A new label from De Bortoli Wine and a very tidy Grenache for an easy slurp.
Friday, 31 July 2020
A new range of wines from De Bortoli showcasing the beauty of Grenache three ways - white, Rosé and red. This Grenache Blanc is a pleaser.
A white wine to warm your heart on a cool night.
Shannon Burgess-Moore's side hustle is his Grandis Wines label. There are some clever wines in the range with this Pet Nat the latest addition. It's a blend of Semillon, Merlot and Sangiovese from Moorebank's vineyards on Palmers Lane.
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
A walk down the street of Texture Town. An orchestra of interest belts out a wonderful tune with tremendous synchronicity.
A great Pinot for those who like a bigger style. This Yarra Valley release reminds me a little of some Central Otago wines.
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
A rough house Granite Belt 2020 vintage has seen an adjustment to the previous couple of releases. Normally a Grenache based blend, this excellent release sees the fusion of Sagrantino and Vermentino. A Rosé well worth diving into.
When you consider the quality on offer plus the age of the vines, this is quite a buy. Off vines planted in 1901 and 1906, this Grenache is consistent year after year.
Sunday, 26 July 2020
Marco Cirillo doesn't sell a lot of his Malbec, only because he loves it so much he drinks it all himself. He loves it! Off sandy soils, this a classic example of the variety.
Saturday, 25 July 2020
Another stunning Shiraz from Yelland & Papps. This is the disco ball spinning above the dance floor. Serious delish factor and then some.
Golden rays of early morning sunrise in the glass, this Fiano comes from the Vaughan vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula. A great drink.
Friday, 24 July 2020
Restraint is futile. Even Houdini would break his shackles in seconds to dive into this delicious GSM blend. Go here.
Thursday, 23 July 2020
I am often asked to recommend quality wines which don't break the bank. The wines from Berton Vineyard are great bang for buck deals. Here's another which is sourced from Ebenezer - a Barossa sub region north of the district.
If you are yet to introduce yourself to Soumah wines, this is a great place to start. A well made Chardonnay, this is blended from a range of Yarra Valley parcels to deliver an easy drinking and refreshing wine.
Words I never thought I'd say: Non Vintage Moscato. Here's a wine that's quite engaging - much to my surprise. The best Moscato I've ever had and that's saying something.
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
In the words of George Michael, "Hey, you're just too funky for me, I gotta get inside of you,And I'll show you heaven, if you let me..."
This is a slice of heaven worth investing in for those who adore Grenache. I could dive into this glass with pike. A Grenache cranking up the funk and delish dial all at once.
Monday, 20 July 2020
Friday, 17 July 2020
For a three year old release, beguiling freshness brings some absolute smash factor with it. A super juicy and moreish blend.
Thursday, 16 July 2020
Pull back the arrow, aim for the target, release the bow - bullseye! The precision of this Shiraz is superb.
The back label says to grab a dozen oysters, a deck chair and chill out for the afternoon. Yeah, do that. A super refreshing Vermentino awaits.
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Low cropping levels enabled the Merlot and Cabernet Franc to be co-fermented. I'm reliably informed by winemaker Tony Winspear that the usual difference in harvest is two weeks. A dry and tannic wine from Balgownie's Bendigo vineyards.
Quite a young wine and no where near its best. You get a sense of precision about the way it struts, but for now, its suit looks tight fitting and neck tie rushed.
Monday, 13 July 2020
Saturday, 11 July 2020
Friday, 10 July 2020
Thursday, 9 July 2020
A tense and hard nosed wine on opening, it needed time to relax. It was completely different on day three of tasting - the beauty of looking at wines over a few days as opposed to only 30 seconds in a wine show.
An outstanding Chardonnay. Named after co-founder Vivienne Snowden, this is a Chablis style that oozes class. Just brilliant.
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
So juicy. So supple. So delicious. The best Golden Grove Estate Nero d'Avola release for a few years, a sip turned into a glass which turned into a few, and well, you know... This is a fabulous wine.
Pet Nat is the cool play thing at present. Check this 100% Chardonnay effort from Dirt Candy. It's super refreshing.