Please find my notes below for the 2017 and 2018 Xabregas Rieslings from Mount Barker in Western Australia’s Great Southern region.
Xabregas 2018 Riesling
After trying the 2017 Reisling below, the lovely team at Xabregas in WA’s Great Southern wine region offered to send both me and my Mum a bottle of the 2018 Riesling to try – how sweet is that 🙂 Thank you Xabregas! Continue reading →
Mr Spittoon and I had a pretty good night and no sign of wine flu today either, which is great.
We cracked into this #thetcwineclub bottle of Mi Terruno ‘Uvas’ 2017 Malbec from the Mendoza region in Argentina. To match we cooked up some beautiful smoky peppery steaks and had homemade steak sandwiches. So good!! Continue reading →
I looove that there are so many dry Rieslings around now. Riesling has had a bit of a reputation as being sweet, which turned a lot of people off. However, winemakers have heard our calls and there’s now an abundance of dry style Riesling around. Continue reading →
Pét Nat has boomed in popularity over the last 12 months. It’s a ‘very cool’ bubbles to be sipping on. Short for Pétillant-naturel which in French means ‘natural sparkling’, they are made in a more rustic way than champagne that produces a sparkling wine which is traditionally cloudy, unfiltered, and finished with a crown cap closure. The method for making Pét Nats is called ‘méthode ancestrale’. Continue reading →
The next bottle in this month’s TC Wine Club box in collab with The Wine Gallery is this bottle of Pierre Brecht 2017 Sylvaner from Alsace, France.
Please note: The sausage wasn’t included in the wine club delivery 😉
I picked this bottle because it’s not every day I drink a wine made from the Sylvaner grape variety. I’m really glad I bought myself Wine Folly’s Magnum Edition Master Guide for Christmas so I could read more about this grape which is primarily grown in Germany. If you like Pinot Gris then Sylvaner also spelled Silvaner, might be up your alley. Try something new in 2019.
Or join the TC Wine Club where there’ll be plenty of new and interesting wines for you to try with me.
The history of wine production in Alsace dates back to the 1600s and Pierre Brecht are dedicated to growing local varieties only. I was really excited to get stuck into this one.
In the glass, it’s s sun-kissed yellow. It’s rather floral and herby on the nose and makes me think of fresh guava, feijoa and passion fruit with a hint of mushrooms. It has quite a creamy mouthfeel with rather tart acidity and a delicious slightly salty finish. I can see why it’d match well with fish ? dishes and tofu. However, we felt it went well with our rustic herby sausages too (thanks for the tip #thewinegallery)!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!