As a card-carrying Champagne tragic, I’m always interested to taste new brands launching in the Australian market. Champagne Collet is my latest discovery.
Le Chat Noir Grenache Mourvèdre Syrah 2017, France, AUD $20
According to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), New Zealand has slipped from 14th to 16th largest wine producing country in 2017 after being overtaken by Hungary and Brazil.
This is about the illegal addition of a substance to wine and has nothing to do with extra-marital affairs.
Mouton-Rothschild missed out on First Growth status in the 1855 Classification of the Medoc. When did the property get an upgrade?
It took me a nano-second to respond when asked: “Would you like to attend a vertical tasting of Chateau d’Yquem presented by the marketing director, Jean-Phillipe le Moine?”
L’Eglise St Martin Blanquette de Limoux Brut NV, AUD $15
Arrogant Frog is one of the shining success stories of modern wine marketing. And there is more to come from Jean Claude Mas.
The private tasting group that I belong to recently held a tasting of 2015 red Bordeaux.
Stéphane Ogier’s family had been growing grapes in the northern Rhône Valley for seven generations before his father Michel decided to make wine.