Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2019

March 1, 2021By Yvonne

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2019 $42 This is the real deal if you’re a fan of coconut, roast pineapple, vanilla and peachy vavoom, then this is your plucky, plush poison. Certified organic and crafted by the ultra-talented Dom Maxwell, this peaches and cream-fest of a chardonnay is juicy, layered with soft almond and nougat … Read More

Pask Declaration Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2019

February 24, 2021By Yvonne

Pask Declaration Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2019 $39.99 Only made when the fruit is absolutely perfect, this shiny new Declaration well and truly shouts from the clouds that its here to make friends so come on over! Scented with lemon brioche, almond meal, nectarine and soft, grapefruit-pith perfection on the palate, it’s elegant, ultra-fresh, delicately styled … Read More

Urlar The Mediator Gladstone White NV

February 24, 2021By Yvonne

Urlar The Mediator Gladstone White NV $19.99 This blend of 54% pinot gris, 20% viogner, 16% chardonnay, 5% riesling and 5% sauvignon blanc is harmony and balance in a bottle – hence why it’s been called The Mediator. Organically, biodynamically crafted by the phases of the moon, it’s lemongrassy, lime and apple-scented style that bursts … Read More

Churton Natural State Marlborough Field Blend 2020

December 23, 2020By Yvonne

Churton Natural State Marlborough Field Blend 2020 $28 Each year the younger Weaver lads create a field blend that always brings a smorgasbord of citrus, spice and herbaceousness to the table. This organic, biodynamically grown and crafted 2020 wine is a blend of sauvignon blanc, petit manseng and viognier, meaning it shows white stone fruit, … Read More

Mahi Marlborough Rosé 2020

December 20, 2020By Yvonne

Mahi Marlborough Rosé 2020 $24 Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir grown in the western edge of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, this rosé is one of the prettiest-coloured examples I’ve seen all vintage. Like a pink diamond in the glass, it radiates ‘drink me now-ness’. Erupting with soft raspberry, watermelon and pink peppercorn characters, it’s boosted by … Read More

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020

December 20, 2020By Yvonne

Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2020 $24.99 2020 clearly shined bright on the grapes grown on the Ngaruroro River terraces by winemaker Emma Lowe and her Chilean viticulturist husband Marcelo Nunez. The high altitude, rocky, free-draining soils of the Matapiro sub-region inland west of Hastings, is superb for turning out tasty pinot gris. All the … Read More

Unison Maestro Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

December 20, 2020By Yvonne

Unison Maestro Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 $32 Just 1733 bottles were made of this toasty mctoastfest of a chardonnay, so if you’re a fan of that oaky, nutty style then don’t dally! Crafted by a Gimblett Gravels producer best known for their stylish red wines, this well-made wine proves they’re no slouch in the chardonnay … Read More

Rabbit Ranch Bright Eyes Waipara White Pinot Noir 2020

December 18, 2020By Yvonne

Rabbit Ranch Bright Eyes Waipara White Pinot Noir 2020 $23 Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir but with no skin contact, this generously delicious white wine style will shiver your timbers with white peach, pear, apple and quartzy, textural style. Clean yet full and awash with refreshing citrus and spice notes, it’s lovely. Don’t chill it … Read More

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Rosé 2020

December 18, 2020By Yvonne

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Rosé 2020 $25 I am loving the depth of fruit in this roaring rosé from North Canterbury way. Certified organic, tank fermented and treated like royalty from berry to bottle, this rose has smooth, ripe, raspberry, watermelon, creaming soda and a cherry edge on the finish. It’s generously juicy and jam-packed … Read More

Riverby Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

December 18, 2020By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $28 Tiny yields in 2019 mean this wine is one you should try to get your mits on sooner rather than later because a) it’s delicious and b) it’s going to be a rather long while before the 2020 hits the streets. Bursting with buttered crumpets, grapefruit, peach and pineapple … Read More