Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

NV Jacob's Creek Moscato Rose

THERE'S a lot of moscato made in Australia these days and quality is generally pretty good. The ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:34 EST 2012

2009 Ryder Shiraz

REILLY'S Clare Valley winery is a name to look for if you want wines of real character at very ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:34 EST 2012

2008 Montalto Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay

THE Mornington Peninsula has made reliable top-notch chardonnay for years. The style has usually ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:34 EST 2012

NV Ayala Brut Nature Zero Dosage

AYALA'S style is quite dry anyway but this excellent wine goes further, without the "liqueuring" ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:33 EST 2012

2008 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium

A BLEND of Barossa shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, this Henschke red smells ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:33 EST 2012

2008 Chalkers Crossing Hilltops Shiraz

MORE butch and alcoholic than most shiraz from the promising New South Wales Hilltops region, this ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:33 EST 2012

NV Bridgewater Mill Chardonnay Pinot Noir

FROM the Adelaide Hills, this is the understudy to the top-shelf Croser sparkling wine in the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:32 EST 2012

2010 Logan Apple Tree Flat Rosé

SPRING has sprung, a time for dry rosés such as this wine, made from New South Wales shiraz, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:32 EST 2012

2008 Peter Lehmann Clancy's Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

PETER Lehmann's lower-priced wines have few peers for value, as this recent release attests. It's ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:32 EST 2012

2008 Christian Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon

MORE people should explore Chablis. This great French chardonnay's unique personality is totally ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:32 EST 2012

2007 Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe

Gaja, one of Piedmont’s most famous wineries, specialises in pricey Barolo and Barbaresco ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:31 EST 2012

2009 Akarua Pinot Noir

Central Otago pinot noir is New Zealand’s glamour red, but style varies. To my mind, this mid-range ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:31 EST 2012

2009 Two Hands Brave Faces, Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Grenache seems to carry 15 per cent alcohol better than most grape varieties. Blended with shiraz ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:31 EST 2012

2009 Arrivo Rosato di Nebbiolo

Arrivo specialises in Adelaide Hills nebbiolo, coaxing something extra out of this mysterious ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:30 EST 2012

2009 Zeppelin Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz

From Teusner winery, this young shiraz has true Barossa personality. Whether Count von Zeppelin or ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:30 EST 2012

2010 Zilzie Wines Selection 23 Sauvignon Blanc

This lively young white offers plenty of the juicy character that makes sauvignon blanc such a ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:30 EST 2012

2010 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

This column has been championing the cause of Australian riesling for years as a great all-round ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:29 EST 2012

2008 Caillard Mataro

MATARO (aka mourvedre) is the least promoted of the Barossa's traditional red wine trio (the others ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:29 EST 2012

2006 Chateau Rieussec

CHATEAU Rieussec is one of the most luscious and rich of the great French sauternes. An ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:29 EST 2012

2009 Brookland Valley Verse 1 Chardonnay

BROOKLAND Valley's base-level Margaret River chardonnay shows less winery work than the label's top ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:28 EST 2012