Could this be Victoria's Secret?!?! The wine is so perfumed it is hard not to think that all dem angels use this alluring nectar on that cat walk! Roaw! This particular show takes place somewhere between the dolcetto and Nebbiolo grape. Wherever it is, the crowds erupts as rose water, pink flowers, raspberry and strawberry shine bright and dazzle in their swimmmmwear. Mouths gaping, tongue dry and crisp at the end of this fantasy, this is a beautiful wine that shines bright like a diamond...bright like a diamond..o oh yeah! •freshly squeezed by Matt.
Tonic Rose 2016
f the shaman goddess conjured up an old drop for me, this is what I imagine it to be. Punchy Potion of Passion be so damn tantalising and alluring. Aromas envelop my mortal soul and notes of rich strawberry and cream, soft oak and spice and floral and 'erbal perfume gives me visions of meadows and Russel Crowe's dead wife from Gladiator. So pretty! So exotic! This is where shit gets real! Acidity for dayzzz with a bone dry palate says "wake the fuck up, stop dribbling" and you come too through the whispy tannins and crisp mouthfeels. The lingering dream is all but over and a fine drank is had. Pyramid schemes are bad kids! Witchcraft be wicked!
Gentle Folk 'Rainbows' Field Blend 2016
Americans could do with this little ray of sunshine right now. No trump steaks at the end of this rainbow by @gentlefolkwine, only gold. The 19(?!?!) varieties in this blend got me feeling a bit inception up in here. This dream within a dream is soft and deep with spice, red fruit, stone fruit, acidity and a brilliant colour. Nothing needs to be solved at the end of this dream, delight becomes you and you are keen to go back for more. Park and summer love all around. Peace! ✌🏻️
Commune of Buttons 'ABCD Chardonnay' 2016
From the kooky class of Basket Range comes this loveable goofball of a Chardonnay. This tots has to be your BFF, he has a holographic charizard. Just like sweet Ol' Matilda, this student has got one gentle and soft soul with beautiful ripe peach, wispy pastry and fragrant citrus notes. Unlike her stupid floating books, the magic exist in the rich mouthfeel of this kid next door. We are tots spellbound by him and the natural, biodynamic winemaking being taught by the Commune of Buttons. Although, buttons are inanimate....
Aphelion Whole Berry Grenache
LAS Vino Albino Pinot 2014
Manon 'Cosmic Blend'
What a delectable little number this is! All the ends of all the wines from vintage, red, white and whatever else go into @manon.wine 's 'cosmic blend' that hails from Forest Range in the Adelaide Hills. Tim & Monique are on a winner here, delightfully smash-able & helping to open up what's possible from red & white blends! (NB - No berries we're harmed in the making of this photo) • Freshly squeezed by Bryce. .
Eloquesta Shiraz Petit Verdot 2013
Perfect for this rainy evening. The National pairs exceptionally well with Mudgee minimal intervention @eloquesta.wines Shiraz Petit Verdot 2013. Deep plum and cola, elegant raspberries. Ease into Monday and mellow out
Longview 'Macclesfield' Chardonnay
Longview Macclesfield Chardonnay is on point! Chardonnay made the right way! Barrel fermented makes for a rich mouth feel. Good acidity and bright stone fruit make this something special. Great gift to get someone into chardie mate! • Freshly squeezed by Matt.
Jilly 'Lone Ranger' Nebbiolo
ared Dixon is the man behind @jillywineco and his Lone Ranger wine series is a gem. The story behind the wines is beautiful enough (see our friends @__thefunkybunch__post), let alone that natural nectar he produces. This be his young smashable nebbiolo. Cranberry, cherry, freshness, acidity and structure shows this is Northern NSW wine at its best. Coming across this has been like finding a classy Sheila out in bundanoon..just sayin'...andddd I'm out!.
Croix De Bezard - Picpoul De Pinet 2016
Picpoul de Pinet! Continuing our crusade against mass market Sauv Blanc, we are giving you some Mediterranean delight from the south of France! Picpoul has beautiful tropical fruit flavours with a crisp finish. Perfect for the this fine spring weather out in the sun! Woo Sun! •Freshly squeezed by Matt
These guys both became baby daddies at the end of the 2016 harvest, to commemorate @gentlefolkwine and @ochotabarrels each made two barrels of a German Pinot Noir clone and blended it. Juicy red berries, spice, long lined acid and some wood to round it out. Taking baby making one step further than DNA the resulting wine brought tears to our eyes. We'll be in the waiting room incase there is another one next year.
Gentle Folk Syrah 2016
A gentle Syrah from @gentlefolkwine. Got a sweet little fetish for cool climate Syrah recently. This sultry lady got some elegant blackcurrant, violet and pepper aromas. Soft, supple and sophisticated in conversation yet firm and honest. Be her sugar daddy when you want a lighter wine but are not ready to leave your Shiraz safety net. Ps. Leave your Shiraz safety net peeps. There is gold all around the rainbow. The leprechauns have been hoarding...
Unico Zelo 'Jade and Jasper' Fiano 2016
Grapejuice polishing off some fruity as @unicozelo wines! Brendan and Laura making some of the most affordable (<$25) Italian varietal wines. Get off that NZ Sauv Blanc (you know I'm right!) and into their Fiano. Notes of pineapple, key lime pie and some electric zest! Rack up the Unico Zelo currency while you can.
Smallfry 'Tangerine Dream' Field Blend 2016
Tangerine dream is the wine equivalent of Music sounds better with you by Stardust... this crazy biodynamic field blend be one multi layered funky wine. Bright Orchard fruits everywhere. The blend of five different grapes with skin contact (red wine style) creates some mellow beats. Cool vibes keep punching through in the palate with the full, slightly tannic and long finish. It’s got me bouncing...maybe dabbing! Jks no dabbing! Peace!
Jilly 'Field Blend' 2016
Wizard of Oz and Hansel and Gretel got jiggy with it and created @jillywineco field Blend. Jared Dixon had a party and threw 12 grape varieties into vibrant and bouncy lil' thumper! Talk a walk among bitter orange, musk sticks and strawberries. This heady adventure is balanced by racy acidity and alcohol. Little addictive summer treat! Roger Rabbit approves.
Somos Cabernet Franc 2015
One of the coolest Cabernet Francs I have had out of Australia. Early picked during harvest making Somos both pretty & delicious. Joy from @juguette wines •Freshly squeezed by Harry.
Yume Semillion 2016
This is semillion... Ain't playing ya either! Whacky flavours of caramel popcorn and crunchy nut cereal with some staple apricot, spice and musk and you have yourself one delightful breakfast treat...it's Just Right! Captain Crunch and Toucan Sam beware, this acidity and dry nuttiness packs a punch like Fino sherry, so best with food! Snap, crackle and pop recommend strong cheeses for this fine amber to put you in food and wine pairing heaven..we rejected their sugar suggestion though. Stuff you and your sugary cereal little men dough boy things, we don't want it! Avocados and rent for lyf!
Mental As Anything 'Sangiovese'
Finished work for the year and feeling a little bananas. Lucky @mentalwinery is just as loopy as I am. Bouncing off the walls for 45 mins is a must to let this wine truly open up and be the Donnie Darko of your high school. Strong red plum, cherry, tomato and savoury herbs are restrained by the vibrant acidity and authoritarian tannins. This bird flew out of the cuckoo's nest in Clare valley for $25! Decent buy when you see dead people! Hayley Joel Osmond out!
Odd, interesting, weird. Who is Brian? @brian_wine There's a few interesting folks behind it, @mikebennie101 being one. This is the stuff you have to try, I could tell you it's weird, super drinkable/smashable, I can tell you it'll be the talk of the table at the dinner party you take it too. These little half bottles will taste different to everyone, and that's awesome! They'll start conversations about what wine is, where it's going, is it delicious? These are delicious, reasonably priced & still available!