Showing posts with label Garganega. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Garganega. Show all posts

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Grandis Wines Unearthed Garganega 2021


Garganega is the key to Soave. If you've had the chance to come across Shannon Burgess-Moore, the muscle behind Grandis Wines, you would know he is a suave kinda guy. This wine and Shannon are peas in a pod really.

Friday 7 February 2020

Grandis Wines Garganega 2019

From the only Garganega planting in the Hunter Valley, the vineyard was planted in 2016 and this release is the first crop off it.

Sunday 10 April 2016

Sigurd Blanc 2015

Said to be a 'Wines of intrigue and natural appeal,' those boxes have definitely been ticked. The intrigue factor has been cranked up with ease. A simple label and wax seal offers immediate impact to the eye.

A curious blend of Gargenega, Marsanne and Gewürztraminer, percentages unknown.

Looks like reconstituted apple juice in appearance, some skin contact has done its thing here. One whiff and the senses go wild. Every other whiff comes up with something new. Rose water, musk, honey mead, canned apricots, marigold flowers. Some lemon curd but not. Some peach skin but not. Spiced fruit lingers and the delivery is generous.

It's zippy and lively yet has a mellow side. I just want another glass.

Drink within the next few years.

Very good.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $30
Source: Retail

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Monday 9 December 2013

Domain Day "G" Garganega 2011

This is the first Australian Garganega I have tasted and I could happily have plenty more if they are made like this.

Those who have had Soave previously would have had a taste for the grape as it makes up at least 70% of the wine (as per Vinodiversity - thanks Darby!)

In Australia there are only a handful of producers making Garganega with Domain Day being the first to plant it. Only 270 dozen of the 2011 were made.

Lots of tropical zip to this wine. Dried pineapple, pears and even a sherbety kick. After some time in the glass some baked apple and spiced characters seep through.

What struck me was how the minerality on the mid-palate just sticks.

A great summer option! Chill it down and pass the prawns.

Who: Domain Day
What: Garganega (12.5% alc)
Where: Mt Crawford, Barossa Valley
When: 2011
How: $22