Truly the ‘Best in the West’ when it comes to Riesling! There is not a bad Riesling coming out of Frankland River but for a real treat you must try the new 2020 ‘Alter Weg’ Riesling from Frankland Estate. This wine having so many layers and complexities it is a wonder how they fit in the glass. The chief winemaker Brian Kent is an expert when it comes to all things Riesling, and for him 2020 was an exceptional vintage, unfortunate the yields were low however the result lead to an even higher quality wine. The moment the wine is in the glass it has an inviting aroma of white peach, apricot, white flowers, almond, honeyed-yogurt and a most comforting smell of rain hitting stone. It is incredibly bright and clean on the palate with a wonderful lingering complexity of stone fruit and a textural grip that just keeps you thinking and drinking. This is a wine to RUN AND BUY, because there just won’t be enough to go around with me drinking it!
Dry grown grapevines farmed without herbicides or systemic chemicals, Sam Vinciullo is committed to honouring the truest expression of the grapes he grows and the health of the land they grow on. Made without any additions, fining, filtration or added sulphurs; the Cow Town Bistro is no exception. This chillable red/white blend is a beauty. Immediately you get that hit reminiscent of trips down south with eucalyptus on the nose and prominent earthy notes. It then evolves in the glass to reveal a plush bright herbaceous delight ready for a table of friends on a balmy Autumn night.
I love a good wine with a story and this impressive indigenous Italian drop certainly hits this criteria!
Nestled in the hilly terrain of Italy's idyllic region of Campania is the Ferrara family, who are undeniably the world's best producers of Greco di Tufo. This family-owned winery has specialised in producing Greco di Tufo for generations, four to be exact, and own a mere 8 hectares of vineyards tucked in the mountains of the tiny commune of Tufo. Tufo is a region known for gorgeous Greco, an Italian white grape indigenous to southern Italy. At 500 meters above sea level, the region's heat is lessened by the altitude and hilly terrain, which protects this special plot from the otherwise intense mediteranean summers.
Whether you're grilling, roasting, sipping, sunbaking, eating cheese or enjoying company, I think Terra d'Uva Greco do Tufo is an absolute must-have Italian white wine. Adoro!