Summer Sippin' and Shenanigans
12 Bottle Case (2 x of each)
Sparkling (2 bottles of Each)
Ca’ dei Zago Prosecco Frizzante, Veneto, Italy
(90% Glera with small amounts of indigenous co-planted Verdiso, Perera and Bianchetta)
Ca’ dei Zago’s vintage Prosecco is a col fondo, the ancient method that gives the wine its glitter from a second fermentation in bottle. Its yeast lees cast a sediment and give the robe a cloudy gold color. The wine is light and refreshing and its aromas are faintly reductive at first, but with a swirl or two it starts to yield pleasant notes of citrus, honeysuckle, wet stone almond, green olive, quince, pear, and, later, baked russet apple. The palate is clean and reedy, with a lightly sparkling texture that quickly subsides. Gently swirl the bottle, too, to capture its leesy-savory notes in your glass. A very refined mousse, subtle orchard fruit flavours, elegant minerality – what a classy Prosecco.
Pairing: Serve it with green olives, young cheeses, and bread.
Frantz Saumon La Cave Se Rebiffe Pet Nat Rose, Mountlouis, Loire Valley
(50% Grolleau 50% Gamay)
A delightfully elegant, crisp and refreshing rose pet nat from the Loire that pours a glorious pink. On the nose, it's peppery, fruity and herbal, with raspberry and strawberry notes; on the palate, it's beautifully balanced with some sweetness rounding out its zingy acidity.
Pairing: Firm White Fish, Light Dishes and Salads, Poultry
Whites (2 bottles)
Jumpin’ Juice Riesling, Ellinbank, Victoria, Australia
This is a lip smacking example of an Aussie Riesling. Light crisp aromas of green fruit, ripe stone fruit and some light salinity. The palate is savoury and dry with subtle notes of exotic fruit, light acid and a crisp mineral backbone.
Pairing: Seafood, Thai curry
Skin Contact (2 bottles)
Pol Opuesto El Otro Lado Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina
Pol Andsnes was inspired by the quality of skin contact Torrontes being made across Argentina and really felt that this technique was the key to bringing out the potential of the variety. 10 months’ maceration on skins during fermentation with indigenous yeasts before a further 5 months ageing in old French Oak barrels creates an intense orange wine full of tropical fruit flavours, apricots, pithy citrus fruit and dry tannins. The wine has a versatile ability to pair with many different foods due to the aromatics of the bouquet, the dryness, the high acidity, and the tannicity.
Pairing: Can be served from the aperitif right through the main course and even the dessert… nonetheless, the grower prefers to serve it with meat in order to show the extent of its versatility... A few local dishes particularly recommended: matambre de cerdo marinated in lemon juice and grilled over charcoals, lechón asado marinated with andean herbs, slow-cooked chivito cooked over an open flame.
Rose (2 bottles)
Domaine des Terres Promises L’Apostrophe Rose, Provence, France
(45% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 25% Cinsault)
It has a beautiful pale pink hue, with strawberry, blackberry, spice and garrigue on the nose. The palate is all kinds of cherry – juicy, sour and even macerated. A little watermelon and citrus round things out and continue through the long, crisp finish.
Pairing: grilled fish
Red (2 bottles)
Te Whare Ra Marlborough Pinot Noir, Renwick, New Zealand
(100% Pinot Noir)
Exhibits gorgeous, fragrant notes of ripe strawberry and plum with hints of baking spice, mocha and some complex savoury undertones. The palate has serious weight and flows from fruit purity in to more savoury and complex flavours whilst the fleshy, silky tannins combine with vibrant flavours of strawberry and plum. The wine has great fleshiness and depth and finishes with a lingering persistence of fruit, fine tannin and well-integrated oak.
Pairing: Duck, pork or lamb