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Reviews: 93 Points, Cameron Douglas MS

2020 Loveblock Marlborough Pinot Gris – 93 Points

An elegant, silky textured expression with fresh Bosc pear and red apple, white nectarine and honeysuckle.

Cameron Douglas MS, World of Wine (Nov 2021)

Friday, November 12, 2021|Wines|

Articles: Three evolving styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Three evolving styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s Marlborough region is famous for singular Sauvignon Blanc, but as Chris Howard discovers, diverse expressions are well under way deep in the South Pacific.

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc’s overnight success simultaneously redefined the French variety and placed New Zealand on the wine world stage. Exploding on the scene in […]

Wednesday, November 10, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 91 Points, NZ Wine Rater

2020 Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir

Intense and primary on the nose, with aromas of red cherry stones, and wild raspberries, opening up to more layers of complexity in the glass when given air time… showing stewed rhubarb, cured meat and lilacs. Quite substantial and tasty on the palate with vibrant, juicy red fruit, and firm, […]

Tuesday, November 9, 2021|Wines|

Articles: Seeking freshness in the southern hemisphere, Jancis Robinson

An update on organic Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from New Zealand. 98% of Marlborough vineyards are now picked by machines, such as the one pictured above courtesy of New Zealand Winegrowers Inc, te Pā. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times.

There’s something archetypal about Paris and Sancerre. I associate glasses of pale, searing, […]

Tuesday, October 19, 2021|Wines|

Podcast: For the Love of Wine – Erica Crawford

For the Love of Wine – Oct 17 2021 – Erica Crawford

The New Zealand world of wine is full of colourful people who are all passionate about their craft.

Journalist Kirsten Roedsgaard is passionate about New Zealand wine and invites people in the wine Industry to talk about their careers, back ground, wines and more.

Listen to […]

Monday, October 18, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast – 2020 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Enthusiast (November 2021)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021|Wines|

Battle of the Blancs, Cameron Douglas MS

New Zealand reigns supreme at Southern Sauvignon Blanc ‘Test Match’

Top New Zealand and South African Sauvignon Blancs scrum for winning title, in honour of 100 years of All Blacks x Springbok rugby

We have played the old foe for a century: always tough, always fair. And this weekend, our All Blacks take on the mighty Springboks […]

Wednesday, October 6, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: Wine Spectator, 89 Points

Alphabetical Guide to New Zealand

Loveblock Pinot Gris Marlborough 2019

Score: 89

Release Price: $34

Tasting Note

Pear, nectarine and apricot flavors are supple and fresh on a soft and juicy frame. Shows details of green tea and dried flowers on the finish. Drink now. 1,000 cases made, 750 cases imported. — MW

Loveblock Pinot Noir Central Otago 2019

Score: 89

Release Price: $36

Tasting Note

Tangy wild […]

Tuesday, September 21, 2021|Wines|

Organic Wine Week with Zephyr & Loveblock

19-24 September 2021

‘Meet the Maker’ Dining Events | Wine Tastings | Bar Takeovers

To celebrate Organic Wine Week (September 20-26) and the spring equinox, wine industry legends Ben Glover (Zephyr) and Erica Crawford (Loveblock) are taking their stellar line-up of organic wines nationwide – sharing their organic journey with a series of innovative bar takeovers, […]

Tuesday, August 10, 2021|Events|

Reviews: Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

Impressive variety of styles among recent sauvignon blancs

By Mark Henderson

Exciting to see the raft of interesting flavours across the wines, with some treading quite different paths.

No risk of Sauvignon Blanc being a one-trick pony here.

Finally, was the excitement at the overall quality across the group.

Sure, some accomplished producers here, but the class of these recent […]

Thursday, July 29, 2021|Wines|

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