Giant Steps 2017 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir was one of the best value pinots of the year, the biggest seller at my recent pinot noir masterclass for the Red Bottle retail group at the Tattersalls Club.
Chatting to a couple of chardonnay makers recently, I discovered that one likes sulphides in his wine and the other hates sulphides.
From my latest chardonnay tasting – of more than 100 mostly Australian wines – it’s obvious the 2017 vintage has been a big success.
Easthope Family Winegrowers is like a hot new restaurant that nobody knows about or a newly listed stock that could go sky high.
Winemaker Cathy Howard’s vineyard Whicher Ridge missed the jackpot by two kilometres.
Louis Jadot Chablis 1er Cru Les Fourchaumes 2016, Burgundy, AUD $90-$100
I was recently sent two Forrest Collection Marlborough chardonnays from the 2012 and 2013 vintages. Both are currently available.
Suckfizzle has for some time been a flagship brand of Stella Bella; what was less understood is that it’s always been a single-vineyard wine.
Central Otago winemaker Quartz Reef has been making some of the country’s best bottle-fermented sparkling wine for more than 20 years.
Topper’s Mountain Bricolage Blanc 2015, New England, AUD $30