James Halliday: “Elegant. Full of fruit”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • 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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Nick Stock: “plenty of flavour”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • 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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Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 – 1 Silver and 3 Bronze for Terre à Terre

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On June 5, 2018
Results of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 (DWWA) are out and all Terre à Terre wines submitted to the Show received a medal: Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2017 : 86 points – Bronze medal Terre à Terre Rouge 2015 : 86 points – Bronze medal Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Reserve 2014 : […]
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Andrew Graham: “this is classy wine”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On May 10, 2018
Author: Andrew Graham Source: ozwinereview.com.au Date: May 6, 2018 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 Great to see genuine Cabernet Franc taken seriously. From the close planted (4,444 vines/hectare) Crayères Vineyard in Wrattonbully, with this block grafted onto rootstocks in 2008. 75% of the blend was fermented wild with 20% whole bunches, matured in old oak. The […]
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Jancis Robinson: “Appetising, dry finish”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On April 18, 2018
Author: Jancis Robinson Source: JancisRobinson.com Date: 25 February 2018 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 Fresh but not herbaceous, very beguiling nose. Sweet fruit on entry and zesty fine tannin on the end. Appetising, dry finish. Very complete. No hurry to drink this. Score: 16.5/20 Drinking: 2018-2023
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Milton Wordley interviews Xavier for winetenquestions.com.au

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On April 18, 2018
Author: Milt Wordley Source: Winetenquestions.com.au Link: http://winetenquestions.com.au/xavier-bizot-terre-a-terre/ Date: 15 March 2018 “Xavier Bizot once said in an interview that the finest wine he had ever tasted was an Australian wine, a bottle of Penfolds 1962 Bin 60A. This interested me as many of my favourite Australian wines are cabernet shiraz blends. Xavier is part of the […]
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Huon Hooke: “Xavier Bizot is bringing Cabernet back”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On April 18, 2018
Huon wrote some nice words just before vintage 2018 on how we are trying tp do our best with our Cabernet Sauvignon from Crayères Vineyard!   Source: therealreview.com.au Link: https://www.therealreview.com/2018/03/13/xavier-bizot-is-bringing-cabernet-back/ Date: 13 March 2018 “Xavier Bizot of Terre à Terre seems a little irritated that South Australia’s south-east, in particular his region Wrattonbully, and his favourite […]
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Tony Love: “drum-roll … cabernet franc”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On December 27, 2017
Author: Tony Love Source: the Advertiser Date: 16 December 2017 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 After all the end of year what’s hot, what’s next and best ofs, there’s one last favourite mini-trend I’ve loved and want to see more of. It is … drum roll … cabernet franc. Volume wise, recognition wise, it’s a rarity here. Its better-known […]
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Toni Paterson: “highly sophisticated drop”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 23, 2017
Author: Toni Paterson Source: therealreview.com Date: 21 October 2017 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 Bright, focused and poised with textbook cherry and cranberry aromas. The supple mid-palate has the perfect amount of weight with fine, framing tannin and balancing acidity. It is a wine with clarity, energy and class. A highly-sophisticated drop that will age beautifully over time. Highly […]
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Peter Chapman: “Go online to secure”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 23, 2017
Author: Peter Chapman Source: Queensland Times (and other syndicated media) Review Date: September 26, 2017 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 Just the second batch of this style from one of our top wineries.  The variety built its reputation in [France] and winemaker Xavier Bizot has produced a worthy Aussie adversary.  Go online to secure. Food: Duck Rated: 95/100 […]
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