2019 Josef & Philipp Bründlmayer, Zweigelt, Rosé, From Kremstal, Austria
This rosé speaks volumes about the kind of clear authenticity of Bründlmayer's wines. The subtlety of aroma, the gentle peaks of under ripe berry and a delicious minerality. When you have interesting grapes which need little or no interference, you can let the first run of the juice dictate everything. This wine is a must for the upcoming summer festivities.
2017 Pondalowie, 'Fairhaven' Shiraz, From Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country, Bendigo, VIC
This Fairhaven Shiraz is rich in ripe berry and dark fruits, but contains a silky, restrained mouthfeel followed by the subtle savouriness inspired by both American and French oak. A wine born in Australia, but talks with a European accent.