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


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 &, 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 La Zona Fragolino 2011

Yep, it's a moscato-like style made from the fragola grape, and it has aromas of grape bubblegum, blackcurrant and raspberry too. The gentle fizz adds tingle on the tongue, and there's plenty of strawberry and cassis flavour amid assertive sweetness. Fruit desserts, or at breakfast! 

Nick Stock, The Age & SMH Good Wine Guide 2013



Chrismont La Zona Pinot Grigio 2012

This has a true grigio character to it, with bright, crisp apple and pear fruit aromas and a gently leesy edge, a little lemon here too. The palate's bright and crunchy, with good weight and striking acidity driving clean through the finish, holding pear and apple flavour in deep. 

Nick Stock, The Age & SMH Good Wine Guide 2013


Chrismont Chardonnay 2011

A simple, fruit-driven style that offers up gentle lemon citrus, some grassy notes, light, nutty complexity too. The palate's smooth and supple, with gently creamy, biscuity flavour and stone fruits – crunchy acidity cleanses through the finish.

Nick Stock, The Age & SMH Good Wine Guide 2013


Chrismont La Zona Sangiovese 2011

This has the bright, fragrant edge that makes sangiovese from the King Valley a really compelling proposition. Some fresh leafy notes here, cherries and a gentle oak thread add early complexity. The palate's nicely shaped and balanced, with really even tannin spread, juicy red fruit flavours and a cherry stone finish with a toasty oak edge.

Nick Stock, The Age & SMH Good Wine Guide 2013


Chrismont La Zona Barbera 2011

An earthy edge here. This has some toasty oak sitting across mixed berry fruits, leafy notes, and a gently fragrant layer of perfume too. The palate's crunchy and delivers handy acid tang with just the right amount of soft, fleshy fruit texture. Purple fruit flavours and toasty oak to close. 

Nick Stock, The Age & SMH Good Wine Guide 2013



Chrismont La Zona Barbera 2011

Chrismont was established in 1980 in the King Valley and has expanded to 250 acres at current size. A plethora of Mediterranean varieties sits under the La Zona label. Burnt match, earth and black berries – an exotic aroma profile, but not too untoward. Opens later with sweet spice and prune. Medium bodied, juicy and finishing with crisp acidity – a vibrant wine with a sheen of vanillin oak and dustiness. It’s a little light on for intensity, but makes up for it with vitality and freshness. Squeaky, spicy tannins mop up the fringes of the wine. A real easy slosh-in-the-glass-and-drink kind of wine. Vegemite jars might do. Enjoyable. 

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, Dec 2012



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