－10－VC Spring RecommendationsThe dry 2019 Tussock Terrace RieslingRRP ￥4,200Origin: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New ZealandVarietal:Riesling 100% Alc. 12.0%. Residual sugar 7.16g/LWinemaker Takahiro Koyama’s approach to Tussock Terrace is highly exible, changing the residual sugar content of the wine to reect the sugar con-tent, acidity and ripeness of the grapes each vintage. 2019 was the warmest growing season in Waipara Valley history, with noble rot on the grapes and ripe healthy berries as well. It is interest-ing to compare the dry 2019 vintage (residual sugar 7.16g/L) with the 2018 (residual sugar 24.3g/L).Koyama Tussock Terrace Vineyard Riesling 2019 (screw cap)CODE11480A refreshing Sauvignon Blanc for springRRP ￥2,750Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc 100%. Alc. 13.2%With the 2020 growing season blessed with the best fruit for a decade, Marlborough’s distinctive personality stands out even more in this SB. Lively acidity, minerals and edgy spices add depth to the refreshing fruit avours of passionfruit, lime and green grass. The supple texture of aging in old barrels brings the whole together in a well-bal-anced manner. Excellent with salad and seafood. Int’l Wine Challenge 95 points (Gold).Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (screw cap)CODE11479The harmony of Monterey’s microclimateRRP ￥2,300Origin: Monterey County, CaliforniaVarietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Alc. 13.0%Scheid Family Wines has major vineyard holdings throughout Monterey County, all farmed sustain-ably. Fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc comes from 5 estate vineyards, providing a blend of cool and warm region fruit, to create a lovely balance of acid and fruit avours. A lively array of tropical fruit, citrus and white peach avours glide across the palate, leading to a vibrant nish with a refreshing, crisp acidity. District 7Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (screw cap)CODE11473The iconic ‘frog labels’ are now in stockRRP ￥3,200Origin: Margaret River, Western AustraliaVarietal: 100% Riesling. Alc. 11.3%. Residual sugar 0.6g/LThis wine’s iconic ‘frog labels’ were drawn by John Olsen, ‘Australia’s greatest living artist’, in the early 1980s. We receive the wines in 12-bottle boxes, with 3 bottles each of 4 dierent frog label designs, and they are very popular with collectors who want all of them. While the labels are cute, the wine is elegant and vital, the perfect spring drink to celebrate the re-emergence of frogs and creatures coming out of winter hibernation. James Halliday 90 points.Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2019 (screw cap) CODE11410RRP ￥4,500Origin: Colchagua Valley, ChileKoyle Cerro Basalto 2015CODE10690Varietals: Mourvedre 36%, Grenache 27%, Carignan 22%, Syrah 15%. Alc. 15.0%Small lots of ripe berries are harvested, fermented and aged in large barrels and egg-shaped concrete tanks for 18 months. A mellow bouquet of red fruits, the tannins melt smoothly, and a juicy, savoury acid contributes to the elegant whole.RRP ￥4,500Koyle Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 2016Varietals: Carmenère 75%, Cabernet Franc 25%. Alc. 14.2%A Bordeaux blend based on Carmenère, a premium varietal unique to Chile. The pure plum and berry fruits are framed by oriental spices. The complex depth further nishes with a minerally, basaltic rock note. Descorchados 2019, 96 points.CODE10950CODE10690CODE10950Premium Koyle single vineyard cuvée Cerro Basalto Cuartel G2 Bordeaux blendCerro Basalto Southern France varietals blendKoyle is a premium winery established by the Undurraga family at the foot of the Andes, in Los Lingues in the Alto Colchagua district, a region with a Mediterranean climate. The volcanic basalt soil in the ‘Cerro Basalto’ (Basalt Hill) vineyard is rich in minerals including iron, and is biodynamically cultivated, producing low yields of small, concentrated berries. Prices do not include Consumption Tax. RRP= Recommended Retail Price.