Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2021

September 27, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2021 $30 This wine is so beautifully balanced, it’s like the liquid equivalent of a Simone Biles beam routine. Released in the 30th anniversary year of Peg Bay brilliance, this gewürz glows with candied lychee, crystalised ginger, a whiff of white pepper, persimmon and showing a soft, creamy, peachy undertone. Clean … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Merlot Cabernet 2019

August 21, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Merlot Cabernet 2019 $34 Three years on from harvest and this soothing, saucy Bordeaux-style blend is soothing, lithe, cocoa and coffee-edged. A saucy blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc, it was aged in French oak for 18 months (25% of the barrels were new) which encouraged the wine … Read More

Tiki Waipara Riesling 2018

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Waipara Riesling 2018 $23 Royce McKean ditched the corporate grind for a new life in wine after almost meeting his maker. Caught in an avalanche while skiing, he decided during recovery that he wanted to be more connected to the land — and this is the result. Sweet and beeswaxy, heaving with apple, honeysuckle … 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

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020 ($25) An excellent-value pinot noir that’s crammed with cherry and tamarillo tastiness. Smooth and soothing to sip, it shows subtle smoke notes from its well-handled oak maturation and it’s edged with soft mushroom and dried herb characters which add complexity to the mid-palate and elongate the finish. … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Chardonnay 2019

July 29, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Chardonnay 2019 $44 Who needs the Commonwealth Games when you’ve already got a glass full of gold right here? An absolute Southern icon chardonnay, this wine roars with smoked apricot and juicy nectarine niceness while the palate is generously layered with stonefruit and grapefruit intensity. It’s beautifully balanced, and boasts slightly charred … 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

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2021

June 1, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2021 $16.99 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Black bean and corn quesadillas in CANVAS in the NZ Herald June 4 2022  Match the comforting creaminess of the black beans and cheese and the sweetness of the corn with a bodaciously brisk chardonnay bursting with grapefruit, nectarine and cinnamon toast tastiness like … Read More

27 Seconds Waipara Riesling 2020

May 26, 2022By Yvonne

27 Seconds Waipara Riesling 2020 $19 Awesome aromas of citrus jubes, mandarin, honeysuckle and lime-o-rama from woah to go. Incredibly crisp and stacked with crunchy-fresh character, it’s also showing lovely length of flavour and perfectly prickly textures. Nice to see a wine contributing to such a worthwhile cause too (100% of the profits from each … Read More

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2020

February 14, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2020 $23 Paired with: Creamy Sweetcorn Polenta with Chicken Schnitzel and Herb Sauce dish Magazine Issue 102 The creamy moreishness of the polenta combined with the savoury, herby, crunchy schnitzel just sings when paired with the juicy apple, pear and spiced peach punchiness of the Tiki North Canterbury … Read More