Category Archives: Heathcote

How cool is VIC?

I had a chuckle reading Harvey Steiman’s recent blog post on Wine Spectator about the La Pleiade shiraz, a Heathcote wine produced by Chapoutier and Ron Laughton (Jaspers Hill). It’s also a wine which I bought the first couple of … Continue reading

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Australian Rhone varieties, bit of a blanc mixed bag

 27th July 2013, Ormond Hall, St Kilda Rd It is well-evident that there is no shortage of Rhone-inspired wines in Australia. We certainly have vineyards which bask in similar weather conditions as the Rhone Valley. One could argue that a … Continue reading

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Galli Estate Artigiano Nebbiolo 2009, Heathcote, VIC

$22 from Vintage Cellars (Albert Park). Galli Estate is a small-ish winery out of Sunbury, but with a more substantial holding in Heathcote. They make a range of wines, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, but also produce Mediterranean varieties such … Continue reading

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Montevecchio Bianco 2011, Heathcote, VIC

$24 from Rathdowne Cellars. A co-fermented blend of Vermentino, Fiano and Moscato Giallo (Muscat). Clear pale yellow colour. A youthful nose lemon rind, musk and red apple, there’s a subtle hint of exotic spice too. Dry, medium- bodied wine, lovely … Continue reading

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Montevecchio Moscato 2012, Heathcote, VIC

$24 from Rathdowne Cellars. Here’s a lovely spritzy number for a warm summer’s day, sorta a local interpretation of Moscato d’Asti. Delicate aromas of rose petals and Pakenham pear. Clean flavours of orange pulp and pear juice, it’s a simple … Continue reading

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