Janice McDonald of Burch Family Wines/Howard Park is the 2018 Winemaker of the Year.
Pobblebonk is another captivating wine from Quealy of the Mornington Peninsula.
During the last-minute tastings for The Real Review Certificate of Excellence and Top Wineries list, I felt like the proverbial kid in the candy store.
Quealy Late Harvest Pinot Gris 2017, Mornington Peninsula, AUD $30 (375ml)
Quealy’s 2016 Tussie Mussie Pinot Noir, made from the French Clone 777, is well worth a look.
A couple of recent tastings alerted me to the tremendous choices available in Australian blended whites.
I must confess that friulano is still a term that causes me to stumble.
Three producers – Ten Minutes by Tractor (the 2013 vintage), Eldridge Estate (the 2014s) and De Salis (2013s) – dominate the 80 new-release pinot noir tasting notes uploaded to the app this month.
As a professional taster, I’m always intrigued by the way different glass shapes and sizes affect the aroma of wine.
It’s interesting how many ‘conventional’ wine producers are now climbing on the skin-fermented white wine bandwagon. No doubt they can see that a new market has opened up, and there’s an opportunity if they can create a wine to suit the niche.