Showing posts with label Heathcote. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heathcote. Show all posts

Wednesday 23 August 2023

Wednesday 2 November 2022

Valentine Greco 2019


Dom Valentine is one of the Yarra Valley cool cats. Not afraid to push the boundaries, he's amassed quite the portfolio. This Greco is a thinker's wine. Smart gear, throw it at a degustation menu.

Friday 22 July 2022

De Bortoli Re-Write The Rules Pinot Noir 2021


A new label from De Bortoli. A Victorian Pinot Noir but the detail on the label is scant. But it is said to be 'fragrant, fun soulful and vibrant'.

Friday 18 March 2022

Montevecchio Rosso Field Blend 2020


Splash this in your plastic cup at the beach, or pour generously at a barbecue with friends, a rissole and snag on bread await. Take this and its sibling Montevecchio Bianco and you're sorted.

Montevecchio Bianco Field Blend 2021


The complexity is in the making not the enjoying. A mega field blend, this slides down all too easily. A wine that is a fab go-to for a casual gathering with friends.

Montevecchio Moscato Frizzante 2020


Here's cheers to an easy refreshment. A Moscato with a slight spritz to tickle your fancy - if you like them a little sweeter.

Monday 10 January 2022

Vino Intrepido Blood of My Blood Sangiovese 2020


Casual sips on an overcast afternoon to pizza and pasta night. This is a neat Sangiovese driven by pleasing savoury characters.

Thursday 11 November 2021

Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2019


Two things skip out at me about Heathcote wines: those red Cambrian soils and eucalyptus notes. This Rufus Stone holds true to form. 

Saturday 21 August 2021

Golden Grove Estate Tranquillo Bianco 2021


This is all picnics, big shady trees and people grazing on shared plates by the river. An easy, uncomplicated blend.

Thursday 19 August 2021

Tellurian TWB 2020


A terrifically long and textural blend here from Heathocote's Tellurian Wines. Roussanne, Marsanne and Grenache Gris come together and what a fabulous debut it is! More like this, please. 

Sunday 11 July 2021

Vino Intrepido Sacred and Profane Sagrantino 2020


Big, broad, this is a muscular type. If you like them large, Sagrantino could be your new thing.

Sunday 27 June 2021

Tellurian Rosé 2020


This Rosé from Tellurian is a blend of Shiraz,  Nero d'Avola, Mourvedre and Grenache. A terrific food wine it must be said, but the school of thought is that a 'food wine' is below par. Not so. This wine will make the dining experience enjoyable rather than it needing a wingman to prop it up.

Tellurian Riesling 2020

Heathcote is best known for its Shiraz rather than Riesling but greetings to this release from Tellurian.

Friday 25 June 2021

Tellurian GSM 2019


The GSM blend can be exhilarating when done well and this release from Tellurian urges attention. Such a great drink, you can't help but gravitate towards it. 

Friday 18 June 2021

Tellurian Redline Shiraz 2019


A barbecue special. Personally, I'd go a hamburger. One of those trendy double smashies will do me just fine. A drink now Shiraz from Tellurian's now certified organic vineyards.

Thursday 17 June 2021

Tellurian Pastiche Shiraz 2018


A Shiraz that needs food. Feed it protein. Preferably barbecued - but that's just me...

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Born and Raised Heathcote Nebbiolo 2017

Nebbiolo done two ways. Two different vineyards, both handled the same. This is an very tidy wine from the sandy Heathcote soils.

Thursday 19 November 2020

Tellurian Block 3 TLR 2016


It's  fabulous exercise sitting siblings beside one another and comparing their likeness. Tellurian's TLR stands for Top of the Long Row whereas the SR resides at the bottom of the hill - the Short Rows.

Tellurian Block 3 SR 2016


The beauty of Heathcote Shiraz. If you have yet to experience what quality wines can be found in this region, I couldn't recommend this Shiraz highly enough.