Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Peter Lehmann Drawcard Shiraz Mataro 2010

Peter Lehmann Drawcard Shiraz Mataro 2010

Mataro, aka mourvedre, adds structure and savouriness to Barossa Valley shiraz.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EST 2013

Mac Forbes Hugh 2011

Mac Forbes Hugh 2011

Mac Forbes' cabernet blend is like a Yarra Valley essence of the "Bordeaux" varieties.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EST 2013

Mayhem & Co Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2012

Mayhem & Co Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2012

Adelaide Hills chardonnay that ticks lots of boxes.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EST 2013

Taylors Clare Valley Merlot 2012

Taylors Clare Valley Merlot 2012

Merlot varietal character is elusive, but this example sums it up better than many.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Izadi Crianza 2007

Izadi Crianza 2007

A savoury 100 per cent tempranillo Spanish Rioja red.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Mandoleto Catarratto Terre Siciliane 2012

Mandoleto Catarratto Terre Siciliane 2012

Subtly aromatic with floral, apple and almond aromas, this graceful young dry white wine is made from the Sicilian native grape variety catarratto.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Nantua Les Deux Chardonnay 2012

Nantua Les Deux Chardonnay 2012

Nantua is the second label of Beechworth winery Giaconda.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Oliver's Taranga Fiano 2013

Oliver's Taranga Fiano 2013

Oliver's McLaren Vale explores unorthodox varieties under this label.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Scion Durif 2008

Scion Durif 2008

Rutherglen in north-eastern Victoria is very traditional wine country, dotted with old wineries and vineyards.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Ulithorne Chi Grenache Shiraz 2010

Ulithorne Chi Grenache Shiraz 2010

From century-old McLaren Vale grenache vines and 42-year-old shiraz

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2013

Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2013

An Australian classic and a bargain.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Hoddles Creek Chardonnay 2012

Sorry if this column seems like a cheer squad for Hoddles Creek Yarra Valley chardonnays, but they really are amazing bargains.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Grant Burge Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Corryton Park is a magnificent Barossa vineyard.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

La Vendetta Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2012

La Vendetta Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2012

Pinot grigio with a dab of garganega from Italy's Veneto, La Vendetta is a good example of this variable wine type.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Pinot Noir 2012

Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Pinot Noir 2012

Pale and elegantly perfumed

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Ryder Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ryder Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A dense, glass-staining Clare Valley cabernet that smells of ripe blackcurrants, berries and gum forests.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Lane Block 14 Shiraz 2012

The Lane Block 14 Shiraz 2012

Elegant, modern, Euro-style Adelaide Hills shiraz.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

2010 Freeman Altura Vineyard Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is an acquired taste, and expensive if you want Italian prototypes.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 28 12:23:53 EST 2013

2012 Hardys William Hardy Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

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A dry finish of very fine tannins lends appetising austerity to the finish.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 28 12:23:07 EST 2013

2013 Clonakilla Viognier Nouveau

It is pale and fragrant, with melon, stone fruit, spice and floral aromas, a fine texture, both fruity and savoury flavours, and a very dry finish.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 28 12:22:35 EST 2013