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Michael Hall Roussanne 2011, Barossa Valley, SA

$32 from Cloudwine. With the Barossa Valley having secured an international reputation for Grenache and Shiraz, the continual absence of white Rhone varietals remains a perplexing issue. Michael Hall is one of few on the valley floor who does produce lovely … Continue reading

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TarraWarra, Yarra Valley (No Cistercian monks = no beer room)

TarraWarra Estate was established in 1983 by the Besen family on the land originally owned by the founder of The Age , David Syme. Nearby, the Cistercian monks established their order, but if the monks at TarraWarra Abbey had drawn on … Continue reading

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What’s the Story, Rory Morning Glory? The Story Wines

I was intending to hang on to these other bottles of Story shiraz for longer, but there is a tasting coming up soon at B’Stilla with Rory Lane where there will be the opportunity to taste through 10 vintages. So … Continue reading

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The Story Wines Westgate Blanc 2013, Grampians, VIC

$28 direct from winery. This is the other white in the portfolio. A Rhon-esque blend of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grown at the Westgate Vineyard, site of their best Shiraz grapes. The 3 rows of Marsanne and 1 each 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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