Like Pinot Noir? Like Beaujolais? Want to try a cracking example of Gamay (the grape variety used to produce Beaujolais) from winemaking genius Steve Webber, Chief winemaker at De Bortoli wines. Steve fell in love with Beaujolais whilst doing vintage in France and thought this light - medium bodied, fruit-driven variety, much akin to Pinot in style should do well in Australia.
When the big man (James Halliday, Australia's foremost authority on all things vino) talks, we and the rest of the Australian wine community generally tend to listen. So when Mr Halliday started waxing lyrical about a $30 Barossa Shiraz, awarding it 96 points, describing it as "An unashamed full-bodied shiraz that has perfect balance, a rare beast indeed. Blackberry, satsuma plum and polished ch... Read More