91 pts James Halliday
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 pts James Suckling
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.
Founded in 2011 with the philosophy of “From grass to glass” , McLaren Vale’s Malcolm and Richard Leasks of Hither & Yon are as committed to protecting the environment as they are to creating handcrafted wines. Hither & Yon has become South Australia’s first Carbon Neutral Certified Winery and follows a regenerative agriculture model of farming. Regenerative agriculture is a dynamic, holistic system emphasizing carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and soil nutrition as a way of conserving water and naturally nourishing the vines from the roots up. Hither & Yon also prides itself on being vegan friendly.
Meaning “Here & There with varietals and Vineyards,” H&Y now grows 22 varietals in limited quantities. The Leask family motto “By virtue, I grow” focuses on the possibilities of the future while remaining down to Earth. H&Y approaches winemaking with integrity; leaving a legacy for their family and Australia.
Pale straw, clear and bright color with aromas of Jasmine, musk, fresh cut hay. Grapefruit, cucumber, lime juice, lemon barley. Finishes with a touch of chalk and talc. Clean, dry, refreshing and zesty, it’s a “petit” white, great fun drinking.