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2018 SAUVIGNON BLANC

 

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2017 Frontiagnac (‘Fron-tee-n-yack’)

Lino RamBle, Mclaren Vale

 Dating back to Greek and Roman times, the ancient frontignac variety is thought to be the oldest in existence. It is well known for producing Italian Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti styles as well as the sweet wines of France’s Rhone Valley and Banyuls. Frontignac is a highly aromatic grape with a powerful perfume that follows through into the mouth. Typical characters include florals, orange blossom, jasmine and plenty of spice

Winemaker: Andy Coppard

 

2017 Fume Blanc (‘FOO-may BLAHNK’)

Jericho Wines, Kuipto, Adelaide Hills

 This is not your typical Sauvignon Blanc. Inspired the French, barrel fermented in old French oak and aged on lees for 5 months. Allowing spice, complexity and a soft luscious texture to develop. The style of Fumé Blanc gives the wine elegance and interest from barrel fermentation, while the classic fresh and tropical fruit varietal characters remain.

Winemaker: Neil Jericho

 

2017 Pinot Grigio  (‘Pee-noh Gree-she-oh’)

sabella Vineyards,  Mclaren Vale

Pinot Grigio is a light-bodied elegant wine which provides a fresh perspective to the white wine enthusiast.

The acidity is bright but well-balanced, almost silk-like. Nicely balanced with layers of minerals and light, fresh herbs the wine is mesmerising with a slight blush to distinguish the variety. Great with seafood

THE GRIGIO STYLE IS ACHIEVED BY HARVESTING THE GRAPES RELATIVELY EARLY, IN AN ATTEMPT TO RETAIN AS MUCH FRESH ACIDITY AS POSSIBLE; THE VARIETY IS NATURALLY QUITE LOW IN ACIDITY.

THIS WINE IS AN ELEGANT FRUIT DRIVEN DRY WINE STYLE WITH A MEDIUM BODIED MOUTH FEEL AND BALANCED TEXTURE. FULL OF FLAVOUR, WITH HINT OF NASHI PEAR AND A LYCHEE GINGERY SWEETNESS

Winemaker: Unknown

 

RED

2017 Aglianico  (‘ahl-YAHN-ee-koh’)

By Jingo! Wines, Riverland

Aglianico  is a full-bodied red wine which is found almost exclusively in Southern Italy in the regions of Campania and Basilicata. Young Aglianico wines are known for strikingly savory flavors of leather, white pepper, black fruits and cured meat.

This unfiltered wine by the guys at ByJingo! was Hand-picked from single vineyard & basket pressed producing a beautiful all-rounder, high acidity with sour cherry, plum, chocolate & cinnamon coming through.                                                           

Winemaker: John Gilbert

 

2015 Tempranillo  (‘Tem-prah-kneel-oh’)

Stonebridge, Clare Valley

 This is our first from Temp from Clare Valley and it won’t be the last, this wine is a crowd pleaser with its soft tannins & fruit, we describe it as a pretty wine. Winemaker is Angela Meaney at Stonebridge Wines.

Fruit for this wine is from the Polish Hill River subregion of Clare Valley. harvested at 13.5° Baume and cold soaked before ferment to retain the natural aromas. A lighter bodied, soft style of wine with some savoury, earthy characters on the palate but also some fresh red berry flavours as it warms up. The finish is long with good structure which makes it a great food wine.

 

2016 Zinfandel  (‘Zin-FAHN-dell’)

Haselgrove Wines, Mclaren Vale

Haselgrove focuses on small batch winemaking, a place that allows winemakers the space and the means to make hand crafted quality wines in smaller quantities & where this fine Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) was born. Zinfandel is a variety of black-skinned grape. Zinfandel can quite typically be quite big and robust, this has Juicy mouth feel, lively acidity, plum, red berries, mocha & spice, balanced with slightly chalky tannins & a savoury finish. This wine is a must try.

 

2017 GRENACHE

APHELION WINES , Mclaren Vale

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Winemaker: ROB

 

2017 Shiraz  (‘Shee-Raz’)

Haselgrove Wines, Aldinga

Shiraz is Australia’s number one grape variety. Known as ‘Syrah’ in the rest of the world, this is a very adaptable grape, which demonstrates a number of different styles, depending on where it’s grown.  This is a cooler climate style Shiraz, on the nose fresh herbs, subtle spice and a little oak. On the palate offering dark berries, hints of fennel and chewy tannins.

 

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon  (‘Cab-bear-NEH Sohv-IN-yohn’)

WHISTLER WINES, Barossa

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WINEMAKER: JOSH PFIEFER

 

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon  (‘Cab-bear-NEH Sohv-IN-yohn’)

Wine curator Co, Barossa

 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most recognised red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country, from Canada to Lebanon. It became internationally recognised through its prominence in France. For most of the 20th century, it was the world's most widely planted premium red wine grape until it was surpassed by Merlot in the 1990s.

This particular Cab is from Single vineyard on the southern border of Marananga and Stone Well. Aged in seasoned French oak , on the palate we get  Blueberries and dark fruits.  

Winemaker: Tom White

 

Fortified Wine

Fortified Tokay/Muscat Blend

Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley

Fortified wines are wines that have simply had a spirit added to them (usually brandy). Many different types of fortified have been developed, including Port, Sherry, Madiera, Marsala & Vermouth. Created by the English, the original reason for fortifying wines was for preservation during transport. We have created our own exclusive fortified blend specifically for Cantina. It was selected from various fortifieds on offer at Seppeltsfield Wines in the Barossa Valley, which boasts the longest unbroken lineage of fortified wines in the world, dating back to 1878. This blend contains 75% Tokay (5-10 years old) and 25% Muscat (20+ years old). The resulting wine has a great balance of freshness, aromatics and citrus (from the Tokay) and depth, concentration and raisins from the Muscat.