In my latest tasting of nearly 100 pinot noirs, the regions that dominated were – no surprises – Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.
My latest pinot gris and grigio tasting numbered over 70, an indication of how the category has grown.
Mornington Peninsula’s Ten Minutes by Tractor is about to have its own winery for the first time.
I’ve recently uploaded reviews of over 100 semillons, sauvignon blancs and blends of the two.
This week, I look at pinot noir from Australia and New Zealand recently uploaded to the app.
Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Mornington Peninsula, AUD $28
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.
You have to taste a lot of pinot gris and sauvignon blanc (as I do) to realise just how good riesling and shiraz are in this country. No, there’s no need to re-read that; it wasn’t a misprint.
Bored with great chardonnay, riesling and semillon? It’s a first world problem. Happily, there’s a solution. ‘Alternative’ varieties of white wine are growing in number and popularity – even if they are still a small niche category. As much as I love chardonnay, riesling, semillon