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What is food without a great wine? Here are a few of our favourites...
28th Apr 2017
   

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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
Tahbilk 2008 Riesling

Type:

White wine
Surprised me. I'm generally not a fan of Victorian riesling (without a recommendation I tend not to try them, I've been hurt too many times), but this one is great value and extremely drinkable.

https://www.tahbilk.com.au/wines/index.php?view=detail&id=17
Write-up by Lachie

Variety: Riesling
Price range: $12.95 cellar door
2007 Mandala Chardonnay

Type:

White wine
This Yarra Valley chardonnay has hints of citrus and melon, and a touch of oak. Not the big honey, butter, oak variety of chardonnay from others in the area; but with enough substance to make the purchase worthwhile.

http://www.mandalawines.com.au/
Write-up by Lachie

Variety: Chardonnay
Price range: $25
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
Dominique Portet 2007 Fontaine Rose

Type:

Rose
Sarah's favourite rose. A dry yet refreshing summer wine.

http://www.dominiqueportet.com/
Write-up by Lachie

Variety: Rose
Price range: $24

 

 

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