Category Archives: King Valley

Pinot Grigio / Gris, the Victorian way

The start to the week has us heading for a typical Melbourne Spring. Warm Monday then a baking Tuesday (well, it felt that way on┬áthe basketball courts). Then as I’m typing this, the nightly silence of my quiet street is … Continue reading

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Crittenden Estate Los Hermanos Txakoli Petit Manseng 2012, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

$25 direct from winery. I foresee this as one of my favourite summer wines for 2013-14. Brilliantly vibrant fruit, clean fresh acidity, this Petit Manseng rendition of the Spanish Txakoli blend – Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza and Petit Manseng – … Continue reading

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Pizzini Sangiovese Shiraz 2010, King Valley, VIC

Dark ruby colour, this wine has a medium- weighted nose of red plums and fresh raspberries with a hint of saltishness and ginger. Dry, medium-bodied wine, high acidity, soft tannins that provided a good structure overall. Flavours of plum, raspberry … Continue reading

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Pizzini Sangiovese 2010, King Valley, VIC

$25. Clear, medium ruby colour. Aromas of green peppercorns, white pepper, roasted herbs, cherries and red currants. A dry, med+ bodied wine that is easy drinking with fresh cherry and red berry flavours, a touch savoury for an undertone. Light … Continue reading

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Pizzini Prosecco 2011, King Valley, VIC

$20. Very pale straw with a tinge of green. Youthful aromas of lemon tart and green apple. A course mousse, ripe acidity with green apple sweet-sourishness and green lemon flavours. Nice drinking wine, drink now. 88/100.

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