Showing posts with label New England. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New England. Show all posts

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Dirt Candy Pink Pet Nat 2021


A Pet Nat made with Topper's Mountain Shiraz and Gruner grown in Gamilaroi Country - New England, NSW. A sapping fizz awaits with a little touch of yeastiness still loitering.

Friday, 30 October 2020

La Petite Mort Chardonnay 2017


Detail and texture sum up La Petite Mort wines best. Wonderfully well considered wines they are. This Chardonnay is a treasure.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Red Letter Days What She Said Tempranillo 2018

I can't say I've had a New England Tempranillo - til now.
Winemaker Greg McGill is a proud Scotsman and also loves The Office - hence the name. A quick Google search will fill you in for those who don't watch the show...

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Red Top Petit Manseng 2014

This is a community made wine crushed and fermented within the walls of the Craft Wine Store, Brisbane. The fruit comes from Mark Kirkby's Topper's Mountain vineyard in New England with the winemaking overseen by Mike Hayes.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Symphony Hill Gewurztraminer 2014

Owner Ewen Macpherson says this wine has jazz hands. I know what he means. Well, sort of. There's something very special and alluring about it. So much so, it was recently awarded the Best Other Single Varietal Wine at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.

Although Symphony Hill is a winery part Queensland's Granite Belt region, winemaker Mike Hayes sources the fruit from the New England region just down the road.

Pretty and attractive aromas of rose petals and Turkish delight run riot filling the glass. These move seamlessly to delicious fruit highlighted by lychee and some lavender. A gentle flutter of spice lingers brilliantly on a long and soft finish.

It's just one of those wines you shake your head at in amazement. I did a bit of head shaking, and some buying. A couple made their way home.


Region: New England
RRP: $35
Source: Cellar Door

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Symphony Hill Gewurztraminer 2013

Seriously good fire fighting power here. Gorgeously aromatic and with plenty of fuel in the tank to match your Thai. Not only did it match the Thai well for me but the duck dish was also washed down beautifully.

Lychees, musk and rose water reign supreme. There's plenty of textural interest too which adds an extra dimension to the aromas on offer. An excellent length which just keeps ticking away rounds off an excellent wine.

Disclaimer: despite being a proud Queenslander, winemaker Mike Hayes has crossed the border and sourced the fruit for this wine from the New England region. If he keeps dishing up wines like this, such blemishes can be overlooked :)

Check the website for the comprehensive list of where the wine is poured or can be purchased. Do yourself a favour!

Who: Symphony Hill Wines
What: Gewurztraminer (12.8% alc)
Where: Granite Belt
When: 2013
How much: $30

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