealand. I love the raspberry leaf layers, and soft, floral … Read More

Le Grá Wairarapa Pinot Rosé 2022

22 May 2023By Yvonne

Le Grá Wairarapa Pinot Rosé 2022 $38 A refreshingly spritzy style of rosé that roars with watermelon, crabapple and succulent salinity. Crunchy-crisp and mineral-drenched, it’s laced with soft herb and rhubarb notes and has a long, zesty finish. Nice work from one of Wairarapa’s smallest wineries. (Extra for Experts) Look out for some interesting new … Read More

Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022

19 May 2023By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022 $28 If you’ve been hunting high and low, hither and yon for a rosé that’s bone dry but generously ‘big boned’ then you’ve come to the right cul de sac my friend. Crafted from organically grown, Bannockburn pinot noir that’s been handpicked, gently pressed, separated from its … Read More

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2022

18 May 2023By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2022 $24 Crafted from 51% tempranillo and 49% syrah sourced from a a combo of their Gimblett Gravels, Moteo Pa and Roys Hill vineyards, this rosé is deliciously dry, crunchy-fresh and fleshy. Soft, savoury spices cuddle a core of bright raspberry and redcurrant to create a zesty, very pretty wine … Read More

Zephyr MK1 Organic Marlborough Rosé 2022

2 April 2023By Yvonne

Zephyr MK1 Organic Marlborough Rosé 2022 $28 Ben Glover from Zephyr Wines is like the Gandalf of great Marlborough rosé and he’s waved his winemaking wand across this new vintage to conjure up all manner of mouthwatering magic to treat your maw with. Maw means jaws, mouth or throat. You’re welcome. Ultra-dry and drenched with … Read More

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2022

3 March 2023By Yvonne

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2022 $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 I can reward-slash-console myself at its conclusion with something delicious made by Emma Lowe at Monowai. Her new rosé brings the grins … Read More

Leveret Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2022

20 February 2023By Yvonne

Leveret Estate Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2022 $21.99 Crafted by Cam Duke, Hawke’s Bay’s own version of cool hand Luke, this generously juicy, sexy AF rosé is made from29.16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29.16% Cabernet Franc, 21.14% Syrah and 15,15% Merlot, but all that doesn’t really matter because all you really need to know is the finished pink … Read More

Villa Maria The Attorney Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2022

19 February 2023By Yvonne

Villa Maria The Attorney Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2022 $30   Paired with: CHICKEN CURRY ROLLS dish Magazine Issue 108 Something seductively light and zesty and stacked with clean berries and classic spices is exactly what you need to wash down every crumb of these curry rolls. Bursting with watermelon, raspberry and laced with dry, … Read More

Polka Davidson Plum De-Alc Sparkling Rosé NV

11 February 2023By Yvonne

Polka Davidson Plum De-Alc Sparkling Rosé 2021 $28 An intriguing, citrus-saturated style crafted from a mixture of red, Riverland-grown grapes and a splash of Davidson plums to boost the botanicals. The initial impression is sweet, yet the acidity is solid and refreshing and really accentuates the length of flavour. Rich, generously proportioned and feisty, it … Read More