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. James Suckling 91 points. 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...
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.
Hand-picked, 100% whole bunch pressed, Wild ferment, totally unfiltered, aged in French oak puncheons in the Sancerre style. This is an artisinal wine of extraordinary purity. and finesse. 94 Points “Oak fermented and matured sauvignon blanc that's as much about texture as it is about grapefruit, guava, struck flint, mineral and passionfruit flavours. An impressive wine with power and purity." Bob Campbell MW, Real Reviews. 13/5/2019 #sauv
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 MW 95 points. Best Buy under $30, Gourmet Traveller. Top Minor Varietal White, Taste Magazine. A wine of wonderful, pure aromatics this Gruner exemplifies classic notes of mandarin and ripe peach with an underlying trace of white pepper. The oak featuring in the wine is only obvious if you are told about it – it is there to provide richness and weight to the mid-palate, which is why we chose large French oak puncheons to do the job. A model vintage in Marlborough provided warm sunny days and cool nights which enabled all-important retention of acidity and ripeness of fruit. The result is a well-structured, luscious rendition...
WINERY NOTE: The ‘Reed’ Chardonnay is an incredibly textured, savoury wine. It summons a tightly-coiled white peach, grapefruit and toasted hazelnut aroma profile, which is complemented by complex flint and silex nuances. Its vividly sketched acidity allows it to carry the powerful but savoury oak in a defined yet impressive manner. This is a wine for drinking now for its crystalline purity, or cellaring and reaping the benefits of tertiary development in many years to come.
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.
James Suckling 90 points. Wine Advocate 89 points. The 2018 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio Soll shows the faintest of faint copperish hues in terms of its appearance, with light gold at the back. The wine is rich in honey, pear and Golden Delicious apple. This is a lean and crisp white wine with slightly more heft and maturity to its aromatic profile. Mineral-driven dolomitic aromas come in at the back. ML Jun 2019.
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
James Suckling 93 points. Vinous Antonio Galloni 92 points. Moriz Pinot Bianco is sourced from vineyards planted between 250 and 550 meters on calcareous clay and gravel soils. The name of this wine comes from the patron of a small village above Tramin, Sella, Saint Mauritius. aging 2-5 years winemaking The grapes for this wine were harvested in small bins and then gently pressed off to steel tanks where the must was allowed to ferment at controlled temperature (19 ° C) without malolactic fermentation. tasting notes Pinot Bianco is part of the Burgundian Pinot family and is related to Pinot Grigio and the principal grape of Pinot family,...
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.”
Tramin is the home of Gewürztraminer, and the village claims the best vineyards dedicated to the variety planted around the village the west bank of the Adige valley. Gewürztraminer has a distinctive reddish-yellow color with green hues when fully mature. The wine becomes rich and silky in texture, minerally and structured. It is an elegant wine with intense aromas and flavors of Muscat, rose, exotic spice and lychee fruit. Gewürztraminer has become one of the most popular wines produced in Alto Adige. vineyards A selection of vineyards with southwest exposure on some of the steepest terraces in the region at altitudes from 300-500...
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...
Gold Medal Veritas 2018. Darling Cellars Arum Fields Chenin Blanc has an explosive tropical nose of ripe peaches, pears and most definitely guava. This wine is well balanced with great structure and a good mid palate with guava flavours following through on the taste and a well-rounded finish. A great value wine that will compliment seafood, salads and light dishes. #chenin
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
Located in Marlborough, New Zealand's premium wine growing region, Dog Point Vineyards produce wines that respect the natural integrity of the land from which they are made and, reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them. This quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is right on point with its tropical fruitiness – think guava, melon, lemon and lime, herbal whiffs and talc-like mineral sweetness. It’s pure, racy and packed with juiciness. If you’re after a young, fresh, zesty Sauvignon Blanc with squeaky acidity, you’ve come to the right place. The Dog Point boys have delivered yet again. Matches shell fish...
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
Raymond Chan 18.5+/20, Sam Kim Wine Orbit 93 points. Winery Notes: It is an aromatic white blend showing stone fruit characters and honeysuckle on the nose with baked golden apple on the palate. The 2016 Le Phant Blanc is a blend of 65 % Viognier, 27% Pinot Gris and 8% Gewurztraminer. All the fruit are from our Te Awanga Vineyard. A small portion is barrel fermented to add density to the middle palate.
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
James Halliday 90 points. colour Very pale and brilliant with a bright green tint. aroma Bright and lifted Sauvignon characters of fig, passionfruit, cut grass and a touch of wild herbs fills the nose. palate An intensely flavoured palate with juicy acidity. Passionfruit, fig and melon drive the palate which is vibrant, refreshing and long.
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 before some parcels are hand sorted, whole-bunch pressed (Block 8 and Bernard clones) and others crushed before pressing into French oak barriques, hogsheads...
James Halliday 95 points. "Mainly from Block 2 (planted '75), plus a smaller amount from younger estate blocks. Picked and sorted by hand, mostly whole-bunch pressed, a small portion crushed and destemmed before pressing. This is very good, with riesling flaunting its varietal wares. Block 1 needs at least a decade to release its treasures, but here they're ready to start now."
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. 93 Points - Bob Campbell (Master of Wine) Barrel fermented sauvignon blanc with citrus, grapefruit, nectarine, stone fruit, toast and biscuit flavours. Quite a weighty, textural wine, with reasonably soft acidity. 94 Points - Cameron Douglas (Master Sommelier) Varietal Sauvignon Blanc greets the nose with a sweet herb and angelica leaf tease. Golden Kiwifruit, apple and grapefruit follow close behind. No mistaking the sweet sweaty lift of...
95 Points - Bob Campbell (Master of Wine) Aromatic gewürztraminer with pungent floral, white rose, pot-pourri and ginger characters. Intensely varietal wine with an ethereal texture and lingering finish. Very impressive. Top 100 New Releases - Gourmet Traveller WINE @GREYSTONE
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...
95 Points - Bob Campbell MW Medium-dry riesling with apricot, peach, lime, grapefruit, citrus and floral rose petal. Subtle sweetness is perfectly balanced by tangy acidity giving the wine delicious tension. Smooth-textured with a lengthy finish. @GREYSTONE
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...
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...
Decanter magazine, 95 points and top 10 proseccos, 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019. This wine is amongst the super-elite of proseccos. Made in a brut style. It is excellent. Not much more we can say. Winery Notes: This wine is destined to become a symbol of excellence in the Rive category of Prosecco Superiore. In the mouth it is dry and rich in heady fresh fruity scents that recall citrus fruit and spring flowers. The suave fragrances are livened by a refined perlage that provides vibrancy and elegance. Contrada Granda Brut - Rive di Ogliano – is the story of a unique terroir that testifies to a corporate philosophy totally...
Decanter 96 points and Gold Medal DWWA. " A very classy prosecco. Very intense, deep nose with notes of pear, peach, elderflower and almond. This flows onto a mineral-drenched palate with touches of eucalyptus. Great length and depth of flavour”. Stephen Spurrier.
Decanter 18.5/20. Another outstanding prosecco from a blue ribbon producer. Winery Notes: A faithful expression of this territory, renamed the “Pearl of Veneto”, Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut di Conegliano Valdobbiadene is a symbol of the intimate ties between humans and nature and Masottina’s wine-making skills. This prestigious sparkling wine confirms the high quality of the wines from this splendid terroir over the centuries, and adds value to Masottina’s production standards. Intense scents of fresh fruit and freshly picked flowers provide a variegated bouquet that is exceptional on the palate. This is a sparkling wine to enjoy in...
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.
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