Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ($22) Paired with: Clams with sherry, garlic and parsley in dish Magazine Issue 99 There’s nothing like a softly-textured, peach and passionfruit-scented sauvignon blanc to serve with this classic Spanish clam concoction, and the Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ($22) is superb. Lime-laced, lemongrassy and lithe on the … 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

Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018

August 24, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($33) Paired with Torta Santiago in dish Magazine Issue 99 Wash down this awesome almond and citrus cake with certified organic sweet sippage from the Rock Ferry Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2018 ($33). Its candied lemon, honeysuckle and toasted toffee tones are balanced by zesty acidity and gum … Read More

Rapaura Springs Rohe Rapaura Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

August 12, 2021By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Rohe Rapaura Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $27.90 Holy jalapenos! The 2021 vintage is turning out the whopping aromatics in Marlborough sauvignon and this new Rohe release from Rapaura Springs is no exception. It’s a mouthful of flavour fireworks and that’s no exaggeration. Luscious lime, bruised basil, punchy passionfruit and peach, layers of red … Read More

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

August 9, 2021By Yvonne

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $45 Made by Malcolm Rees-Francis, the most dapperly-dressed man in all the land, this bright-as-a-button new release features a combo of 85% Parkburn Vineyard fruit and 15% Gibbston Valley fruit which knits together buckets of fresh spices, perky red fruits and lush, dark floral notes. Cherry, redcurrant and rhubarb … Read More

TRINITY HILL Gimblett Gravels Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

July 5, 2021By Yvonne

TRINITY HILL Gimblett Gravels Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $120 Deep, dark, intensely fruity, spicy, toasty, earthy, cocoa-crammed and leather-laden, it’s a lovely, muscular example crafted from grapes grown beside the Ngaruroro River on a stony site once destined to be a correctional facility. This 100% cabernet sauvignon absolutely screams tobacco, dark plum, bouquet garni … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99) Paired with Annabel Langbein’s The Great Kiwi Cheeseburger Canvas Magazine NZ Herald June 5th 2021 I can’t think of anything nicer to wash down mouthfuls of juicy, beefy burger than the Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99). … Read More

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2019

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Bald Hills Kirameki Central Otago Pinot Gris 2019 $30 Kirameki is a Japanese word for ‘sparkle’, ‘glint’, ‘glitter’ or ‘glow’ and thats how the good folk at Bald Hills describe the rocks that line the Northern tip of their pinot gris vineyard. This new vintage shimmers with soft quince and nashi notes, a lick of … Read More

Leftfield Gisborne Albariño 2020

June 22, 2021By Yvonne

Leftfield Gisborne Albariño 2020 $18 Paired with Caramelised Onion, Goats Cheese and Walnut Tarts Dish Magazine Issue 98 French Who would have thought that a wine made from a Spanish grape grown in New Zealand would be the perfect partner for this classic French recipe. There’s something about the clean, crunchy apple, pear and lithe, … 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