Gourmet Traveller Wine top 100: “A distinctive style”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On February 10, 2017
Source: Gourmet Traveller Wine – Review Date: January 2017 100 Top new release wines Daosa Piccadilly Valley Blanc de Blancs 2011 The dominant features of this wine are coconuty aldehyde and oak nuances from 100 per cent barrel fermentation and spicy notes. The acidity is lively and assertive, while the flavour is piercingly intense, concentrated and very […]
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Peter Bourne: “exuberant Chardonnay fruit”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On February 10, 2017
Author: Peter Bourne Source: Qantas The Australian Way Review Date: December 2016 Pop the cork on a vibrant blanc de blancs for the finest bubbles this side of New Year. Daosa Piccadilly Valley Blanc de Blancs 2011 The Daosa vineyard dates back 20 years and is owned by the Bizot family of Bollinger fame. Fermentation in older oak […]
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Huon Hooke: “Adelaide Hills Sparkles”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On September 26, 2016
Source: TheRealReview.com / new and noteworthy Author: Huon Hooke Date: 20 September 2016 Adelaide Hills sparkling wine has been partially eclipsed by Tasmania in the bubbly conversation, but the wineries have been quietly getting on with the job. I was surprised to learn that there are 32 sparkling wines produced in the Hills today, most […]
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Huon Hooke: “concentrated, intense, very long”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On September 26, 2016
Author: Huon Hooke Source: huonhooke.com Date: 4 August 2016 Daosa Piccadilly Valley Blanc de Blancs 2011 Coconutty oak and aldehydes dominate the bouquet. Spice and lees. It’s rich in the mouth as well as acid-lively, concentrated, intense, very long. (100% made in old barriques; 43 months on lees). Full article: http://www.therealreview.com/2016/09/20/adelaide-hills-sparkles/ Note: 95 – 5 stars Drink: 2016 to 2021
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Max Allen: Daosa 2011 full of elegant character

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On January 21, 2016
Apéritif time From a cool, high-altitude chardonnay vineyard and from one of the coolest growing seasons, this sparkling wine is full of elegant character, distinctive herbal notes, citrus zing and savoury finish. Max Allen Gourmet Traveller Wine, February 2016 issue
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Daosa 2011 in good company in The Australian Wish December 2015

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On December 4, 2015
The Australian – Wish Magazine December 2015 Angus Hughson TIME TO SPARKLE BUBBLY WINES HAVE A LOT MORE TO THEM THAN THEY’RE GIVEN CREDIT FOR AS A FESTIVE TIPPLE. There is something quite bizarre about the appreciation of sparkling wines. While to craft a fine example requires absolute perfection in the winery and a forgiving […]
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Angus Hughson: Daosa 2011 “superb now”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On December 4, 2015
The Australian – Wish Magazine December 2015 “The finest vintage of Daosa to date is an immediately complex and pure sparkling chardonnay showing layers of brioche, green apple and nougat fruits with a textural richness and almond-scented edge from barrel ferment, all well supported by bright acidity, with a long finish. Superb now, it may […]
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Vinsomniac – 93 points for Daosa 2011

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 20, 2015
A lively effervescence: persistence of bead, yeasty autolysis top notes, complexity from 51 months on lees. Citrus tang, a swathe of acid cutting a minerally line – yet softened sufficiently from time both sur lie and bois. A little biscuit depth, persistent acid. Glorious length, a fine tail. 93 Tasted on Friday 4th September, a […]
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Daosa 2011 – 92 points Huon Hooke

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 5, 2015
Bright, medium to light yellow colour, with a nutty barrel-influenced bouquet, the palate savoury and dry, but also soft and quite rich. The wine is smooth and savoury, very dry and somehow still conveys an impression of richness, thanks to the oaked component, which adds softness, roundness and textural qualities. There are obvious aldehydes which […]
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“a quality wine”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 10, 2015
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – 2 Sept 2015 It’s nothing if not complex. It’s ripped with grapefruit, prettied up with red apples, throws sprays of exotic floral scents/flavours and bursts with herbal acidity through the finish. It won’t be for everyone but by the measures of complexity, intensity and length it’s a quality […]
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