Pig in the House Organic Chardonnay 2016

I still rather like this label design.  The “Pig in the House” is an organically grown chardonnay from Cowra in New South Wales.  In the glass, there are aromas of lemon and meal.  The palate is mid weight, the length good, the acidity racy and refreshing and the flavours youthful reminding of lemon and nectarine.Continue reading “Pig in the House Organic Chardonnay 2016”

Five new release Australian chardonnays from five different regions

I tasted today through five Australian new release chardonnays, all blind, with prices ranging from $22 to $68. The average quality level in Australian chardonnay is very good indeed if you are able to spend $20 or more per bottle. The cooler climate regions of the Mornington Peninsula and Orange shone more brightly than theContinue reading “Five new release Australian chardonnays from five different regions”

Pig in the House Organic Rosé 2017

This is a sangiovese based rosé from organic producer Pig in the House in Cowra. It has restrained and savoury aromatics of raspberry and strawberry. Old oak influences the palate, which has a light to medium body, mid range length, spice and raspberry on the finish and a loose knit but pleasant expression. Rating: AcceptableContinue reading “Pig in the House Organic Rosé 2017”

Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2016

This wine has such a lovely label.  In the glass, it has an initial, rich warm climate shiraz impression of baked plums and pepper, before settling to reveal a fruity expression of fleshy blueberries.  The palate continues the juicy blueberry theme.  (Region: Cowra, New South Wales, Rating: Good, Drink: now) Read more:www.piginthehouse.com.au Other vintages reviewed: Continue reading “Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2016”

Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2014

I usually don’t comment on labels, but this one is very likeable.  The wine inside (the 2014 vintage) is good too.  Its aromatics are all pepper and plums.  The palate is pleasant and savoury, with pepper and earth characters.  A good release. Rating: GoodAbv: 14%Price: $25Source: sampleVendors and website: http://www.piginthehouse.com.auTasted: 2015