Friday drinks with the FWO

This week finds us on the Gold Coast having a relaxing time – however check these wines out for a good time too.


Haywood Wines Natural Footer 2017 Rosé

Natural Footer…scrumptious Cabernet Rosé. Foot stomped, wild ferment, 72 hour skin contact, unfiltered and unfined. Bright rhubarb red; a bouquet of red berries. The crunchy palate full of the flavours of raspberries and cranberries with punchy acid. Bottle provided by the winery.

Brave New Wine 2017 Noon Shine

Bright, bright red; aromas of raspberries and cherries with a whack of funk. Crunchy acid, grippy tannins and red delicious apples in this blend of Grenache and Riesling. Bought at Petition Wine.

Gomersal 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Enjoyed this Barossa Cabernet – A bouquet of mulberries, dark chocolate with some nutmeg notes; medium bodied palate showing plums, cherries and chocolate. Lovely easy drinking. Another supplied by the winery.

Lark Hill Roxanne Pet-Nat

From Canberra Districts very pretty winery, Lark Hill. Roxanne ( as they say on the bottle you don’t have to put on the red light) is made from Shiraz and has a lovely watermelon juice hue; a savoury nose with a hint of cherries; while the crisp palate is beautifully dry, flavours of raspberries and cranberries flowing through. It has a powerful fizz so be careful getting the crown seal off! Picked up from Gooseberry Hill Cellars.

Flor Marche 2018 Rosat

Elizabeth Reed is a talented young winemaker and she has sourced Swan Valley Grenache for her 2018 Rosat. Bright pink with a strawberry bouquet, it has flavours of tart cranberries and sour cherries; a hint of red toffee apples to finish. Bought a few from the Margaret River cellar door.

Chateau Kefraya 2016 Myst Rosé

From Lebanon, and made from Cinsault and Shiraz in a Moselle style bottle it has a bouquet of strawberries and spice. The crisp dry palate overflows with flavours of cranberries and tart raspberries. Went well with our food at the Hummus Club.

Le Petite Vanguard 2017 Grenache

From Vanguardist Wines in McLaren Vale this has lots of gamey funky earthy aromas; light bodied with red berry flavours, spice and a little mocha to end. A chill would not hurt this. Tasted this at the Fruitful Pursuit wine show at the Bird in Northbridge recently.

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