Just arrived: Moss Wood 2018
2018 is proving to be an outstanding vintage in Margaret River.
Today we looked at 2018 Amy’s red blend, Ribbonvale and the big gun, Moss Wood Cabernet! All are outstanding, powerful wines.
We have a very small allocation of these wines so it will have to be first in best dressed.
Moss Wood Amy’s 2018
Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
New vintages of Farvie from Swinney – just arrived for April (limited quantities)
- Farvie Grenache 2019
- Farvie Syrah 2019
Both wines were made with minimum effective sulphites and they are both unfined and minimally filtered.
2019 Swinney ‘Farvie’ Grenache: The fruit was hand-picked from established bush vine Grenache and Mourvèdre on the Swinney Frankland River vineyard, berry sorted and gravity fed to a French oak vat (1600 litres). They used 8% whole bunch Grenache and 12% Mourvèdre.
2019 Swinney ‘Farvie’ Syrah: The fruit was hand-picked from a single parcel of 22-year old Syrah vines on the Swinney Frankland River vineyard, berry sorted and gravity fed to a French oak vat (1600 litres) and two demi-muids.
More details about the production of these wines are written on the Swinney website.
On The Hops Vol. 13
The latest issue of Liquor Barons Craft Beer Guide is out in stores from 26th April.
Their top beers to enjoy over the cooler months include:
- New Belgium Brewing Voodoo Ranger IPA (6.8% Abv) 355mL
- Bright Tank Brewing Co. Hazy Pale Ale (4.5% Abv) 375mL
- Otherside Brewing Co. Sabbath Pastry Stout (6.6% Abv) 375mL
- Gage Roads Brewing Co. Rock Dance IPA Cans (6.5% Abv) 330mL
- Feral Brewing Co. White Ale (4.5% Abv) 375mL
- Margaret River Brewhouse Red IPA (6.2% Abv) 375mL
Find out more about the beers in the latest issue of On The Hops on the Liquor Barons site here.