Brightness, freshness, happiness all in one. What a fabulously refreshing wine.
Lemon Villa is from some of Australia's coolest and highest vineyards - so the back label tells me. These wines are made by Duncan Cook of Cook's Lot fame.
Gruner Veltliner is a variety rarely seen on this tasting bench. Mind you, there is not a lot of it around in Australia but Hahndorf Hill in the Adelaide Hills has made this variety their hero. And damn, aren't they shaking the cage by producing some fascinating examples. This White Mischief is said to be their New World style of Gruner where the emphasis is on expressing the primary fruits. Strap yourself in!
Furrowed brow, game face on. This is a pleaser that wants to impress. A blend of Grenache, Mataro and a dollop of Shiraz for good measure.
There's no denying the refreshment this Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend delivers. Clean, cool and crisp, this is ready to play a support role for your next weekend outing in the sun.
Cool climates deliver green apple goodness that can be seen in Riesling from such districts and this Pizzini release exemplifies that once again. What a fabulous drink. Oh, and have I mentioned how much I love these new labels? Well played team Pizzini for delivering a fresh new look.
A lime-a-thon if that is at all possible. Incredibly refreshing, scrap the post-mowing beer this summer and reach for a Riesling like this.
Only two Craggy Range wines have graced these pages over the years. I spied this on the shelf when in search of beer at an independent retailer on the Gold Coast. For $44 I just had to have a looksy. And I'm pleased I did. What a superb Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Martinborough region!
Of the two Burton and McMahon Chardonnays, I preferred this D'Aloisio's Vineyard. I just loved the length. It just purrs.