Savoury Nights - French Pinot |Australian Pinot | Italian Dolcetto

Savoury Nights - French Pinot |Australian Pinot | Italian Dolcetto

110.00

Wines Included:

Goodman Nikkal Pinot Noir 2016 - Yarra Valley, Victoria

Lucien Muzard & Fils Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2014 - Burgundy, France

Chiara Boschis E Pira Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2015 - Piedmont, Italy

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Goodman Nikkal Pinot Noir 2016 - Yarra Valley, Victoria
27.00

THE WINE'S STORY

Wine maker Kate Goodman’s wine career also began in McLaren Vale. After deciding that a career in Biomedical Science didn’t offer enough of the creativity she craved, Goodman returned to her wine making interests working in South Australia and the Clare Valley before spending seven years at Seppelts winery in the Grampians, Victoria. In 2000 she took a job as chief wine maker at Punt Road Wines in the Yarra Valley. She spent fourteen years in the position before starting her own label, Goodman Wines and is producing outstanding wines of exceptional quality.

M+Q NOTES

The Pinot Noir is a blend of two vineyards, one in the Christmas Hills is a cooler site and one in the heart of the Yarra Valley at Coldstream. Fragrant aromas of lifted cherry spice, anise with savoury, earthy undertones. Subtle and savoury with a mid weight palate; think earth, cedar and dark cherries with a bright finish and velvety tannins. Perfect with food or on it's own.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

Roast Chicken

Mushroom and nettle risotto

 


Chiara Boschis E Pira Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2015 - Piedmont, Italy
45.00

THE WINE'S STORY

We have been in love with wine maker Chiara Boschis wines for some time now. Her wine making produces exceptional quality wines and she cites terroir as one of their most important expression to show the diversity of their wines.The Boschis family purchased E. Pira & Figli in 1981, propelling the young Chiara into a role significantly different to that intended by her economics degree. The family was, until recently, proprietors of Barolo’s historic Giacomo Borgogno estate (Chiara originally learnt her wine-making skills from her brothers) but she brought her considerable determination, charm, patience and confidence to bear on raising the quality and image of Pira to that which it enjoys today. Her philosophy is to craft wines that marry the extraordinary power of Barolo with approachability, promoting great aromatics, lush textures and elegance. This has been achieved through strict vineyard management, careful selection and impeccable vinification techniques. Beginning as one of only two female oenologists working in Barolo, Chiara is nowadays regarded as every bit the equal of her peers.

Chiara has recently been joined by her brother Giorgio, and the two have expanded their Barolo vineyards to now include Mosconi and Ravera in Monforte and Gabutti in Serralunga.

M+Q NOTES

From Monforte (Ravera and Le Coste), this is fermented and aged in stainless steel to produce a racy wine with bright berry fruit, spice and floral notes, the tannins ripe and round. It's a more full style than some Dolcetto but there is a reason we love Chiara's wines and it's pretty simple - they always deliver exceptional quality and this Dolcetto is now a firm M+Q favourite.

Food suggestion

Fennel Salumi


Lucien Muzard & Fils Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2014 - Burgundy, France
37.00

THE WINE'S STORY

Domaine Lucien Muzard & Fils is run by brothers Claude and Hervé Muzard. The estate was established in 1645, which makes the brothers the ninth generation of winemakers to manage the domaine. Claude and Hervé share the responsibility of tending to the vineyards and running the winery. The brothers are devout in their commitment to working naturally with respect to the land. They incorporate both organic and biodynamic practices into their farming methods, aiming to be as delicate as possible in their handling of the grapes. The Muzard brothers conduct harvest and sorting manually, which plays a role in helping them craft elegant Pinot Noir with depth and complexity.

M+Q NOTES

Lavender, violets, blue berries and red cherries. This wine is  bright, vibrant with wonderful aromatics of cedar and subtle infusion of fresh herbs. Elegant comes to mind as the perfect description for this wine as it's incredibly well balanced with fine silky tannins: This wine is really delivering for the price and is great to drink now or to cellar for up to 5 years.

FOOD SUGGESTION
 

Slow roast lamb shoulder

Fennel Salumi