Detail and texture sum up La Petite Mort wines best. Wonderfully well considered wines they are. This Chardonnay is a treasure.
Sparkling Shiraz is SO Australian but the shame is that it is pigeon holed as a Christmas Day drink. Surely we can do better than 1 out of 365? Check out this great value beauty and perhaps your afternoon drinks with friends may change course.
Tropical fruit with the indulgence of a creamy drive which a barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc delivers when done well.
A bustling Shiraz with power and leg speed to cut through the defence. Backline is a collaboration between former Wallabies Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell with 295 being the number of test caps the three have accumulated. Of the three Backline wines sampled, this is easily the best.
Here's a little bundle of fun. It's just me, Selena and this Pinot Grigio it would seem. But you can come along too.
Ai Fiori means 'amongst the flowers' in Italian. In time, the aim is for this wine to be a blend of 100% Italian varieties. But as some young vines mature, the blend for now is Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir and Brachetto.
The Granite Belt doesn't have a flagship variety but Tempranillo has really taken to the district. There are some fabulous expressions of it, and perhaps, this release from Tobins Wines can press claims for the best.
I love different and my eyes lit up when this appeared on my door step. This Ansonica was sourced from the Chalmers vineyard in Mildura, Victoria - those lovely folk are flag bearers for planting emerging varieties. It's the only vineyard in Australia producing this variety, although I'm most happy to be corrected.
Oh I'm loving the Chardonnays coming out of the Yarra of late. They've been impressive for some time but that dial has been cranked up once more. This is a beauty.
There's some juicy factor here with a little weight behind it. A bit like a retired footballer one could say. The label is owned by three former Wallabies - Drew Mitchell, Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley-Cooper.
Sunsets with your loved one gazing into the distance with a breeze blowing on your face. Or just rip in pool side. Damn this is a great slurp.
The essence of a rock solid Barossa Shiraz. There's so much to absorb. I see it as a window into the deep ocean of this district's flagship variety. A classic.
Golden straw in the glass, this is an easy lunch time wine. I can see myself sitting back overlooking the a river while tucking into a lavish picnic. But that's me.
With a cranberry juice appearance, this Rosé comes from McLaren Vale. Maybe this is what people are drinking in all those Dreams TikTok clips?
Imported into Australia from a producer that fills 22 million bottles of wine a year. That's good going. Chardonnay from the Herault Valley.