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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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2017 Vintage report

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On June 26, 2017
CRAYÈRES VINEYARD – WRATTONBULLY The 2017 vintage was a surprisingly long wait. Late flowering led to late véraison and thus a late harvest. However, this is not to say that 2017 was a cool vintage; in fact it was warmer than average but without any heatwaves. It was also quite humid at times, however beneficial […]
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Terre à Terre helps fund Palaeontology research project in Naracoorte Caves

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On May 31, 2017
31 May 2017 – Adelaide A project led by a team of scientists from The University of Adelaide has just been approved under the ARC Linkage Projects 2016: Naracoorte caves: a critical window on faunal extinctions and past climates. This project aims to establish an unprecedented record of biodiversity and environmental change at Australia’s richest Quaternary […]
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Down to Earth wins GOLD at Drinks Business Global Masters

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On May 28, 2017
Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2015 has been awarded Gold Medal at the Drinks Business Global Masters Sauvignon Blanc 2016.  This is a great achievement for our little Savvy to be judged so highly against other world class example of the variety, we are humbled! https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/04/sauvignon-blanc-masters-2017-results-and-analysis/  
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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: “Terre à Terre treats”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 25, 2016
Author: Huon Hooke Source: therealreview.com Date: Tuesday August 23, 2016 Link: http://www.therealreview.com/2016/08/23/terre-a-terre-treats/ Terre à Terre is the label of Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser, and draws its grapes from their own Crayères vineyard in the Wrattonbully region – north of Coonawarra. Lucy is a daughter of Brian and Ann Croser of Tapanappa (tastings) and formerly Petaluma (tastings); Xavier is a son […]
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Terre à Terre wins Gold and Silver in London

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 16, 2016
We are very proud to announce that our Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 has been awarded a GOLD medal at the Drinks Business Global Cabernet Sauvignon masters 2016.  And… our Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Shiraz 2014 has been awarded a SILVER medal at the Drink Business Global Syrah Masters 2016. More […]
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James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2017 – Excellent results for Terre à Terre

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 12, 2016
The 2017 Halliday Wine Companion was released last week and some very good results for Terre à Terre: Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Shiraz 2014: 96 points / 5 Red Glasses Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014: 96 points / 5 Red Glasses Terre à Terre Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013: 96 points […]
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2016 Vintage Report

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On May 20, 2016
Vintage 2016 CRAYÈRES VINEYARD – WRATTONBULLY Our unique closed-spaced Crayères vineyard in Wrattonbully has been through one of the warmest and driest growing seasons on record, producing some extraordinary fruit. Climate The 2016 growing season was the warmest and driest on record – from the start until the end. Ideal flowering conditions led to early […]
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Andrew Graham: “Terre à Terre’s excellent new Cabernet Franc and Shiraz”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On May 10, 2016
Author: Andrew Graham Source: ozwinereview.com.au Link: ozwinereview.com/2016/05/terre-terres-excellent-new-cabernet-franc-shiraz.html Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 TERRE à TERRE’s EXCELLENT NEW CABERNET FRANC & SHIRAZ Can Cabernet Franc ‘make it’ in Australia? Long considered just a blending grape, I talked up the future of Orange’s Cab Francjust the other week, and this new Terre à Terre Cabernet Franc is another star-in-the-making. But will consumers warm to […]
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Terre à Terre launches two new releases – National Liquor News

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On February 15, 2016
Terre à Terre has launched two new release wines from its Crayères vineyard in Wrattonbully, South Australia. The 2015 Terre à Terre Blanc is an off-dry style with some complexity derived from the later harvest of very ripe, clean fruit and from the very slow, three month long, fermentation in new oak. Ripe citrus flavours […]
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Down to Earth 2015: Sauvignon with real charm – Ralph Kyte-Powell

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On January 11, 2016
Terre à Terre Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Sydney Morning Herald – Spectrum 9/1/2016 Australia adores sauvignon blanc. Floods are consumed, with the Kiwi version enjoying pride of place all over the country, but there are sauvignon blanc haters out there too. This subtle type from Wrattonbully in South Australia might please them more. […]
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Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 one of the selections for the cellar

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On December 8, 2015
So you want to start a wine collection? David Sly in SA Life. The joy of cellaring wines leads to savouring their character in maturity. Flavours develop with age in the bottle, and you only experience this if you hold onto wines and test them over time – so having just one bottle of expensive […]
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Bottling the 2014 reds

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On December 4, 2015
“Our Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 from the Crayères Vineyard (pictured above just after flowering two weeks ago) was bottled yesterday, and we also did a special bottling of a Reserve Cabernet 2014 to be released in 18 month, and patience will be rewarded. Today we bottled the Crayères Vineyard Shiraz and the Crayères […]
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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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Terre à Terre wins best Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 24, 2015
Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc 2014 wins best Sauvignon Blanc at Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2016 The sixth vintage of our Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc from Wrattonbully has won Sauvignon Blanc of the year at the Wine Companion Awards 2016 on Tuesday night, with 97 points. This is a tribute to our 10-year-old unique […]
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New releases

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 18, 2015
Terre à Terre is proud to present its sixth release of barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc, and its fourth release of Cabernet Sauvignon, coming from its close spaced vineyard in Wrattonbully, South Australia. For further information on these two wines visit their pages 2014 Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
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2015 Vintage Report

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 10, 2015
Vintage 2015 – Terre à Terre vineyard Our unique closed-spaced Terre à Terre vineyard in Wrattonbully has produced what is probably our best fruit thus far. Climate The 2015 growing season started early, with dry and mild weather favouring slow but very good flowering and fruit set in all varieties. Véraison occurred early and quickly […]
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Wine Companion 2015 Results

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 2, 2015
In the 2015 edition of James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion Terre à Terre was once again rated a 5 red star producer with the following wines listed: 2013 Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc – 96 points, Best of Sauvignon Blancs list 2013 Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc – 96 points, Best of Sauvignon Blancs list […]
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Xavier in Grapegrower and Winemaker

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On June 10, 2015
Grapegrower & Winemaker invited four industry experts, including Xavier, to give their thoughts on the Australian wine’s current state of play. The full article can be read in the attached PDF. Download PDF
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Terre à Terre vineyard turns 10

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On June 1, 2014
Our Terre à Terre vineyard in Wrattonbully is celebrating its 10 anniversary this year. What was once a bare piece of grazing land south east of Naracoorte, just next door to Tapanappa’s Whalebone Vineyard, is now an 8-hectare close-spaced (1.5m x 1.5m), low trellised (50cm above ground) single vineyard planted with Bordeaux varieties (well, even […]
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2014 Vintage Report

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On May 1, 2014
Vintage 2014 – Terre à Terre vineyard Our unique closed-spaced Terre à Terre vineyard in Wrattonbully has produced what will probably be our best fruit thus far. Climate The 2014 growing season was very challenging to start with, cool and humid weather around flowering and severe heatwaves in January and early February; however, the growing […]
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Come see us at Vinexpo

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On March 28, 2014
Vinexpo Asia Pacific 2014 Daosa, along with the rest of the Terre à Terre wines will be in Hong Kong at the Wine Australia stand at Vinexpo. We’d love you to come and say hi and try our wines.
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Terre à Terre Vendange 2014

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On March 1, 2014
Great start with the Sauvignon Blanc Probably amongst the best Sauvignon Blanc from our Terre à Terre vineyard was hand picked on 13 and 14 March 2014. The fruit was picked at relatively low sugars (11.5 Bé), with great flavours and acid. Now settling safely in tanks at the winery at Piccadilly. Moonrise on Terre […]
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Terre à Terre Vineyard on 2nd December

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On December 4, 2013
All the vineyard is in full bloom and beyond full bloom, starting to set. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc started late and rushed the flowering process in a few days, making the most of the good sunny weather. Cabernet Franc and Shiraz were early and were slower to get through flowering, which will probably mean […]
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Terre à Terre vineyard on Wednesday 20 November

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 20, 2013
The new Sauvignon Blanc plantings look great, with the use of galvanised iron posts for the first time. We also used a new ENTAV clone from the Cher in the Loire Valley, all on rootstocks, and are impatient to see how they will go. Only time will tell. The Cabernet Sauvignon looks perfectly balanced, with […]
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Xavier in Grapegrower & Winemaker

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 14, 2013
The following article comes from Grapegrower & Winemaker, the original can be found here: http://grapegrowerandwinemaker.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/bizot-and-croser-a-marriage-made-in-the-vineyard/ XAVIER BIZOT KNEW enough about corporate law that he knew he wanted to become a vigneron so he and his family packed their bags, bid Paris a fond adieu and headed for the Adelaide Hills Down Under. It’s another French […]
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In the press – Grapegrower & Winemaker

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 11, 2013
The following article comes from Grapegrower & Winemaker, the original can be found here: http://grapegrowerandwinemaker.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/bizot-and-croser…    XAVIER BIZOT KNEW enough about corporate law that he knew he wanted to become a vigneron so he and his family packed their bags, bid Paris a fond adieu and headed for the Adelaide Hills Down Under. It’s another […]
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2013 Vintage report

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On April 4, 2013
The report on Terre à Terre’s vintage 2013 is in. Read all about it here.
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Vineyard update 23rd of January

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On January 23, 2013
The Sauvignon Blanc is 10-20% through veraison, so we can expect with the dry weather this week that véraison will be finished by early next week. The Shiraz and Cabernet Franc will produce great fruit this year, weather allowing, but still a couple of weeks from starting véraison. The Cabernet Sauvignon looks absolutely amazing, very […]
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Visit to the Terre à Terre vineyard on 14 January 2013

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On January 14, 2013
The gum trees on the Western side of the vineyard have been pulled down, and the vines on that part of the vineyard will be better off with less competition. The vineyard has survived the three days at 39°C really well, losing a few leaves which means better fruit exposure. The fruit in the Sauvignon […]
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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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Vineyard Update 10th December 2012

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On December 10, 2012
Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc It is always amazing to see how the Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) trellis is perfectly suited to Sauvignon Blanc. We have more vigour here, which we want to reduce bunch exposure of our Sauvignon Blanc vines. Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon We drove down to see very neat vineyard rows […]
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Vineyard update 27th November 2012

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 27, 2012
Sauvignon Blanc The Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc had just been trained and wirelifted when I visited the vineyard on Thursday. The bunches are halfway through flowering. Cabernet Sauvignon The Terre à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon had just been shoot bashed when I visited on Thursday, to retain only the shoots growing out of the 2 […]
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Weekly update 7th November 2012

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 7, 2012
Yet another long drive to the vineyard in Wrattonbully. All the hard work at pruning starts to show its benefits, with very uniform shoot growth across the vineyard. Shiraz is well in advance as it should be, then Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet Sauvignon is last, but catching up.
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This week…

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 7, 2012
As we start to move into the growing season we will begin to give regular updates on the goings on, both in the vineyard and in the winery. Viticulture Long drive to the vineyard on Monday to see perfectly healthy vines at Terre à Terre vineyard. Past E-L stage 12 (5 to 6 leaves and […]
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Welcome to the Daosa blog.

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 3, 2012
Welcome, here you will find reviews and news regarding our sparkling wine, Daosa. For the story of this wine, please view the main site by clicking the DAOSA link in the menu above or click here. Lucy & Xavier
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First Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc released

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On September 15, 2012
Terre à Terre is proud to present its first release of Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc from our close-spaced Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in Wrattonbully, South Australia. For the first time in 2012 Terre à Terre has made part of its Sauvignon Blanc in stainless steel and we have decided to call it Down to Earth […]
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Our first Botrytis Pinot Gris released

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 10, 2011
Terre à Terre is proud to present its first release of Botrytis Pinot Gris coming from the Hoopers vineyard in Wrattonbully, South Australia, which is situated right next door to the Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. The full description of this wine can be found here: http://terreaterre.com.au/wines/2011-botrytis-pinot-gris.
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Release of the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On July 12, 2011
Terre à Terre just released its 2009 Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting notes available in the resources section of the website, or just click here.
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2011 Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On April 11, 2011
The low vines / closed spaced Cabernet Sauvignon from Wrattonbully was harvested last week on Thursday and Friday. The fruit was ripe, as confirmed by must analysis of 13.3 Baumé and excellent pH and acidity and we already see good colour extraction in the 1-tonne fermenters after two days cold soaking. This vineyard, planted in […]
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Vintage Update

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On March 17, 2011
The end of the 2011 ripening season is stop and go, with a very slow ripening process after veraison, up until last Monday. Then the rain stopped this acceleration in the maturation process in the last couple of days. The fruit can be expected to slowly ripen in the next few days until the end […]
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