Showing posts with label Granite Belt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Granite Belt. Show all posts

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Golden Grove Estate Vermentino 2022

 

Ray Costanzo would have to be Australia's best Vermentino producer. Find me another winemaker that consistently delivers super high-quality wines with this variety. Try something new this summer and embrace delicious whites like this.

Monday, 5 September 2022

Ridgemill Estate WYP Chardonnay 2021

 

A brilliant release from the Granite Belt's Chardonnay boss. Feed this to me via a drip.

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Ridgemill Estate WYP Pinot Noir 2021

 


A Pinot Noir that slides through the mouth with ease, this is very much a savoury expression of the variety.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Ridgemill Estate Ellie Blanc de Blanc 2021

 

A Blanc de Blanc calling for Aperitivo hour. Good gear this from the Granite Belt's Ridgemill Estate.

Monday, 2 May 2022

Ridgemill Estate Barrel Fermented Semillon 2018

 

Barrel fermented Semillon. Enjoy the mouth-filling pleasure on offer here. This is very good.

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Ridgemill Estate WYP Chardonnay 2021

 


Peter McGlashan bleeds for his Chardonnay. Such is his passion, I must admit I keenly await this release each year. This 2021 can be best described as lean and delicate.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Ridgemill Estate Fumé Blanc 2021

 

Fumé is the only way to make Sauv Blanc I say and this is a beauty. Textured, considered and layered with interest, this is a terrific drink. 

Sunday, 20 March 2022

Storm King Wine Co Mataro Graciano 2021

 

Medium-bodied red fruit driven Mataro meets a muscular Graciano in this 80/20 blend. A new label from the Granite Belt, these Storm King Wine Co wines have landed on the scene with a respectable presence. Debuting with three wines in the range (including Vermentino & Shiraz Malbec), considered winemaking with wines such as these continue to raise the profile of the Queensland industry.

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Storm King Wine Co Shiraz Malbec 2021

A Shiraz Malbec from the Granite Belt shaking things up. A new label on the scene, clever packaging with some old school techniques courtesy of Ray Costanzo and his wife Jen.

Monday, 14 March 2022

Storm King Wine Co Vermentino 2021

 

Hello Storm King Wine Co! A side project for Ray Costanzo and his wife Jen, these wines are about small batches that are handcrafted using traditional techniques. Here we have a cracking debut Vermentino release that shows vitality, textural interest and wonderful savoury appeal. 

Monday, 10 January 2022

Wilhelm Scream Tempranillo 2019

 


Tempranillo directed by La Petite Mort and filmed on location at Bents Road Winery. I only know this because this is what a very clever back label says. Oh, and this is a very approachable wine that screams (can I say that?) for food. 

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Ballandean Estate Fiano 2021

 


Fiano is a white variety hitting its straps around Australia. Ballandean Estate has been producing this variety for several years now and each vintage is as appealing and energetic as the previous. This is a great wine and one worth befriending when in search of an alternative to the main white wines seen on the shelf.

Golden Grove Estate Marnita Muscat NV

Soak your dried fruit in this overnight and then spoon over ice cream. There is a Christmas hack. Or just sip slow. A fab non-vintage Muscat made from Golden Grove Estate's 65-year-old vines - the oldest and the original vines planted on the estate.

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Twisted Gum Shiraz 2019


Bright and joyous, this is a tasty number from little Granite Belt producer Twisted Gum.

Twisted Gum Verdelho Semillon 2021

 

Tim and Michelle Coelli run a cute cellar door and rely on their 3 hectare site to supply all their fruit. With testing weather conditions in recent years, they've pushed on resisting to buy in fruit. Here they have combined two white varieties rarely paired with one another. It's a neat summertime drink.

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Ridgemill Estate Snigley's Rosé 2021

Red cordial appearance, there is a little weight and booty to this Rosé.

Witches Falls Moscato 2021

 

With a light spritz, this is like a taste of sideshow alley. It's all fun and playful with a bit of sweetness.

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Ridgemill Estate Pinot G 2021

 


Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio? Do many wine lovers even know the difference? Labelling it simply as Pinot G is a fair call I reckon.

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Ridgemill Estate Hungry Horse CDW 2021

 

I do laugh every time I see Hungry Horse on a Ridgemill Estate label. Winemaker Peter McGlashan first released this wine as a red blend back in 2012 and shared a funny story about the name. There is now a classic dry white to match its sibling. The Hungry Horse is a story about bludging relief teacher and a problem-solving task set to kill time. Hands up who had one of those dodgy relief teachers.