Foxes Island Belsham Awatere Estate Chardonnay 2013, Marlborough, NZD $49
After selling Te Awa Wines the Lawson family bought a small hillside farm in the Gimblett Gravels subregion and planted a vineyard on the terraced slopes with a view to producing small quantities of premium wine.
Shingleback D Block Reserve Shiraz 2013, McLaren Vale, AUD $55
Salomon Undhof Pfaffenberg Reserve Riesling 2013, Kremstal, AUD $58
Tyrrell’s Wines celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, and to mark this milestone a back-tasting was held of the last 14 vintages of Vat 47 Chardonnay.
Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2013, Waipara, NZD $95
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.
Rolly Gassmann Riesling 2013, Alsace, NZD $36
Obsidian The Obsidian 2013, Waiheke Island, NZD $75
Huntington Estate Special Reserve Shiraz 2013, Mudgee, AUD $36-$39