Alternative wines made from mainstream grape varieties is the name of the game for Canberra District’s boutique Sholto Wines.Continue reading
Earlier in the week you may have caught my tasting note for the McW Reserve 660 Cabernet Sauvignon which Mr Spittoon and I both really enjoyed. This 2017 Syrah from Canberra is the partner wine in the range, also retailing for $25.
Before I get stuck in, I just want to say a big thank you to Dialogue PR for sending over these samples – they have been perfect for the chilly weather we have had in Victoria! Continue reading
On the 4th day of Christmas, The Wine Gallery sent to me a bottle of Domaine D’Estienne 2016 Rosé from Provence, France.
Behind today’s number 4 door on my wine advent calendar was also a wine vacuum pump and stoppers. This handy little gadget helps you to extract air out of a bottle of wine to preserve it for longer.
This dry rosé is made from Grenache and Syrah grape varieties. We enjoyed it with a homemade salad and some chicken skewers done on the barbie tonight.
In the glass, it’s a very pale peach colour with perfect clarity. On the nose it’s super vibrant with notes of melon, apricot and grapefruit standing out to me. While in the mouth it’s juicy and dry with refreshing citrus acidity that quenches the thirst and screams summer ??