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What is food without a great wine? Here are a few of our favourites...
17th Oct 2017
   

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  2 : Attica
  3 : Vue de Monde
  4 : Bistro Guillaume
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Macedon LD Extended Lees aged Cuvée VII NV

Type:

Sparkling wine
Possibly Australia's best sparkling. On lees for around 9 years, it is a stunning wine. I put it on equal footing to French champagnes in the same price range. If you're not a real sparkling fan and can't really justify the expense then the cheaper Macedon NV Brut Cuvée XII NV is a great option at $49 cellar door (though seen much cheaper at some bottleshops).

http://www.hangingrock.com.au/wineshopdetail.asp?ID=78
Write-up by Lachie

Variety: Brut Cuvée
Price range: $115
Skillogalee 2008 Clare Valley Riesling

Type:

White wine
A particularly good example of what Clare does best, it went very well with the Thai spiced quail we had on podcast number 10. Slightly floral on the nose with lime and citrus flavours on the palate, but not so much that you feel like you're drinking lemon juice! One to keep an eye out for.

http://www.skillogalee.com.au/
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Riesling
Price range: Around the $20 mark
Warrenmang 2004 Estate Shiraz

Type:

Red Wine
Something for when you get tired of Barossa and Heathcote, this is a big Shiraz for big Shiraz lovers. Plenty of dark fruit flavours, hints of chocolate and a long dry finish. Enjoy with a good cut of beef.

http://www.warrenmang.com.au/
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Shiraz
Price range: $50/bottle
Petaluma 2005 Chardonnay - Piccadilly Valley

Type:

White wine
Peach, nectarine and stone fruit on the mid palate, but a fresher nose hinting towards underlying complexity. Long dry finish with plenty of stick, but not overpowering by any means. Well integrated oak leaves you wanting another glass. Great wine, surprisingly good value.

http://www.petaluma.com.au/
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Chardonnay
Price range: $40/bottle
William Downie 2006 Mornington Pinot Noir

Type:

Red Wine
Bill Downie was named young wine maker of the year in 2007 (I think it was '07) and with good reason: he only makes Pinot, and it's good stuff. The Mornington version is a more fruit driven wine than his Yarra Valley wine, but don't dismiss it as a "watery pinot" - it's got plenty of spine to back it up. Bright berry flavours on the palate go well with gamey foods, or rich sauces - we enjoyed it with the Stuffed chicken with truffle and pomegranate that we did on the first podcast. Highly recommended, and worth watching in the future.

http://www.williamdownie.com.au/
Write-up by Dave

Variety: Pinot Noir
Price range: around $50/bottle

 

 

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