Correfox Cava Brut Rosé NV Wine Review

I haven’t previously come across a Cava rosé. It is not a surprise to see one, with the burgeoning success of rosé as a wine category. The grape varieties do not really matter with Cava. What is to be expected is a reliable minerally wine with a touch of autolytic yeast character and a dryContinue reading “Correfox Cava Brut Rosé NV Wine Review”

Paco and Lola Ophalum Albariño 2019 Wine Review

This is a good example of an albariño from the coastal Rias Baixas region in north western Spain from Paco and Lola. The wine is saline, minerally, full bodied, unoaked, has medium to high acidity and lemon pith phenolics. It is made in a refreshing style that is ready to drink now. You might considerContinue reading “Paco and Lola Ophalum Albariño 2019 Wine Review”

Cantarranas Verdejo Rueda 2020 Wine Review

This continues a series of recent Spanish wine reviews. Rueda is little seen in Australia, but fits comfortably as an alternative to sauvignon blanc. The grape variety is verdejo, which is not the same as another white, verdelho. The wine opens to floral, herbs and even passionfruit aromas. The palate is dry, medium to fullContinue reading “Cantarranas Verdejo Rueda 2020 Wine Review”

Pujanza Hado 2015 Wine Review

I taste a lot of wines these days that I don’t manage to write up. I am trying to correct this and get them out. This is very good Rioja from Bodegas Pujanza and the 2015 vintage. It will suit new world wine drinkers wanting fruit but coupled with a more old world tannic grip.Continue reading “Pujanza Hado 2015 Wine Review”

Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja 2019 Wine Review

White Rioja is not easily found in Australia. Made from macabeo (viura), it appears in a couple of styles. This wine is the dry, unoaked and fruity version and is quite floral and aromatic. It might confuse for a sauvignon blanc. The palate however is fuller bodied and the acidity medium, rather than high. TheContinue reading “Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja 2019 Wine Review”

Garnacha Cepa por Cepa de Nekeas 2018 Wine Review

This a pleasant garnacha (grenache) from Navarra in Spain and the 2018 vintage. Lightly coloured as is typical of the variety, the wine is dry, full bodied, has little oak influence (old), has medium and tight tannins that are rocky in texture and red fruit characters. The alcohol is 14.5. This wine is suitable forContinue reading “Garnacha Cepa por Cepa de Nekeas 2018 Wine Review”