Windfall Wine Estate 2018 Single Handed Chardonnay

Windfall Wine Estate 2018 Single Handed Chardonnay

Oh hello there Miss Chardonnay!

This beauty is a sample we kindly received from Windfall Wine Estate (thank you!) in WA’s Geographe wine region.

Julie Williams and husband Phil Hutton are the duo behind the brand and they place a large importance on sustainable and natural farming methods. In fact for the last 7 years they have followed the principles of biodynamic wine farming.

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3drops Great Southern Shiraz (2016 & 2017)

My parents were recently visiting from NZ so we thought we’d pull these two Great Southern (WA) Shiraz’s out to taste side by side. Who doesn’t love a mini vertical tasting right?

Firstly a big thanks to Jo from 3drops wine and olive oil who sent these over for us to try. It’s always interesting to try different vintages side by side.

The 3drops vineyard is southwest of Mt Barker and they grow Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz on the property. Alongside having Italian, Greek and Spanish varieties of olive trees throughout the vines to make extra virgin olive oil from.

Without further ado, here’s what we thought of the wines:

2016 3drops Shiraz

Cherry red colour in the glass with a big nose full of mushrooms, berries (boysenberry/blackberry) and smooth oak. Firstly it was the lovely long finish that stood out with this wine, a rib eye steak comes to mind as soon as you taste it. Think peppery with acidic berries and cherries and oak/leather/tobacco characteristics. My Dad said that it “reminds me of a cigar that sits on the back of your palate”. It went very well with our curry too!

3drops 2016 Great Southern Shiraz

2017 3drops Shiraz

A shiny bright purple red colour in the glass. The nose is both savoury and fruity with cherries, blackberries, raspberries and spice coming through. In the mouth it’s fruit forward and by goodness so easy to consume. We felt this is a lighter version of the 2016, more ready to consume now while the former should go back in the cellar for a bit longer.

3drops 2017 Great Southern Shiraz

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!

Harewood Estate – One For The Riesling Lovers

harwood estate signage on the way into the estate denmark wine region

Naomi has been busy drinking her way through WA’s Great Southern wine region! It’s great to have you back on the blog Naomi…

I had made the decision quite early on that while I was in Western Australia’s Great Southern wine region, as a part of Taste Great Southern, that I would try and explore as much as possible and I managed to slip in a few wineries while I was there. Continue reading

La Violetta 2017 'Loosie' Rosé – Great Southern, WA

La Violetta 2017 Loosie Rose

Sunday’s are for getting a bit loose don’t ya think ?

I was excited to see this La Violetta Wines ‘Loosie’ 2017 Rosé in amongst Good Pair Days selection when I choose my last sample pack. Andrew “AJ” Hoadley makes some pretty interesting wines and this rosé is no exception.

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