This evening Aussie Wine Guy cracked a clean bottle from Canberra Region producer Lark Hill. This solid dessert wine is a 100% biodynamic wine, locally grown and bottled.
This noble variety is produced in somewhat small quantities due to meticulous handpicking. There are delicate flavours to be found inside even a small glass of this liquid gold – citrus, a hint of lime, apricot/peaches and a slight mineral aftertaste make this an excellent pairing with very sweet desserts or a well stocked cheese plate.
Yesterday we took receipt of a box of wine from a Bordeaux co-op, unmistakable from the label: “Mis En Bouteille Par L.G. A F 33540”.
The box contained recent vintages from the following labels:
- 2011 Chateau Droulet
- 2012 Chanteau les Grands Frênes
- 2011 Chateau Meyraud
All three come from the Bordeaux Appellation (Appellation Bordeaux Contrôlée) and bear the designation of either ‘Grand Vin De Bordeaux’ or ‘Vin De Bordeaux’. The vineyards here appear to be similar to ones we visited south of Bordeaux when we visited back in 2009.