Riding the Shore - Coastal Wines 12 pack

Riding the Shore - Coastal Wines 12 pack

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Wines Included:

Villa Conchi Cava Brut Reserva NV - Penedes, Spain

Le Moire 'Zaleuco' 2014 -  Calabria, Italy

Moondarra after Kathleen White Blend 2015 -  Gippsland, Victoria

Domiane by Jeff Carrel 'Morillon Blanc' 2015 - Corbieres, France

Badenhorst ‘Secateurs’ Chenin Blanc 2017 - Swartland, South Africa

Verget du Sud Méditerranée Rose 2015 - Provence, France

Garagiste ‘Le Stagiaire’ Pinot Noir 2016  - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Telmo Rodriguez ‘Al-muvedre’ Monastrell 2015 - Alicante, Spain

Aphelion Mataro 2016 -  McLaren Vale, South Australia

Lucien Lurton Bourdeaux Rouge 2012 - Bordeaux, France

Artigiano Nero d'Avola 2015 - Sicily, Italy  

Mount Trio Porongurup Pinot Noir 2015 - Porongurup, Western Australia

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Villa Conchi Cava Brut Reserva NV - Penedes, Spain
28.00

THE STORY

With the aim of paying homage to Conchi, a woman who loved French sparkling wines, this Cava is a tribute to women around the world. From a selection of high altitude vineyards in the heart of Catalunya, protected by the mountains of Montserrat, these vineyards have been the main focus for the production of premium Cava since 1993. The aim has been produce a fresher style from this Mediterranean climate, a style that has had broad appeal in modern markets around the world. The altitude of these vineyard plots has the crucial advantage of cooler temperatures during the night which helps the grapes achieve healthy levels of acidity.

M+Q Notes

This is the classic Cava blend of white grapes 30% Xarel.lo, 30% Parellada, 30% Macabeo, but with 10% Chardonnay added for extra body and structure. Lively, zesty citrus flavours, good intensity with a mostly dry finish. The perfect sparkling for any celebration.

FOOD SUGGESTION

White anchovies, crisp bread


Le Moire 'Zaleuco' 2014 - Calabria, Italy
21.00

THE STORY

Zaleuco, the Luminous, named after the first lawmaker of the western world, Zaleucus (Locri, 663 bc)

The vines are situated at around 400m above sea level, on terraces that slope down to the Savuto river, surrounded by unpolluted woods. The “virgin” ecosystem and the wind that blows from
the nearby Tyrrhenean Sea, safeguard the health of the vines and so minimise the use of agropharmaceuticals. Thermals from the nearby river intensify the aromas of the native cultivars. A south west exposure to evening sun slows down the ripening of the gra- pes. This softens the harshness that can sometimes be found in wines from the south

M+Q NOTES

A blend of 40% Mantonico, 40% Pecorello; 20% Greco Bianco.  

A white with warm Mediterranean tones; Fruity pear notes on the nose with flowery hints of bracken which blend with a soft, mellow fruitiness. A hint of mineral adds zest to its flavour. Soft on the palate, with a perfect balance between freshness and acidity. Perfect warm weather drinking! 

FOOD SUGGESTION

Whole baked snapper

 

 

 


Moondarra after Kathleen White Blend 2015 - Gippsland, Victoria
28.00

THE STORY

Situated in the Gippsland wine region of Victoria, Moondarra vineyard sits about 450 metres above sea level, on the south side of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range and is the least populated region of Victoria, where farming has always been the region's major economic activity. Moondarra is the brainchild of Neil Prentice, one of Walhalla’s more eccentric winemakers who was considered one of the trail blazers in the 'hands off' approach to wine making where minimal intervention, with no fining and filtering is the desired result . The Kathleen in the name is named after Mornington Peninsula wine making pioneer and icon Kathleen Quealy, who helped establish the Moondarra vineyard back in 1991.

M+Q NOTES

Inspired by Kathleen Quealy . after Kathleen is a blend of Friulano, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Picolit. This wine is gorgeously textured, remains dry and tart with a nice mineral tang.

Stone fruits, a touch of ripeness, a medium palate weight and beautifully balanced, the . after Kathleen is a  perfect match with prawns, fish and mussels.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Fried Clarence river school prawns


Domaine by Jeff Carrel 'Morillon Blanc' 2015 - Corbieres, France
32.00

THE STORY

Jeff Carrel describes himself as ‘an eclectic winemaker’. He is part of a new generation of winemakers springing up around the world that have neither a vineyard nor winery. They buy small parcels of grapes from growers, rent little parts of a cellar and make brilliant wines! He works currently with vineyards near the coast in the South of France but also with growers in Burgundy and Beaujolais and makes around 40 different wines.

M+Q NOTES

Morillon is an rare old name for the Chardonnay grape from Austria. A fuller richer bodied Chardonnay with hints of quince paste, orange peel, butter and oak. Super long finish with some spice notes.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Blue cheeses


Badenhorst ‘Secateurs’ Chenin Blanc 2017 - Swartland, South Africa
28.00

THE STORY

AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28ha of old bush vines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain. The property is owned by the dynamic cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst. Together these two have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930′s to make natural wines in the traditional manner. On Kalmoesfontein it is back to basics, using traditional winemaking equipment and old cement kuipe, producing wine with immense character and sense of terroir. 

M+Q NOTES

Bright yellow-gold this delicious wine has scents of crisp red apple, pear, fresh honey, anise and dusty wild herbs; one gets a sense of the unique granite based soils where this wine is grown from. A light touch of toast with terrific fruit concentration on the finish.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Mud Crab with a touch of chilli


Verget du Sud Méditerranée Rose 2015 - Provence, France
25.00

THE STORY

Jean-Marie Guffens is often refered to as a genius white wine maker after recieving the exclusive 3 star ranking in Le Classement, France’s most respected wine publication with his White Burgundies. He is determined to achieve the same reputation for his Provençal, southern french rosé.

From two limestone-rich vineyards in the Apt commune, high in the Provençal hinterland, that are selected, managed and harvested specifically for the rosé. 

M+Q NOTES

A 50:50 blend of Grenache and Syrah with a pale pink salmon hue, this is a racy super crisp rose. Silky ripe red berries and crushed, fresh herb notes, a deliciously chewy texture, and a long tangy close. A rosé that should be in the fridge for everyday drinking!

FOOD SUGGESTION

Roasted Garfish, tomato salad


Garagiste ‘Le Stagiaire’ Pinot Noir 2016 - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
29.00

THE STORY

The name Garagiste refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France producing a modern style of wine known as 'Garage wine'. Le Stagiaire is meaning 'trainee' in French, but wine maker Barney Flanders is hardly a trainee, having been making outstanding wines on the Mornington Peninsula for the past ten years, he has quietly established Garagiste as one of the leading small scale producers in this coastal region.

M+Q NOTES

This is superb Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir: with fruit coming from both Balnarring and Tuerong vineyards. Aromatic, savoury and just slightly sweetly fruited. Think dark cherry, poached plum aromas, with a touch of clove and cinnamon spice. Finely textured tannins with subtle spice on the finish. 

FOOD SUGGESTION

Chicken liver Pâté


Telmo Rodriguez ‘Al-muvedre’ Monastrell 2015 - Alicante, Spain
24.00

THE STORY

Alicante is an old Mediterranean coastal vineyard area, on the East coast of Spain. It is composed of long, flat structured terraces with a marine influence, and is possibly the point of origin of Monastrell, one of the most important Spanish varieties. Historically, Alicante was a prime Mediterranean harbour and as such had an important influence on the wine industry.

Telmo Rodriguez's is Spain's best known winemaker. He makes wine across the different regions in the country and is very polished at working with a variety of different grape varieties. His aim of setting up in Alicante was to create a wine based exclusively on Monastrell: "We must not forget that a wine that is commercial, in the best sense, can also reflect what is best about the region".

M+Q NOTES

Leafy minty blueberry aromas announce this terrific expression of Monastrell. Floral, figgy and slightly meaty aromas lead to soft, wide tannins. 

FOOD SUGGESTION

Bistecca alla Fiorentina


Aphelion Mataro 2016 - McLaren Vale, South Australia
29.00

THE STORY

Aphelion is part of the exciting new breed of young winemakers emerging in McLaren Vale recently. The winery was winner of the 'Best New Act' category in the 2017 Young Gun of Wine Awards. This is hand crafted, small batch wine making that is focused on working with the soils in the region in an environmentally sustainable way. Aphelion began in 2014 with Rob Mack and his wife Louise Rhodes returning to McLaren Vale.

M+Q NOTES

We were instantly impressed when we first tasted this Mataro. Medium bodied and full of silky smooth tannins, this is savoury, fresh and vibrant. Earthy, almost crunchy dark berry fruit, with a touch of spice. A fabulous food wine or just as a drop, actually anytime!

FOOD SUGGESTION

Pork Belly


Lucien Lurton Bourdeaux Rouge 2012 - Bordeaux, France
28.00

THE STORY

The Bordeaux wine region hugs the French coast of the North Atlantic Ocean and the large Gironde estuary that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean which promotes a maritime climate in Bordeaux. The region is full of a long and rich history. The Lurton family are one of the main Chateaux owners in this region. Since 1954 Lucien Lurton have acquired some of the most prestigious flagship vineyards of this region, many of which are 'Classified Growths'. Across the three generations of the family, there are 15 members active in wine, with between them 30 vineyards and 1,300 hectares of vines. The appellation of Margaux is central to their wine growing.

M+Q NOTES

Blended Merlot 70% and Cabernet Sauvignon 30%,a medium bodied dry red wine, with lightly dusty, earthy aromas.  

FOOD SUGGESTION

Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Artigiano Nero d'Avola 2015 - Sicily, Italy
22.00

THE STORY

Artigiano (literally ‘artisan’) make hand-crafted Italian wine of great value and deep character. Artigiano is an exciting brand of artisan wines, made and imported by McLaren Vale’s Aramis Vineyards. Each wine is produced in consultation with Aramis’s own winemakers, with the sole aim of capturing the essence of classic Italian wine styles, using local varietals made in traditional styles. 

M+Q NOTES

From the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sicily, Nero d'Avola is is the flagship red grape of the region. Perfumed black cherry and wild berry fruit flavours, and a smooth mid weight intensity and a super savoury long finish.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Orecchiette with broccoli, chilli and pecorino

 

 

 


Mount Trio Porongurup Pinot Noir 2015 - Porongurup, Western Australia
25.00

THE STORY

The Mount Trio vineyard is located in the elevated Porongurup sub-region of the Great Southern region in Western Australia, which is Australia's largest wine region in terms of size. It is home to 48 wineries. Mount Trio has been created by winemaker Gavin Berry and his wife Gill, with the aim of producing high quality, accessible and affordable wines which are true to their varietal and regional origins.

M+Q NOTES

A single vineyard wine, perfumed cherry and raspberry fruit aromas with some light plum and redcurrant fruit characters. This is a lighter, fresher style of Pinot with a gentle, lightly dry tannin structure to balance its finish. 

FOOD SUGGESTION

Salumi