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.
Wine Enthusiast 89-90 points. "Creeping back up to the quality of 2016, before the tricky '17 and '18 vintages, this release of relatively small batch Sauvignon is a charming, fruity little number. Peach and pineapple are backed by slightly reductive, white spice notes. It's the play between freshness and texture on the palate that reels you in. Slightly creamy in the mouth, it slithers over the tongue before being lifted to freshness by bright acidity." WINERY NOTES: Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc has a delightfully fragrant and complex bouquet with underlying citrus aromas. Single-vineyard sourcing allows the terroir its full expression and...
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...
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 it sits 2 rungs below the sebregion of Cartizze. There are many other cheaper versions available in the market but for the few dollars more that the good stuff demands in price, there really is no point in skimping.
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...
Bob Campbell MW 93 points. Single vineyard Awatere Valley. “From the Blind River vineyard in the Awatere Valley. A powerful riesling with lime, lemon zest and subtle mineral flavours. Low pH and assertive acidity balances around 23g/l of residual sugar and builds a lovely tension to give a medium-dry finish. An impressive wine that will develop well.” 16/7/2018 93 Points. BC.
Bob Campbell MW 95 points (equal high score for NZ sauvignon blanc) "Rich, concentrated sauvignon blanc with green capsicum, passionfruit, subtle box hedge flavours and a pleasing saline-mineral character. Good purity and mouthwatering, fruity acidity." Consistently among New Zealand's Top Rated Sauvignon Blanc wines. Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, for grown-ups. 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...
The Kaaimansgat or Crocodile’s Lair vineyard is hidden away in the Elands Kloof Valley behind the village of Villiersdorp, just 80km from Hermanus. A beautiful spot inside a blind valley nestled amongst majestic mountains. Bouchard Finlayson has been linked directly to this vineyard for close to twenty-four years. It is located 700m above sea level, ripens a month later than other Cape Chardonnays and benefits enormously from cool autumn temperatures. The vines are not irrigated and they produce small berries of high skin to juice ratio, which adds an extra flavour component to this superior wine.
Matthew Jukes, Vineyard Magazine, Feb 2020. "This is a remarkable wine. Served blind I cannot believe that anyone would think it came from Dorset and I would venture that most tasters would head straight to Chablis for their answer. This only underlines what a special site Bride Valley is and how prescient Steven and Bella Spurrier were when they planted vines on their property. This is a stunning chardonnay with more precision and poise than you could possibly expect." Jancis Robinson Wine Review 16.5/20. "Dorset. Picked from vines that are not yet nine years old on the last day of the harvest (late October) and this is the first vintage in...
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.
Bob Campbell 92/100 - Barrel-fermented chardonnay using indigenous yeasts. An intriguing wine with white peach, grapefruit, ginger and a suggestion of mandarin blossom. Smooth-textured wine. Fruity acidity gives the wine energy and a lingering finish. 30 JUN 2020 Drink - 2020–2023 (92/100). Michael Cooper-Certified organic, the 2017 vintage was hand-picked, barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright, light yellow/green, it is full-bodied, with strong, peachy, toasty, slightly buttery flavours and a crisp, dry finish. A youthful, vigorous wine, it should be at its best 2020+. Sam KIm An elegant...
Bob Campbell Ripe pinot gris with punchy tree fruit, pear, mango, honeysuckle and root ginger flavours. A smooth-textured wine, with a backbone of refreshing acidity that helps drive a lengthy finish. Dry but certainly not austere 30 JUN 2020 Drink - 2020–2023. WINERY NOTES: We believe that the elements of a good Pinot Gris are a perceived weight and texture on the palate. Made from 100% Estate Grown, BioGro certified organic, Central Otago Pinot Gris. The fruit was crushed, then pressed and fermented using wild yeast to foster complexity. It was fermented in a combination of old French oak barrels (36%) and stainless tank. The barrels...
WINERY NOTES: Our Riesling parcel is planted entirely on its own roots and benefits from this direct connection with the earth. As is our philosophy at Carrick the juice was converted to wine with the use of wild yeast, in order to express the essence of our place. After 7 months of maturation in tank, the Bannockburn Riesling was carefully bottled and labelled. Origin: Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago Hand-picked in: March 2018 Bottled: October 2018 Cases: 260 x 6 bottle cases This Riesling shows classic Central Otago characteristics of racy acidity balanced by a hint of natural sugar. The wine tastes of grapefruit and...
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."
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.
James Halliday 95 points. COLOUR Pale straw colour with green tints. NOSE A fragrant bouquet of white flowers, nectarine and pear with underlying cashew and citrus notes. PALATE The palate is medium-full bodied with stone fruit and fresh citrus flavours and creamy biscuit characters from lees influence. The wine has an elegant, refined structure and finishes with fine mineral acidity.
Gold Medal Veritas 2019. Double Gold Medal Vitis Vinifera 2019. 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.
Darling Cellars Sauvignon Blanc opens up to aromas of green fig and tropical fruit such as watermelon, passion fruit and pineapple. These flavours follow through on the palate and are supported by a vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh.
Bob Campbell MW 95 points. Intense, precise sauvignon blanc with grapefruit, citrus, subtle passionfruit and a suggestion of struck flint character. A powerful wine that's long and linear, with strong varietal definition that's made more interesting with a hint of reductive character. BC. 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,...
James Halliday 93 points. Includes 3% pinot gris. It's a fluid, lively chardonnay with pear, stone fruit and grapefruit characters driving convincingly through the palate. There's lots of fruit upfront but then there's plenty of sizzle through the finish, too. Chardonnay 101 in a good way. JH. 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...
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
James Halliday 94 points. "The first vintage of chardonnay under this label. Cool, cloudy juice delivered direct to 1yo French oak, wild ferment at ambient temperatures, thence to 10 degrees C storage with stirring until bottled. It's amazing how a wine of this provenance and quality has a RRP of $19. To 2023. " colour Brilliant condition. Pale straw in colour with a fresh green rim. aroma Pear, stone-fruit and melon, with layers of wild herbs, subtle spice and a savoury twist of fresh bread. palate Wonderfully fresh, flavoursome and subtly textural and complex. An original, pure and exciting expression of Margaret River Chardonnay....
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.
This kicks some goals. It's ripped with tropical fruit, but then it's flinty to finish. Both generous and well honed. There's a subtle creaminess to the texture and a fresh-faced burst to the finish. Campbell Mattinson - 93 Points for Australian Wine Companion. 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...
colour Brilliant pale straw with a fresh light green tint. aroma Ripe aromas of tinned pear, lychee, ripe gala apple with a touch of paw paw and mango tropical fruits. Time on fresh yeast lees and a touch of barrel fermentation has added subtle aromas of fresh yeast and white bread. palate A long, richly flavoured palate with tinned pear, lychee and ripe gala apple coming through on the palate. These flavours continue through to a long, dry, refreshing finish. When chilled, the palate really comes into its own and provides a unique wine experience.
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."
James Halliday 92 points. Certified organic and biodynamic, low preservativea, Vegan friendly Sah-vah-YAHN: a delightful and zesty white wine, fresh and fragrant of white flowers and lemongrass. Ripe tropical fruit aromas of guava and kiwifruit with citrus freshness. Wonderful natural acid crispness and lemon and lime flavours. This dry white is textural, moreish and delicious.
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.
Kaapzicht’s 2019 Chenin Blanc displays ripe quince, pineapple and stone fruit with some interesting savoury undertones. A lightly textured palate, with a hint of sweetness and balancing crunchy acid, results in a brisk finish. A delightful, delicate and refreshing old bush vine Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc with some of the grapes coming from a vineyard planted in 1947 (the second oldest Chenin Blanc in the country). A juicy poolside sipper or fantastic partner to al fresco meals, this wine offers outstanding value for money. #chenin
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.
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