WINEFRONT by Campbell Mattinson Made by View Road Wines. Production of only 120 dozen. Matured in all old oak, mostly French but with some American. Grown in the Seaview sub-region of McLaren Vale. American oak makes its presence felt – there’s a creamy toastiness, plus a touch of mocha/chocolate – but all the signs are…Read more
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WINEFRONT by Mike Bennie It’s Chardonnay Jim, but not as we know it. Spends four and a half weeks on skins in barrels with the heads knocked out, and evidently some time maturing before release. From Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills. ‘Looking for texture and something to challenge the senses’, a new vibe from this producer…Read more
www.wine-searcher.com by Grape Observer Arneis is another grape variety of the Italian vanguard, it being native to Piemonte in north western Italy where it features in the DOC appellations of Langhe and Roero. It is another grape variety that can be hard in the vineyard, with its low natural acidity requiring management and the best…Read more
GRAPE OBSERVER by Sean Mitchell The Spanish grape variety tempranillo shows a bit of potential on these shores, in this case the Adelaide Hills. The wine here is from Josh Tuckfield at View Road Wines, and is of good character. Its aromatics remind of old leather, dried herbs, dried grass but not in a sauvignon…Read more
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