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

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 $26 Winemaker Di Holding is an absolute pinot noir obsessive, and from her tiny site, high up on the slopes of North Canterbury’s Omihi Road, she produces minuscule amounts of organic pinot done every which way. Her new organic rosé is made without fining or filtration … Read More

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Fancrest Estate Organic North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $26 Produced organically, from a tiny, hillside site on Omihi Road,  this rosé is a touch cloudy in the bottle because this wild yeast-fermented wine has been produced without the use of any fining agents or filtration.  So don’t fret about the sediment, it’s harmless and … Read More

Wölffer Estate Long Island Summer In A Bottle Rosé 2021

September 18, 2022By Yvonne

Wölffer Estate Long Island Summer In A Bottle Rosé 2021 $55 When was the last time you sipped something from Long Island that wasn’t iced tea? While that’s a seriously tasty drink, it doesn’t measure up to this dry and snappy smorgasbord of (deep breath in) merlot, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, riesling, gewürztraminer, pinot … Read More

Tiki Waiata Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Waiata Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $18 If you were expecting a soft, light, simple rosé then you’ll be wanting to do a u-turn and zoom on out of the cul-de-sac because this wine is bursting with apple, peach and cherry characters, brisk acidity and boasts a generously dry finish. It’s appropriate … Read More

Alpha Domus Beatrix Hawke’s Bay Sparkling Rosé NV

August 12, 2022By Yvonne

Alpha Domus Beatrix Hawke’s Bay Sparkling Rosé NV $21 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you’re nuts about all things rose-gold, then this super-pretty sparkler will deliver you directly to the sanatorium and, because it’s fizzy, then it could completely send you sideways.  Crafted (unusually) from merlot by winemaker Barry Riwai, … Read More