Seresin Moana Blanc 2010, Marlborough, NZD $43
Sunbury is one of those tiny wine regions that fly under the radar.
The Brand family is back in business in Coonawarra.
My latest chardonnay tasting of 118 wines yielded 17 wines scoring gold-ribbon or above; another 19 scoring 93 to 94 points.
The outing was such a success that plans are afoot to make it a regular event.
Three chardonnays earned gold-ribbon marks and yet each is stylistically quite distinct from its mates on the winner’s podium.
Large family-owned Marlborough wine producer Rapaura Springs has expanded its winemaking team to boost the quality and quantity of its wine range.
Palliser Methode Traditionnelle 2014, Martinborough, NZD $52
Michael Brajkovich MW, in his reflective comments as Chairman of Judges of the 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, wrote of the divergence of style and quality in the 2016 chardonnays.
Significant changes have happened at two top-end Victorian boutique wineries, Curly Flat and Shadowfax.