A Wine Pack for Winter
Enjoy more drop for your dollar with a curated selection of verified tipples hand picked by Dr Nick...
Flavoursome reds, a textual white and delicious French Cider...
Johanna Cecillon - Divona Cidre 2018
Fruity nose, fine bubbles, light golden color, slightly dry with caramel and vanilla flavours. An excellent Cider.
Bobar - Chardonnay 2020
The alt-stylings of Sally and Tom at Bobar wines make for unique expressions of the Yarra Valley. Their wines are made naturally, inert vessels used in maturing, the wines are free to take on their own personality and offer something 'out-of-the-box' to the drinker. Such is the case with the Bobar Chardonnay. This has a slight twang of oxidisation which adds fino-like complexity and a nuttiness to the lively expression of Chardonnay fruit. It's a different proposition to most of the Yarra but does offer supreme drinkability and a point of interest for those who want to explore new facets of Chardonnay from this famous region.
Minim - Colbinabbin Nero d'Avola 2021
Always one of our favourite Minim drops - dark and spiced, lifted with vivid blue berry, boysenberry and black berry with a gentle earthiness. The palate is dry and dark fruited with soft powdery tannins giving persistent length buoyed by amazingly bright natural acid. This is ripe Nero, handled gently; structured and fruit driven while still having a gentle softness that brings the wine together.
Eric Texier - Chat Fou 2018
A blended Red from the Northern Rhone, combining mostly Grenache with a little Marsanne, Clairette and Grenache Blanc. This is in fact the Northern most Grenache grown in France. Partially destemmed. 10-12 days of skin contact fermentation. Elevage for 18 months on fine lees, in small concrete vats (75 hl) and no filtration, no fining. Light bodied and strawberry fruited wine. Elegant and fresh but not lacking structure.
The Other Right - Unfurl 2021
Always one of our favourite Australian producers. Organically farmed Shiraz from Sellicks Hill, Mclaren Vale. Grown by Ernst Sigel. Full yet fresh. Juicy, chewy, flinty, peppery, it transcends generations of wine lovers. Will please your inner old soul, if you don’t have an actual one nearby.