“set for fine development” – Jancis Robinson

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 30, 2013
Here’s international heavy-weight wine writer Jancis Robinson’s thoughts on the 2009 Daosa: Debut vintage from Xavier Bizot, son of Bollinger now in South Australia. Made as Bollinger in oak casks and then aged for 30 months in bottle on tirage. Very marked acidity and bone dry with impressive substance. Clearly set for fine development. Lovely […]
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94 Points from James Halliday’s Wine Companion

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 26, 2013
The 2014 edition of James Halliday’s annual Australian Wine Companion has hit the shelves, with Dasoa doing very well. Pale straw-green, good mousse; from the Daosa Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills at an elevation of 550m; after primary fermentation and nine months’ maturation in used French oak barriques, it was tiraged and kept on lees […]
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Australian Wine Companion 2014 results

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 25, 2013
The 2014 versions of James Halliday’s annual publication, The Australian Wine Companion, has been released with Terre à Terre performing exceptionally well. Once again Terre à Terre has received 5 red stars marking it as an “Outstanding” producer. Here are the full reviews from the book: Down to Earth 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Pale straw-green; an […]
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Refreshing and complex – 94 points

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On April 23, 2013
The following review appeared in WBM’s April 2013 issue. From the Bizot vineyard in Piccadilly, Adelaide Hills, the wine is kept for eight months in barrel on lees, then a further 30 months in bottle on lees. It’s a rewarding sparkling wine for carry of flavour, pep and complexity. Refreshing and complex – a neat […]
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92+ from Jeremy Pringle

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On February 1, 2013
Another review from the online world. This one comes from Jeremy Pringle at Wine Will Eat Itself. The fruit for this Sparkling wine was sourced from a single vineyard in the higher, cooler slopes of the Piccadilly Valley. It spent time in old oak barrels and saw a total of 38 months on lees although […]
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Bollinger’s Bizot produces Salon equivalent in Australia

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On January 2, 2013
The following article by Patrick Schmitt appeared on Drinks Business on 19th December 2012. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser have created a traditional method, single vineyard, vintage, blanc de blancs only brand – in effect, Australia’s equivalent of Champagne Salon. Called Daosa, the sparkling wine was released in September this year using Chardonnay from the […]
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90 points / 4 stars GT Wine

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 23, 2012
The Nov/Dec issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE contains an extensive Champagne and sparkling tasting, featuring our 2009 Blanc de Blancs receiving 90 points and four stars. This places it comfortably in the top 10 Australian sparklings tasted for this article – a very pleasing result for a first release! The review text is as follows: […]
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95 points from Huon Hooke

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 3, 2012
A great review of our 2009 Daosa from Huon Hooke. Medium straw-yellow colour. Toasty bouquet with some hints of burnt toast, some nutty barrel nuances, also meringue and candy. Rich and full in the mouth with eggy chardonnay and yeast interactions evident, and a fleshy, dense, concentrated palate flavour that lingers on well. Creamy and […]
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Top wine with bubbles – Andrew Graham reviews Daosa

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 3, 2012
The following review comes from Andrew Graham, via his online reviews site: Australian Wine Review. The original post can be found here: http://www.ozwinereview.com/2012/09/top-wine-with-bubbles-daosa-blanc-de.html. Strictly speaking, this sparkling is Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser’s (of Terre à Terre) baby, the fruit drawn from a vineyard that Christian Bizot (head of Champagne Bollinger) himself helped plant. Considering, […]
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