Showing posts with label Mildura. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mildura. Show all posts

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Vino Intrepido Nero's Fiddle Nero d'Avola 2021

Point the glass to the light and it's a glorious shade of crimson. Dangerously smooth, this is a great barbecue slurp to share around.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Golden Grove Estate Rosé Brosé 2021


You could see this disappear from your glass in pretty quick time. What a delight this is to throw back. A smashing label and a smashing wine. 

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Golden Grove Estate The Skins Vermentino 2020


Skin contact Vermentino, yet if you were unaware of its make up, you'd think it was a clever take on the variety full stop. The brilliance here is in the making. 

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Unsung Hero Ansonica 2020


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.

Friday, 25 September 2020

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Ravens Croft Sagrantino Rosé 2020


A Granite Belt vintage ravaged by the elements saw winemakers seek fruit from other regions. This Sagrantino was sourced from Chalmer's vineyards in Mildura. A tasty wine, it seems to have hit the jackpot with the 'sold out' sign nearly posted - not bad considering it was released not too long ago.

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Santolin Wines Cosa Nostra Il Capo 2018

Come for a swim in an ocean of black fruit delish. Slot this into the 'comfort wine' category (if there was ever such a thing).

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Golden Grove Estate Vermentino 2015

As with the Sauvignon Blanc, Golden Grove's crop for the 2015 vintage was severely wiped out on Christmas Eve 2014 due to a hail storm. The majority of fruit for this wine was sourced from Chalmers in Mildura with a small portion of Granite Belt fruit salvaged.

Lots of citrusy aromas driven by lemons. A whiff of lychee and green melon peers through too.

Some of the fruit was barrel fermented, and whilst the texture adds some neat complexity, I can't help but think the fruit has been hemmed in a little and hasn't expressed itself as much as I would have like. A creamy character takes the stage and is nicely balanced with delicate weight.

Drink now with oysters or creamy pasta dishes.

Very good.

Region: Mildura and Granite Belt
RRP: $28
Source: Sample

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