Wine Code Breaker #309

2018 Giant Steps Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria From the archives of 2019 … A favourite comic book of mine growing up was the tales of Asterix and Obelix.  My absolute favourite though was Asterix & Cleopatra.  In this story, my Gaulish heroes were recruited to support Edifis in the construction of a magnificent palace forContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #309”

Wine Code Breaker #314

2016 TarraWarra Nebbiolo, Yarra Valley, Victoria The Yarra Valley is one of the better areas in Australia for Pinot Noir.  It stands to reason that it perhaps should also be one of the better regions to grow Nebbiolo.  Both are seen as fickle and thin skinned; and this is not just physically, but perhaps moreContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #314”

Wine Code Breaker #310

2017 TarraWarra South Block Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria “Horton Hears a Who!” plays out William Blake‚Äôs concept of a grain of sand that contains a universe.  Our hero, Horton, saves the universe of the Whos of Whosville much as viticulturalists protect and preserve their plots.  They hear and sense the vines as they live andContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #310”