Terre à Terre Crayères Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018 Wine Review

This wine is from Terre √† Terre, a very good producer in Wrattonbully near Coonawarra in South Australia. It’s an unorthodox blend of cabernet franc (63%) and shiraz (37%). In the glass, there are brooding aromas of dark fruits and cedar, and lifted herbal characters with time. The palate is medium to full bodied, theContinue reading “Terre √† Terre Cray√®res Cabernet Franc Shiraz 2018 Wine Review”

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard 2016

I rather sensed that this producer and vineyard were headed towards producing a fine wine. This wine has seen considerable attention to detail and is outstanding. A blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon, 16% shiraz and 16% cabernet franc, it is from the Cray√®res vineyard in the Wrattonbully region on the South Australian/Victorian border. In termsContinue reading “Terre √† Terre Cray√®res Vineyard 2016”

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This is an ambitiously good sauvignon blanc from Terre √† Terre in Wrattonbully near the South Australian/Victorian border.¬† It has aromas of grass and peach.¬† The palate is dry, the acidity high and razor sharp and there‚Äôs some really well handled old oak that gives texture and balance to the finish.¬† This is first rateContinue reading “Terre √† Terre Cray√®res Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019”

Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc Wrattonbully 2017

This is a lovely sauvignon blanc from Terre √† Terre in Wrattonbully. It’s from a closely planted (1.5m x 1.5m spacing) vineyard and fermented in old French oak before ageing in barrel for 8 months. In the glass, there are aromatics of meal, together with gooseberry and lemons. The palate has fresh, racy acidity andContinue reading “Terre √† Terre Sauvignon Blanc Wrattonbully 2017”

Terre à Terre Shiraz Wrattonbully 2016

Labelled as shiraz, this is in fact a blend of 88% shiraz and 12% cabernet franc. I cannot easily think of where this blend might otherwise appear in the world. It opens to an aroma of game, clove, plums and spice. The palate is full fruited, with cedar undertones (oak is 10% new). Rating: Good.Continue reading “Terre √† Terre Shiraz Wrattonbully 2016”

Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This Terre √† Terre wine is from the Cray√®res vineyard in Wrattonbully, north of Coonawarra. It has aromas of cedar, earth and red fruits and that Coonawarra “ferrous” character. The palate has long length and terrific balance. An impressive release, this wine can be approached now but should improve with 5 to 8 years inContinue reading “Terre √† Terre Cabernet Sauvignon 2016”