Topper’s Mountain Wild Ferment Petit Manseng New England 2016

This is a really interesting wine made from the south western French grape variety, petit manseng.  The minerally and saline aroma in fact called to mind an attractive Sicilian carricante, and it is of interest to note that the grapes are grown at 900 metres on volcanic soils. The palate is dry, medium bodied andContinue reading “Topper’s Mountain Wild Ferment Petit Manseng New England 2016”

Topper’s Mountain Bricolage Blanc 2015

This wine has a bit of everything in it.  Oaked chardonnay, oaked sauvignon blanc, gewürztraminer and petit manseng.  I can imagine the blending sessions were a lot of fun, or challenging or both.  From New England in northern New South Wales, the Topper’s Mountain capsule has Italian style paper wrapping which makes the initial pourContinue reading “Topper’s Mountain Bricolage Blanc 2015”