Saturday, March 31, 2012
Dopff au Moulin have been crafting wines in Alsace since 1574, making them one of the world’s oldest family wineries. The new 2010 range, which also includes an impressive riesling and gewurztraminer, is bottled under screw caps, ensuring the wines remain vibrant. They are a revelation compared to previous vintages. This is an absolutely lovely wine and a very good alternative to sauvignon blanc and pinot gris. It is dry and minerally with ripe pear and fresh melon notes. Available at Dan Murphy's, Woolworths Liquor and BWS stores and an absolute bargain for $12.99.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Vaughn Dell and Linda Morice from Sinapius are two of the rising stars of the Tasmanian scene; making wines with real personality that reflect the terroir of their tiny Pipers River vineyards. Sinapius wines attracted the attention of British wine guru Jancis Robinson on her recent visit, with her describing them as having “intensity that transcends the norm”. This is certainly an outstanding pinot noir, beautifully balanced, with great fruit and some impressive savouriness. It’s a supple, sinewy wine that oozes quality. $42. www.sinapius.com.au.