WINE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - Graeme Phillips

DREW 2008 GE­ORGE’S SPARKLING $ 35

Tea Tree, Coal River Val­ley 12.5 per cent 6268 1528 With green ap­ple, richer toasty notes and nose- tin­gling bub­bles, this is Robert Drew’s first sparkler.

THE BEND 2011 GREAT OYS­TER BAY RIES­LING $ 24

Fr­eycinet Coast 11.4 per cent www.thebend­vine­yard.com De­li­cious lime- fruit aro­mat­ics and flavours in a full, soft, up- front style with a crisp, pleas­ingly dry fin­ish.

COAL VAL­LEY VINE­YARD 2011 CHARDON­NAY $ 32

Cam­bridge, Coal Val­ley 12.8 per cent www.coal­val­ley.com.au With nutty, yeasty com­plex­ity sur­round­ing nec­tarine­like fruit, this is a sub­tle, beau­ti­fully tex­tured gem. DAR­LING­TON 2011 PINOT NOIR $ 27

Or­ford, Fr­eycinet Coast 13.6 per cent dar­ling­ton­vine­yard.com.au The per­fect lunchtime drop. Fresh, mid- weight and dark cherry- fruited with a slip- down soft­ness and long, dry fin­ish.

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