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  • Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2017, “The Accomplice” De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 11% vol, 75cl

    Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2017, “The Accomplice” De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 11% vol, 75cl

    AUS35

    Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc fruit from vineyards in Riverina was carefully selected for quality and character.

     

    The Semillon was pressed quickly and cold settled to produce very clean juice for a cool flavour-retaining ferment in stainless steel while the Sauvignon blanc was crushed and sat on skins for 3 hours before pressing to extract as much flavour as possible. All juice was fermented cool to retain intense varietal characters. Wine was left on fine lees for a 4 month period before blending and bottling to maximise the flavours and character.

     

    Transparent pale green in appearance, the nose has aromas of tropical fruits with some complexity of fresh cut grass.


    Zesty palate of lime and lemon with some passion fruit and gooseberry notes.

    £8.16

  • Botrytis Semillon 2014 “Vat 5”, Deen de Bortoli, South East Australia, 11% vol, 37.5cl

    Botrytis Semillon 2014 “Vat 5”, Deen de Bortoli, South East Australia, 11% vol, 37.5cl

    AUS100

    The late Deen De Bortoli created his Vat Series with the idea of developing a range of delicious, full-flavoured wines at an affordable price. Deen personally selected the blends and chalked the numbers on the vats to identify them.

     

    Light golden in appearance, the nose has citrus, peach, pear, nectarine and honey and just a touch of oak.

     

    The palate is rich, sweet and rounded with peach, citrus and a slight touch of refreshing acidity to give this wine a beautifully balanced and lingering finish.

     

    Half Bottle

    £9.60

  • Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills, 12% vol, 75cl

    Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills, 12% vol, 75cl

    AUS41

    Established in 1989 by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith, Shaw and Smith’s aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that stand amongst the best of their type in Australia.

     

    Grapes were sourced from the estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers.
    All the grapes were hand picked to ensure they were in pristine condition upon arrival at the winery. This ensured no oxidation or skin contact, resulting in less need for the use of SO2. Whole bunches were de-stemmed, crushed, chilled, gently pressed and then underwent cool fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The wine was matured on the lees for a short period and was bottled early under screwcap to retain crispness.

     

    The 2018 vintage is the 29th vintage of this wine, and is true to style with accentuated florals and very bright natural acidity. The pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness.

     

    £17.22

  • “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017, 13% vol, 75cl

    “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017, 13% vol, 75cl

    AUS29

    Founded in 1997 by Phil Sexton and today owned by Brown Brothers, , Innocent Bystander is a Yarra Valley based estate producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay alongside several other emerging varietals and blends. Innocent Bystander’s head winemaker, Steve Flamsteed, has worked for many years in the Australian wine industry.

     

    Fruit for this wine was sourced from three of the the Innocent Bystander estate vineyards: Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack. This selective approach results in highly expressive wines, true to the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.

    Fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed, with the free run juice kept separate from the pressings. No racking or clarification of the juice occurred, so the free run was fermented on juice solids. Fermentation was done using indigenous yeast in new and seasoned French barriques and puncheons, with the lees stirred monthly until winter. No malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was lightly fined prior to bottling.

     

    Pale gold in the glass, the nose has aromas of white peach, orange and grapefruit zest with hints of fresh ginger. On the palate, stone fruit, grapefruit and star anise come together in a wine that is tight and crisp initially, but opens into a long, fine texture with lingering touches of spice.

    £18.12

  • “Over the Shoulder” Chardonnay 2017, Oakridge, Coldstream, Yarra Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    “Over the Shoulder” Chardonnay 2017, Oakridge, Coldstream, Yarra Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS

    Oakridge Wines was founded in 1978 in the Yarra Valley and since 1998 has been based in Coldstream. It has its own vineyards but also buys in fruit from other Yarra growers on a long standing contract basis.

     

    The “Over the Shoulder” wines are all about the lifted, pure fruit that the Yarra can deliver so well. Sourced from fruit from vineyards in Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Coldstream and Gladysdale. The fruit was hand picked and pressed direct to a combination of stainless steel vats and older oak barrels for fermentation and maturation. The wine was then blended and bottled.

     

    Pale straw in appearance, the nose is fresh with lifted citrus (grapefruit) aromas and pronounced mineral notes. The palate is dry and racy with soft fruit, a hint of oak and excellent supporting flinty minerality. The finish is long with a mouthwatering natural acidity. A very elegant Chardonnay.

    £19.56

  • “Noble One” 2013 Botrytised Semillon, De Bortoli, N.S.W., 10.5% vol, 37.5cl

    “Noble One” 2013 Botrytised Semillon, De Bortoli, N.S.W., 10.5% vol, 37.5cl

    AUS43

    Noble One is a truly iconic Australian wine.

     

    First created by Darren De Bortoli at the family winery in Bilbul in 1982, Noble One has gone on to be one of the most awarded wines in history and Australia’s benchmark dessert wine.

     

    “Layers of intense botrytis fruit including citrus, marmalade, a touch of butterscotch in harmony with attractive vanillin oak and a deftly balanced finish of sweetness and acidity.”

     

    Half Bottle

     

    £21.18

  • Giant Steps Chardonnay 2018, Yarra Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Giant Steps Chardonnay 2018, Yarra Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS14

    Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate based, Yarra Valley grower and winemaker that has forged a reputation for delivering some of Australia’s most consistent varietal wines. The new Yarra Valley range of wines is made from hand-picked fruit from the estate vineyards which are expressive of the regional characteristics of the Yarra Valley.

     

    Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Sexton, Tarraford, Applejack and Jobling estate vineyards.

     

    Wines from the Yarra Valley range are produced using indigenous yeasts, gravity-flow winemaking and minimal fining and filtration. All the fruit is 100% hand-picked and fermented in 500 litre French oak puncheons, of which 20% are new and 80% older oak. No malolactic fermentation took place. Lees stirring was carried out for around two months. The wine was then aged for 10 months in 20% new and 80% used French puncheons.

     

    An elegant, refined and delicate Chardonnay that is also surprisingly voluptuous. The nose shows classic Yarra characters of lemon sorbet, white peach and nectarine underpinned with notes of marzipan and hazelnut. Crisp acidity on the back palate ensures a refreshing, clean finish.

     

     

    £22.14

  • “M3” Chardonnay 2016, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills, 13% vol, 75cl

    “M3” Chardonnay 2016, Shaw & Smith, Adelaide Hills, 13% vol, 75cl

    AUS13

    Established in 1989 by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith, Shaw and Smith’s aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that stand amongst the best of their type in Australia.

     

    Nothing to do with motorways, the M3 Vineyard at Woodside is named after the vineyard owners, Michael and Martin along with Michael`s brother Matthew.

     

    Hand picked grapes were chilled overnight and then whole bunch pressed. The must was barrel fermented with over 50% wild yeasts in one third new, one third one year old and one third two year old French barriques (approx 228 litres) for ten months, during which time the lees were regularly stirred and partial malolactic fermentation allowed to take place.

     

    The ‘M3′ opens with aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, and white peach. Notes of brioche and toast add complexity to the elegant fruit. The palate is long and flavoursome, with great texture and bright acidity. Savoury, toasty nuances from the oak are beautifully integrated and linger on the finish.

     

    £30.18