Saturday 21 December 2019

Two Bud Spur 2018 Gamay Nouveau

Gamay is the grape the French use to make the delicious lighter-style red wines of Beaujolais - but there are only a handful of producers using the grape here in Australia. Gamay should, in theory, thrives in cooler-climate regions like southern Victoria and Tasmania and this excellent example is made from fruit grown at Gardners Bay in the Huon Valley. Fresh and vibrantly fruity, with strawberry and savoury notes, this is designed to be drunk young, maybe lightly chilled. It just so happens it would go well with both turkey and ham dishes. Snap some up. $30.

Sunday 15 December 2019

Quiet Mutiny Charlotte's Elusion 2019 Riesling

A different take on riesling from talented second-generation winemaker Greer Carland, who has used quality Derwent Valley fruit to produce this textural wine that is lower in acid than many of its Clare and Eden Valley counterparts. It is very floral and long on the palate; more elegant than in your face with lovely balance. Carland previously worked at Winemaking Tasmania but has struck out on her own with an impressive range of carefully considered wines. $39.