James Suckling 91 points. The 2016 vintage was voted White Wine of the Year by the Italian Sommelliers Association in 2019. This is a dry and medium bodied Grechetto with refreshing acidity. The fruit is ripe and characterized by yellow peach, nectarine, ripe Asian pear and meyer lemon. There are underlying floral notes of acacia and hawthorn and finishes with a pleasant chalky minerality. Variety: 100% Grechetto First vintage produced: 1989. Training Techniques: Spurred Cordon, Guyot with vine density of 5.000 vines per Ha. Yield per hectare 8-9 tons Aging: 3 months in steel and minimum 3 months aging in the bottle Aroma: intense perfumes...
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Blank Canvas "Meta" Late Harvest Riesling 2018 375ml (HH 96)
96 Points 'Full golden colour, brilliant. The bouquet is honeyed and rich, with some marmalade and fruit compote nuances, nutty background. In the mouth, it has intense flavour and is very frisky with elevated acidity, which undercuts the substantial sweetness. A glorious wine of great drive and energy.' Huon Hooke, The Real Review 23/09/20 WINERY NOTE: We chose the name ‘Meta’ for our botrytised, late harvested Riesling, as it embodies the remarkable change of condition the grapes undergo as they are transformed by noble rot over the final weeks of Autumn. From healthy fruit into shrivelled but concentrated, intensely sweet berries;...
Blank Canvas Abstract Three Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (BC 95)
95 Points - "From the Dillons Point sub-region. Fermented and aged for 14 months in five-year-old French oak puncheons. This wine stands out in a crowd ... of sauvignons. For a start it has a rich, mouth-filling texture and real depth of fruit with a mouth-watering savouriness. Don't quaff it, savour it. This is serious sauvignon 22/6/2022" Bob Campbell MW . Cameron Douglas MS 95 points. 95 points - Outstanding "Complex and new, modern and enticing bouquet of lemon curd and lees spices, fresh peach and quince, there’s a natural soil smoky quality with a fine dried herb and natural varietal lift. Delicious with flavours of yellow...
Blank Canvas Escaroth Chardonnay 2021 (BC 96)
Bob Campbell MW 96 points - 5 stars "Taut, intense and complex chardonnay with nectarine, ripe peach, mineral/oyster shell, nutty yeast lees and subtle spicy oak flavours. Very appealing now but with a promising future. Clearly a great vintage." 15/9/2022. Cameron Douglas MS 95 points. *95 points - Outstanding "Fabulous bouquet with a range of scents from youthful, fresh, some new wood energy and spice with a core of fruit, to a sense of place with warm silty soils and whisps of salty air. Complex. On the palate a full-bodied wine with a satin touch, flavours of white nectarine and ripe grapefruit flesh, apples and a leesy mineral...
Blank Canvas Holdaway Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2022 (BC 94)
Bob Campbell MW -94 points - 4.5 stars "Appealing sauvignon with a weighty, textural palate and intense passionfruit, guava, box hedge, root ginger and saline/oyster shell flavours. Complex wine from the Dillons Point subregion." 15/9/2022. Winemaker's Notes: This single vineyard rendition of Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the Holdaway Family vineyard at Dillons Point – our favourite sub region for the variety. It is a classic expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, being 100% tank fermented, but it offers complexity of texture and a mineral drive that summons river stones and sea spray. Blackcurrant, guava and passionfruit are...
Brancaia Il Bianco Sauvignon Blanc 2021 IGT (Organic) (JS 90)
100% Sauvignon Blanc James Suckling 90 points. Lemon, melon rind and jack fruit on the nose. Medium-bodied, fruity and fleshy. Crisp finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Sauvignon Blanc from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Certified organic. Brancaia Il Bianco is a fresh and floral white characterised by a straw yellow color. The nose opens with a pleasant fruity bouquet that is transmitted to the fresh and delicate palate, with a pleasantly balanced acidity. Fruity character with plenty of dried-apples, mangoes and pineapple . Medium body and bright acidity. Fresh finish. Perfect to accompany fish and shellfish dishes, it is...
Cantina Kaltern "Campaner" Gewurtztraminer 2020 (WA 91)
Wine Advocate 91 points. This is a pleasantly fragrant white that offers steady aromatic and floral intensity, but it doesn't go too far. The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Campaner shows white flowers, tropical fruit, night-blooming jasmine, acacia honey and crushed stone. This wine embraces all those characteristic varietal aromas with whole-hearted intensity. It's the perfect fit for a grilled mahi-mahi on a balmy evening. ML Sep 2021.
Cantina Kaltern "Saleit" Alto Adige Chardonnay 2020 (LM 96)
Luca Maroni 96 The Alto Adige Chardonnay Saleit of the Kaltern-Caldaro winery is born in vineyards located in the municipality of Caldaro, in the province of Bolzano. "The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Chardonnay Saleit offers underlined primary fruit intensity with orchard fruit, nectarine, lemon zest and a touch of warm custard cream that gives more depth and complexity to the bouquet. The mid-weight approach on offer here gives the wine extra dimension and enables it to wrap smoothly over the palate. This release of about 40,000 bottles would be terrific with a baked, breaded cod." WA 93 It is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, harvested...
Cantina Kaltern Alto Adige "Vial" Pinot Bianco 2020 (WA 93)
Wine Advocate 93 points. In this edition of 50,000 bottles, the 2020 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Vial presents a classic expression of this excellent winemaking region in the far north of Italy. The wine represents an ideal match of grape variety and territory with a clear and exacting bouquet, followed by good dimension and firmness. The rather neutral personality of the aromas, with white peach, honey and pear, makes this wine ideal to serve with a delicate fish or crabmeat. Pretty notes of crushed white rock help to extend the mouthfeel, add momentum and conjure up visions of the Dolomite cliffs. ML Sep 2020.
Cantina Tramin "Moriz" Pinot Bianco Alto Adige 2021 (WA 92)
Wine Advocate 92 points. With fruit from high elevation vineyards, the Cantina Tramin 2021 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Moriz is a tight and linear wine with extreme focus on white fruit, pear and wild mountain flower. Those aromas are backed by a fresh sense of dryness and minerality that gives this wine enormous appeal with any vegetarian dish or the exotic food favors of Thailand or Southeast Asia. Production is 65,000 bottles, and the wine sees a simple aging of five months in stainless steel. This is a terrific bargain. ML Dec 2021. James Suckling 91 points. Plenty of crisp pear and ripe-apple fruit that’s lifted by notes of green beans...
Cantina Tramin "Selida" Gewurtztraminer 2021 (JS 92)
James Suckling 92 points. "With its effusive nose of yellow roses and the full and silky yet fresh and dry palate, this is a classic modern Alto Adige gewurz. Light- footed and full of Alpine freshness at the long finish. Drink now." Wine Advocate 91 points. Pouring from a tall and slender bottle, the Cantina Tramin 2021 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Selida is very floral with night-blooming jasmine, mountain flower and tuberose. Mid-weight in texture with waxy tones, it offers honey and fuzzy peach. That floral sweetness is followed by a pinch of sea salt or crushed quartz. With time, savory notes of dried sage and mountain herb also appear....
Cantina Tramin Alto Adige Chardonnay 2021 (WA 90)
Wine Advocate 90 points. The 2021 Alto Adige Chardonnay shows a pretty filigree of aromas with sweet citrus, white flower and dried mineral. The wine is streamlined and tight with lasting freshness that revives the entire palate. Made only in stainless steel, there are faint aromas of flower and wild grass on the easy finish. This is a great value with 110,000 bottles released. ML Dec 2022. The grapes are harvested by hand in small bins and gently pressed immediately following harvest. Primary fermentation occurs in steel tanks, followed by partial malolactic fermentation. Maturation also takes place in small steel tanks. Colour: Greenish...
Cantina Tramin Alto Adige Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The grapes come from vineyards planted at 350 – 550 m above sea level in calcareous clay and gravelly soils. WINERY NOTES: Colour: greenish-yellow colour Taste: It is a fine white wine, slightly aromatic intensely floral with a bouquet of elderflower and nettle, and spicy notes of paprika and green gooseberries. Its freshness and intense flavour can be surprising. Enjoyable as an aperitif and delicious with tasty appetisers. This Sauvignon also pairs well with asparagus, fish, seafood and poultry.
Cantina Tramin Glarea Chardonnay 2020 (JS 91)
James Suckling 91 points. The toasted-baguette aroma leaps out of the glass at you, but there’s also plenty of Amalfi-lemon fruit and a touch of herbal freshness. At once rather juicy and creamy on the medium-bodied palate, some healthy tannins emerging at the generous and slightly smoky finish. Just coming into its best. Drink or hold. The name Glarea stems from Rhaeto-Romance language and means a pile of gravel, a clear reference to the composition of the soil in the vineyards. WINERY NOTE: Colour: Glarea is straw yellow with greenish hues. Aroma and Taste: Ripe banana, apricot and pineapple dominate in the nose. This Chardonnay tastes...
Capanna Sant'Antimo Pinot Grigio 2021
TYPE: DOC BLEND: 100% Pinot Grigio VINIFICATION: Pressing whole grapes, fermentation in steel at a low temperature (12-16 °C) for about 1 month. AGEING: In oak casks of 5-10 hl for a few months. ON SALE FROM: 6-8 months from the harvest. NOTES: Colour: straw-yellow. Bouquet: fruity when young, intense, characteristic. Taste: velvety, dry but soft on the palate, harmonious. Food pairings: starters, fish or vegetable pasta dishes, baked fish.
Castillo de Monjardin "Les Altos" Unoaked Chard 2021 (Gold)
Gold Medal Mundus Vini, 2022. DO Navarra, Trophy and Gold, Best White of Navarra Region. Description: From our vineyard “El Cerezo”, we make this Chardonnay unoake. Grapes are harvested in the cold night to maximise freshness and high fruit concentration. It exhibits a perfume of citrus, apple, and white peach. Its palate is crisp, it is a vibrant Chardonnay with lively acidity, good concentration, rich and long. Grape: 100% Chardonnay Vineyard: El Cerezo, 35 years old Terroir: Clay Altitude: 600 m. Aging: No oak Alcohol: 13%
Castillo de Monjardin Chard Barrel Selection 2019 (IWCGold)
Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge, Paris 2020. Description: From our vineyard “Azqueta”, our Chardonnay is slowly fermented in new French barriques and aged for 6 months with its lees doing batonnage. Golden color with aromas of vanilla and citrics. It has a good structure, well balanced on the palate, very elegant and fresh. Grape: 100% Chardonnay Vineyard: Azqueta, 35 years old Terroir: Clay Altitude: 600 m. Aging: 6 months new french barrique Alcohol: 13,5%
Castillo de Monjardin Chardonnay Reserva 2017 (2 Gold)
Top Ten Best Selling Wines - December 2022 Under $60 IWC Gold, 2022. Gold Medal, Mundus Vini 2019. Only few Chardonnays in Spain can be aged for a long time as reserva and stay fresh, balanced and elegant. Thanks to our location at Monjardín Valley, we are able to make this style of wine. La Rellanada Vineyard Located just infront of the winery, planted in 1988 it has always grown very high quality grapes. At an altitude of 650 m, we harvest in October, when grapes are golden colour. Yield is low which brings high concentration, fantastic acidity and rich texture. Winemaking and Aging Harvested at night with cold temperature, we do skin...
Chard Farm Closeburn Unoaked Chardonnay 2021
wine description: Juicy nectarine and pear fruits, with apple blossom floral tones giving a nice lift to the attractive bouquet. The palate displays wonderful purity of tree fruit flavour. There is a nice flow to the structure and length, with good balance and chewy acidity. winemaker’s comments: Closeburn is our un-oaked Chardonnay. The fruit is grown throughout the Central Otago region and exhibits the regions natural elegant fruit flavours and mineral complexity. The wine is fermented in tank to retain its bright fruit. It is then left to rest on its yeast lees to gain some doughy complexity and softness. This is a refreshing...
Clos Haut Peyraguey 2016 375ml (WA 93)
Wine Advocate 93 points. The pale lemon colored 2016 Clos Haut-Peyraguey reveals a veritable cornucopia of tropical notes—guava, mango and pineapple—with nuances of spiced pears, jasmine, fallen leaves and allspice plus a touch of acacia honey. The palate is elegantly styled with all those intense scents marrying beautifully into a perfumed restraint, finishing with a lively citrus lift. LPB Mar 2019. #BB
Col d'Orcia Ghaie Chardonnay Sant'Antimo 2019 (Organic)
The new denomination “Sant'Antimo” is allowed only to wines obtained from grapes produced in the Montalcino area, a further enrichment to the already existing preciousness that is its own. Ghiaie Bianche is a Chardonnay fermented in barrique from grapes produced in the Col d'Orcia area, which gives the consumer the opportunity to appreciate the charm of Montalcino in the best variety of aromatic white grapes. In this wine we find all the depth and immensity of the Mediterranean summer. Colour: Intense straw yellow. Bouquet: Intense and complex bouquet with fruity notes like yellow apple and pineapple with elegant scent of spices and...
Col d'Orcia Ghiaie Chardonnay Sant'Antimo 2020 Organic
Falstaff 92 points. WINERY NOTE: The new denomination “Sant’Antimo” is allowed exclusively to the wines vinified from grapes grown in the area of Montalcino, further enriching its already prestigious wine reality. Organic. Ghiaie Bianche is a barrel fermented Chardonnay from grapes grown on the Col d’Orcia estate and will give the taster the chance of savoring the character of the Montalcino in the best known white aromatic grape. You will find in this wine all the depth and intensity of the Mediterranean summer.
Col d'Orcia Pinot Grigio Toscana 2021 IGT (JS 91)
James Suckling 91 points. "White peach, lemon, apple and sliced pear on the nose. Medium bodied with a juicy , fruity and fresh palate. Bright finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."
De Morgenzon DMZ Chardonnay 2021
A classic example of fine Stellenbosch Chardonnay, this wine shows stone fruit aromas of nectarine and peach with subtle citrus hints and creamy oak. The palate has bright acidity and limey freshness, but delivers rich texture and a chalky, mineral length. Winemaker: Adam Mason Varietal blend: 100% Chardonnay Appellation: Stellenbosch.
De Morgenzon DMZ Chenin Blanc 2022 ( Top 10 WM)
Top Ten Chenin, Winemag. The bright nose displays fine Chenin attributes of floral and citrus aromas. The crisp, refreshing palate has succulence and weight providing a finish with texture and good length.
De Morgenzon Stellenbosch Maestro White 2018
Gold & Regional Trophy International Wine Challenge 2020. 93 points Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2020. 92 Points Decanter World Wine Awards 2019. The nose shows notes of concentrated orange and yellow stone fruits, with a hint of spice, citrus and blossoms. The palate is full-bodied, textured and nuanced with a lingering after taste. Winemaker Carl van der Merwe Varietal blend 38% Roussanne 26% Chenin Blanc 22% Grenache Blanc 8% Viognier 6% Marsanne Appellation Stellenbosch
Deep Woods Hillside Margaret River Chardonnay 2021 (JH 92)
ERIN LARKIN, HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2023 92 points. Matured for 8 months in French oak (20% new). There is salted peach, some curry leaf and plenty of brine. The acidity is staunch, not uncommon in 2021, but it is met and matched by the precise fruit and vibrant flavours in the mouth. Exceptional value for money....
Deep Woods Hillside Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (JH 93)
ERIN LARKIN, HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2023, 93 points. Texture, breadth, line, concentration, balance... all of it wrapped in a web of saline acid. Slam dunk. COLOUR Pale lemon. AROMA Vibrant grassy and bell pepper aromas balanced with rich lime curd. PALATE This wine brims with a zippy acidity, sweet citrus fruits and herbaceous, grassy notes. This a refreshing wine with a long saline finish. CELLARING This wine may be enjoyed on release but will find further complexity over the next two to three years.
Deep Woods Margaret River Chardonnay 2022
COLOUR Pale straw with a golden hue. AROMA White flowers, nectarine and lemon peel aromas with warm toasty almond biscuit. PALATE This wine displays juicy white peach flavours with an underlying citrus freshness. This is a medium bodied Chardonnay with vibrant notes of candied lime peel and rich roasted cashews CELLARING This wine may be enjoyed on release but will find further complexity with two to three of years ageing.
Deep Woods Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2022 (JH 95)
JAMES HALLIDAY, TOP 100 WINES 2022, 95 points. Partial barrel fermentation adds another dimension to the citrus, snow pea and passionfruit of the wine, the rich, varietally precise bouquet marking a multi-layered palate that takes barely a split second to fill every part of the long, lingering palate with its grapefruit and nectarine flavours. As usual, exceptional value.
Delaire Graff Summercourt Chardonnay 2020 (Top 10 WM)
Top 10, WineMag Chardonnay Challenge, 92 points. Platter 4 stars. "Total production: 17 600 bottles Abv: 13.5% Fermentation begun in tank and finished in older oak barrels. Left in barrel for two months before being transferred to tank for six months of further maturation. Top notes of blossom and herbs before citrus, apple and a hint of vanilla on the nose. The palate is clean-cut with good fruit concentration, bright acidity and a pithy finish. Has a lovely energy about it." WINERY NOTE: Vibrant and pure, this Chardonnay is a classic expression of Stellenbosch’s mountainous terroir. The handcrafted skill of our Winemaker is evident in a...
Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (CD 95)
Cameron Douglas MS 95 points. Bob Campbell MW 93 points. Dog Point’s version of the classic aromatic Marlborough style of Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes are hand-picked from eight of their own vineyards within the Wairau Valley. Cropped at an average of 7.5 tonnes/hectare (50hl/ha). The fruit is whole bunch pressed, cold settled before fermentation and 3-4 months aging in stainless steel tanks. A portion of this wine is fermented using indigenous yeast. Bottled without fining. Bright, fresh, citrus driven sauvignon, with elements of honeydew melon, pears and gala apples in the background. A very pure, yet restrained, classic sauvignon expression....
Driftwood Artifacts Margaret River Chardonnay 2021 (JH 93)
"With 3% pinot gris. Gingin clone fermented wild in barrel, matured for 9 months in French oak (30% new). There are all sorts of words to accurately describe this wine: crystalline, pure, glass shard, mineral, alka seltzer ... however the characters that really define it swing toward elderflower and nashi pear, summer lemons, pink grapefruit and snow pea florals. Through the finish there is a fine marbling of crushed nuts and gentle spice. Very pretty. Once it settles from its youth, this will be supremely elegant. 93 points." Erin Larkin Published 03 August 2022. COLOUR Brilliant lemon straw. AROMATICS Complex layering of crisp grapefruit,...
Evans & Tate Broadway Margaret River Chardonnay 2018
Siver Medal, James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge. COLOUR Pale straw in colour with a fresh green rim. AROMA The wild barrel ferment on solids adds savoury aromatics such as wild herbs and toasty-flinty notes. PALATE Flavours of rockmelon, pear and citrus drive the palate with layers of complexity providing the thumb print of the Evans & Tate house style. Extended maturation in barrel has also contributed malt flavours, textural complexity and beautiful integration. CELLARING Delicious now, or enjoy for up to six years from vintage.
Evans & Tate Broadway Margaret River Chardonnay 2019
Silver Medal, James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge. Silver Medal, Margaret River wine Awards. The term Broadway is referred to by our winemakers as the popular Caves Rd stretch along which our Chardonnay vineyards for this wine are dotted. These strategic vineyard locations capture the array of northern, southern and central flavours and characters of the varietal to make a style that truly captures the essence of Chardonnay from Margaret River. The fruit was selectively hand picked and the cold fruit loaded directly into the press for whole bunch pressing. This gentle handling is critical to produce our unique style of Chardonnay. The wine...
Evans & Tate Wild Cape Sauvignon Blanc 2022 (RJ 93)
Gold Medal, Royal Sydney Wine Show 2022. Gold Medal Margaret River Wine Show 2023. THE WEST AUSTRALIAN WINE GUIDE 2023, 93 points. Pleasantly aromatic and lifted. Summer punch: green mango, passionfruit and fresh cut grass. A crisp and refreshing medium-bodied style of sauvignon blanc with a lemon-herb finish. Exactly what you hope for from Margs sauv blanc. Made for early drinking. Enjoy now and for the next 3 years. COLOUR Light and vibrant with a youthful lime green tint. AROMA A super bright and lifted nose with layer upon layer of seductive, juicy Sauvignon Blanc aromas. Lime leaf, fig, lychee and mango skin, overlaid with elegant notes...
Fontanafredda Derthona Timorasso 2020
An ancient grape variety, historically indigenous to the Tortonese hills, Timorasso, now brought back to life by taking the name Derthona. It has a floral charm of great elegance and power, with great minerality. Technical notes The grapes, rigorously harvested by hand, are delivered to the cellar in 20-kilo boxes. Immediately de-stemmed and pressed, it is cold macerated for 12 hours at a temperature of 8 ° C. At the end of the maceration, the grapes are softly squeezed and the must, after a rest in the tank for about 24 hours, is decanted in order to separate the coarser deposits. Finally, alcoholic fermentation takes place inside steel...
Fontanafredda Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG 2021
Straw yellow with splendid greenish reflections. Nice minerality gradually evolving to hints of freshly cut grass, grapefruit, lavender, white melon, pear and almond with hints of sage. Ample and complex, long lasting finish. Cortese is a white grape variety that is most famous for its role in the crisp, lime-scented wines of Gavi. The variety is known for its bracingly high acidity and its ability to retain freshness, even when grown in hot environments. Apple, peach and honeydew flavors are commonly associated with Cortese wine, with lime, almond and light herbal or grassy aromas. The variety has been grown in the southeastern part of...
Fontanafredda Moscato d'Asti Le Fronde 2021 DOCG Organic
Tasting Notes: The fragrance of its aroma, wich comes direct from the grapes, imbues this wine with an intense nose of musk, black locust and orange flowers, sage and honey, and the lingering of its carefree flavour brings out the brightest of spirits. The warmth arid light that the sun has shed on the vineyards are reproduced in the glass, where this clear, straw-yellow wine has a pleasantly sweet taste that is very well-balanced and features honey and just-picked grapes. Pairings A very appealing drink on its own, it is the ideal wine to be served with many kinds of sweet, particularly when they have a fine, delicate flavour. "Proprieta in...
Fontanafredda Roero Arneis "Pradalupo" DOCG 2021
Tasting notes The colour is intense straw yellow with greenish reflexes. The bouquet is reminiscent of exotic fruits, matured peers, hawthorn and acacia honey. In the mouth it is warm, velvety, soft and ripe with a nice acidity level, giving the wine freshness and a long lasting aftertaste. "Proprieta in FF"
Forest Hill Estate Chardonnay 2018
Covid messed up the ratings process for this wine and ir was not rated. The 2017, 2019 and 2020 were all rated 92-96 by James Halliday and this is consistent. Forest Hill Vineyard has a unique place in the history of Western Australia’s wine industry, being the first cool climate vineyard planted in the state. A two hectare vineyard was planted in 1965. More than 50 years on Forest Hill is family owned and run. Bright straw in colour with aromas of pears, nougat and flint. The palate has flavours of fresh citrus and figs with zesty finish. The lees stirring has built texture and weight across the palate. Mostly hand-picked, chilled further...
Fromm Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (WE 93)
Wine Enthusiast 93 points. WINERY NOTE: We produce a classic style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Fruit is hand-picked early in the season to retain the fresh crisp acidity that is so much a part of the Marlborough style. We add additional complexity at the Winery by aging a portion of the wine in old French barrels, adding weight and texture to the final wine. Our Sauvignon Blanc is food friendly, exhibiting intense varietal aromas well supported by richness and palate weight. Winemaking This certified organic Sauvignon Blanc, was 100% hand-picked, whole bunch pressed straight to tank and fermented to bone dry. Tasting notes This ripe...
Giant Steps Yarra Valley Estate Chardonnay 2021 (JH 95)
James Halliday Wine Companion 95 points. Whole-bunched pressed into older French puncheons. Natural fermentation and zero mlf. A super-bright green gold. Vibrant aromas with perfectly ripened stone fruits, grapefruit pith and an attractive touch of lemongrass and ginger. Gently textured, balanced and satisfying. A class act from beginning to end. Philip Rich. Gary Walsh, Wine Front, 94 points. WINERY NOTE: The Yarra Valley range is made from handpicked fruit from all of our estate vineyards. The wines are produced using indigenous yeasts, gravity-flow winemaking, and minimal fining and filtration. This approach produces highly expressive...
Il Conventino Bianco Toscano IGT 2019 (Trebbiano Malvasia)
An unusual mix of 65% Trebbiano and 35% Malvasia. All hand picked grapes then fermented with natural ambient yeasts in clay amphoras to retain as much freshness as possible. Aromas of sage and bergamoth intertwine, leading to a crisp, refreshing finish. Very different and very good.
Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2021 (Gold)
Gold Medal, Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2022. WINERY NOTES: Chardonnay is one of our two main squeezes out here, and this drop in particular will have you singing Yarra Valley praises. Drop the retro stereotype because cool climate Chardonnay is our jam and you should absolutely get on board. Region: Yarra Valley Alc/Vol: 13% Smells like: Fresh pear, lemon, poached apple, florals and marzipan Tastes like: Crisp, fresh and dry with a stonefruit core and citrusy pithy texture Goes with: Paella del Mar, BBQ chicken with fresh coriander salsa verde, wash rind cheeses. Catching up on Netflix on a Sunday afternoon
Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Pinot Gris 2021
This Pinot Gris is a genuine people pleaser. A zippy, citrus-driven French style that’s fresh, textural, harmonious and lingers just long enough. Not too heavy, not too light, it’s the Goldilocks of the whites. Region: King Valley & Yarra Valley Alc/Vol: 13.5% Smells like: Fresh cut pears, snow peas shoots and lemon thyme Tastes like: Lime flowers and miso. Crisp, bone dry and moreish with twangy lemon sorbet finish Goes with: Beer battered whiting with chips and tartare, fresh oysters, goats cheese and chargrilled vegies. Lofty goals and little pleasures.
Ironcloud Rock of Solitude Chardonnay 2021 (JH 92)
Qantas Business Class "The same clonal composition as the premium Alliance chardonnay: Clone 95 (35%), 96 (35%), 277 (15%), 76 (5%) and Gingin (10%). Hand picked, wild ferment, pressed to barrel, matured for 8 months in French oak (20% new). This is very good. Creamy yet taut, with a generous foundation of ripe orchard fruit, dovetailed salty acidity and fine phenolics. The Ferguson Valley is emerging as a very good home for chardonnay and this is a good example. 92 points." Erin Larkin Published 03 August 2022. colour | Bright straw. nose | Reminiscent of white citrus flowers, dried pear and ripe stone-fruit, distinctive and fresh. palate |...
Killikanoon Clare Valley Mort's Block Riesling 2019 (JH 92)
James Halliday Wine Companion 92 points. A regional stalwart, always offering good value. Quince, pink grapefruit, spa salts and lemon zest, careening along a structural meld of talcy chew and bright acidity. Relaxed in the regional context. Nothing too shrill. Ned Goodwin MW Published 01 August 2020. WINERY NOTES: Hand selected parcels were chosen from across our famed Golden Hillside vineyards, including the original Mort’s Block Vineyard that started it all. 100% Watervale fruit, only minutes from the Kilikanoon winery. Pale straw in appearance with brilliant clarity and youthful green tints. Lifted Riesling profile; lemon curd, hints...
Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Felice Moscato d'Asti 2021
FELICE MOSCATO D'ASTI DOCG Made from Moscato grapes, produced in Canelli (Asti) Felice is our Moscato d'Asti, extremely pleasant, sweet but refreshing. Its moderate alcohol content and its elegant effervescence make it particularly suitable for any convivial and holiday occasion. It is great as an aperitif or cocktail wine. Alcohol: 5-5.5% Tasting notes Color: straw yellow. Aromatic Profile: fruity and floral, notes of lychee, grapefruit and white peach. Scents of acacia flower and wild sage. Taste: elegantly sweet with light effervescence, fresh and clean finish. Pairings: typically considered dessert wine, this Moscato is also...
Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Roero Arneis 2020
ROERO ARNEIS DOCG Made with Arneis grapes, vinified and aged in stainless-steel vats Arneis is a white grape variety indigenous to Piedmont. The cultivation area of Arneis is Roero, a hilly region located northwest of the city of Alba. Arneis is experiencing a moment of great popularity and quality recognition with the creation of the DOCG appellation in 2006. Roero Arneis is characterized above all by its minerality, freshness and intensity of perfumes. Alcohol: 12.5-13.5% Tasting notes Color: bright straw yellow. Aromatic Profile: fruity and floral, notes of acacia, green apple, peach and apricot. Taste Profile: savory...
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