Thursday, December 21, 2023

Ricca Terra Fiano 2022

 Sings a golden song on the high palate. Smells of the sea. A surprisingly goldish colour. Small batch  Natural yeast. Ricca Terra. Angaston, Australia. Bought at Love Lucy Boots, discerning about food and wine. 

Friday, November 17, 2023

Fermoy Margaret River Rosé 2023

 Smells of strawberry honey, toffee, and some metallic influence: what does bronze smell like but in a subtle, non-overpowering way? A beautiful pink/gold-new bronze colour. The palate is extraordinary because this Rose is a field blend: '67% Shiraz; 14% Semillon; 9% Cabernet Sauvignon; 6% Chardonnay; 4% Pinot Noir.' It's like nothing I have tasted before in a Rosé. Refreshing. Fruit residual. Intriguing. Very dry overall. Very, very interesting. Good food wine because of its dryness. 

Monday, November 6, 2023

Ribolla Gialla Russolo

 Another big wine. golden. Nuts and apricot in perfume. Big palate which if difficult to know what to do with. On line it at least says pizza: which means tomato, yes? 

Primeur Bangaran Rose

 Now on to a 'natural' wine that if I fully realised that it was natural I would never have bought it. Dear goddesses, save me from natural wine. 2021 Primeur Bangarang which appears to be a Domaine Mosse, expensive and highly praised on website, but for me THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES. Goddess, it it's like drinking flavoured water. But ... I am Moira Rose, "This wine is aw-ful. Give me another glass."

Picollo Ernesto 2017 Gavi.

 Gavi + a new grape to me that I don't understand. Smells of nuts and suppressed apricot. Very golden in colour. Very strong palate: don't know what food it would suit. Some strong fish: but what? I get that it might be described as elegant. But much more difficult to understand than Semillon. I won't be chasing it. Picollo Ernesto 2017 Gavi.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Josef chromy Tasmania Pinot Noir 2019

 That traditionally beautiful  see-through rose red pinot noir. Smells of salt and sand with come cherry. On the palate it is very dry. A kind of salty sense there too. It's not what I think of as smooth or luscious, thought I know Pinots are not the latter. A little shallow. 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Blustery Banks Rose

 A Tasmanian Rose Blustery Banks, at Muse, Shearwater, Tasmania: lightly tarnished copper in colour, smelling of honey and saltwater, very dry and even tart on the palate:.