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
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
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
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
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
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.