Single vineyard mataro - planted in the 1950s in Greenock. Drive up through a sheep run, find it hidden in the back of Greenock, picturesque, on a hill, a quartz quarry set aside the site. Photo opportunities. Carries itself in 100% new French oak. Dip in price now from $ 120 or so down to new [...]
Single vineyard, shiraz, Eden Valley, spends a year in old oak. The vineyard is up near Hutton Vale and around about the 70-year-old mark. There was a distinction from other Eden Valley vineyards which meant that its original destiny to enhance The Struie was changed, and the wine was kept aside for this single cuvee. [...]
Nothing out of the ordinary here. Solid vintage. James Young of Torbreck says ‘higher tannins in 2010, that's the distinction'. Two years in old oak, around 15 foudres for this cuvee. It's 60% grenache, 20% shiraz and 20% mataro. Fruit sources are from about 40 different sites from around the Barossa Valley; an endeavour for [...]
Back to the future. Museum release. From the famed single vineyard.
Clare Valley fruit source for this wine from the increasingly interesting cuvee names of Two Hands. I like that they wrap their bottles in GladWrap style stuff before sending; I assume it's a preventative if something smashes in a case and damages a label. Original thinking. Would enjoy other theories in this. Did think it [...]
The combo of Marcus Satchell, Cam Mackenzie and Stuart Gregor again with riesling and Gippsland on their minds. Though the latter two now have a gin distillery to complicate their lives, and the early distillations of Four Pillars are excellent. This is the second release of their reisling from a Leongatha South vineyard and the [...]
The town of Forst in Pfalz is probably one of the more quaint in the region, a winegrowing area known for its flashier cellar doors and greater proliferation of Italian sports cars hooning through the cobble streets. In Forst itself there is a neat little wine bar that Marcel Giesen (also from the regions), of [...]