Articles tagged with the word "chardonnay":

Tasmania – a masterclass with Michael Hill-Smith MW

Published on April 26, 2016

Michael Hill-Smith MW is the co-founder of Shaw and Smith in Adelaide Hills, and of Tolpuddle Vineyard in Tasmania. He put together a masterclass to show what Tas is doing best, namely sparkling, riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir.


Chablis

Published on October 8, 2013

Chablis is the quintessentially steely, floral, stony, flinty, lip-smackingly refreshing wine from the very north of Burgundy. It’s a region firmly ensconced in the cool climate of northerly latitudes.


New wave Aussie chardonnay

Published on February 7, 2013

A masterclass led by Phil Sexton from Innocent Bystander/Giant Steps, and Martin Spedding from Ten Minutes by Tractor, explores new wave Aussie chardonnay from the Yarra Valley


La Chablisienne: quality and minerality

Published on January 28, 2013

La Chablisienne is one of those rare enough things, a quality-orientated co-operative that’s also blessed by its members with some great vineyard plots, which boost its reputation overall. In addition, the co-op has explored in some depth the status quo on minerality.


Skinny – a new era for Aussie chardonnay?

Published on December 30, 2012

Forget skinny lattes, skinny is a new model for Aussie chardonnay – lean, maybe a bit mean, very clean, even edging to green. The style has been around for a while, as Tom Carson, winemaker at Yabby Lake in the Mornington Peninsula explained “these wines have been here in Australia but they didn’t have too much of a voice. Now, everyone is talking about these wines, and how fine they are.”


Gouais blanc

Published on August 8, 2012

All sixteen progeny of pinot x gouais blanc


An accidental treatise on lees work with chardonnay

Published on May 12, 2012

A logistical misadventure meant Michael Glover, the winemaker at Bannockburn Vineyards in Geelong, Victoria had to leave one of his chardonnays on its lees for three years rather than the usual two. It turned out to be an excellent decision.


Is Gippsland Australia’s new cool climate zone?

Published on April 30, 2012

The Gippsland zone is vast, about a quarter of the total area of the state of Victoria. The scale of viticulture is miniscule, about 1% that of neighbouring Yarra Valley. But the region is right on-trend with its cool climate locale.


What separates the Adelaide Hills from Clare Valley?

Published on March 1, 2012

At a tasting masterclass in London, Clare Valley’s Wakefield/Taylors chief winemaker Adam Eggins joined forces with viticulturist Marty Edwards, of The Lane in the Adelaide Hills, to expound the differences and evolving styles. Chardonnay and shiraz were the focus of the tasting.


Lees is more

Published on February 20, 2012

Michael Glover, the winemaker at Bannockburn in Victoria’s Geelong, hasn’t thrown away chardonnay lees for five years. “It’s like a yeast mother” he said.

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