Full bloom - The lighter shades of spring 12 pack

Full bloom - The lighter shades of spring 12 pack

325.00

Wines Included:

Parri Toscana Vermentino IGT 2016 - Tuscany, Italy

Big Easy Radio 'Perpetual Holidaze' Grenache 2016 - McLaren Vale, SA

Billy Button Tempranillo 2016 - King Valley, Vic

Le Moire Annibale 2014 - Calabria, Italy

Goodman Nikkal Pinot Noir 2016 - Yarra Valley, Victoria

Gestalt ‘The Fugue’ Savignin White Blend 2016  -Adelaide Hills, SA

Le Saint Andre Rose 2016 - Provence, France

Speri Valpolicella 'La Roverina' 2015 - Veneto, Italy  

Umberto Luigi Domenico Cosmo Prosecco DOC NV- Veneto, Italy

Pinga Garganega 2016 - Bridgewater on Loddon, Vic

Moortangi Estate Chardonnay 2012   - Yarra Valley, Vic

Erste + Neue ‘Kalterersee’ Schiava 2015 - Sudtirol, Italy

  

 

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Parri Toscana Vermentino IGT 2016 - Tuscany, Italy

THE WINE'S STORY

The wines bottled under Parri, Fratelli D’Anna and Via Rotella, typifies the main white grape of Tuscany and of the region of Tuscany. These are wines made and then finished off to exact specifications for these producers.

M+Q NOTES

Tuscany as a region is large and diverse, layers of lifted fruits and all underpin by good acidity. The Parri is  fragrant, perfumed, layers of lifted fruits and all underpinned by good acidity: everything a Vermentino should be!

FOOD SUGGESTION

Arancini


Le Moire Annibale 2014 - Calabria, Italy

THIS WINE'S STORY

Le Moire Vineyards are located approximately 400m above sea level on terraces that slope gently down to the river Savuto, in Calabria southern Italy.

The vineyards are surrounded by forests that help protect the vineyards from the winds that whip through valley, and help keep the local ecosystem in check. Blessed by geography, the health of the vines is paramount. The prevailing exposure to the evening sun from the South-West slows the maturity and ripening of the grapes and mitigates the harshness typical of southern wines.

M+Q NOTES

A blend of the indigineous red grape Magliocco and Sangiovese this wine is spicy with red fruits, sour cherries and licorice. Earthy and elegantly rounded palate with good acid and elegant and refreshing finish.  A new M+Q favourite!


FOOD SUGGESTION

Charred corn, chipotle mayo


Goodman Nikkal Pinot Noir 2016 - Yarra Valley, Victoria 

THIS 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 SUGGESTION

Duck Risotto


Gestalt ‘The Fugue’ Savignin White Blend 2016  - Adelaide Hills, SA

THIS WINE'S STORY

The Gestalt label began in 2012 from a single wine made from a stunning Grenache vineyard in Williamstown, South Australia. They are now based in the Adelaide Hills, and the label has grown organically each year as they continue to search for similar quality vines from the Hills, Barossa Valley, and Clare regions.

They hold a simple winemaking philosophy, and it is based on how to most lightly handle premium fruit to realise the greatest balance and complexity in the finished drink. All grapes are hand-harvested from carefully selected, small-scale vineyards using organic practices to maintain healthy vines and soils. 

M+Q NOTES

This is an aromatic white wine blend of three varieties from the Adelaide Hills: Savagnin, Gewürztraminer and Petit Manseng. The Savagnin and Gewürztraminer contribute fresh flavours of passionfruit, pomegranate, and stonefruit as well as a green apple crunch. The savoury, slinky characters from barrel-fermented Petit Manseng provide a subtle, almost neutral element.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Ortiz anchovies, lemon. crostini


Le Saint Andre Rose 2016 - Provence, France

THIS WINE'S STORY

Provence is located on the French Riviera or on the south coast of France. It is full of holiday Villas and produces some of the best Rose on the planet. Farmed and produced by the owners of the highly regarded Chateau Mont-Redon from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, in the Southern Rhone Valley, this winery benefits from the attention and know-how of generations of high quality winemaking from Mont-Redon.

M+Q NOTES

This is beautifully perfumed dry rosé and comes from vineyards in the heart of the magnificent Massif des Maures mountains. Made from a blend of 40% Grenache, 50% Cinsault, 7% Syrah and 3% Vermentino.

It has a pale salmon pink colour, intensely perfumed red berry and Provence herb aromas. Fresh and intensely flavoured palate with a crisp, dry savoury finish.

FOOD SUGGESTION

La Luna Holy Goats Cheese


Speri Valpolicella 'La Roverina' 2015 - Veneto, Italy    

THIS WINE'S STORY

The Veneto region of Italy’s North East surrounds Venice and wine wise is best known for it’s sparkling Prosecco, it’s white wine Soave and it’s red Valpolicella. The Speri family have been in this winemaking heartland since 1874. They have modernised production over that time to see them current day practise organic viticulture in their vineyards. They own the three cru vineyards of La Roverina, La Roggia and Sant’Urbano, that are home to some of the most unique hilly wine zones of the world, The La Roverina is an historic vineyard, and produces this red blend of 70% Corvina (meaty, tannic and aromatic) 20% Rondinella (used for deep colour) 5% Molinara (for acidity) and 5% Oseleta (cherry scents) make up this blend that is known as Valpolicella

M+Q NOTES

Silky palate, multi layered cherry fruit and rustic spices make it a very versatile medium bodied red.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Parmesan Lamb Cutlets


Pinga Garganega 2016 - Bridgewater on Loddon, Victoria

THIS WINE'S STORY

Pondalowie vineyard is near Bendigo in Central Victoria, run by Dominic and Krystina Morris. They grow Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz but have a love of alternative grape varieties, and from that, the project label known as Pinga has been created.

It began in 2009 with their first Tempranillo blend, that was inspired by Dominic’s time working at Quinta do Crasto in Portugal. In addition to Tempranillo they also grow the Italian varieties of Garganega and Nebbiol

M+Q NOTES

This is an aromatic white wine blend of three varieties from the Adelaide Hills: Savagnin, Gewürztraminer and Petit Manseng. The Savagnin and Gewürztraminer contribute fresh flavours of passionfruit, pomegranate, and stonefruit as well as a green apple crunch. The savoury, slinky characters from barrel-fermented Petit Manseng provide a subtle, almost neutral element.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Sardines, crostini, chimichurri


Moortangi Estate Chardonnay 2016 - Yarra Valley, Victoria

THIS WINE'S STORY

In our opinion, family run vineyards are special places, as much care and attention goes into their running and ensuring their futures. Paul and Pamela Hyland purchased a beautiful grazing property at Dixon’s Creek, in the heart of the Yarra Valley and first planted to Shiraz, Cabernet and Viognier 2002. Whilst they were waiting for these vines to mature they set about in Heathcote producing Shiraz in 2005, which has proven to be a very successful addition to their wine range. Wines have been made by Serge Carlei.

M+Q NOTES


 

FOOD SUGGESTION

Prawn skewers, chilli, mint, coriander


Erste + Neue ‘Kalterersee’ Schiava 2015 - Sudtirol, Italy

THIS WINE'S STORY

Sudtirol or South Tyrol is the Provence of Bolzano in the North East of Italy, it is also known by it’s alternative name of Alto Adige. The region is nestled beside the Austrian boarder and has distinct Austrian and German influences. This area is ‘hard core’ in its winegrowing. Think high altitude, enormous mountains, steep terraced vineyards, and particularly intensive winemaking practices that useenvironment friendly techniques.

Erste meaning ‘first’ and Neue meaning ‘New’ is a wine co-operative founded in 1925 that is current day made up of 400 dedicated wine growers that bring their harvests to the winery each year. 

M+Q NOTES

Glowing ruby red. Pleasant and fruit bouquet with hints of almond. Glides over the palate, smooth and harmonious. Aftertaste low in tannins.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Prosciutto + cheese


Billy Button Tempranillo 2016 - King Valley, Victoria

THIS WINE'S STORY

Billy Button wines are grown and produced in the Alpine Valleys of North Eastern Victoria, and at the winemaking helm is the very talented Jo Marsh. Unlike the somewhat traditional wine industry, Jo has super fun making her wines and doesn’t like to create a barrier to entry – her wines are bright, juicy and fun. They’re wines that impress the socks off serious enthusiasts and everyday drinkers alike.

Tempranillo is fast winning Australians over as a red wine variety and the Alpine Valleys is one of the best regions for Tempranillo in the country. Providing the clear, warm, sunny days required to ripen the fruit fully and the cool nights help to retain acid in the fruit.

M+Q NOTES

The fruit for this wine is sourced the Greenacres Vineyard in Merriang South, which provides the dark fruit, spice and firm structure, and the Bungamero Vineyard in Whorouly South, which provides the fragrance and red fruits, in an even medium bodied weight.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Casaereccia pasta with lamb ragu


Umberto Luigi Domenico Prosecco DOC NV - Veneto, Italy

THIS WINE'S STORY

Prosecco is an Italian white sparkling wine, generally a dry or extra dry wine. It is made from Glera grapes, formerly known also as Prosecco, but other grape varieties such as Bianchetta Trevigiana may be included. The name is derived from that of the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, where the grape may have originated. DOC Prosecco is produced in the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, traditionally mainly around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the hills north of Treviso, in the Veneto region.

M+Q NOTES

Named after the three brothers who own and run Bellenda winery, Umberto Luigi Domenico is DOC Extra Dry Prosecco and is made true to the region and style.

Extra Dry with crisp red apple and honeysuckle flavours, what’s not to like about it really!

FOOD SUGGESTION

Extra Dry with crisp red apple and honeysuckle flavours, what’s not to like about it really!


Big Easy Radio ‘Perpetual Holidaze’ Grenache 2016 - McLaren Vale, SA

THE WINE'S STORY

Justin Lane enjoyed a stint at the uber creative wineries Alfa Box and Dice and Redheads wineries in McLaren Vale. He has now moved to his own project winemaking and called it Big Easy Radio.  Justin works with a range of different vineyards in McLaren Vale and seems most at home working with alternative varieties. His focus is on blends, usually two varieties in each wine, and from time to time a single-varietal release but he prefers the unconventional and a chance to create unique wine. Justin describes his wines as ‘Proudly walking down the beach without any pants on’! Crazy packaging in sherry like bottles but with serious and well-crafted wines inside, these are minimal intervention, very generous and very vibrant.  

M+Q NOTES

Heady floral perfume, red berry palate, bold fruit, quite spicy, with very fine tannins and aromatic herbs on the finish.

FOOD SUGGESTION

Cuban Sandwich