The new grape variety of the moment; Stockman’s Ridge Rider Savagnin 2013

Savagnin is traminer, but not gew├╝rtztraminer or gew├╝rtztraminer that is called traminer. ┬áAnd nor just for good measure is it albari├▒o. ┬áThese sentences unexpectedly make sense because savagnin has been proven to be the same grape variety is that called traminer in Germany, the CSIRO confirmed in 2009 that source material propagated at the CSIROContinue reading “The new grape variety of the moment; Stockman’s Ridge Rider Savagnin 2013”

Giesen The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2011

I don’t drink a lot of Marlborough sauvignon blanc, but equally I don’t hold a faddish stance against it. ┬áThe grape variety simply works in Marlborough, it having defined the region much as certain grape varieties have defined the classic wine regions of France, Germany, Italy and Spain. ┬áI think this is no small achievement.Continue reading “Giesen The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2011”