Category Archives: Other Whites

2018 Yalumba Y Series Whites

I don’t mind confessing to always keeping an eye out for the release of this range every year.  They are reliably varietal, they generally never fail to impress and you can put plenty of them in the fridge without making … Continue reading

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2018 Hastwell & Lightfoot Fiano

I’ve been to McLaren Vale a number of times so, confession time.  I’ve seen the Hastwell and Lightfoot sign (and if my memory serves me correctly, there was a comment about how it sounded like the names of a couple … Continue reading

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2017 Grey Sands Pinot Blanc

You could have knocked my over with a feather when I asked Bob & Rita Richter of Grey Sands the details of their Pinot Blanc plantings.  1800 vines planted in 2010! (and they’ve recently planted some more). The Pinot Blanc … Continue reading

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2017 Inverquharity Gewürztraminer

First up I’m going to say, it is much easier to drink this wine than it is to spell the above two words.  Just out of interest, Jancis Robinson said, “Gewürztraminer has the dubious dual distinction of being the easiest … Continue reading

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2017 Yelland & Papps Devote Rousanne

Rousanne is a grape that originated in the northern Rhône area of France and, from the pictures I’ve seen, they are reddish-brown in colour.  Roux is the French word for this colour meaning russet and it’s believed this is where … Continue reading

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2017 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

When it comes to white wine varieties that are either hard to pronounce or difficult to spell, we can thank the Spanish for Albariño, the Austrians (amongst others) for Grüner Veltliner, the Italians (mainly) for Gewürztraminer and now, the Greeks for Assyrtiko. Peter … Continue reading

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2017 Paracombe Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

This may come as a surprise to some but, on the weekend I was speaking with a fellow who works in a Hobart bar and, dare I say it, the talk was about wine.  Something he said came as no … Continue reading

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