The fantastic 2018 Rose is now available. Fashionably pale in colour with lovely red fruit and a true Provencal savoury character, this is a great food-friendly style of Rose with wonderful texture and a silky finish. Just rated 5 stars by Mike Cooper in the Listener and quoted below:
"Full of personality, this bright, light pink wine is mouthfilling and lively, with strong yet delicate flavours of strawberry and watermelon, and a dry, slightly peachy, poised, persistent finish."
Need we say more?
The 2017 Syrah appears to have developed a cult following and is currently giving the Merlot/Franc a run for it's money in the best seller stakes. Ripe, soft and very drinkable. And running out fast.
If you missed out on the 2015, the 2016 Merlot/Franc is another great value red from another warm vintage. Bob Campbell rated it his best buy on Newstalk ZB in mid 2018, and even better than that, he suggested it was punching well above it's weight and worth significantly more than our $20 website price. Michael Cooper also gave it a 4 star thumbs up in September.
The 2017 Albarino is drinking beautifully at the moment. With a slightly savoury finish and up front citrus / stonefruit characters, it's a great seafood match. Another 4 star wine from Mr Cooper.
Our Basket Press Merlot/Franc 2016 rated 4.5 stars from Mike, as befits its reserve level status. From yet another warm growing season, it is dark, soft and ripe - and extremely moreish. Superb drinking already (and it's just a baby). This was our biggest seller at Winetopia - clearly a very sophisticated group of consumers.
"As you journey through life, take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something."- Hagar the Horrible
Thanks to all who found their way to the winery for the Bridge Pa Triangle wine festival, even though we made it as difficult as we possibly could. Expect a dedicated bus stop off point for us next year, and the same chilled out space to relax and try some great wine.