Stuart Robinson: “Exceptional winemaking”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: Stuart Robinson Source: thevinsomniac.com Review Date: August 5, 2018 Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Subtlety could almost be the watchword here. For a variety known for its nigh boisterous and overt aromatic, Xavier Bizot has teased out a wine that’s balance and neatness personified. There’s gentle texture, more phenolic derived than weight, that just carries the wine […]
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Campbell Mattinson: “you’d bet on this for the medium term and (well) beyond.”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: Campbell Mattinson Source: winecompanion.com Review Date: December 21, 2017 Terre à Terre Rouge 2015 44/36/20% blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, the latter relegated from the front seat it took with the 2014. It’s medium weight wine with everything geared towards the finish; never a bad thing. Blackberry, saltbush, gravel and black olive flavours put on […]
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James Halliday: “Elegant. Full of fruit”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: James Halliday Source: winecompanion.com Review Date: December 21, 2017 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 Hand-picked, 75% wild-fermented with 20% whole bunches, the remainder destemmed, matured for 22 months in French barriques (25% new). The vinification has worked well, and the grapes were picked ripe, not overripe. Juicy red and black cherry fruit is framed by […]
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James Halliday: “savoury acidity”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: James Halliday Source: winecompanion.com Review Date: December 21, 2017 Terre à Terre Rosé 2017 With typical honesty, Xavier Bizot says this 56/44% blend is made from the pressings after the free-run juice was used as the base wine for a sparkling wine. After 1 month settling in tank, the juice as fermented in used French oak, and kept […]
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James Halliday: “tannins firm but balanced”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: James Halliday Source: winecompanion.com Review Date: December 21, 2017 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 95% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc, fermentation and maceration for 29 days, pressed to French barrels (35% new) for 8 months, then a 1yo foudre for 14 months. Here the complex vinification has worked well, the wine at the savoury […]
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James Halliday: “won’t bite if you cellar it for some years”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: James Halliday Source: winecompanion.com Review Date: December 21, 2017 Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2017 36% whole-bunch pressed and fermented in a 3000l and a 2000l foudre and 600l demi-muids, the balance crushed and destemmed, and cool-fermented in tank, matured on lees for 7 months before blending. Citrus and white stone fruit flavours are built into the […]
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James Halliday: “very attractive blanc de blancs”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: James Halliday Source: winecompanion.com Review Date: December 21, 2017 Daosa Blanc de Blancs 2012 Burgundy chardonnay clones 76 and 95 from the Bizot Vineyard at 500m in the Piccadilly Valley planted ’95-’96. This is a very attractive blanc de blancs, immaculately made by the traditional method from high quality clones, tiraged for 5 years on lees. It’s […]
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Patrick Eckel: “uniquely made and highly sophisticated rosé”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: Patrick Eckel Source: winereviewer.com.au Review Date: July 9 2018 Terre à Terre Rosé 2017 A blend of Pinot Noir (56%) and Chardonnay (44%) grown at the Bizot and Summertown vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley. The free run juice from the Pinot and Chardonnay went into Terre a Terre’s sparkling wine with juice from the pressings used in this […]
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Nick Stock: “very precise, elegant”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: Nick Stock Source: jamessuckling.com Review Date: August 14 2018 Daosa Blanc de Blancs 2012 A warmer vintage that has a gently floral edge, greenish apples and apple blossoms. The wine is fermented and aged on lees for five months in older barriques before triage and 60 months in bottle. Disgorged last August. The acidity sits nicely, and […]
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Nick Stock: “plenty of flavour”

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  • On September 2, 2018
Author: Nick Stock Source: jamessuckling.com Review Date: August 14 2018 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 Close planted (1.5m x 1.5m) with a very fresh, sappy and pure set of red fruit aromas. Very bright, lively and gently minted raspberries and redcurrants. Light spiciness and toffee, too. The palate is smooth, supple and elegantly paced. The fruit […]
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