Seasonal sipping

Author: David Sly
Source: SA Life
Review Date: Jun 2010

I’d serve a discreet, flavour driven pinot with the roast turkey – and this handsome wine from Foggy Hill vineyard on Brian Croser’s southern Fleurieu property is startling for the depth of flavour from only five-year-old vines. The Tapanappa winery partnership between the Crosers and the Bollinger and Cazes families of France continues to focus on premium quality and precision in its flavour profiles. This has an intensity and complexity that is unexpected from such young vines, and from their first vintage committed to bottling: lush cherry, savoury tannins and earth minerality, with great palate length amplified by a generous seam of natural acid that keeps the fruit flavours bright and vibrant. It’s only available in small volume (850 cases) but worth hunting down.

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