Happs Three Hills 2018 Petit Verdot – Margaret River

Happs Three Hills 2018 Petit Verdot

“Pee-tee Vur-doe ” is how you pronounce the red wine grape. Petite Verdot. It’s commonly found in Bordeaux where winemakers add it to blends to enhance the colour, tannin and floral aromas in a wine. However it’s pretty darn good on its own too.

This example I received as a free gift from Happs in WA’s Margaret River region (thank you!!). Their Three Hills wine range is dedicated to not your typical grape varieties – instead something a little different – like this 2018 Petite Verdot.

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Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Essentiel Cuvee Reservee

Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Essentiel Cuvee Reservee

We celebrated the big 3 month milestone for our little baby TC this week. Where does the time go?!

We figured we’d splurge on a bottle of champagne which we haven’t tried yet. This is not your standard Piper Heidsieck, it’s their Essentiel Cuvée Reservee which we bought for $65.

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LS Merchants 2019 Chenin Blanc – Margaret River

LS Merchants 2019 Chenin Blanc

We recently sipped on this LS Merchants 2019 Chenin Blanc from WA’s Margaret River region (Yallingup to be exact).

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It is whole bunch pressed and fermented in 20% new 80% 3 year old barriques. Retailing for $30, we bought it as part of a Drink Chenin Day 6-pack last month.

I also very much love the label on this one. The artwork is by Aiden Lee Smith.

It’s a honey yellow shade with salty stonefruit and citrus aromas rising up from the glass. In the mouth it’s 100% refreshing and incredibly easy to consume. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!