So what do the Judges
think of our wines?
2018 SANGIOVESE - 55.5 POINTS-GOLD - QUEENSLAND WINE AWARDS 2019
2018 SANGIOVESE - 94 POINTS - MARTIN FIELD
"South Burnett region, Queensland. Local winemakers Sarah Boyce and Stefano Radici source their grapes from regional vineyards, concentrating on Mediterranean varieties. The wine is mid-crimson to the eye. The bouquet shows abundant fruits such as raspberry and strawberry, along with hints of maraschino cherry. The palate is clean and long displaying more red berry character over integrated yet grippy tannins. The firm dry finish makes it an ideal main course accompaniment." 94/100
2019 SANGIOVESE - 93 POINTS - Q WINE REVIEWS
Fabulous Sangiovese. Crunch factor, deliciousness, what more do you need?
An energetic wine which calls for long tables of food and good friends to share big laughs. On the lighter side of medium bodied, lillypilly, red cherry, cola and dried Mediterranean herb aromas spill from the glass. It weaves and sways through the mouth with ease. There's an upbeat tempo which screams for repours with that crunchy acidity hitting the mark as it should with this variety. I could be persuaded to add another point. Tremendous value drinking. Drink to five years.
2019 SANGIOVESE - 88 POINTS - BRONZE - QLD EMERGING VARIETIES WINE SHOW 2020
2017 NEBBIOLO - BRONZE - CAIRNS WINE SHOW 2019
2017 NEBBIOLO - 88 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY
A blend of Tenterfield (in the New England GI) and Granite Belt fruit, matured for 18 months in used oak. Typical pale colour; the bouquet is gamey, but the palate breaks free to offer the savoury red fruits typical of the variety, tannins smoothed by the time in oak. Well done.
2018 NEBBIOLO - 48 POINTS -BRONZE -AUSTRALIAN SMALL WINEMAKERS SHOW 2019
2018 NEBBIOLO -89 POINTS - BRONZE -QLD EMERGING VARIETIES WINEMAKERS SHOW 2020
2018 TEMPRANILLO - 48 POINTS - BRONZE -QUEENSLAND WINE AWARDS 2019
2018 TEMPRANILLO - 89 POINTS - Q WINE REVIEWS
Tempranillo screams for food and this example from the South Burnett is in full voice.
All the varietal boxes are ticked off - plums and black cherries partnered by savoury characters in the form of black olives, dried Mediterranean herbs, cola and aniseed. Puckering dryness swoops and rolls through on a long finish almost refusing to leave. Find a barbecue and be armed with a glass of this in hand.
Drink to five years.
2018 VIOGNIER - 90 POINTS- JAMES HALLIDAY 2019
"100% South Burnett fruit, No Techniccal issues at all with tthis clean well made wine (cool fermented in stainless steel). It has a wealth of flavours with grapefruit leading a range of tree fruits and a long, dry, finish. Remarkably, free of the phenolics that so often mar this variety."
2019 VIOGNIER - 86 POINTS - BRONZE - RASQ MEDITERRANEAN CHALLENGE 2019
2019 VIOGNIER - 47.5 POINTS BRONZE - AUSTRALIAN SMALL WINEMAKERS SHOW 2019
2019 VIOGNIER- SELECTED WHITE WINE FOR THE 2019 QUEENSLAND TOURISM AWARDS
2019 ROSATO - 91 POINTS- Q WINE REVIEWS
Sarah and Stefano Radici have been making all the right noises since starting their Nuova Scuola range a couple of years ago. Their motto is, "Old world varieties, new world terroir." This Rosato made from Pinot Grigio hits the mark. Pretty aromas of strawberries, red cherries and pomegranate. It sways and moves through the mouth with ease. Some width and breadth are coupled with a fine textural feel. Tangelo and manderin peel tip toe delicately before that pomegranate gains some momentum through the mouth. A lick of sweetness and a super fine spice adds a classy touch as your empty glass screams for a re-pour. Tidy stuff. Drink now.