Three of the four wines
When up on our vineyard in Glenburn, Central Victoria we do not only drink our own wine, but sample also quite a few, mainly local wines. Some of them I have introduced to you before (Rees Miller Estate and Kinloch Wines).
The four wines, we tried recently, were the following:
– Lost Valley Winery, ‘2004 Hazy Mountain Merlot’ (14.0% alc.), from the Upper Goulburn
– Mount Samaria, ‘2005 Shiraz Cabernet’ (13.5% alc.), Upper Goulburn
– Girdwood Estate, ‘2005 Pinot Noir’ (16.0% alc.!!!), Alexandra, Upper Goulburn
The fourth wine came from the King Valley, just north west of The Upper Goulburn wine region.
– DALZOTTO, ‘2002 Cabernet Sauvignon’ (13.5% alc.), King Valley
Mount Samaria has a wombat on his label.
I do not want to describe each wine (I hate tasting notes), but a short summary is warranted.
Unfortunately, the Pinot Noir from Girwood Estate was somehow off. I had a strange smell and must somehow gone bad. We will have to try again.
I loved the Merlot from Lost Valley Winery. What a ripper wine with all the qualities of an excellent single variety wine. Also the Shiraz Cabernet from Mt. Samaria is a very nice wine and need to be praised. Both wines show that members of our association produce outstanding cool climate wines.
Also the King Valley wine from Dal Zotto was just lovely (excellent). It seems that we will not be able to visit this cool climate wine region during this visit. After the bush fires, there is just too much to do out here on our farm. Moreover, winter is an ideal time for cleaning up the bush, the land and the vineyard.
We will continue tasting various local wines. Soon more, stay tuned.