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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Yalumba In My Eyes Masters

What's a brilliant wine! What an even better price... If only there were more wine makers out there with the same vision as Yalumba. Do they cop a bad wrap however. Often there ar misconceptions around wineries based on price alone. I wonder if this myth is placed on Yalumba for example. They come in at a great price, they have a large production. Many people will tar them with the supermarket wine label brush. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The folks at Yalumba are constantly working hard to provide wine at an "intelligent" price.

Vermentino, what a great food wine, works brilliantly with Australia's Love of Asian Food. A pale green straw in colour, the aromas of jasmine and white nectarine, work in harmony with cumquat coming in spades . The palate is lush and fleshy with grapefruit style acidity. It finishes off with a great textural back palate.
What a great refreshing wine... One word to finish SWAG!
Yalumba = Billiance

Monday, November 26, 2012

Beaujolais Under Rated ? Or Spot On

Beaujolais is very much a variety that has no following here in Australia, which I find quite a shame.
Beaujolais is quiet the elegant little red that can be so pleasing on the palate as well as the senses. I assume part of the reason it has never taken off is due to Australia's inability to decipher French Wine Labels, which stems from a lack of French geographical knowledge.

Beaujolais produces AOC wines Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages, cru Beaujolais & Beaujolais Nouveau. The main grapes are Gamay, Pinot Noir & the much lesser known Pinot Liébault.

I believe that Beaujolais strength lies in its acidity and its ability to produces a soft wine with round tannins where the astringency can be its trademark. I got one plan on drinking a lot more Beaujolais in the future.