Brian Rizza 2021 375ml
Riesling that almost drinks like Jura. Oxidatively handled, sent to old, large oak barrels, left on lees, stirred and left alone. Nutty, musky and saline aromas on the sherry spectrum with a palate that's like biting into bruised citrus fruits. Tangy as hell with screeching acid and agreeably crunchy texture. Serve well chilled and preferably with a dozen oysters.
La Morella Il Monte Cortese 2020
Up in the Tortona Hills lies the mixed agriculture farm that is home to La Morella. Grape vines share land with fruit trees, aromatic herbs, wheat and other crops, with farm animals scattered throughout the property. Organic since the mid-80s, this is a unique and tranquil part of Piedmont to grow grapes and make wine. This cortese is tangy, lightly herbal, ultra refreshing and strong in minerally character. It’s vivacious, thirst-quenching and yet shows a good deal of texture and detail. We love it.
Giovanni Armani Giorgio Bianco Superioré 2021
A tropical paradise of refreshment, grippy texture and zingy acidity. Lemon pith and rind, reconstituted pineapple juice and mild passionfruit.Fruit coming from the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Riverland. Multiple ferments, multiple levels of maceration, multiple regions – enter the multiverse of flavour. The Fiat needs a service, but the wine is tip-top. Made from a blend of Vermentino, Malvasia Bianco, Trebbiano and Pecorino. - Giovanni Armani Giorgio
Bistro Louis Severine Flatline 2019
A project from Louis Broderick (Basket Range Wines, Adelaide Hills) and international superstar wine director Sev Perru (10 Bells, NYC et al). They got some cabernet sauvignon and played with it a few different ways, here in the form of a direct pressed ‘white wine’. Sharp edges, mad angles, flinty minerality, sour plums, quite citrusy, surprisingly and a back drop of blueberry fruitiness barely there. Lovely scents and flavours. A drawl of light, nutty savouriness edges in too, the finish that attractive, mouth-watering saltiness I like so much. Has some get up and go, high drinkability, lots of interest. Delicious, detailed wine. Kudos! - The Wine Front
Ziereisen Gutedel Heugumber 2019
Chasselas here. Beautifully organic, magically interesting, deliciously good.
Lively, crisp and slightly left of centre, has skinsy chew, lemon-ginger tea and green apple, dried and fresh. Very aromatic, very intense and yet supremely alpine fresh in its feel. Stains the palate nicely as it exists. Lots going on, marching to its own beat and delightfully refreshing as it goes. - Winefront.com.au
From a hamlet in the south of Germany looking over the fence into Switzerland, Ziereisen are (hard to type) but a superstar of natural wine in Germany and make beautiful, textural, intriguing white wines. Chasselas is usually simple, this has real mojo
Ole Blue Eyes Fffiano 2019
Ffffar out - this is tasty textural wine. Traditionally found in Southern Italy and Sicilia, fiano is mighty fine when grown in the Mornington Peninsula. Bitter lime flavours with a nice oily mouthfeel and refreshing finish. Ole Blue Eyes has done it again. Pair with your fave bag of chips.