Sarah Ahmed reviews Terre à Terre’s latest releases

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 7, 2017
Author: Sarah Ahmed Source: http://thewinedetective.co.uk Date: 23 January 2017 A strong wine pedigree lies behind Wrattonbully’s Terre à Terre label.  Xavier Bizot is the son of a former Bollinger chairman, Christian Bizot while Lucy Croser’s father – arch Australian terroirist, Brian Croser – helps explain how the couple ended up making wine from Wrattonbully.  Their vineyard neighbours Croser […]
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Mike Bennie: “Seriously good wine this”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On February 10, 2017
Author: Mike Bennie Source: Wine Business Monthly Review Date: January February 2017 TOP 100 WINES OF 2016 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 Seriously good wine, this – DNA of great cabernet franc wines with briar, saltbush, dark berries, pepper and clove spice, whiffs of seaspray in the bouquet. The palate is succulent, long, medium weight. There’s […]
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Jancis Robinson: “it is very pretty and satisfying”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 21, 2016
Author: Jancis Robinson Source: JancisRobinson.com Review Date: Friday August 19, 2016 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 First release of this wine from vines planted in 2008. Hand picked on 8 April and fermented at Tiers winery in Adelaide Hills for 24 days before being put into barriques (30% new) for 18 months’ maturation. Very round and […]
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Mike Bennie: “Seriously good wine this”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 15, 2016
Author: Mime Bennie Source: Wine Business Monthly Review Date: July August 2016 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 Seriously good wine this – DNA of great Cabernet Franc wines with briar, salt bush, dark berries, pepper and clove spice, whiffs of seaspray in the bouquet. The palate is succulent, long and medium weight. There’s a sheath of […]
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James Halliday: “mouthwatering flavours”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 12, 2016
Author: James Halliday Source: Halliday Wine Companion 2017 Review Date: Thursday August 4, 2016 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 Hand-picked, crushed, destemmed, 1-tonne fermenters 24 days, matured in French barriques (30% new) for 18 months, 240 dozen made. A great example of a light to medium-bodied wine that has complexity coming out of its ears, the scene set […]
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Mike Bennie: “utterly charming wine”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 12, 2016
Wine: Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 Author: Mike Bennie Source: Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine – Wines to cellar Review Date: Thursday September 1, 2016 It’s a highly aromatic, utterly charming wine of windswept perfume and medium weight. It shows fragrances of wild berries, herb, wet earth and briar, while the palate offers blue fruits, a lick of […]
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Huon Hooke: “A clean, bright, typical Cabernet Franc”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 14, 2016
Author: Huon Hooke Source: huonhooke.com Date: 22 June 2016 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 Deep red colour with a purple tint. The bouquet is fragrant and aromatic, with raspberry and violet nuances as well as some herbal notes. The palate is medium-bodied and quite firm, with again lots of herbal, violet and raspberry fruit flavours, finishing […]
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Wine Genius: “elegance and finesse”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 8, 2016
Source: WineGenius.com Review Date: June 27, 2016 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 Bright mid to deep ruby. Aromatically savoury and alluring – with powerful cedar, cassis, violet and earth underpinned by reserved toasty oak. Dry, mid weight with firm yet integrated tannins – a real Claret style showing elegance and finesse but drives through to a long and fine […]
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Peter Chapman: “moorish spices”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 8, 2016
Wine: Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 Author: Peter Chapman Source: Queensland Times (and other syndicated media) Review Date: June/July 2016 ENJOYED this latest release from one of my favourite winemakers, Xavier Bizot. Nice rounded dark fruits with moorish spices make for a wine suited to everyday drinking. Food: Beef and bacon pie Rated: 94/100 RRP: $39
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Stuart Robinson: “gee that’s a cracker, pour me another”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On June 6, 2016
Source: vinsomniac.com.au Source: Stuart Robinson Review Date: May 8, 2016 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014 New release from the Terre à Terre crew, a varietal Cab Franc that is the result of 26 day ferment in open top fermenter. Spends 18m in French oak (30% new) and about ten minutes in your glass before proclaim: […]
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