Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $28 A sensational snappy-fresh rosé here from Graeme Crosbie’s family vineyard in Bannockburn. Roaring with redcurrant, watermelon and cherry notes, a hint of citrus and creaming soda, it’s a beautifully balanced, richly structured style. Dry, mouthfilling and boasting impressive length of flavour. Domain Road

Stad_ko Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Stad_ko Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020 $39 Clones 115, 667 and 777 from Robert Stadniczenko’s Arapai vineyard on the Dry River Flats, comes this dry, spicy, leather layered and earthy pinot noir that’s been partially whole-bunch fermented, partially foot-stomped and given a long, quiet, post ferment sleepy time in barrel for 10 months. Edged with allspice … Read More

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019 $23 paired with: Lemon roasted chicken with dukkah – Dinner for Six dish Magazine Issue 101 When it comes to lemony chicken, you’re gonna be wanting a lemony chardonnay without all that creamy, buttery carry on. That’s why the Tiki North Canterbury Chardonnay 2019 ($23) will be the … Read More

TeePee Cider The Earl’s Drop Methode Albion Cider 2017

November 30, 2021By Yvonne

TeePee Cider The Earl’s Drop Methode Albion Cider 2017 750ml 6.7% $28 Created by retired radiologist Dr Trevor Fitzjohn ONZM, TeePee is a new artisan cider crafted from a tiny, organic, heritage, cider apple orchard in the Wairarapa. The grass which grows around the trees is kept manicured by the nibbly trimming of ever-present sheep. … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2021

November 28, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Blanc 2021 $29 Remember the greatest gifts you ever got? A BMX, a Barbie, a G.I Joe, an Atari2600, a fishing rod and that awesome DIY tattoo gun? Well the joy that this delicious sip delivers, is just like turning seven and getting a recorder and a walkie talkie for your birthday. … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

October 7, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $20 This wine has some serious pedigree and it’s not only one of Nelson’s finest examples, it’s also one of the greatest $20 sauvignon blancs in the country. I say this because it’s so powerfully aromatic, with lemongrass, lime zest, sweet pea and tropical intensity on the nose and palate. … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021

August 26, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $23 Paired with: Leek Risotto with Peas and Mint in dish Magazine Issue 99 Peas, mint and leeks just scream out for something rich yet herbaceous, so I’m gunning for the Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 ($23). Its face-punch of florals, avalanche of apple, sackloads of citrus, layers … Read More

Wither Hills Rarangi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 25, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Rarangi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $26 Paired with: Cacio and Pepe Pizza in dish Magazine Issue 99 This ultra-tasty, creamy, cheesy champion is the perfect thing to launch into whilst sipping a large glass of the Wither Hills Rarangi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($26.99) It’s softly-styled with preserved lemon, lemongrass and basil with … Read More

Rapaura Springs Gravel Lane Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2018

August 25, 2021By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Gravel Lane Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($35) Paired with: Lemon cheesecake tart with lemon curd in dish Magazine Issue 99 You know this recipe is calling you right? It’s your destiny. So embrace the candied mandarin, toffee apple and crystalised ginger goodness of the Rapaura Springs Gravel Lane Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($35) … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020

August 25, 2021By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 $20 Paired with: Roasted cauliflower and Mushroom Risotto with Walnuts and Soft Cheese in dish Magazine Issue 99 It’s the lift of toasty, smoky, nuttiness in the Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2020 that makes it absolutely roar with the roast cauliflower and walnut flavours in this risotto, while … Read More