Tag 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 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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Victorian Shiraz/Syrah with South Pack (Part 2)

For Shiraz, the South Pack is really heading in the North direction to Heathcote (Syrahmi) and the Yarra Valley (Jamsheed and Luke Lambert). Quite marked differences in geography between both regions result in very distinctive styles of shiraz. A straight … Continue reading

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