The Secrets - Wine Matching Demystified

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    Wild Run Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Wild Run Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 750mL

    $1699 across any 6
    or $18.88 each
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    Wild Run are the kind of wines we could talk about all day. These Yarra Valley gems are produced very much in a hands-off approach, with minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery. As a winegrowing region, the Yarra made its name historically on Cabernet and Shiraz but the cooler sites planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have been the focus of modern attention. Most importantly the deep basalt soils of the upper Yarra present wonderful terroir for Pinot Noir. A delicate and lively Yarra Valley Pinot, with fragrant aromas of dark cherry, red berry and forest floor. A light bodied with fresh acidity, a vibrant flavour profile balanced between fruit and savoury notes, and a delicate structure, with no discernable tannins. once you get them in the glass you’ll see why.

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    Teusner Albert Shiraz 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Teusner Albert Shiraz 750mL

    $4499 across any 6
    or $49.99 each
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    Kym sources the fruit for Albert from gnarly Shiraz vines ranging from 45 to 90 years of age, which give this wine such richly concentrated fruit and intensity. The warm conditions of the 2010 vintage means this wine has a lot of upfront fruit and drinking appeal now. There's abundance of sweet ripe black and blue berry fruit, smoked meats, chocolate and vanilla characters and oak that has been handled with precision.

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    Moutard Rose Champagne 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Moutard Rose Champagne 750mL

    $3499 across any 6
    or $38.88 each
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    Champagne Moutard is a traditional family run business situated in the picturesque village of Buxeuil. The vineyards are located in the southern part of Champagne, on the sunny slopes of the Cotes des Bar. Very old cellar books relate their activity as vine growers back to the 17th century. Their Champagnes are made from their own grapes and the grapes that they buy in from friends who are also vine growers. The clay and chalky soil of the Cotes des Bar gives a rich and very specific aroma to the traditional champagne vines, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In order to offer perfectly mature Champagnes, the cuvees are left to mature in their cellars for a minimum of three years. Champagne Moutard Prestige Rosé NV is made from 100% Pinot Noir, macerated for a short time on its skins to give it its delicate salmon pink colour. It is then aged for more than 3 years on its lees following fermentation, giving rich, biscuity summer fruit flavours. Simply put a beautiful Champagne.

Aromatic Whites

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    The Crafty Punter Clare Valley Riesling 750ml Cellar Press Special

    The Crafty Punter Clare Valley Riesling 750ml

    $1199 across any 6
    or $13.32 each
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    This wine from Neil Pike is one to add to the wine list! Neil Pike has successfully followed in his father Edgar’s footsteps as a highly awarded winemaker. But he isn’t blessed with Edgar’s skill when it comes to punting on the horses. That’s a good thing for us, because all his talent has gone into this elegant Riesling, named in honour of his dad. It’s a guaranteed winner this spring. 'Pikes The Crafty Punter Riesling, Clare Valley 2015, $15 An ethereal style of young riesling, restrained and shy, with aromas of dried flowers and talcum powder. The palate is fine and very long, appetizing and savoury with a clean, dry aftertaste.' - 92 Points | Huon Hooke, Feb 02, 2016

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    Domaine Wachau Gruner Veltliner Terassen 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Domaine Wachau Gruner Veltliner Terassen 750mL

    $2199 across any 6
    or $24.43 each
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    The grapes for Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen where carefully hand-picked from steep terraced vineyards throughout the Wachau valley. A cool, marginal climate and meagre primary rock soils define the wines of the Wachau. 'Federspiel' stands for dry, medium bodied and elegantly balanced wines of the Wachau. The ' Terrassen ' wines are blended from various steep terraced vineyards throughout the Wachau valley and offer a perfect introduction to the unique wine style of the Wachau. Bright straw yellow, offering enticing aromas of white pepper and gooseberry and hints of ripe yellow apple. Medium bodied with a crisp acidity, very balanced and spicy in the finish. A typical Grüner Veltliner at Federspiel level, subtle and very racy.

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    Wolfberger Alsace Yellow Riesling 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Wolfberger Alsace Yellow Riesling 750mL

    $1499 across any 6
    or $16.66 each
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    Along with Wolfberger Pinot Gris we couldn't ignore the other classic Alsatian white. Their Riesling is marked by an intense nose of fresh lemons, apricots with a touch of minerality. Refreshing, yet racy on the mouth, this is a wine with lovely fruit flavours and a long finish. It's unlike what you've come to expect from Australian Rieslings with a touch of residual sweetness on the finish making it perfect with shellfish and sushi, roasted poultry or fresh goat cheese. Best of all the Wolfberger wines have been bottled under screw cap for maximum freshness, unlike most of the whites coming out of Alsace.

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    Lawsons Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Lawsons Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 750mL

    $1999 across any 6
    or $22.21 each
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    From Marlborough, Lawson’s nose is lush with lychee, spice and florals. The palate has sweetness, a dry finish and a perfumed aftertaste.

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    Heggies Vineyard Riesling 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Heggies Vineyard Riesling 750mL

    $1799 across any 6
    or $19.99 each
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    Heggies in Eden Valley is a winery to watch. Their vineyard is one of the highest-altitude vineyards in Australia – and their wines scale dizzying heights, too. This Riesling drinks beautifully now, but it’ll only get better with age. Fresh, zesty and alluring, it exudes confidence.