piano piano reviews 2013

Posted: May 29, 2013 in Australia
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sophies-block

Spitting: Optional

piano piano

Country: Australia

Region: Beechworth & King Valley, VIC

 

Overview: Piano piano is not a name inspired by someone who really likes the piano and is forever demanding that it be played after having a few too many drinks. Piano piano in Italian means Slowly, slowly. Slowly, slowly catch the monkey if you will or, all good things come with time. This philosophy has applied to these wines out of North East Victoria (Beechworth and King Valley). Piano piano is a small family set up that are making some cracking wines, most notably Chardonnay.

 

piano piano ‘Sophie’s Block’ Chardonnay 2011: The grapes for this wine come from piano piano’s vineyards in Beechworth. It displays a toasty nose, a little more restrained on fruit aromas. On the palate there are subtle flavours of nectarine and grapefruit. The oak is nicely integrated and works in harmony with the elegant fruit and acid structure.

Score: 16.5/20

 

piano piano ‘Mario’s Blend’ Tempranillo/Touriga Nacional 2011: This is a great take on a traditional Portuguese blend. It’s lighter in style with nice pepper aromas. The palate consists hallmark Tempranillo characters, cherry and crushed rosemary. A nice acidic backbone to round it all off.

Score: 16/20

piano piano ‘Oliver’s Blend’ Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2010: Now we take a leap to Bordeaux with this blend. Lifted red berries on the nose with a stony undertone. Raspberry, blueberry and crushed herbs initially on the palate, a touch of subtle plum, supported by chalky tannins.

Score: 16/20

 

Final Say: Buy these, great value wines direct. Small production and limited stocks so don’t dawdle: http://pianopiano.com.au

 

For any questions or feedback feel free to email me on spittingoptional@gmail.com

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