Margan Breaking Ground Barbera 2017, Hunter Valley, AUD $40
Two Rivers Stone’s Throw Semillon 2018, Hunter Valley, AUD $20
A few weeks ago I lamented the lack of wine show trophies named after women. There are a couple, but probably not much more than that.
Willow Creek Vineyard Rare Hare Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Mornington Peninsula, AUD $30
Imagine getting hauled out of your comfy chair at 11pm on a mid-winter night to hand-pick frozen grapes in temperatures of -10 to -13°C.
From my latest chardonnay tasting – of more than 100 mostly Australian wines – it’s obvious the 2017 vintage has been a big success.
Australia’s ‘National Champion’ entered in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships this year was Domaine Chandon Non-Vintage Brut.
Le Chat Noir Grenache Mourvèdre Syrah 2017, France, AUD $20
Casa Santos Lima Bons Ventos 2014, Portugal, AUD $9
Coraggioso Nero d’Avola 2017, Sicily, AUD $4.99