Zaria Hawke’s Bay Malbec Rosé 2020

October 11, 2020By Yvonne

Zaria Hawke’s Bay Malbec Rosé 2020 $21 Whenever Bryce Edmonds at Zaria releases a new vintage rosé I’m all over it like an Augustine kimono (particularly if said kimono was in this outrageously pretty ruby hue). Made from Malbec grown in the deep, red gravels of the Bridge Pa Triangle, this new release screams style … Read More

Coxhead Creek Matakana Rosé 2020

October 5, 2020By Yvonne

Coxhead Creek Matakana Rosé 2020 $25 How gorgeously pretty is this wine! You’re looking at it right? So perfectly pale, this rosé is made from cabernet franc grown by Michael Lorimer. Cabernet Franc classically adds fullness, volume, and delicately sweet red fruit notes to any wine, so when it’s crafted into a rosé, it’s a … Read More

Flaxmore Nelson Rosé 2019

October 2, 2020By Yvonne

Flaxmore Nelson Rosé 2019 $19.99 Wow! Some more commercial, supermarket-style pinot noir rosés are overly fruity, sweet and lack any sort of tension and tautness. Not this one however.  With a Provençal-like pluckiness, deliciously dry textures and a creaming-soda complexity on the finish. There’s a whiff of wild strawberry and a whomp of quartzy minerality … Read More

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020 $33.99 Hop on the Google machine, type in ‘morganite’, and that, my friend is the colour-twin of this shiny-new, eye-poppingly pretty, certified organic rosé. Crafted by Ben Glover, from pinot noir fruit grown on their Dillons Point property in Marlborough, it’s a deliciously dry, mineral-powered spice-fest of a rosé that … Read More

Black Estate North Canterbury Treble Rosé 2020

August 27, 2020By Yvonne

Black Estate North Canterbury Treble Rosé 2020 $32 It’s called the ‘Treble’ because to craft this wine, the team at Black Estate have blended five varieties of grapes (pinot noir, riesling, chenin blanc, cabernet franc and chardonnay) harvested from their three, certified organic vineyards together. Wild fermented with cultures kick-started in the vineyard itself, this … Read More

Château Gassier Le Pas du Moine Côtes du Provence Rosé 2018

July 15, 2020By Yvonne

  Château Gassier Le Pas du Moine Côtes du Provence Rosé 2018 $49.99 Le Pas du Moine means “the path of the monk,” referencing the footpath leading to an ancient priory on the south-facing slope of Mount Sainte Victoire where Gassier’s grapes grow. The mountain’s known as the guardian of the spirits of Provence and … Read More

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2019

June 16, 2020By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2019 $16.50 Scented with berry brioche and buckets of cherries, this Central Otago rosé roars with creamy cherry clafoutis flavours on the palate.  Hints of pink peppercorn and spice round out the finish of this crisp, full-bodied and frisky rosé. http://www.mcarthurridge.nz  

Matahiwi Estate ME Wairarapa rosé 2020

June 16, 2020By Yvonne

Matahiwi Estate ME Wairarapa rosé 2020 $13 For starters the colour of this rosé is BEYOND glorious.  How to describe it?  It almost glows in the dark, it’s so luminously pink, it’s practically Pantone 673.  Scented with creaming soda, candy floss and raspberry buns and delectably dry on the palate.  Raspberry, cherry, white pepper and … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

June 8, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $39 Can you even believe the gorgeousness of this bottle? It shouldn’t matter, but lordy! It looks like money on the table, right? Happily the wine inside is just as crisp, crunchy, yet also opulent and exotic. I love the highwire elegance of the aromatics and the … Read More

Fifth Bridge Central Otago Rose 2018

May 12, 2020By Yvonne

Fifth Bridge Central Otago Rose 2018 $19 Pop this pinot noir-based rosé in the fridge immediately!  Leave it for 40mins or so and then relish the raspberry, strawberry, cherry, indeed ‘every berry’ that’ll irrigate your olfactory passages.  That slight chill accentuates the acidity and hints of savoury spice that pinot noir is famous for while … Read More