Reviews

Chrismont La Zona King Valley Sagrantino 2012

"New wine to the Chrismont La Zona range. Sagrantino rises to the challenge once again. Enjoyed every drop of this.
Juicy, tannic, flush with cherry, leather, dried herb and musk-like notes. Has a red berried brightness but a nutty, leathery Italian varietal charm. Tannin crunches through the wine in a positive fashion. Excellent first-up release." Rated : 93 Points

Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, April 6, 2014 www.winefront.com.au

 

Chrismont King Valley Riesling 2012

"Exotic Riesling of frangipane, luscious stone fruit and baked apple, underlined by the cool acidity and citrus crunch of sites high in King Valley. Intense and fruity Riesling of considerable persistence and immediate appeal."

Tyson Stelzer, WBM, December 2013

   

Chrismont La Zona Prosecco NV

"Sparkling prosecco is a regional speciality in Victoria's King Valley. Aromas of pears and herbs lead to a supple, gently peach-flavoured palate and an appetising, long, dry finish. 89 Points. Food ideas: yabbies, shellfish antipasti."

Ralph Kyte Powell, The Age Epicure & www.goodfood.com.au, January 2014

   

Cellar Door Release Arneis 2012

If lemon/lime zest and skin, plus an unsweetened sorbet on the finish, are reckoned to be the varietal markets for arneis, this wine has it in spades. Cellar to 2014, Rating 92 points

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014

   

Sam Miranda King Valley Cellar Door Release Riesling 2008

Still pale straw-green; the wine is developing so slowly its not easy to work out where it may go in the future; indeed, there is a strong case for drinking it now, enjoying its lime, lemon and apple fruit.
Cellar to 2015, Rating 92 points.

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014

   

Chrismont Pinot Gris 2012

92 points. "There's no formal definition of what makes pinot gris different in style from pinot grigio - they're simply the French and Italian names respectively for a grey mutation of the pinot vine. But, in general, ''grigio'' denotes a leaner, tighter more savoury Italian style; and ''gris'' means richer, fatter, sometimes sweet wine, in France's Alsatian style. Arnie Pizzini's new ''gris'' style, complements his much-loved La Zona ''grigio'', first made in 1999. The dry, savoury La Zona Grigio 2012 ($22) contrasts with the fuller bodied, richly textured new pinot gris - a plum, barrel-fermented style that makes me think of pork sausages and duck liver."

Chris Shananhan, www.goodfood.com.au & Canberra Times Food & Wine, June 2013

   

Chrismont La Zona Prosecco NV

"Apple and lemon on the nose, crisp and bubbly with a citrus finish.  Fresh, light and just oh so easy.  Put with seafood and light summer salads."

www.fabulousladieswinesociety.com, April 2013

   

Chrismont La Zona Arneis 2012

Wine of the month "Italian varietals are all the rage in Australia at the moment, and Arneis is performing particularly well in the King Valley region of Victoria. Which is great news for all lovers of crisp, fresh and interesting white wines. This one from Chrismont's La Zona range is elegant, sophisticated and charming, yet full of all the drama of a very modern romance."

www.fabulousladieswinesociety.com, February 2013

   

Chrismont La Zona Arneis 2012

"Winelovers should give Sauvignon Blanc a rest and try Arneis... Arnie Pizzini is one of the Northern Victorian producers doing good things with this Italian grape. Alive with juicy golden pear, citrus and nuts with a mineral backbone. There is plenty of freshness and fruit weight to enjoy along with a fuller body and a long solid finish. A wine made for good food and convivial company."

Lisa Johnson, Wine Muse, www.winemuse.com.au, July 2013

   

Chrismont La Zona Arneis 2012

"The Chrismont La Zona Arneis 2012 is a delightful white wine defined by its floral aromatics, flavoursome palate, delicate acidity and crisp dry finish. Not just a delicious drink, this wine took on another dimension with food; complex flavours shining alongside the fresh figs, stuffed with gorgonzola and wrapped in prosciutto."

Danielle Kennedy, Sip Your Style, June 2013

   

Chrismont La Zona Arneis 2012

"Chrismont made their first Arneis wine in 2006 - an Italian variety which means 'little rascal', given the fact it's a rather tricky number in the vineyard. Here is a beautifully perfumed wine with florals and apples leading to a crisp wine with refreshing acidity, a robust texture and a long finish."

Katrina Holden, Sip Your Style, June 2013

   

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