Join James Scarcebrook (aka The Intrepid Wino) and a special guest as they taste six Australian Rieslings, talking about the different regions and expressions of the most noble of grapes. Buy the wines from Different Drop and taste along with us, ask questions or make comments if you want to!
Mario Marson has worked in vineyards in Australia for many years, and has been a champion for high quality grapes making high quality wines. When he decided to plant his own vineyard, he chose to do so in the Victorian region of Heathcote, and he chose to plant some grape varieties that were close to his family heritage in Italy. His Vinea Marson wines were some of the first to show how high quality wines from alternative grapes could be achieved in Australia, and today are highly sought after by a market that is embracing difference.
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I joined some sommelier friends recently for a blind tasting session. Each of them have been trained using the Certified Sommelier Method, using a grid to break down a wine into its components for the purpose of analysis, then make an assesment about what the wine is. It was quite fascinating to watch them dissect wines blind, but still showed the subjectivity of wine.
I was given a bottle each of the 2009 and 2010 vintages of the Carlei Estate Nebbiolo by Dave Carlei today, and I was keen to see how the two vintages looked.
I bought a bottle of the Out of Step Syme on Yarra Chardonnay 2014 from Rathdowne Cellars for Saturday night Netflix with the girlfriend, and cracked the seal to have a look at it.
At home for dinner I had a look in the Intrepid Cellar, I pulled out two iconic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon wines and did a Let’s Tate comparison. The first wine was the Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2000, which I bought some years ago on Langtons. The second was the Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2000, which I bought at a local bottle shop. Let me know what you think of my impressions, and be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel for more videos like this.