Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

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

2006 Lan Rioja Crianza

THIS eminently drinkable tempranillo from Spain is one of those reds that emerges with breathing, ...

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

2009 Angove Butterfly Ridge Chardonnay

THE Angove name on a reasonably priced bottle of wine is usually a guarantee of value. This ...

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

2009 Westend Cool Climate Series Pinot Noir

FROM Tumbarumba in the New South Wales alpine foothills, this is one of those rare drops that show ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:27 EST 2012

2009 Richard Hamilton Gumprs Shiraz

IN some ways, this young McLaren Vale shiraz harks back to the days before many South Australian ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:27 EST 2012

2008 Vincent Paris Granit 60 Cornas

RHONE reds can have farmyardy — some say funky — pongs that have little to do with region or ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:27 EST 2012

2006 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

OFTEN considered the equal of the famous Grange 40-odd years ago, St Henri then became the bargain ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:26 EST 2012

2010 Shelmerdine Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

ALTHOUGH very pale in colour, this rosé is substantial in character. Rather than the direct ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:26 EST 2012

2010 Ducks in a Row Fiano

THIS enchanting Mirka Mora-labelled bottle looks lovely al fresco surrounded by spring flowers and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:26 EST 2012

2010 Tulloch Verdelho

DESPITE a long history, Hunter verdelho is a poor cousin to the region's best-known whites, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012

2009 Kingston Estate Petit Verdot

BASED in South Australia's warm Murray Valley, Kingston Estate is a good source of a rare critter: ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012