Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021

February 5, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $23 Paired with: Market Fish with pistachio herb and lime salsa in dish Magazine Issue 102 Wow! If the lightning strike of lemongrass and apple don’t awe you instantly, then the burst of basil, passionfruit and lime-laden lusciousness of the Tiki North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2021 ($23) … Read More

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2020

February 5, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2020 $39.99 The dream team of Warren Gibson and Damian Fischer strike again with a chardonnay crafted with class. Erupting with grilled nectarine, grapefruit pith, creme brulee and buttered crumpet characters, its core of citrus and peach is stitched together with toasted almonds and nicely tweaked acid tension. It’s a … Read More

Akitu Central Otago Pinot Noir Blanc 2021

February 4, 2022By Yvonne

Akitu Central Otago Pinot Noir Blanc 2021 ($45) Paired with: Apricot and Almond Baklava Tart in Canvas Magazine in the NZ Herald Feb 12 2022 and Cheesy mushroom and tarragon croque monsieur in dish Magazine Issue 102 Two things are guaranteed to happen as soon as you launch into this tart and sip this outrageously … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Wildsong Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

February 4, 2022By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Wildsong Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $21 I have no idea what grapes have been used to craft this fabulously floral, spice-edged rosé and I’m fine with not knowing. I need more mystery in my life. Bursting with cherry and peachy notes on the nose and crunchy-fresh redcurrant and soft apple characers in … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021

February 2, 2022By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 $23 Paired with: Turkish roast chicken and eggplant in dish Magazine Issue 102 With a smorgasbord of spice going on in this ravishing roast, choose an aromatic wine that accentuates those roasty toasty flavours, yet adds intensely cleansing crispness. Then let me introduce the Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Gris 2021 ($23). Deliciously … Read More

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

February 2, 2022By Yvonne

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $19.50 Paired with: Orecchiette with broccoli, brown butter and hazelnut crumb in dish Magazine Issue 102 The second I see the words ‘brown butter’ and ‘hazelnut’ is the second I’m reaching for the nutmeg-dusted, nashi-saturated niceness of the Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 ($19.50) With clean, … Read More

Butterworth Martinborough Dry Riesling 2021

January 30, 2022By Yvonne

Butterworth Martinborough Dry Riesling 2021 $35 With solid apple intensity and layers of lime in every corner, this is a riesling that heaves with honeysuckle yet roars with beautifully balanced, dry, mineral intensity. Clean, lengthy and perks up the palate brilliantly. Butterworth Estate

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