Thursday, April 10, 2014

Swirl Sniff Spit - Session 32 - April 2015

April's tasting sees us explore a number of wines that utilise different techniques - some new, most old - in which to express themselves and their terroir.

Wines such as Yelland & Papp's Roussanne made as many a Chardonnay is, to build texture and complexity; Brash Higgins' Zibibbo (ZBO) fermented in clay amphorae again to build texture but also to aid in longevity; The Lane Vineyard's Block 14 Shiraz and its inclusion of a portion of whole berries to aid in aromatics; Dandelion Vineyard's Lion's Tooth Shiraz Riesling, why add acid when Riesling can do the same naturally? You get the idea...we hope.

The unifying element is that each wine must stand up to what you have come to expect from Swirl, Sniff, Spit - and that is for a wine to be a quality drinking proposition.

The wines here are a diverse bunch, from across the country, from producers young and old. As ever, you be the judge.

Tickets are available here:

1) Ar Fion 'Field Blend' 2012 @Salo1978
2) Best's Foudré Riesling 2013 @BestsWines
3) Y&P 2nd Take Roussanne 2013 @YellandAndPapps
4) Andrew Seppelt Wines Esparté 2013 @Barossandrew
5) BK Skin & Bones White 2013 @BKWines
6) Brash Higgins ZBO 2013 @BrashHiggins

7) The Lane Vineyard Block 14 Shiraz 2012 @TheLaneVineyard
8) Topper's Mountain Earth Child 2011 @ToppersMtnWines

9) Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand Petit Verdot - Boovability and Basket Range Vineyards Multi-Vintage
10) Dandelion Vineyards Lion's Tooth of Mclaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2010 @DandelionWines
12) Timo Meyer Close Planted Pinot Noir 2013 

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