Thursday, 28 February 2013

Exceptional, rich red wine from Puglia

In the mood for a glass of exceptional, rich, red wine? Your answer is, "Yes" and what you're after is this beauty: Conti Zecca Nero

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Make Mine a Skinny Chardonnay

Sally Easton from Wine Wisdom writes about the skinny Australian Chardonnay phenomena. These skinny Chardonnays boast great acidity and citrus (rather than ripe tropical) flavours, and are much lighter in body mass and alcohol than their hefty Aussie siblings. Amongst Sally's reommendations is Bancroft's very own, wonderful 10X Chardonnay.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Harvest Begins at Hay Shed Hill, Margaret River

Hay Shed Hill have began harvesting their white grapes. Wine maker, Michael Kerrigan, gave us a realtime update on February 14th, emailing us 40 minutes before he was due to start picking the Chardonnays from Blocks 8 and 6. In the email he described, "It is an early start, it has been hot and very dry.  Yields are heartbreakingly low so the vines didn’t have much work to do to get them ripe.  We had a storm in November that belted the whites just when they were in flower.  Such is life."

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Wines in the Press

In the latest edition of Decanter, Stephen Spurrier recommends wines for the cellar. Amongst them are a handful of wines that Bancroft are proud to stock.

Bernard Billaud

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Dinner with Alfred Tesseron from Chateau Pontet-Canet, by Alex Robertson

On Wednesday night this week, private members club, Home House, was the venue for an intimate gathering with Alfred Tesseron of Chateau Pontet-Canet. A delicious 3 course dinner was laid out for a tasting of vintages going back to 1995 and finished with a very special sample of Mr Tesseron’s Cognac Lot 53. 

Monday, 18 February 2013

Celebrations for Cederberg!

Every year Top Wine SA releases a list exhibiting the leading examples of South African wine. Consistently performing wines are brought before an international, panel of wine experts who taste and judge the wines blind.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New German Wines - Dr Loosen and Rudolf Furst

Thursday morning was a German wine themed treat for the Bancroft team when we were introduced to the new Germanic ranges that Bancroft has on offer.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Bancroft Wines Portfolio Tasting - 5th February

Our tasting on Tuesday was a huge success and with 38 growers, it was our biggest and most comprehensive to date.