News & Reviews

Terre a Terre Wine Companion Results

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On July 30, 2015
Terre a Terre Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Fermented in a mix of 14 used French barriques and 10 600l demi muids, left on lees for 1 month, racked, SO2 added and returned to one 2000l foudre and 10 demi muids. Xavier Bizot has well and truly mastered the impossible: given tremendous texture and structure by the […]
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Terroir Selections at Vinoshphere

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On May 3, 2015
Terroir Selections will be featuring, alongside a host of other great wines both domestic and from abroad, at the Vinosphere trade tasting in Sydney on the 18th of May. For full details check out the attached invitation. Trade tasting Email
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Import Reviews from Huon Hooke

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On October 15, 2014
Huon Hooke takes a look at a handful of imports. Villa Bel Air 2010 Medium to deep red colour with a purple tinge. The aromas are clean and fresh and inviting, invoking raspberry, blackberry and subtle hints of dried herbs. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and elegantly structured, taut and firm to finish. Long […]
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Andrew Graham looks at some imports (and more)

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On August 20, 2014
Clever imports (and more) from Terroir Selections While it’s been brutally hard for our export focused winemakers, the record strength of our Aussie dollar has been useful for one thing – encouraging an ever expanding smorgasbord of imported goodies. The following spread comes from Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser’s Terroir Selections portfolio; the depths of […]
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Gary Walsh on the 2011 Ceretto Nebbiolo

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On July 10, 2014
Gary Walsh from The Wine Front on the 2011 Ceretto Nebbiolo: Bold style of Nebbiolo, showing the 2011 vintage to full effect. Licorice, dried flowers and herbs, spice, tar, dark cherry – stormy, yet pretty. Full bodied, firm and rugged and compact in the mouth – grunty thing – showing some raspberry and redcurrant freshness, […]
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“Delicious Claret” – 2010 Villa Bel Air

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On July 3, 2014
Gary Walsh from The Wine Front enjoyed the 2010 Chateau Villa Bel Air Rouge: If you’re looking for a crisp, charming, fresh wine that drinks beautifully, then read on. Red fruits, aniseed perfume, very light earthiness, bread dough and a flicker of red capsicum. Light to medium bodied, bright and clean with light tannin and […]
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Xavier in Grapegrower and Winemaker

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On June 24, 2014
Grapegrower & Winemaker invited four industry experts, including Xavier, to give their thoughts on the Australian wine’s current state of play. The full article can be read in the attached PDF. Grapegrower and Winemaker PDF
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Bodegas Tradición Palo Cortado tops tasting

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On May 27, 2014
The Bodegas Tradción Palo Cortado came in equal top in the recent Palo Cortado Sherry tasting on JancisRobinson.com. 32 years old. RS 4 g/l. Deep apricot gold. Lots of dark, bitter cooked orange pith. Intoxicating aroma – rich and spicy. Incredible depth and intensity and super-smooth on the finish even though it has such depth […]
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Nebbiolo in the press

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On April 16, 2014
Some recent press on a few of the Nebbiolos in our portfolio. The first couple from Gourmet Traveller WINE’s large tasting in the April / May issue, the second from Philip White in InDaily. 2008 Arrivo Nebbiolo, Adelaide Hills gained strong support from Bennie. “Scented, spicy and mellow red fruit,” he began. “Retains primary fruit […]
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Burgundy Celebration

  • Posted by Terroir Selections
  • On March 21, 2014
For the first time ever, the “Paulée de Meursault” celebration goes down under, in the form of the inaugural Sydney Burgundy Celebration (http://burgundycelebration.com) organised by Franck Moreau, Michael Engelmann and Amanda Yallop between 25 and 27 March at merivale. It is a first and Terroir Selections is proud to support the event with some extraordinary […]
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