Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020

December 17, 2020By Yvonne

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020 $23.99 It is super-easy to see how this wine, in its short lifespan, has made such an impact out there among gewurz-hounds. It boasts beautiful top notes of classic lychee, white peach, pear and honeysuckle, while on the palate it reveals crisp, clean, juicy stone fruit and spice saturation. … Read More

Middle Earth Pinot Meunier Rosé 2020

December 16, 2020By Yvonne

Middle Earth Pinot Meunier Rosé 2020 $25 Rosé crafted from pinot meunier here in New Zealand is a pretty rare thing, but once people taste this example I’m sure they’ll  put the pressure on for more. Its aromas of wild strawberry and spiced watermelon, creaming soda and red apple all osmose through onto the palate … Read More

O:TU Limited Release Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blanc Brut 2018

December 16, 2020By Yvonne

O:TU Limited Release Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blanc Brut 2018 $36 Crafted entirely from chardonnay, this biscuity, cashew-edged, creamy example is laced with lemon and finishes with a toasty, nutty line. Smooth and textural, with fine, delicate beading and a persistent, very pleasurable mousse. http://www.otuwine.com  

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

December 16, 2020By Yvonne

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $19.99 Released as part of a shiny new range and boasting an updated Giesen crest. The crest has been around since their first wines of the 1980’s and incorporates the Southern Cross stars, the ship which represents the journey that Alex, Theo and Marcel made to Aotearoa and the … Read More

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018

September 14, 2020By Yvonne

Main Divide Waipara Pinot Noir 2018 $24 I’m going to make a call right now and suggest this is one of THE BEST VALUE pinot noirs available in the country right now. Incredibly plush, plucky and packed solid with cherry, raspberry, rhubarb flavours, buckets of spice, tantalising tannins, sneaky black tea layers and fabulous length … Read More

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018 $23.90 Fish Tacos with tomatillo and avocado sauce Hands down the best thing you can possibly sip with these seriously spicy fish tacos, is the Askerne Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon 2018 ($23.90) It’s heaving with herbaceousness, lemongrass, white pepper and tarragon-infused terrificness. Sauvignon gris is … Read More

Unison Bumble Bee Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Unison Bumble Bee Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $24 Paired with :Crispy spiced onion fritter burgers with mango chutney in Dish Magazine Issue 93 No question, the best possible thing to put in your mouth after these superb burgers, is the Unison Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 ($24).  It’s a dry-styled pinot gris with buckets … Read More

Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019

September 13, 2020By Yvonne

Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019 ($23.99) Paired in Dish Magazine Issue 93 with Kiwi lamb burgers I think it’s the instant aromatic hit of roasting pan juices, wild cherry and rhubarb which makes the Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2019 ($23.99) the absolute ducks nuts with these burgers. Spice-centric and soused with redcurrant and … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020

September 5, 2020By Yvonne

Instagram image here Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020  $21 This sensational new sauvignon from Ursula and Daniel Schwarzenbach’s Home vineyard on Baldwin Road is concrete evidence that the 2020 harvest was all kinds of excellent in their part of the world. Extremely fresh and packed with tropical intensity, crunchy citrus and cressy-herbaceousness it’s an excellent … Read More

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020

August 31, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr MKI Marlborough Rosé 2020 $33.99 Hop on the Google machine, type in ‘morganite’, and that, my friend is the colour-twin of this shiny-new, eye-poppingly pretty, certified organic rosé. Crafted by Ben Glover, from pinot noir fruit grown on their Dillons Point property in Marlborough, it’s a deliciously dry, mineral-powered spice-fest of a rosé that … Read More