Jeff Carrel Goldfisch 2015

Wine Lady Jeff Carrel Goldfisch 2015

I am a huge fan of bone dry Rieslings, especially those from Germany and Austria. Therefore, in general, I keep away from tasting new Rieslings as very often they are too sweet for me. This time, though, I decided to buy a bottle of Jeff Carrel Goldfisch 2015 as I’ve tasted many of Jeff Carrel’s wines before and they were exceptional. This way I found an outstanding French Riesling that I could fill my cellar with!   […]

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Grape processing – from the vineyard to the tank

Wine Lady abotu grape processing, what happens with freshly picked grapes before they get to the tank? follow the journey from the vineyard to the tank.

Although there are still few months till the next harvest, it is a perfect time to write about grape processing and bring back some memories from my first Bordeaux grape-picking, which took place a few months ago. In general, after the grapes have been harvested, they need to be turned into wine. Grape processing is the first step of vinification when winemakers need to take care of after the harvest. In this process, the freshly picked grapes […]

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My year in the vineyard

Why Lady shares her experience from spendig a year in the vineyards, working with vines and learning about vineyard management in Bordeaux

Since I’ve started to work in the wine industry I’ve been not very happy with people telling me about how to make wine and grow vines, because I knew they had no experience in the vineyards and/or winery at all; some people think they can read hundreds of books and they feel like they know everything. But it doesn’t work that way. I’ve been reading books about wine for years, not only nice-to-read books but also those […]

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Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz 2012 (Primo Estate)

Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz 2012 was a deep ruby coloured wine with black hues. The aroma was very woody and earthy with a hint of black fruits. In the bouquet I found notes of the cigar box, forest floor, toast, some blackberry, spices and black pepper. In the mouth Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz 2012 was full bodied, powerful and rich. The palate was woody and spicy, also with just a hint of fruit flavours. There were intense […]

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The colour of the wine – my favourite one!

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About a year ago I participated in a writing and photography challenge. I found the notes about it in my notebook a few days ago and I decided to share it with you as it is quite hmm.. easy to read and honest ;) The challenge subject for that day was ‘my favourite colour’ in a picture and I’ve interpreted it my own way making it, of course, a wine-focused one. I described my favourite colour as […]

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Wirra Wirra The Angelus / Dead Ringer 2012

Wine Lady The Angelus Dead Ringer 2012

Dead Ringer 2012, also known as The Angelus, is not only great wine but there is a very interesting story behind the name of it. In Australia you can buy the wine under the name of The Angelus, but because of similarity to Chateau Angelus Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe, the Australian producers had to change the name of the wine distributed to European market. Dead Ringer was, in my opinion, a beautiful choice. At the first […]

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En Primeur 2015 – Bordeaux, 4-8.04.2016

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I will be honest with you guys: I haven’t been too excited with this year’s En Primeur 2015 as I’ve been so busy lately I had no time to think about the preparation for the Bordeaux most famous wine event. Until Monday I didn’t even care about printing the invitations for all of the 2015 tastings! Today is Saturday, a day after all the tastings have been finished, and finally I have some time to sit down […]

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Rosemount Estate Little Berry 2012

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Little Berry 2012 was one of my two favourite wines from Rosemount Estate portfolio. Very fresh and fruity, harmonious and smooth. Little Berry 2012 is a dark red coloured, vivid wine. The aroma is complex and strong with intense fruit notes (blackberries, blueberries), delicate chocolate note and a hint of sandal wood. In the mouth Rosemount Estate Little Berry 2012 is dry, smooth, complex and well-balanced. The tannins are integrated, rounded and smooth. Nice full structure and […]

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Wirra Wirra Church Block 2012

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One of the best known Wirra Wirra’s wines, Church Block, has been produced for last 40 years. The Church Block 2012 vintage has been made to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the blend. Also, what’s interesting, there is a big Church Block labeled bottle in from of Wirra Wirra’s cellars – it’s enormous and looks fabulous! “Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. He took […]

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Joseph Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

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Joseph Moda 2012 is a well-known Australian wine produced using the traditional Italian ‘Amarone method’. After picking the grapes are air-dried for one to two weeks in order to concentrate the flavours. This was first produced in 1987. “For us great wine is a sublime paradox, where concentration and finesse co-exist. Since 1987 we have used the ancient method or ‘moda’ of drying the grapes before crushing to realize this vision. The Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) and Merlot […]

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Fox Creek Chardonnay 2013

Wine Lady Fox Creek Chardonnay

Looking for a fresh white with a good structure and rich palate? Try this Chardonnay from McLaren Vale, very refreshing wine with complex bouquet and full bodied fruity palate. “The Chardonnay vineyard was harvested in mid February after a warm post veraison ripening period. A portion of the juice (approximately 30%) was fermented in new and one year old French oak barrels. Approximately 30% of this blend was fermented in old oak as a wild yeast fermentation […]

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Visiting South Australia – all in between McLaren Vale and Willunga

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This time I want to invite you to the Southern part of McLaren Vale wine region to take a closer look at cellar doors that are located between the city of McLaren Vale and Willunga. In my last article I focused on McMurtrie Mile and today I’d like to write about other cellar doors that are located in the South of the region, between McLaren Vale and Willunga.   The town of Willunga First of all the […]

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