Good Intentions Wine Company ‘Gris Diddly Dee’ 2016, $26
Bronzy pink, tautly textured, wafts of apple skin and quince. A slight aldehyde edge and deftly handled phenolic grip. Curious but delicious.
Gentle Folk ‘Forest Range’ Pinot Noir 2016, $45
Gareth Belton is among the best of the marauding band of beardies making wine in South Australia’s Basket Range. Tiny production pinot noir, with the fragrant complexity of wholebunch fermentation and the ethereal grace that is Belton’s signature. Hard to find but well worth seeking out.
Good Intentions Wine Company ‘Noir dee doot dee dah’ 2016, $26
Smells like summer berries grown in straw and the odd whiff of wood nymph farts. Juicy, crunchy and slippery in the mouth. A lively, supple and slinky expression of pinot noir.