Hesketh Small Parcels Rosé 2017, Barossa Valley, AUD $20
Mount Majura Vineyard tempranillos were among the most compelling wines in my recent mega-tasting of ‘odd red varieties’.
My last tasting before leaving home included a number of durifs and malbecs, full-bodied Aussie reds that go well with hearty winter foods.
Gran Familia Rioja Reserva 2012, Spain, NZD $21.95
Hesketh Wild at Heart Rosé 2017, South Australia, AUD $14
For many years I was a regular and enthusiastic buyer of Dry River wines.
I tasted the latest crop of Mazza wines, all of which are modestly priced, and found a lot to like.
My recent tasting of 100 grenache and blends, together with fringe Italian and Spanish varieties, yielded a stack of lovely drinking wines.
It’s always a pleasure to review Dry River’s new releases.
The world will be watching eagerly when Alvaro Palacios releases his first super-duper Rioja from the unfashionable southern part of the region, Rioja Baja, this year.