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Review: The Wine Front - Venus Rising Syrah 2019

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Purple and youthful in the glass, this is a juicy and very drinkable Tassie Syrah. Plums, damsons, black olives, ripe black currants and blackberries on the nose with sweet spices like cinnamon and nutmeg joining in on the palate.

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Review: 2021 Wine Companion

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The 2021 James Halliday Wine Companion has been published. Venus Rising Pinot Noir - 96 Points From the Coal River Valley, equal portions of clones 777, D2V6 and 115, wild-fermented with 20% whole bunches, matured for 10 months in oak (22% new). Attractive wine, which opens quietly, then rapid and major development of plum/dark cherry fruit on the long palate. Buy here   Charlotte's Elusion Riesling - 92 Points From the family vineyard in the Derwent Valley, picked 6 and 12 Apr, 50% of the final volume given 6 hours skin contact before pressing and 20% was wild-fermented, the balance...

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Media: Vogue - Where to travel in Australia according to your wine preferences

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Unlike its European counterparts, grapevines are not native to Australia but that fact certainly hasn’t stopped winemakers cultivating award-winning grape varieties or vineyards from popping up across the country. It’s believed the first grapevines arrived in Australia with the First Fleet, and since then the continent’s viticulture industry has developed a world-class reputation, its harvest blossoming as a result.  South Australia is the wine capital of the country, one of only nine around the world, and while some regions are certainly more well-known than others each has become renowned for their specialties. Shiraz and Chardonnay are Australia’s most produced tipples, but there’s dozens of varieties...

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Review: The Wine Front

Posted by Greer Carland on

Some really good reviews, and you should subscribe to their website to read it fully 😎😎😎. From Campbell Mattinson: www.winefront.com.au/quiet-mutiny-venus-rising-pinot-noir-2018www.winefront.com.au/quiet-mutiny-charlottes-elusion-riesling-2019 Quiet Mutiny Venus Rising Pinot Noir 2018 Pinot noir from Tasmania’s Coal River Valley. Direct from the winery: Made with “equal portions of 777, D2V6, and 115 clones harvested on different days. Around 20% whole bunch fruit was included in the wild fermentation. Total time on skins varied from 12 to 15 days over the 3 clones. Maturation in French oak for just under 10 months with 22% new oak. Bottled February 2019.”Real substance to the palate here both in flavour and...

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Media: Australian history explored in Biennale of Sydney artwork about female convict turned pirate

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From https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-05/australian-history-biennale-of-sydney-art-female-convict-pirate/12384360 An Englishwoman wearing a floor-length dress stands alone on a wooden ship. A man wrestles her to the ground, but she overthrows him, killing him with a musket. She seizes the wheel, music rising and falling as she looks out at the ocean. The southern skies glitter with stars. The Milky Way swirls around her.The woman I'm watching is Charlotte Badger, Australia's first female pirate.This little-known historical figure is the subject of Nomads of the Sea, an ambitious new video work by Lisa Reihana, an artist of Maori (Nga Puhi, Ngati Hine, Ngai Tuteauru) and British descent. Reihana is...

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