Kōparepare Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

June 4, 2022By Yvonne

Kōparepare Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $21 The Koparepare wines are crafted by the clever-clogs kids at Whitehaven to support LegaSea, a not-for-profit organisation created by the NZ Sport Fishing Council to raise awareness of the fragility of our marine environment. Funds from the sale of every bottle help them do their good work, and we’re … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

May 24, 2022By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $35 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Spicy Duck Noodle bowl recipe in NZ Herald Canvas Sat 28th May 2022 Ah 1994. Nancy Kerrigan got kneecapped, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s president, Michael Jackson married Lisa-Marie Presley, and we used Netscape Navigator to browse the newfangled internet thing. It’s also when Sue … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

October 31, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $25 I love how this wine smells like it’s going to be all sweet and fruity and cornflower confection, yet as soon as you get it in your gob, it’s deliciously dry, generously proportioned, drizzled with sea salt and shows an edge of savoury and spice and all things … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 ($23) Paired with: Pork caper and pinenut empanadas in dish Magazine Issue 99 Balance out the piquancy (love that word!) of the capers, paprika and currants with a goblet of gorgeous nashi and quince-tastic Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2020 ($23). It’s ultra-concentrated, apple-infused and all sorts of crunchy-fresh where textures … Read More

Canvas Drinks June 5 2021

July 6, 2021By Yvonne

Canvas Drinks June 5 2021 The Great Kiwi Cheeseburger I can’t think of anything nicer to wash down mouthfuls of juicy, beefy burger than the Esk Valley Artisanal Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99). It’s bursting with bright berries, omega plum, cherry and smoked blueberries on the nose and palate. Meaty, peppery, spice-saturated … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

June 22, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $35 Crafted from fruit grown in the Awatere and Southern Valley’s sub-regions, this little banger of a pinot noir is destined for big things. Bursting with bright tamarillo, berry tea, cherry and all manner of earthy goodness, it’s ultra-fresh, frisky and fanging with flavour. Smooth, velvety textures and solid, spicy … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 27, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $22 Classic, punchy, passionfruit-packed and citrus-saturated Sauvignon Blanc here from one of Marlborough’s original wine families. Its whipcrack acidity gives it a cleansing, texture and accentuates the basil, lime and tomato leaf layers. It’s a soothing, saucy wine that’ll satisfy even the fussiest of crowds. http://www.whitehaven.co.nz

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

January 27, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 $20 At 14% alcohol, this Pinot Gris definitely sails down the crispy-dry side of the street, yet the mid-palate is plump with pear, quince and nashi-laced niceness. Generous and juicy, but also cleansing and refreshing – it’s a very nice thing to drink. Pop it in the fridge for 45 … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2020

January 27, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2020 $22 I may as well be siting outside the gates at Whitehaven as summer approaches, stalking them basically, because my infatuation for their gewürztraminer is so ridiculous. I can’t even remember if there was ever a time that I was less than wowed by any vintage they’ve released. They manage to … Read More

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 22, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Greg Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28 Named after the late Greg White, Whitehaven’s co-founder, the ‘Greg’ range of wines are only created when the fruit is absolutely perfect and are made by winemaker Diana Katardzhieva. The 2020 is pretty darn delicious and absolutely stacked with citrus, lemongrass, crushed basil … Read More