Three wines from three distinctively different subregions share a purity and power that is the Chard Farm signature.
Lienert Vineyards is one of the newer brands in the Barossa, run by brothers John and James Lienert. John is the vineyard guy and James the winemaker.
The 2020 Felton Road pinot noir releases are structured and quite intense. They are possibly less accessible now but certainly show cellaring potential.
The Rapaura Springs Rohe range showcases subregional styles and celebrates the diversity of sauvignon blanc within Marlborough.
Yalumba has just released its first-ever pinot noir. It’s hit the shelves wearing the Y Series label and the recommended price is $15.
Ostler Wines is one of the earliest wine producers to establish a vineyard in the limestone-rich soils of the Waitaki Valley.
The long-running Louis Roederer Brut Premier non-vintage has been superseded. It will be seen no more. What has replaced it is Collection 242.
Poderi Crisci is a 7.7 hectare Waiheke vineyard established in 2000 by successful restaurateurs Antonio Crisci and his partner Vivienne Farnell.
Amisfield is well known as a top Central Otago pinot noir producer. Less well known is their prowess with sauvignon blanc, at least for the wines from the 2019 and 2020 vintages.
A bold, blue pennant has emerged in recent years as the symbol of Robert Oatley Wines and appears on all of its top-end bottles.