Reviews: New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide

2021 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Organic

“Estate-grown and partly (33 per cent) hand-picked in the lower Awatere Valley, the 2021 vintage (4.5*) was fermented in tanks (mostly) and a mix of clay amphorae, concrete eggs and oak barrels. Bright, light lemon/green, it is a distinctive wine, medium to full-bodied, with very good intensity of vigorous, […]

Thursday, March 17, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

2021 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Estate

“Bursting with energy, the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough) offers excellent concentration of freshly cut pineapple alongside lemon sherbet and peach. There’s a subtle green background note of capsicum and gooseberry displaying the variety’s spectrum of flavors. It has a powerful core and sinew on the long, fragrant finish.” […]

Wednesday, March 16, 2022|Wines|

Reviews: Winestate Wine of the Year Awards Annual Edition 2022

2020 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Organic

5 Stars / 98 Points

“Certified organic, this is a top vintage of this single-vineyard, Awatere Valley wine. Showing excellent complexity (one-third of the blend was aged in a mix of clay amphorae, barrels and concrete eggs), it is mouthfilling, fleshy, sweet-fruited and dry, with concentrated, ripely herbaceous flavours and […]

Monday, February 14, 2022|Wines|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Reviews: Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

A grape by any other name

By Mark Henderson

In life you might question someone who goes by an alias, but in the world of grape varieties this is all very commonplace.

Pinot Gris is but one example.

Whether labelled as pinot grigio in Italy, grauburgunder and rulander in Germany and Austria (the former generally drier, the latter more often […]

Thursday, July 22, 2021|Wines|

Reviews: 4 Stars, Winestate

Winestate Recent Releases

Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 – 4 StarsThis graceful, vibrantly fruity and youthful red was mostly estate-grown at Bendigo. Deep ruby, with a fragrant, fresh, slightly spicy bouquet, it is mouthfilling and supple, with strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, lively acidity and gentle tannins. Best drinking […]

Monday, June 28, 2021|Wines|

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