April 1, 2015 · 4:59 pm
Vigne della Bra 2013
Quite powerful and builds on the palate, quite fresh but lovely citrus pith texture. Richness without excessive warmth.
Monteseroni Garganega 2013
Fresh mineral oxidation. Full yet light? Fresh but mellow? A bit odd.
Nice density concentration still very light and fresh with hints of savoury.
March 29, 2015 · 9:41 pm
A little richer and more textural in style, oily texture, nice cheesy notes.
Much livelier aromatics, very mineral citrus, earthy pithiness on the palate, fresh vibrant but very long. Some savoury apricot.
Vitovska T 2011 (6 months skin amphora, 2.5 years amphora)
Herbal density, still extremely shy, a rubbery aroma. Very heady ethereal depth subtlety. Very very long.
More intense expressive notes brighter character of the T. Very subtle elegant texture but hold on the back palate, silky freshness.
Showing quite floral now, quite pure on the nose. More pithy texture, earthiness.
Paolo Vodopivec with importer in Australia Gianmarco Balestrini
March 27, 2015 · 1:31 am
Lucido Cataratto 2014
Very aromatic, quite floral. Very intense crunchy focused puckering acids.
Pietranera Zibibbo 2013
Intensely aromatic musky jubes. Very dry but open on the palate. Nice grapefruit notes.
Integer Grillo 2012
Smoke on the water. Very sulphury textural savouriness.
Integer Zibbibo 2012
Really interesting influence on the aromatics. A bit wacky on the back but still had that core of fruit sweetness.
Grappoli del Grillo 2013
Mealy wheaty notes. Quite sharp on the palate.
Bukkuram Sole d’Agosto 2012
Intense raisin, intense freshness, very warm on the palate. Exceptionally young and showing some volatility.
Oxidative nuts, very dry, not sweet in fact. Wonderfully complex, evolved significantly on the palate.
Josephine De Bartoli
March 27, 2015 · 12:39 am
Muller Thurgau 2013
Fresh linear mineral yet a little open too. Subtlety of texture.
Etza 2013 (mt)
A little more vibrant on the nose, a little wilder and greener. Quite intense on the palate, but still very fresh and good pithiness.
Radoy 2013 (Kerner)
A little shyer on the nose with more green apple notes. Very vibrant explosive fruit on the palate, quite juicy and some RS too. Nice texture, not sure about the 25g of sugar, but then it would get pretty warm.
Kind of earthy meaty notes, dried red fruits. Fresh on the palate, but that meatiness comes through on the palate. A bit different to done Austrian examples I’ve tasted.
Loach 2012 (zwiegelt, pinot nero)
More intense also more closed on the nose. More tannic, less meaty, very subtle spice notes.
Radoar Muller Thurgau