Many Rieslings to Celebrate
Spring has arrived and so have the highly anticipated Harewood Estate Rieslings. The 2022 Denmark, Porongurup, and Tunney Rieslings are available now with the 2022 Mt Barker Riesling already sold out.
Just in time for the Rieslings’ arrival, winemaker James Kellie will be touring Sydney and Melbourne from the 26th of September. Contact your sales representative to organise a trade visit or winemaker dinner.
We are delighted to welcome back Suzanne Little from Hunter Valley as she tours Sydney and Melbourne showcasing her newest vintages and funkiest varieties! Suzanne will be touring from the 31st of October, contact your sales representative to organise a trade visit or winemaker dinner.
New Kids On The Block
Two new brands are entering the portfolio, we welcome Sunsets and It Wasn’t Me!
We are on the edge of our seats with two new brands entering the SVS portfolio. These wines are currently near the end of their bottling stage and we expect to see them land at the end of September.
The 2022 Sunsets Natural Rose is an all natural wine sure to please the crowd. Rosy sunset skies were the inspiration for the colour of this organic wine, as was the habit of taking a “sundowner.” A match made here on earth. Organically grown grapes have lent their colour and texture to this down-to-earth drop that you can enjoy anywhere.
It Wasn’t Me
The 2022 It Wasn’t Me Natural Red is an all natural that was so comfortable in it’s own (grape) skin, that it fermented itself. It’s so natural that all the winemakers did was bottle it. You can chill it, before you swill it, if you want to.
Events – Out & About
Big things are happening at Doom Juice – this month Doom Juice released their 2022 vintages as well as opened their cellar door in St Peters, Sydney – the wine made for the sesh now has a home for the sesh too.
Saturday September 3 Doom Juice opened their cellar door to the public in St Peters, Sydney. The venue serves up the full ranges of Doom Juice wines, has a pop-up kitchen with rotating chefs, rostered DJs, and strictly good vibes. The cellar door is open Friday 3pm-10pm and Saturday & Sunday 12pm-10pm at 9 Victoria Street, St Peters.
Out of Stock & Low Stock Alert
2019 Highgate Chardonnay Orange – LOW STOCK
We have very little 2019 Highgate Chardonnay on hand, and it will be sold out soon. Our recommended replacement for this is the 2020 Silkwood ‘The Bowers’ Chardonnay.
2o21 Feudo Arancio Grillo – LOW STOCK
We have very little of the 2021 Feudo Arancio Grillo on hand, and it will be sold out soon. Our next shipment of Grillo will be arriving in late September.
2022 Harewood Mount Barker Riesling – OUT OF STOCK
Even prior to its release, the Mount Barker Riesling has sold out. The 2022 Harewood Tunney, Porongurup, and Denmark Rieslings are still available.
There’s no better way to bring in the Spring season than a bottle of bubbles! Start the season off bubbly by popping a bottle of one of our wide range of sparklings, including the recently landed Nino Franco Prosecco, and raise a toast.
94pts- Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast): Aromas of white spring flower, Bartlett pear and citrus waft out of the glass. The racy, refreshing palate is full of energy, offering crisp yellow-apple, lemon drop and orange zest flavours balanced by vibrant acidity. A perlage of small, refined and continuous bubbles provides the silky backdrop.
94 pts – Huon Hooke (The Real Review): Light to mid-straw-yellow colour with a brassy tint. The bouquet is toasty and mellow, complex and showing some positive development. The palate is also rich and soft and mellow, with more maturity than expected, and a very dry savouriness that lingers. Lip-smacking crisp dryness. A good food wine.
95 pts – Drinks Trade Magazine: Red berry, white peach, textural, good. Honeyed Peaches, yoghurt toast, mango. Lazy Flowery red apple. pie crust. phenolics, fuzzy white nectarine. red apple crystal.
95 points – IWSC: Charming, delicate aromas of raspberry, orange peel, strawberry, redcurrant and lifted violet, with subtle autolytic notes of brioche. The elegant mineral structure is supported by fresh, zesty acidity, a soft mousse and a long, lingering finish.
92 pts – Wine Spectator: This balanced Champagne frames a round and expressive range of ripe green apple and pineapple fruit, candied ginger and biscuit notes with a firm and integrated spine of citrusy acidity. Lacy in texture, with a minerally finish. Drink now through 2029.
93 pts – Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot): Established in 1891, Champagne Montaudon is at the bargain end of Champagne, and offers particularly good value for money. It is a pinot dominant style – with pinot noir and pinot meunier making up 75% of the blend. What makes it standout is the exceptional balance of bright and youthful fruits with a nice touch of aged French pastry complexity. The wine is bright mid straw and is reserved with attractive strawberry and citrus fruits plus praline complexity from aged reserve wines. It is then dry and fresh in the mouth, mid-weight and given impact thanks to that zesty acidity. There is good length to finish too with a solid dose of aged pinot toastiness adding impressive complexity for a wine at this price.
94 pts – Winestate Magazine 2021 Champagne & Sparkling Awards: Bold mature citrus bouquet; good yeast autolysis and zesty lemon/green apple flavours with a salivating citrus finish.
92 pts – Ultimate Wine Challenge: Bring lemon yellow color. Vibrant, egg shell colored mousse is persistent. First inhalations detect bread dough, biscuit batter, dry stone. Taste profile features a toasty, fizzy, chardonnay thumbprint of tart green apple, gooseberry, pear flavors that last long and firmly into the dry aftertaste.
93 pts – Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot): From up in the hills of Trentino in the heart of the Dolomites comes this delicious, classically styled Sparkling Rose with more than a little in common with vintage Champagne. It is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with the wine spending two years on its lees to gain layers of delicious French pastry complexity. It has got a pale copper colour and beautiful mix of raspberry and rose aromas well balanced with savoury yeasty complexity. It is dry, fresh, fine and detailed – crisp with great finesse and then a fine, long finish. Cracking wine and exceptional value for vintage European sparkling.
91 pts – Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot): They call the Mezza a glacial sparkling wine thanks to its home in the cool Italian Alps. It’s a unique blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Muller Thurgau, and is made in a similar way to Prosecco creating a bright, fresh and juicy sparkling wine. This wine is unique and elegant with its chalky, baked apple and citrus fruits plus a faint floral edge. It’s then dry, crisp and light weight with gentle earthy flavours finishing fine and long.
91 pts – Patrick Eckel (Wine Reviewer): A very good example of Prosecco that has an elegance and general drinkability that will be sure to please many. The nose gives green apple and pear with some floral cut white flowers; the palate is pristine in its rendition of pear and apple fruit with a touch of musk. Good length to finish with great purity.
94 pts – Winestate Magazine 2021 Champagne & Sparkling Awards