Salvino Benanti visited Australia recently as the guest of his importer, Enoteca Sileno. The wines he showed me from the indigenous grape varieties were outstanding.
Seresin Moana Blanc 2010, Marlborough, NZD $43
A vertical tasting of five vintages of Trinity Hill Syrah offered the chance to check the progress of four vintages and taste the latest release from 2015 for the first time.
Geoff Merrill Wickham Park Merlot 2010, McLaren Vale, AUD $28
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay 2010, Champagne, AUD $140
Villa Maria has just released, or re-released, three Reserve reds under their ‘Library Release’ brand.
Te Motu 2010, Waiheke Island, NZD $95
Bream Creek Cuvée Traditionelle 2010, Tasmania, AUD $39-$42
Jacquart Cuvée Alpha 2010, Champagne, AUD $220
Reschke Rufus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Coonawarra, NZD $18