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Showing posts with label Hither & Yon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hither & Yon. Show all posts

Monday, May 4, 2015

2013 Hither & Yon Nero Davola

Made by brother winemakers Richard and Malcolm Leask in McLaren Vale, this is a great example of one of my favorite new varietals being produced in Australia. Nero D'avola, originally from Italy, seems well suited to the Vale. I look forward to watching the progression of this grape variety here in Australia.

Plenty of raspberry and cherry to be had on the nose. Good varietal expression. With lush round tannins and fruit forward appeal, this is dangerously easy to drink. Drinking excellent right now and would likely do well with plenty of tomato based pasta dishes.

Price:      $20
Source:   The End Bar, West End (by the glass)
Varietal:  Nero D'avola
Tasted:    April 2015
Rating:    94
Website:  www.hitherandyon.com.au

Monday, October 27, 2014

2012 Hither & Yon White Frontignac

Hitther & Yon are yet another McLaren Vale producer utilizing less common grape varietals to produce great quality wines that are also unique and interesting. White Frontignac is an alternative name for a grape variety known to the french as Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, which translates roughly to "white Muscat with small berries". This is an absolutely perfect wine for hot summer days, as it's easy drinking, floral, and crisp.

Pale in color with nice subtle tropical fruit on the nose, featuring lychee and pineapple. More tropical fruits on the palate are balanced by a crisp lemon acidity with a nice dry finish. Was decent with sweet soy pork belly, however the sauce slightly over powered this wine. I would pair it with something more delicate next time, such as a pad thai or crab cakes, although this wine is plenty good on it's own and would do just fine while sitting by the pool.

Price:     $24
Source:  Cellarbrations West End
Varietal: White Frontgnac
Tasted:  October 2014
Rating:   92
Website: http://www.hitherandyon.com.au/