Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
The Chave Family has been growing vines in Northern Rhone since 1491. Jean-Louis Chave is the oldest estate in the Rhone and is still family owned and operated today. The family takes great pride in low yields and traditional farming practices but put extra importance on blending. Each vineyard has a unique terroir that give complexity and finesse to the blend. If a plot does not meet their standards they do not use it.
The Chave Estate is located in the commune of Maves in Saint-Joseph AOC, Northern Rhone, France. The St. Joseph appellation was named after a Saint whose job was protecting scorned husbands. (With a job like that, who wouldn’t need a glass of wine?) St. Joseph was previously known as Vin de Mauves. Mauves is considered the heart of St. Joseph as it is where St-Joseph began its expansion into the larger region it is today. This area is also blessed with similar granite soils of the famous Hermitage region. These soils and the cold “Minstral” wind allow for some of the most elegant and floral Syrah’s on the planet.
The nose shows red peppercorns and fresh plum, the palate brings to mind autumn leaves, violets and beef jerky. This is a very mineral driven and elegant Syrah. It is also quite bright, so we recommend pairing it with pork tenderloin or duck breast with a citrus marinade.
Warramate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 A medium-bodied “classic” claret style featuring a succulent, fruit-layered palate integrated with earthy complexity & fine dusty tannins. Juicy acidity underscores well-weighted voluminous fruit & a deep, long finish, combining generosity & concentration with finesse rarely found at this price point.
Pasolini dall’onda Rosso Toscana 2018 – A fun Rosso from Tuscany. Nose of cherry and violet notes, dry and juicy at the
Sigurd Red Blend 2018 is a blend of Grenache (57%), Syrah (8%), Carignan (14%), Mourvedre (21%), all the components were fermented separately with around 10 to 14 day ferments with about 20% whole bunch. Fermented in 1000L wooden vats with heading down boards using native yeast, pressed to 1000L wooden vats and 500L used French oak barrels for about 15 months of elevage, left to settle in tank for a week and then bottled. A small amount of Sulfur just before bottling. The 30 year old Mourvedre out of Koonunga in Northern Barossa, the 25 year old Syrah from around Williamstown which I manage organically. Grenache from 80 year old vines in Tanunda and the young vine Carignan out of Northern Barossa area of Ebenezer.
Eldorado Road Quasimodo 2017.
To understand Quasimodo you must venture beyond the surface and explore the inner soul. As individual varietal wines they can struggle for love but when blended together they can sing, shine and bring harmony.
Quasimodo is a unique Australian blend of Nero d’Avola, Shiraz & Durif sourced from the regions of Eldorado and Rutherglen. It’s an amalgam of flavour and colour culminating in a complex rewarding wine.
Brought together from many different ferments with a goal of creating an affable blend built on the of layers flavours these three distinct varieties bring. Nero d’Avola is grown in our home vineyard and brings the vitality and bright red fruits. The Shiraz comes from a vineyard a short 5 minute drive down a dirt track from our winery perched amongst the boulders of a granite outcrop. This is a painfully low cropping vineyard resulting depth of flavour not attainable from higher yielding vineyards, this component fleshes out the mid palate. The final piece in the puzzle is Rutherglen Durif, dark and brooding the addition of just 15% gives the wine backbone and a subtle lick of tannin through the back palate without overpowering this medium bodied blend. Lightly filtered then bottled August 2017.
Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Syrah 2017-Aromas of juicy black cherries and boysenberries with a grind of black pepper. The palate possesses a fine grained texture comprising of ripe tannin which adds to the structure and depth of the wine.
Patritti Shiraz 2018 is classic McLaren Vale style with raspberry, plum and blackcurrant fruit flavours. Oak and fruit tannins are integrated and balanced giving great line, length and structure.
Paxton MV Shiraz 2019 Good deep colour and spicy, vegetable and possibly gently bunchy bouquet introduces a full-bodied, very soft, fleshy-rich palate, which has textural charms and approachability. There is density, fleshy extract and suppleness.
Walsh & Sons Felix Syrah 2016. We have gone for a new take on an old Australian Classic … Syrah. Our wines are designed to have edgy bits because we think its these differences that define us. To that end it’s not fined or filtered. We choose family names from our younger generation because our hopes lie with them and it seems only right that wine with developing personalities have a name to match. This wine has green, white and black pepper characteristics.
Tim Smith Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2019 Discovering more old vine mataro and grenache in the ‘gardens’ of Tim Smith’s Barossa growers, provides him the perfect opportunity to craft a blend that is quite aromatic and in the ‘Rhone Style’ that he loves. Retaining all the plush palate weight is the hallmark of this wine, which is always purposefully mataro dominant. This allows the mataro fruit, which has a similar tannin structure as shiraz, to be ready to drink upon release as well as having some serious cellaring potential.
The Octogenarian Grenache 2016 Ruby red in the glass with cranberry, plum, spice and vanillin oak aromas. On the palate, it’s a rich and full-bodied Grenache with juicy raspberry and plum core depth, savoury tannin foundation a crisp line of acidity and balanced oak.
Domaine Garon “Les Triotes” 2008 – Côte Rôtie (Blonde)
This is the main wine of the Domaine, made with Syrah grapes averaging 25 years of age producing an average yield of 36hl/ha. The fruit is from 4 lieux dits representing 4.50 ha in the Côte Blonde area of the appellation. About 30% of the grapes are vinified as whole bunches, both concrete vats and stainless steel vats are used for the fermentations that last about 2 weeks at 30°C. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 18 months with 25% of new oak and 75% of 1 to 5 years old barrels, the wine is then bottled without filtration.
PVins notes: This is a great example of a “Côte Blonde” wine. It will fully express its origins after 3-4 years cellaring with floral and spicy aromas, it is well-balanced and structured by the tannins, a cool climate style of Syrah. The wine may be cellared for up to 20 years in great vintages.
Jasper Hill Georgia’s Paddock Shiraz 2018
From another great vintage, with 12 months élevage in French oak barriques, of which 20% were new. Exhibiting the typical characters of mixed red berries with a general spiciness to the velvety, viscous, well balanced and rounded palate. Powerful wine, with fine, supple tannins and a fabulous length. Great longevity again, but regardless, this will immediately appear on wine lists matched to grilled red meats without any detriment. 15.0% alc/vol
Medium deep crimson. Fresh dark cherry, blackberry herb garden aniseed aromas with espresso notes. Inky textured wine with lovely ripe dark cherry, blackberry fruits, slinky fine chalky tannins, underlying savoury nuances and bitter chinotto-like finish. Elegantly styled wine with lovely aromatic complexity and vigour.
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