2011 Cassegrain Shiraz – Top Drop

2011 Cassegrain Shiraz – Top Drop

2011 Cassegrain Shiraz The cooling weather calls for a rich, warming wine with more body and flavour. Cassegrain’s 2011 Shiraz has an alluring deep plum colour with the aroma of ripe berries. The lush fruit flavours give the wine body whilst the velvety mouth feel...
Top Drop – Cassegain Chardonnay

Top Drop – Cassegain Chardonnay

  Cassegrain Chardonnay 2012 This chardonnay is from Cassegrain’s premium wine range with good reason, it’s a wine you will keep coming back to over the summer months. From the first hint of peach and tropical fruits on the nose, the wine excites the palate. On...
Top Drop – Cassegrain Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Top Drop – Cassegrain Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Cassegrain “Stone Circle” Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Enjoy the young, fresh flavours of this crisp, dry white wine. With a vibrant lemon colour and the aroma of passion fruit and green apple this wine ignites the senses. On the palate you will notice...
Top Drop – Deckchairs White

Top Drop – Deckchairs White

Long Point Vineyard Deckchairs White Deckchairs is a delicious light, crisp and refreshing wine with just a nice amount of residual sugars to appeal to most palates. The wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Verdelho and has a pleasing un-oaked style with a wonderful...
Top Drop – 2012 Sparkling Rose

Top Drop – 2012 Sparkling Rose

Roses Vineyard at Innes View 2012 Sparkling Rose Who needs a special occasion to enjoy a bottle of pink bubbles! This elegant sparkling rose is blushed a pretty shade of pink and has a sensuous floral, summer berry aroma. On the palate the wine is clean and fresh and...
Top Drop – Inneslake Blush

Top Drop – Inneslake Blush

Innes Lake Vineyards  Blush There is nothing as attractive as a sweet blush… a chilled rose blush of course. Especially as we approach the month of romance and Valentine’s Day. Innes Lake Blush has a delicate flavour and colour profile that pleases most palates. It is...
Top Drop – October 2012

Top Drop – October 2012

Innes Lake Vineyards 2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc I have found the perfect wine for the start of the picnic season and outdoor entertaining. This Semillon Sauvignon blend is light straw in colour with the aromas of melon and tropical fruit. The flavours mirror the...
Top Drop – July 2012

Top Drop – July 2012

The Little Brewing Company For something a little different in this months “Top Drop” I have decided to feature a local boutique beer instead of a wine. The Little Brewing Company in based in Port Macquarie and has a range of beers for all palates.  Wicked...
Top Drop – April 2012

Top Drop – April 2012

Roses Vineyard at Innes View Roses are Red 2007 With the first hint of winter in the air, the order of the day is warming comfort food, and a full bodied red wine to match.  Made from the chambourcin grape, the Roses are Red 2007 vintage shows strong tannins and a...
Top Drop -March 2012

Top Drop -March 2012

Cassegrain Verdelho – 2011  Make the most of the fading weather with this crisp, fresh white wine.  It presents as a delicate pale yellow colour, with vibrant fresh citrus aromas, and the flavour of tropical fruits. Refreshing, and easy to drink, it’s a fun wine...
Top Drop -February 2012

Top Drop -February 2012

I have chosen the Shiraz Sangiovese blend from Cassegrain Wines to review this month for focus magazine and Gourmet Getaways readers because it has been my preferred red lately. I am off on holidays at the moment, so it is strictly cocktails by the pool for me.  This...
Top Drop – January 2012

Top Drop – January 2012

Longpoint Vineyard Duet 2007 This wine takes its named from the perfect partnering of the Chambourcin and Cabernet grape.  The Cabernet lends the wine depth, complexity and a full flavour, the Chambourcin lightens the finish and allows the fresh crisp notes of that...
Top Drop – December 2011 – Happy New Year

Top Drop – December 2011 – Happy New Year

Happy New Years Eve! I don’t know about you, but I have had a fantastic year, full of fun, friends and family. I want to thank you all for reading along with me and sharing my food finds, holidays and recipes. I have enjoyed reading all your feedback and I look...
Top Drop – November 2011

Top Drop – November 2011

Cassegrain Stone Circle Semillon Sauvignon Blanc – 2011  As the weather heats up this is the perfect fresh, crisp wine to enjoy on a balmy evening or at a picnic with friends. This is a fun wine, and the zesty citrus flavours will match the best that summer has...
Top Drop – October 2011

Top Drop – October 2011

Do you think anyone noticed that I am six days late for my “Top Drop” October story? In my defense things have been a little frantic… and whilst I have been diligently sampling wine all month, there has been a little more sampling than writing going...