Showing posts with label Albarino. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Albarino. Show all posts

Wednesday, 23 August 2023

Nepenthe Pinnacle Albariño 2022


Super fresh and inviting, send the Kingfish and prawns. What a thrilling Albariño we have here from Nepenthe.

Friday, 30 June 2023

Briar Ridge Albarino 2023


We have a lively one here! It was well away from my nose yet the aromas were exploding from the glass to get my attention. Clean, fresh and oh-so refreshing, fun in the sun awaits with this one. Bring on spring!

Thursday, 23 February 2023

Briar Ridge Limited Released Albarino 2022


Vibrant with a little textural appeal, this refreshing white is ready for those warm days. 

Monday, 5 December 2022

Running With Bulls Albariño 2022


A mighty fine debut from Running With Bulls and this small batch Albariño. It's just another reason to embrace something new this summer. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Mount Broke Albarino 2021


I tasted this Albarino at the recent Hunter Valley Legends and Tourism Awards media famil. I'm guessing this is Mount Broke's first release of the variety.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Margan Wines Ceres Hill Albariño 2021


It's time to stretch your curiosity this spring and summer people. Rush at this super fresh Albariño from Margan Wines. This is something!

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

La Petite Mort Albariño 2019

Sourced from Queensland's first Albariño vineyard, this comes from just down the road and over the ridge from La Petite Mort HQ. It's a wine that screams thirst quenchability.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Nautilus Estate Albariño 2018

The back label suggests drinking this as an aperitif. Yep, that or have with fresh seafood for the win.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Margan Wines Breaking Ground Albariño 2018

I haven't seen a Margan wine for a couple of years but I saw a stack on a wine list recently. Seafood was on the cards and all signs were pointing to this Albariño.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Good Hunting - Exploring the Hunter Valley

Pack the car up for a two day trip around Australia's oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley.

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Monday, 25 September 2017

View Wines Alvarinho 2017

Sancerre Estate is a B&B nestled in the hillside at Ballandean. With a picturesque view overlooking the vineyards across to the hills in the south, you can't help but feel relaxed.

The vineyard was purchased a couple of years ago by Brett and Stacey Allan and renamed Sancerre Estate after being inspired by a trip through the French countryside. Wines produced from estate grown fruit fall under the View Wines label. Old vines have been reinvigorated and new plantings have also taken place. Only four wines make up the range at this stage - Semillon, Sauvignon Semillon blend, Merlot Rosé and this Alvarinho.

This one of a few Alvarinho (Albarino) plantings in the Granite Belt region and it seems to have found a happy home.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Margan Breaking Ground Albariño 2016

Say hello to the Hunter's first Albariño. Planted in 2014, this 2016 is hot off the bottling line.

An abundant array of tropical fruit roll out the welcome mat. Pineapples, honeydew melon, lemons and lime zest and an ever so subtle honeysuckle whiff.

Textured through the mid palate which piggy backs some minerality. The fruit is crisp and fresh with a spicy chaser ripping up the middle. Zippy acidity brings life to the finish screaming for another sip.

I'd be interested to see how this will age, but I suspect mid-term would be as far as I'd go at present. I'm sure Andrew Margan will pop a few away to test this theory nonetheless. Irrespective, it's good to go now and that freshness is what I'm liking big time.

Very good.

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $30
Source: Sample

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