The magazine is published every 2 months and has a feature section called “State of Play”. In the current addition our soon to be released Helen’s Hill 2010 Pinot Noir is featured.
“Helen’s Hill Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 (Yarra Valley)- Loved by the Panel for its subtleness and texture. Ripe, floral and fruit driven with a bright strawberry fruit core on the mid palate, plush and juicy on the back palate. Beautifully balanced with fine tannins and divine smoky oak, superb length and brightness.”
You can read the full article here.
The next publication will feature a “State of Play” assessment on Cool Climate Shiraz. Our very own Scott McCarthy has been invited to be one of two “guest” judges on the tasting panel and will provide his considered opinion on where this wine style is heading. Scott is generally harder to get in the public domain than Sasquatch (Big Foot) so we are genuinely excited about this rare public citing. (In a leading national magazine no-less)
Anecdotally, we are seeing a significant increase in the demand for this style of Shiraz (which we call Syrah). Our distribution partners in Sydney once said back in 2009, “don’t even bother about sending any of your Syrah up here, maybe great wine but we only sell Barossa Shiraz” Now some 3 years later we are struggling to keep up with demand for our Single vineyard Syrah. It would seem that the consumers have found the lower alcohol, more elegant and less overpowering Shiraz from the cooler areas such as the Yarra Valley a more enjoyable wine with food. I’ll drink to that trend continuing!!!
Thanks to everyone at Wine Selector for a wonderful review! If you’re keen to try our Pinot Noir for yourself, you can order it through our wine shop.