Wills Domain Blanc de Blanc Cuvée d’Elevage

Wills Domain Blanc de Blanc Cuvee d’Elevage

Next time you need a bubbly, I have one for you! Bookmark this post and add it to your must-drink list stat.

This new release Blanc de Blanc Cuvée d’Elevage comes from Wills Domain Winery in Margaret River (Western Australia). A big thanks to the Wills Domain team for sending us this sample.

Now what’s really interesting about this sparkly bottle of joy is that it’s made from the Scheurebe grape. Say what??

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Twill & Daisy 2018 Sauvignon Blanc – Pure Wine Co

Twill and Daisy 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Summer means Sauv weather for me. Many people believe there’s only one style of Sauv and based on that assumption the non-Sauv drinkers think they’re all like that. Well I hate to say it, but that’s a very closed minded opinion of Sauv, as like most varieties, it can be made in many different styles.

And that is what we thought if this Twill and Daisy 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. It’s unique and delicious, not to mention, how pretty is that label.

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Wills Domain Mystic Spring 2018 Shiraz

Wills Domain Mystic Spring 2018 Shiraz

Any wine with a recommended food match for pizza is a winner in my eyes. Nothing beats pizza and wine for me!

What’s the wine and food match you can never turn down?

I recently received this Mystic Spring 2018 Shiraz from Wills Domain Winery (thank you!!) in WA’s Margaret River. The recommended food matches are “Beef with pepper sauce. Pizza. Aged Cheddar Cheese.” I’ll take all 3 and 3 glasses of wine thanks, who’s cooking??

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Spinning Top 2019 Sauvignon Blanc – New Zealand

Spinning Top 2019 Sauvignon Blanc

We had a bit of a Kiwi night in our house on Friday night.

One of our local butchers sells Ka Pies (and L&P) which we matched to this sample of the New Zealand Spinning Top 2019 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough ($16).

Ant and Patrick Moore are the winemaker brothers behind the brand. They drew their inspiration from another set of brothers – Ray and Charles Eames – a prolific design duo. They’re the duo behind the short film ‘Tops’ – an artistic exploration of the ancient art of top-making and spinning.

“Like wine, a spinning top can be of simple creation, such as a thumb tack sent into orbit, through to something more complex and elaborate. A spinning top is set in motion yet can change direction and has a serendipitous path – we can guide it to start with, but nature is the primary driver” – Ant Moore.

Therefore the winemaking process is as natural as possible made with minimal intervention and nominal sulphur and finings. So did it taste ka pai (Maori for ‘good’)?

Here are our notes for this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc:

Straw coloured in the glass. The nose is full of vibrant gooseberry and passionfruit with a bit of sweet capsicum in there too. In the mouth it’s smooth with a delicate citruc finish. Think tropical fruits, lime & grapefruit and a hint of apricot.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

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