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One of the cornerstones of Portuguese vintage port, but makes a surprisingly elegant and fragrant table wine; lavender and sage aromas lead into a palate literally dancing with bright berry fruits, pomegranate insisting you keep tasting it in preference to the other red berries as they curtsey in deference. Truly, a joy to taste.
When Bass Phillip winery took out the Wine of the Year at the 2014 Australian Wine Companion Awards, it was with a sigh of relief that winemaker Phillip Jones reflected on what had been a slightly tumultuous ride for his winning 2010 Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir. As well as having a lot of rain during harvest, torn berries right before picking meant there was a real risk of mould setting in.
In the lead-up to the second annual James Halliday Australian Wine Companion Awards, winemaker Phillip Jones reflects on the twists and turns of his career at Bass Phillip winery.
With such a vast number of top-quality and up-and-coming wineries throughout Australia, we thought we would lend you a helping hand by suggesting a winery worth visiting in each state. Discover five top wineries for July.
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