Classified as “Brut” style which is the driest of sweetness levels made here, and the healthiest as it is lower sugar. It’s delightful, carefree but not careless. Pale lemon colour, citrus and apple cider hints with delicate beads, it’s a lovely glass of bubbles.
A versatile food-friendly sparkling that works well with canapés, antipasto, seafood and Japanese tataki . Don’t wait for a special occasion, if the sun’s out, chill a bottle and go for it.
Our pretty little white just keeps on getting better, this year we picked the earliest ever for that super crisp dryness that you all seem to love.
Dry Muscat Blanc is rare and this one shows its 1980’s roots - intense and refreshing at the same time. Cucumber, lemon squash, green herbs, and apple, with lots of juicy, bouncy fun in the palate and a zingy finish.
This wine is ideal with spicy Asian food and curry’s which are a favourite this time of year.
91 points, Halliday Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin: "While it is not on the label, this is straight up muscat à petits grains. Light-weight, beautifully aromatic and palpably dry, this is the sort of wine served as an apero while staring at the Mediterranean, from the Languedoc to the Côte d'Azur. Honey blossom, jasmine, musk, grape spice, dill and a rub of citrus unwind across a talcy palate. Delicious drinking."
90 points, James Suckling 2021, Nick Stock: "Aromas of cut grass, lemon juice and peel and fresh-picked sage make a fresh impression on the nose, as well as lychee and honey. The palate has a smooth, softly fleshy feel with pear pastry. Fresh finish."
Reviews of 2020 Petit Blanc: Mike Bennie, Winefront, 91 points: "What a fun thing from H&Y. And good thing. Cucumber, lemon squash, green herbs. Good scents. Lots of juicy, bouncy fun in the palate. More cucumber, lemon squash, Real Lemonade perhaps, some green apple. Zingy finish whips things tart and clean. Good times. Lots of personality and lots of drinkability."
91 points, Halliday Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin MW, : "This is fun! Grapey and spicy. Think canned lychee, orange blossom and jasmine scents, all careening along talcy rails of chew and acid freshness. The finish is dry and has plenty of pucker. Drink with gusto."
Reviews of 2019 Petit Blanc: Adelaide Review 2020, Hot 100 Wines, Light Aromatic Wines: "An intriguing wine with a light aromatic lift, initial savoury aromas are followed by necatarine, orange, and nashi pear. This wine is deliciously weighted with a pleasing phenolic grip and lovely acid".
Reviews of 2018 Petit Blanc: 90 points, James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion
"Citrus and tropical fruit flavours are attractive enough, but the slippery-satiny nature of the texture here makes this pretty white wine enjoyable to say the least."
Reviews of 2017 Petit Blanc: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, September 2017 www.winefront.com.au
"Made from Muscat Blanc a’ Petits Grains. I don’t recommend most white wines be served too chilled, but I think this style is best served with a bit of frost on it. Perfumed and musky, kind of light and briny too, with delicate flavour, mainly lemon and lemon barley. It’s got zip and freshness, a bit of fragrance, and it’s VERY easy to smash down with gay abandon. A wonderful wine for summer luncheons, and the like, preferably featuring a sea breeze. I like it, but it is what it is, and that, in this case, is a good thing. The simple things etc." 88 points.
Huon Hooke, November 2017, www.huonhooke.com "Pale almost water-white colour and a pungent muscat fruit aroma, which is clean as a whistle and appropriately fragrant. Passionfruit traces. The wine is surprisingly dry in the mouth, like a French muscat blanc sec. As such, it would make a good aperitif wine. A very good, if simple, varietal dry white." 89 points
James Halliday, 1 August 2018, www.winecompanion.com.au "The fact that its grape variety (muscat blanc à petit grains) might cause people to expect an off-dry wine is neither here nor there, hither or yon. It's fresh, delicate, crisp, dry and faintly lemony." 88 points
This is a full-bodied Rose for all-year-round drinking, juicy and puckering, some orange and grapefruit pithiness, but with an authentic varietal savoury and mineral crunch.
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed into stainless, wild yeast fermented and left to go dry naturally after four weeks. Been a long time waiting for this one!
92 points, Halliday Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin: "This is good rosé, hewn of a majestic variety, handpicked and fermented wild. There is a ferrous chew as much as a sluice of red berries, a smattering of dried herb, tobacco and plenty of saline freshness. The wine expands, unwinding across its textural latticework while billowing intensity and impressive length. Among the best examples in the country."
90 points, James Suckling 2021, Nick Stock: "Bright, fresh aromas of strawberries and watermelon with dried red flowers, too. The palate has a fresh, lightly crunchy edge with bright, easy going strawberries and light red cherries."
Reviews of 2020 Rosé:
The Wine Front, Mike Bennie, 95 points: "Something different, something good. Pale orange, barely pink colour. Rose gold maybe. Chewy texture, bright cherry pip flavours, some salty-nutty savouriness, good length, good sense of vibrancy, mouth-watering finish. This does a lot. Really good drinking. Really."
91 points, Halliday Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin MW: "Straight aglianico. Picked relatively ripe and fermented wild. All bodes well. Onion skin/gentle coral hue. Musk stick, sour cherry bitters, mandarin, pomegranate and cumquat. The phenolic rails are saline and refreshing; the acidity, crunchy. An entertaining rosé that is dry, thirst-slaking and gulpable"
Reviews of 2019 Rosé: 2019 Drink Easy Competition: Best Rosé
"Well-structured dry rosé with scents of fresh strawberries, raspberries, red currants and cherries, a mix of redness wedded to rose petal and some light vermouth-botanical notes. Texture and finish is dry, though there is a light juiciness somewhere in there too. Lovely stuff."
Reviews of 2018 Rosé: 89 points, James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion
"Unusual Rose with strawberry, candied citrus and Turkish delight flavours/aromas lighting up the glass. There's some sweetness to the palate but the finish reasserts some kind of dry order. Best served well chilled but given that it has carefree days written all over it."
Reviews of 2017 Rose: Adelaide Review, Hot 100 Wines 2017/2018, https://www.adelaidereview.com.au/tag/hot-100-wines-2017-18/
"Exciting stuff: fleshy Rose with white peach, loads of texture, bold yet elegant and so very tempting."
Reviews of 2016 Rosato: Andrew Graham. www.ozwinereview.com. September 2016. 91 Points
"Immediately there is Muscat juiciness bursting out with lychee fruit goodness. Love that smell. Given the grapiness, it’s a surprise really that this isn’t sweet. Intrigue. Long, and open palate has very gentle acidity and a light finish. It’s not profound, but it’s not meant to be either. Captures the Muscat fruit perfectly. This will be a massive hit."
Stuart Robinson. www.thevinsomniac.com. July 2016. 92 points "Delightfully pale onion skin in colour, musk and Turkish delight waft out. Cool, crisp, before the tropical fruits come on: passionfruit mainly - but there's also this fine, powdery texture that gently coats the cheeks. Latterly a touch of citrus rind comes on, immediately freshens the palate and gives a secondary wave of flavour that delivers length. Clever."
James Halliday, 01 August 2018, www.winecompanion.com.au "Ultra pale pink; you might think this was part of whole grenache given its Turkish delight nuances, and be further confused by the palate which is part sweet and part dry - given its muscat rouge component it may be as much fruit as residual sugar. A fun wine, take it anywhere you please." 89 points
Like biting into a crunchy, red apple picked straight off a blossoming tree - juicy and puckering - this is the perfect Rose for all-year-round drinking. Rosehip, tangerine, bitters and pink pepper on the nose.