An Australian sangiovese that works: Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese 2016

This is one of the better Australian sangioveses I’ve tasted to date. Perhaps more so than the so-called international varieties, there can be a tendency to evaluate Australian Italian varieties by their degree of correlation to the versions grown on Italian soil. This type of benchmarking is not necessarily a bad thing, but it doesContinue reading “An Australian sangiovese that works: Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese 2016”

A new variety in Australia: d’Arenberg The Anthropocene Epoch Mencia 2017

It’s exciting to see mencia is now being grown in Australia and this is the first Australian one that I’ve had a close look at in bottle. Mencia is the grape variety from Bierzo in north western Spain where it is capable of greatness. In d’Arenberg’s hands in McLaren Vale, the 2017 vintage has aContinue reading “A new variety in Australia: d’Arenberg The Anthropocene Epoch Mencia 2017”