When you think of Australian red wines, it’s easy to immediately imagine big, bold, concentrated fruit bombs you could cut with a knife. But did you also know about the lighter side of Aussie wine?
In this episode, Contributing Editor Christina Pickard explores the current state of Australian red wines with Aussie wine writer, speaker and journalist Mike Bennie. While sun-soaked Australia may not be the first place that comes to mind when searching for light-bodied reds, cool-climate regions abound in Oz, as do acidity-loving producers of all shapes and sizes.
Pickard and Bennie explore regions like Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Great Southern and Mornington Peninsula, as well as the producers to keep an eye on and what bottles to pop to experience the fresher side Down Under.
Wines discussed in this episode include:
- Tolpuddle 2018 Pinot Noir (Tasmania); 95 points, $75.
- Moorooduc 2016 Pinot Noir (Mornington Peninsula); 93 points, $38.
- Forest Hill 2017 Highbury Fields Shiraz (Great Southern); 92 points, $20.
- Mac Forbes 2017 Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley); 92 points, $32.