Salena Estate You, Me and Pinot Grigio 2020 Wine Review

This wine is a soundly made pinot grigio rosé from Salena Estate and Riverland fruit in South Australia. It is the ubiquitous salmon rosé in colour and has aromas of florals, a medium body, 12.0 alcohol and a dry finish. Suitable for current drinking. Rating: Acceptable. Website: Producer; Vivino; Wine Searcher. Source: Sample. Reviewed: SeptemberContinue reading “Salena Estate You, Me and Pinot Grigio 2020 Wine Review”

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”

Vallado Douro Tinto 2017 Wine Review

This is a high quality Douro wine from Vallado in Portugal. It is a dry blend of the Port varieties of touriga nacional (25%), touriga franca (25%) and contributions from tinta roriz (tempranillo), tinta barroca and sousao. As with some (or is it many?) other Portuguese wines, it is easier to remember the region thanContinue reading “Vallado Douro Tinto 2017 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”