La Valentina Colline Pescaresi Auha Fiano 2014 $39.50 (4 stars)

Gorgeously golden in the glass and bursting with daisy pollen and marzipan-like aromas, Fiano is an ancient grape that’s experiencing a modern renaissance.  I love the light peach, soft almond notes, its  bright, vibrant, mineral-driven mouthfeel and white pepper and freshly-baled hay layers on the finish. It’s an envelope-pusher of a white wine that’ll rock […]

Wine column week commencing 3rd June, 2017

Lyrical Love “The thing about a challenging vintage” says James Millton of Gisborne’s Millton Vineyards,  “is that regardless of weather, if the whole team picking grapes are happy and good and well organised and industrious then the whole thing just works like a hand in a glove”.  He was talking about the ‘tricky’ harvest the […]

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