Mike Press 2016 Sparkling Rosé Adelaide Hills

Mike Press 2016 Sparkling RoseHappy Valentine’s Day wine lovers! Forget the roses and opt for rosé today!

Last night on the eve of V-day we cracked into this Mike Press 2016 Sparkling Rosé from the Adelaide Hills. This was my ‘birthday wine’ from The Wine Gallery – thank you!

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Ngeringa 2018 Uncultured Pét Nat

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

Pierre Brecht 2017 Sylvaner

Pierre Brecht 2017 Sylvaner
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!

#gifted #opinionsaremyown #tcweekdaywine

Rota Villa Castellazzo 27 Via Romani Lambrusco

Rota Villa Castellazzo 27 Via Romani LambruscoThis is my cat in his teepee with a bottle of sparkling red wine 🙂

Please note: No cats were harmed in the writing of this tasting note.

I picked this Sparkling Red for this months #thetcwineclub box because I’m becoming a bit of a bubbly red fiend. Have any of the club members cracked into this one yet?! Continue reading

Dormilona 2017 Blanco

Dormilona is pretty lit, don’t ya think 😉

Dormilona 2017 Blanco

As soon as I saw this Dormilona 2017 Blanco available on The Wine Gallery’s website, I knew it was destined to be part of this months TC Wine Club.

Dormilona means lazy bones in Spanish which is a nickname winemaker Jo Perry picked up in Spain however it also refers to her hands-off approach to winemaking. Continue reading