Ant Moore Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

July 11, 2022By Yvonne

Ant Moore Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $22 Basil, lemongrass, elderflower, lemon verbena and punchy passionfruit make this wine a characterful sauvignon blanc indeed. Crafted from fruit grown in the Wairau and Waihopai Valley’s, it’s bright, crunchy, refreshing and rolling across the tongue and gums nicely. Bright, citrus-led and rather lovely. Ant Moore Wines

Te Kano Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2021

July 11, 2022By Yvonne

Te Kano Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $36 Crafted from fruit grown in three organically-farmed vineyards across Central Otago’s subregions comes this elderflower, lemon and peach-stacked sauvignon that has richness, presence and excellent palate persistence. Juicy, softly structured and satisfying, it’s a gently plush, stylish sip from the deep south that I really like. Te … Read More

Two Rivers Clos Des Pierres Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

June 18, 2022By Yvonne

Two Rivers Clos Des Pierres Marlborough Chardonnay 2021 $30 After a very tricky season, just tiny amounts of fruit were available to make this chardonnay, but those little bunches, grown in the Spring and Brookby Hill vineyard, were spectacular. Hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed, wild fermented and aged for 11 months in a 4500ltr French oak … Read More

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Orange 2021

June 18, 2022By Yvonne

Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Orange 2021 $35 Paired with: Paneer & Capsicum Curry in dish Magazine Issue 104 Boasting a cyanotype print of a nasturtium on its label, the Pyramid Valley Colours Collection North Canterbury Orange 2021 ($35) is crafted from a blend of Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Muscat and Gewürztraminer which … Read More

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

June 18, 2022By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 $27 Red apple, tamarillo and cherry aromatics all wash through onto the palate of this super-smooth pinot noir. Fresh, youthful yet showing some density and weight, and finely tuned tannins to finish. A ribbon of smoke curls around the core of spice rather nicely. Paired with: Indonesian Style Coconut … Read More

Smith & Sheth CRU Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay Rosé of Syrah 2021

June 2, 2022By Yvonne

Smith & Sheth CRU Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay Rosé of Syrah 2021 $40  Lovers of Hawke’s Bay syrah will be familiar with its super-stylish, classic black pepper and violet voice, however, it may not be on your radar as a grape that absolutely roars when crafted carefully into a rosé.  Lucky for us, Master of Wine … Read More

The Marlborist Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

May 30, 2022By Yvonne

The Marlborist Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $50 Look out Marlborough wine fans, there’s a new brand in town. Two years of development by three wine industry old-hands, good chums and crazy risk-takers led to ‘The Marlborist’ project being launched in mid-2020. The debut pinot noir and sauvignon blanc by David Nash, Stuart Dudley and Rich Ellis … Read More

Smith & Sheth Cru Wairau Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

May 29, 2022By Yvonne

Smith & Sheth Cru Wairau Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $30 Paired with Winter Greens and Almond Pesto with Pasta in dish Magazine Issue 104 Winter 2022 Pair the herbaceous heft of this green machine recipe with the crunchy-crisp, passionfruit, jalapeno and citrus-stacked Smith & Sheth Cru Wairau Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 ($30). Crafted from old … Read More

Borsao Viña Borgia Organic Garnacha 2020

May 29, 2022By Yvonne

Borsao Viña Borgia Organic Garnacha 2020 $19 Paired with Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans, Gochujang and Kimchi in dish Magazine Issue 104 Winter 2022 With all the heat and heft of the chilli in this recipe, you’d be wanting to slip down the sweeter side of the street. The Borsao Viña Borgia Organic Garnacha 2020 … Read More

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

May 29, 2022By Yvonne

Yealands Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $19.95 Well well well. If it isn’t just the crispiest, juiciest, nashiest, apple-and-spice-stacked pinot gris I’ve tried in AGES! Clean, crunchy-fresh and fanging with pipfruit, this vibrant, energetic, multi-layered style is deliciously drinkable. Stylish and showing superb fruit purity. Paired with Moroccan Baked Chicken with Pearl Couscous in Issue … Read More