Red Rubies - The Pinot Pack
Red Rubies - The Pinot Pack
Farr Rising Pinot Noir 2016 - Geelong, Vic
Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2015 - Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Turning Heads Pinot Noir by Alex Head 2015 - Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker Nick Farr is producing exceptional wines from his family estate vineyard in Geelong. Whilst growing up Nick worked alongside his father at the family estate and then Rosemont in the Hunter Valley, Bannockburn and overseas in Oregon, and Burgundy.
The Farr Rising pinot vineyard was planted in 2001 and is producing outstanding Pinot Noir with exceptional depth and signature Farr minerality. Crimson purple hue with spiced plum, dark berries and exotic spice. Subtle oak and tannins make this a perfectly balanced Pinot. This really is an exceptional Pinot that deserves all the praise!
Pappardelle, duck ragu
THE WINE'S STORy
Established in 1982 by Richard and Jill McIntyre, Moorooduc Estate is a small, family run wine business that has developed an enviable reputation for complex and food friendly wines. Moorooduc's philosophy in everything is to make the most of top quality ingredients. Intensive, hands-on care in the vineyard, with minimal use of chemical to produce the best possible fruit for their wines and allowing the wines to express their site specificity, or terroir.
Bright garnet in colour with a nose of juicy ripe red cherries, violets, earthy complexity and just a hint of licorice and spicy notes of clove and star anise. The palate has more cherry fruit, with some savoury undertones and firm, velvety tannins. This wine is bright elegant and absolutely delicious.
Confit duck leg, radicchio salad
HEAD Wines was started in 2006 by Alex Head. It focuses on single site Rhone varietals from the Barossa and Eden Valleys in South Australia.
Each HEAD Wine shows a distinctive house style of powerful fruit weight, elegance, freshness, finesse and balance which starts by farming vineyards sustainably and in some cases using organics and biodynamics. Yields are low/controlled, grapes are hand-picked, ferments use indigenous yeasts with some retention of stems and maturation in larger format barrels. Minimal sulphur is used during the whole wine-making process and bottling is without fining or filtration. Each Head Wine not only represents Alex Head's strong views on what makes balanced, drinkable wines for the table, but a guarantee of absolute quality, value and consistency.
A project wine made by Alex, in the cool climate of the Piccadilly Valley of the Adelaide Hills. The Piccadilly valley sits underneath Mount Lofty which is the highest point of the ranges and sits at 727 meters. This earthy, savoury mid weight Pinot has certainly turned our head and is only available to purchase at M+Q Wines.