Origin: New England
Region: New South Wales
Style: Light-bodied, crisp white wine made using the tank method
Pale lemon green in the glass. Superbly aromatic, almost like a lychee was smashed into the glass. Some note of lemongrass, white pepper and papaya. Rich and lean at the same time, lots of body, lots of alcohol, but also a good string of acidity to complement. Nice Gewurz, nothing like Alsace or other Aussies that we’ve tried. Props.
Topper’s Mountain is a very forward-thinking one in terms of experimenting with various grapes outside your classic Shiraz & Chardonnay. And it doesn’t stop at “experimenting”. These guys get some solid results from it. Located in New England, NSW, Topper’s Mountain works on high altitude of 900 metres. Soils are red volcanic aka Krasnozems (as represented on the label). Ten hectares, so much diversity – Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Tannat, Touriga Nacional and more.