WINERY NOTES: TED Pinot Blanc 2018 - A new range of wines from us here at Mount Edward. Fruit from our vineyards that are converting over to organics or sustainably grown, deliver a vibrantly delicious style of Pinot Blanc. Dry, light and delicate. Perfect for summer, best lunchtime wine ever with a stylish new art illustration courtesy of Gas Project. Limited supplies - get some.
WINERY NOTES: TED Pinot Gris – another summer sipper or however you prefer to drink your wine on a hot summers day …. delicious, dry in style, lots of fruit flavour, refreshing acidity and and soft texture. What’s not to like – like Pinot Gris ? then this is for you, sustainably grown of course.
The 2015 vintage won Italian White wine of the year fro the Somelliers' Association. Variety: 100% Grechetto First vintage produced: 1989 Aging: 3 months in steel and minimum 3 months aging in the bottle Aroma: intense perfumes of exotic fruit and yellow peach, floral notes of freesia and hawthorn, pleasing chalkiness on the finish Taste: full, fresh, with a long persistance Serving suggestions: great aperitif wine or consumed with seafood, veal or poultry dishes. Aging potential: 3-5 years. This underpriced stunner is well known to Italians as a wonderfully refreshing white wine to be had chilled during summer. It is all about minerality...
Grape variety is Glera (100%). This Bepin d' Eto Prosecco Superiore has a light straw colour. At first on the nose freshly baked bread followed by fruit such as peach, apples and pears with a refined impression of rose petals. In the mouth, the wine has a fresh and sharp but smooth acidity. Slightly sweet despite its denotation of Extra Dry - the Italians beat to their own drum.
Pale straw yellow color with greenish reflections, impeccable in the clarity enriched by a minute and incessant perlage very bright. The olfactory stage is composed of tones of exotic fruit, acacia, wild flowers, citrus fruits and suffused trace of minerality, flint, Mediterranean bunch. At the sip it shows a remarkable personality, which makes use of a perfect balance and an important flavour. The mineral finish is long and fresh, trademarks for the Rive region. Steely and dry. Conegliano lies in the Valdobiaddene region of Veneto from which the very best of prosecco is sourced.. In terms of prestige in the hierarchy of prosecco , the wines...
We have been looking for a good example of this style for a long time and we think we have it nailed with this one. Too often you will find sparkling moscato expressed as overly sweet, cloying and boring. This beauty however has a great acid backbone that lifts the fruit, tames the sweetness in the middle palate and delivers a long and deliciously sweet finish with no hint of cloying. Delightful as an aperatif, served ice cold.
Bob Campbell MW 93 points. “Meta’ means transformation, in this case by botrytis influence. It’s a rich and flavoursome wine with peach, honey, grapefruit marmalade and musk flavours. Initial sweetness contrasts with subtle steely acidity on the lengthy finish.” Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review. 5/2/2019 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; once harvested these have the...
Cameron Douglas MS 2019 Blank Canvas Escaroth Chardonnay 94 Points Intense aromas of wood smoke and barrel spice then ruby grapefruit, peach and baked orchard fruits. Youthful and very inviting bouquet. On the palate - weighty, silky, warm, fleshy, spicy, smoky and dry. Fruits flavours reflect the nose with yellow fleshed stone fruits, some apple and grapefruit. Lovely wine on the palate - a Chardonnay lovers paradise. Still developing so no rush to drink till mid, even end of, 2021 and through 2025. Bob Campbell MW 2019 Blank Canvas Escaroth Chardonnay 94 Points From a north-facing slope in the Southern Valleys Taylor Pass. Concentrated...
Bob Campbell 95 points (equal top rating for Sauvignon Blanc) 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 captured alongside the subtlest hint of oyster-shell. This wine is focused and explosive on both nose and palate yet remains elegantly balanced and distinctly salty.
James Suckling 91 points. Wine Advocate 91 points. I have not tasted much Gewürztraminer from Cantina Kaltern, so this is a real treat. The 2018 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Campaner is enormously fragrant and bright with a very specific and focused delivery that is not easy to achieve with this grape. Gewürztraminer aromas can appear all over the place, or become unruly, if not managed correctly. That's not the case here. White flower, jasmine and passion fruit are followed by a glossy note of latex or natural rubber that is true to the variety. There is a touch of sweet softness on the close along with tangy green herbal accents. Drink...
TASTING NOTES – brilliant straw-yellow – full of tropical fruit aromas, especially pineapple and banana, just a hint of oak, with vanilla and butter rounding off this expressive nose – full-bodied and balanced on the palate, long lingering finish with echoes of ripe fruit.
Wine Advocate 92+. The 2018 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Vial offers an immediate mineral note that pops bright from the bouquet and is followed by honey, pear and white peach. However, the beauty of the wine remains in the fact that you can so clearly recognize those dolomitic mineral nuances. Mountain herb and dried sage also make distant appearances. I highly recommend this beautiful wine. ML Sep 2019.
Winemaking: The grapes for this wine are gently pressed off to steel tanks immediately after harvest. Fermentation occurs at controlled temperature (19° C) in small steel tanks, where maturation takes place with partially malolactic fermentation. Tasting Notes: This Pinot Grigio brings the alpine freshness factor to the glass! It’s pale yellow in colour, shows expressive nose of flowers and fruit of pear and peach. Flavour is delicate, full, rich in extract and fresh. Food Pairing: This wine pairs well with dishes based on mushrooms, fish and seafood; rec- ommended as an aperitif. Serving Temperature: 8-10° C
tasting notes: The Gewürztraminer presents itself in straw-yellow colour with golden reflec- tions. It is a fruit-forward wine with an array of tropical fruits and spicy notes, accompanied by the characteristic scent of roses. On the palate, this wine develops a discrete sweetness, sus- tained by a juicy acidity. It has a long finish with hints of ripe fruit and spices. food pairing: This Gewürztraminer is excellent as an aperitif and pairs well with starters based on fish, seafood and pâté. It enhances spicy and savoury dishes and is a lovely accompani- ment to vegetable and white meat recipes. Have a glass of Gewürztraminer at the end...
Wine Enthusiast. “This offers delicate scents of white wild flower and honeydew melon while the tangy palate shows pear, lemon drop and a hint of cantaloupe. Fresh acidity gives it a crisp, clean finish.”
Bob Campbell MW 92 points. Taut, linear, low-key chardonnay with gentle grapefruit, spice, ginger, toast and subtle oak flavours. An appealing, seamless wine with a silken texture and a little alcohol evident adding heat to the finish."
Something very special is happening at this gloriously picturesque winery, especially with regard to its pinot gris. The 2016 vintage was proclaimed by Winestate magazine as the best in NZ. The 2017 was declared the country's best and awarded 95 points by Bob Campbell MW. The 2018 has just been released and as yet is unrated. We think it is a beauty and will continue the legacy. wine description: An inviting bouquet of fresh figs and pears with hints of spice and nutty aromas. The palate has rich broad fruit held together by a seam of zest that delivers a dry and complex finish winemakers comments: Our Pinot Gris is made from fruit grown on...
The new name "Sant'Antimo" is allowed only to wines made from grapes produced in the Montalcino area, a further enrichment to the already existing prestige of this wine. Ghiaie Bianche is a Chardonnay fermented in barrique from the grapes produced in the territory of Col d'Orcia, 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: Straw yellow with greenish hues. Bouquet: Ample, complex and pleasantly fruited with the typical floral notes of pears and white peach. Flavour: Fresh and zesty wine with pleasant acidity. Fruity and persistent aftertaste.
Where does Fifth Leg come from? Fifth Leg was born from the Devil's Lair cave - a famous archaeological site not far from the Devil's Lair winery - where fossilised remains of a Tasmanian tiger were found, together with a mysterious extra leg. The 2016 Fifth Leg Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing wine with lovely texture and balance. It's full of zesty, vivacious fruit with tropical notes of lychee and passionfruit. #lair
COLOUR: Bright lemon straw. chardonnay 2019 AROMATICS Handpicked estate grown fruit, whole cluster pressed and naturally fermented displaying complex layers of lime tart, pink grapefruit, white nectarine, honeycomb and jasmine floral notes. PALATE The palate is creamy and rich, balanced by crisp mineral acidity and quality French oak driving a long and flavourful finish. OAK MATURATION 100% Barrel fermentation (35% new French oak) for 9 months. AGEING POTENTIAL Drink now to 10 years.
The South Pacific Ocean neighbouring our Te Awanga Estate vineyard is the inspiration for growing of our 'Sea' wines. Cooling sea breezes, shingle soils and delicate winemaking underlies the elegance and purity we strive for in this Sauvignon Blanc. Aging 50% fermented in French oak barrique, 50% in stainless steel tank. 4 months on lees . AWARDS AND ACCOLADES 92 points - Bob Campbell MW 94 points - Cameron Douglas MS 90 points - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
A crisp Chardonnay with green apple and citrus characters. The majority of grapes are from our coastal Te Awanga vineyard. It has mineral and subtle oak aromas. AWARDS AND ACCOLADES 94 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 5 stars, 94 points - Cameron Douglas MS
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 93 points. This Pinot Gris has aromas of pear and sweet white peach with a little hint of honeysuckle. It is fragrant and full-bodied, with great intensity of fruit and threaded with fresh acidity and la ingering finish.
The Te Awanga vineyard is situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The regular afternoon sea breeze is ideal for preserving lively acidity whilst still allowing for the perfect ripening of the grapes. "It's texturally attractive with lovely mid-palate weight, finishing long and refreshing" - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit AWARDS AND ACCOLADES 5 stars, 93 points -Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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 underwent wild fermentation in French oak barrels and remained on yeast lees for 14 months...
Stunningly precise, vivid and mouthwatering, with a hint of butterscotch to the lemon curd, pear and mango flavors. Intense and juicy, finishing fresh and vibrant. Details of white tea and roasted hazelnut emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2030. 94 points Wine Spectator.
Light golden in colour, this Sauvignon Blanc is rich, creamy and textural. It possesses ripe fruit flavours - a luscious mix of tropical and stone fruits - and balanced perfectly with fruit-laden acidity.
REVIEWS & ACCOLADES Fine Wines of New Zealand Selection 2019 Top 100 New Releases - Gourmet Traveller WINE Champion Pinot Gris - 2019 NZ Organic Wine Awards 94 Points - Bob Campbell MW The aroma reminds me of freshly-baked apple pie with a seasoning of cloves. Weighty pinot gris with an initial hint of sweetness that is perfectly balanced by fruity acidity and fine, peppery tannins. A classy wine that is good now but no rush. 94 Points - Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) This is seriously good. Opulent and stylish, the wine shows golden peach, poached pear, spice and rich floral aromas on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that is wonderfully...
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
WINERY NOTES: Pinot Gris is everyone’s mate. This cheeky, citrus-driven French style white is refreshing, easy going and lingers just long enough. Not too fresh, not too oaky. The Goldilocks of the whites. Region: Yarra and King Valleys 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. Sunshine, but also rain, hail and snow (basically anytime, all the time).
James Halliday 95 points. "Quartz-green. Complex nose of flint, white flowers and nectarine leading to a palate with grapefruit, more stone fruit and spicy notes from fermentation in oak. The acidity is just right, neatly tying all the flavours into the seamless texture." Wine Companion The Rock of Solitude is a special place in the Ironcloud vineyard, a single flat rock facing west, overlooking Geographe Bay in Western Australia. A Chardonnay bringing together four classic Burgundian clones. A generous palate featuring flavours of stone fruit and pear. Time on lees has resulted in a velvety texture which is well balanced by the fresh...
Grape variety Chardonnay Average age of the vines 25 years Maturation 12 months, half in oak barrels and half in tank with blending before bottling. Tasting notes Always a very aromatic wine to drink young to make the most of its fruitiness. Fruity nose with a hint of white flowers. It has a good balance between aromatic complexity and freshness.
James Halliday 95 points. Like all Kilikanoon's Rieslings, no frills to the vinification, just attention to detail. Incongruously, it is a blend of three vineyards. The bouquet owes as much to minerally notes as to citrus fruit, and the palate duly brings structure and length for the lemon/lime flavours and firm finish. JH. WINERY NOTES: Winemaking Made as a blend of three higher altitude Watervale sites, all fruit was hand picked and sorted with only free run juice used for the final cuvee. Appearance Pale straw in appearance with brilliant clarity and youthful green tints. Nose Lifted floral notes and intense citrus flavours are a...
Gold Medal, Mundus Vini 2019. Gold Medal, Drinks Business Magazine, 2019.
Winefront 93 points. Reflecting the mixed planting of old vines, a complex and intriguing aromatic mix of atypical muscat aromas with white peach and nectarine, honeydew, lemon sorbet and grapefruit pith. A firm palate of ruby grapefruit astringency combined with nervy acidity, homemade lemonade sweet and sour balance give a truly eclectic, unconventional white wine.
95 Points 1940s vines. Textural, powerful, persistent. Lime juice and crystals, talc and spice, mineral. A hint of orange blossom. A trace of fruit sweetness. It’s pretty and it’s purposeful and it feels soft as it extends along your tongue. A treat of a wine. Halliday Wine Companion.
Gold Medal, IWC 2019. WINERY NOTES: The grapes for this beautiful McW 660 Reserve Chardonnay were handpicked, and then the whole bunch pressed. The resulting wine features a light straw yellow colour accompanied by a green rim. The fragrant nose exhibits scintillating aromas of citrus, white nectarine, biscuity oak and gunflint. A sip of the wine reveals sweet flavours of citrus and grilled cashew nut. Flinty acidity integrates with the firm and linear palate to provide a creamy texture, culminating the wine in a long and seamless finale. This delicious Chardonnay can be enjoyed within a cellaring term of 9 years from vintage. It tastes...
WINERY NOTES: Chardonnay is a variety that allows you more freedom to make wines in a style that you like more than any other. Ours you will get a more delicate subtle version, moreish and complex. Grapes from our Morrison Vineyard were whole bunch pressed directly to barrel, fermented naturally using the vineyard yeasts, all in older French oak. A wine with delicate fruit flavours, some savoury complexity, nuttiness & vanilla, with a soft palate of pith like mineral texture, all underpinned by fine acidity. Matured for just under a year on lees prior to hand bottling without filtration. Certified organic, Morrison vineyard, Pisa.
Notes from Duncan: This Gruner Veltliner is medium weight in a dry style. Floral, white pepper, and pip-fruit aromas on the nose , similar fruit flavours including spice and pears come through on the palate, all underpinned by mineral characters and refreshing acidity. We aim to produce wines of purity, precision and balance with a clear resonance of flavour. The wine is drinking extremely well now but can be cellared with confidence for two to four years. A fruit driven style of Gruner Veltliner with a luscious texture. This Gruner Veltliner is organically produced, Bio Gro Certified, and is made from a Single Estate Vineyard, Morrison...
James Suckling/Nick Stock 93 points. A truely unique vintage for Riesling which allowed the possible best expressions of this variety. The 2018 has orange/grapefruit peel at its core, a mineral pith like texture is the marker that makes this so special. A sorbet like wine, perfect for summer and beyond. Whole bunch pressed, fermentation in a mixture stainless steel barrels and tanks, wild yeasts, no temperature control and aged on gross less for 3 months. RS 8g/l Floral and citrus aromas, flavours of lemons, limes, and grapefruit characters, underpinned by mineral characters and refreshing acidity. Aperitif in style with 12.5 % alc, medium...
WINERY NOTES: Pinot Gris but not as you know it, This is all about savoury goodness. Hand harvested in April at around 8 tonnes per hectare. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, fermented at cool temperatures using a mixture of wild yeasts before 6 months on lees. Pear, spice and citrus aromas are followed by flavours of stonefruit with a delicate creamy like texture, all underpinned by savoury, mineral notes and refreshing acidity. This wine is dry, a delicate style of Pinot Gris that is all about enjoyment, drinking now or at lunch or as an aperitif or whenever …. get some. Certified organic – Pagan Vineyard, Gibbston.
WINERY NOTES: Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc is a unique take on New Zealand’s most planted variety. Winemaker Todd Stevens pursues complex aromatics while remaining true to varietal characteristics. As with the rest of the Neudorf portfolio textural interest is a major component. In the winery we use 100% wild ferment, and this along with 20% barrel fermentation moderates the high tone nature of the variety. One the nose a bouquet of bright blossom is underpinned by fresh summer fruits. The feel across the palate is poised, succulent, bracing and sophisticated. This Sauvignon exudes restraint. It is refreshing and textural, alluring and moreish.
James Halliday 95 points. A top class riesling at an extrarodinarily reasonable price. COLOUR Pale straw with steely green tinges BOUQUET Delicately perfumed with a hint of musk and bath salts. PALATE Textured with orange rind, lemon, lime and spice. Delicate with crisp natural acidity and balanced finish. FOOD MATCH A perfect accompaniment to oysters natural. CELLARING POTENTIAL This wine is ready to drink now as a young, vibrant Riesling. You will be rewarded by careful cellaring for decades to come.
2016 True Colours Chardonnay stone fruit| citrus | mineral | spice Vintage Notes “Vintage 2016 will be long remembered as the most compact growing season in living memory. A warm spring was followed by a warmer than average Summer but luckily we were spared from suffering through too many extreme over-40 degree spikes during the ripening period. The effect of this weather forced an acceleration of ripening but also a retention of fresh acidity due to the cool nights. It’s not surprising then to see ripe, generous characters on the 2016 wines”. Mark Nikolich - Senior Winemaker
Rocca di Frassinello is a joint venture between the mercurial Castellare di Castellina and the mighty house of Lafite Rothschild. A vine that gives of its best in the Maremma as well as in Sardinia. The nose has a fine and delicate hint of fruit, with aromatic citrus notes that give the wine great freshness. It has a balanced taste, well-supported by its acidity and mineral component that give it sapidity and persistence. A versatile white, suitable for grilled fish, shellfish and white meats.
WINERY NOTES: Our Pinot Gris features ripe peach, nectarine and Nashi pear aromas, heralding a vibrantly fruity, luscious palate. This combined with a very long, zesty finish complements rich or light seafood meals or most Asian-spiced cuisine, though its extraordinary versatility should be experienced over a wide range of dishes. This wine is drinking very well now and is expected to mellow over the next 3-4 years.
James Halliday 93 points. "Stone fruit notes wash over a creamy core of nougatine, toasted cashew and high quality vanilla pod oak. Some ambient yeast effects, too, akin to earth and truffles. This mid-weighted chardonnay manages to be both rich of flavour, compelling of texture and poised on the side of freshness and pointed length. Not a step out of place." Ned Goodwin Published 01 August 2019 COLOUR Brilliant straw NOSE Lifted bouquet of nectarines and stone fruits with an underlay of toasty spice. PALATE Barrel ferment characters add complexity while flavours of citrus and cashew swirl around the palate to give a long flavoursome finish....
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