White Wines : Yvonne Lorkin

By: Yvonne Lorkin  05-Apr-2012

Eden Sparkling NV $14.99 or $22 for 2  Pretty, ballet-shoe pink in the glass and created from Moscato grown in Gisborne, this new sparkling has soft berry and citrus aromas, a refreshing, tangy citrus-like sweetness and a crunchy-fresh finish.  Fans of Asti-style wines will love it because far from being fizzy lolly-water, the Eden has real [..]

Misha’s Vineyard Limelight Riesling 2010 $27  I love the absolute purity of this wine.  White gold in the glass, this sleek and snappy riesling has vibrant floral and citrus notes on the nose followed by vivacious lemon, lime, and honeysuckle flavours which bring your tastebuds to attention immediately.  Winemaker Olly Masters is an expert in creating [..]

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Riesling 2010 $26  A lipsmackingly lean, clean riesling that has lovely citrus and mineral characters and a really impressive, textural mouthfeel.  It’s fabulous and absolutely rocks with black pepper king prawns slathered in garlic and chilli.  www.villamaria.co.nz Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Riesling 2010

Fromm Winery Marlborough Spatlese Riesling 2009 $32  With soft, subtle aromas of wet stones, pear and rose apple, prepare yourself for a mouthful of crunchy-fresh citrus, strudel spices and tangy heritage apple flavours.   If you’re looking for a fabulous example of refreshingly crisp riesling with a splash of sweetness and an awesome, enduring finish then [..]

Rockburn Wines ‘Tigermoth’ Central Otago Riesling 2011 $27  Wow.  Where to start?  Is it the gorgeous, lifted floral, mineral and citrus-driven aromatics.  Or maybe the intense honeysuckle, lime and juicy nectarine notes in the mouth.  It could definitely be the stunning line of acidity that sews all of these elements together seamlessly.   Whatever it is, [..]

Terrace Edge Waipara Riesling 2010 $19  White peach, lemon peel and fresh floral aromas lead to an ultra-clean, bracingly fresh mouthfeel that smacks of citrus and lime-laden loveliness.  The finish is sorbet-like, crisp and lengthy, it’s truly superb stuff and it’s quite unbelievable that it costs less than twenty dollars.  www.terraceedge.co.nz Terrace Edge Waipara Riesling 2010 [..]

Hāhā Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 $15  Sourced from fruit grown in the Wairau Valley, this newcomer has classic passionfruit, citrus and herbaceous aromas which ooze through onto the palate.  Not too sharp, the acidity is spritzy and beautifully balanced while the palate is full, rich and fruit-driven. Nicely made. Hāhā Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 For [..]

Kingfisher Bay Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2011 $10 Apart from exhibiting all those classic passionfruit, lemon, peapod and grassy notes we love so much about Marlborough Sauvignon, this has the added burst of bubbles giving it a celebratory feel. Best of all it’s sealed with a re-useable ‘zork’ stopper meaning you can pop the bottle back in [..]

Sustainable Dots Hawke’s Bay Gewurztraminer 2010 $19  If you’re a fan of fabulous, well-priced gewürztraminer then this is for you!  It’s a beautiful example with lychee, rose and soft spices on the nose followed by clean, crisp, tangy tropical flavours in the mouth.  It’s a wine with fantastic lines and definitely leaves an impression.  More [..]

Tresillian Single Vineyard Akaroa Chardonnay 2009 $23  This is a superb Canterbury chardonnay chock-full of melon, mango and peach notes on the nose all followed by an explosively fresh burst of tropical and citrus flavours in the mouth.  Clean, long and linear, it’s a lovely drink indeed.  Buy from www.tresillian.co.nz   Tresillian Single Vineyard Akaroa Chardonnay 

The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012


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