Showing posts with label Roussanne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roussanne. Show all posts

Saturday, 23 September 2023

In Two Minds Two Pairs Reserve MRV 2022


I met Kate Day, one of the two Kates behind the In Two Minds label, on my recent trip to Mudgee. Although Mudgee based, she makes her wines interstate with her sister-in-law Katherine Day, drawing parcels of fruit from a range of regions. An excitable and passionate winemaker, she says this wine pays homage to Don Lewis who was a great mentor in her early years.

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Yangarra Estate Blanc 2022


An exercise in blending expertise, this Yangarra Estate Blanc brings together a curious bunch of varieties, yet the final product is a fabulous wine dripping with textural interest.

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Yangarra Estate Ovitelli Blanc 2021


Wonderfully textural with a faint minerally vibe, this Ovetelli Blanc is making quite a name for itself.

Sunday, 7 May 2023

Yelland and Papps Brumeux Rousanne 2022


More funk than Funky Cold Medina and more layers than those Instagram rainbow layer cakes, this is an absolute joy to drink. Cool, considered, and edgy, it's a wine that hits the high hats time and again.

Monday, 1 May 2023

Yelland and Papps Single Vineyard Roussanne 2022


Roussanne + Yelland & Papps = interest and this 2022 is no different. Kick back and peel back the veneers of pleasure one at a time, and trust me, you could be there for a while...

Sunday, 12 February 2023

Yelland and Papps Blanc 2022


If you enjoy Chardonnay you'd be sure to enjoy Roussanne and no one does it better than Yelland and Papps. Now with four interpretations of the variety, this Blanc delivers interest for days.

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Yangarra Estate Ovitelli Blanc 2020


Welcome to the debut Ovitelli Blanc release. A magnificent wine, there is plenty going on as you'd expect from Yangarra Estate. The back label states, "Renowned for our Grenache and respecting the distant homelands of this variety, we planted its white varietal cousins." Lovers of texture and interest ought to dip their oar in.

Friday, 29 July 2022

Tim Smith Bugalugs White 2022


Becoming a grandfather has certainly softened Tim Smith. He only used to make a Riesling and Viognier. Now he's blending white and making a Rosé. Who is this guy?

Drink this though. It's good. Very good! I feel all levels of Parisian drinking it. Classy and then some. 

Monday, 27 June 2022

Yalumba Eden Valley Roussanne 2020


Layered and textured, there is plenty to admire and adore. Part of the Samuel's Collection, this range represents great drinking. This Roussanne is Yalumba's entry-level and it's a fab alternative to Chardonnay.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Lienert Estate Roussanne 2021


I've said it before, these Lienert wines have such impressive shelf appeal. This is a damn good Roussanne too - a win-win.

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Guigal Cote Du Rhone Blanc 2019


This Guigal arrived as part of a sample pack from Yalumba in readiness for International Viognier Day on 30 April. If you were to describe this wine using an emoji, it would be 'meh'.

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Yelland and Papps Single Vineyard Roussanne 2021


A Roussanne that has an absorbing presence as it rolls through the mouth with absolute ease. Well played here from Yelland & Papps - the masters of the variety in Australia.

Monday, 14 March 2022

Yelland and Papps Roussanne 2021

Always so intriguing. Always so delicious. If interest and complexity float your boat, get your oar and paddle this way. Autumn is the season for textured whites and this rockets to the top of that list ready to deliver supreme joy.

Friday, 11 February 2022

d'Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne 2021

Fleshy and rounded, I like the cut of this wine's jib. Perhaps we need to start a Roussanne Appreciation Society? I'd commence the journey with this wine - great value for $22 and it's certified organic too.

Monday, 13 December 2021

Yelland and Papps Limited Cuvée Roussanne 2016


Find me a better producer of Roussanne in Australia - I dare you. The consideration, judicious handling and layers of interest Yelland & Papps generate from this variety are simply incredible. Here is a Roussanne of unrivaled proportions. An excellent wine hands down.

Monday, 11 October 2021

Langmeil Three Gardens Viognier Marsanne Roussanne 2020


Love a considered and layered blend? Go here. 94 points for a lobster (Australian slang for a $20 note). Woah!

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Indigo Vineyard Roussanne 2018


Just like the rollercoaster for little kids at the theme park, this slowly works into the corners and maneuvers about with ease as though it's on rails. When you want a white with some personality, hello Roussanne!

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. 

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Yelland and Papps Second Take Roussanne 2020


There is so much interest to peruse with this wine. Not fined nor filtered, this Roussanne is from the Barossa's Yelland & Papps is in its raw form and generates maximum impact.