Truly the ‘Best in the West’ when it comes to Riesling! There is not a bad Riesling coming out of Frankland River but for a real treat you must try the new 2020 ‘Alter Weg’ Riesling from Frankland Estate. This wine having so many layers and complexities it is a wonder how they fit in the glass. The chief winemaker Brian Kent is an expert when it comes to all things Riesling, and for him 2020 was an exceptional vintage, unfortunate the yields were low however the result lead to an even higher quality wine. The moment the wine is in the glass it has an inviting aroma of white peach, apricot, white flowers, almond, honeyed-yogurt and a most comforting smell of rain hitting stone. It is incredibly bright and clean on the palate with a wonderful lingering complexity of stone fruit and a textural grip that just keeps you thinking and drinking. This is a wine to RUN AND BUY, because there just won’t be enough to go around with me drinking it!
Dry grown grapevines farmed without herbicides or systemic chemicals, Sam Vinciullo is committed to honouring the truest expression of the grapes he grows and the health of the land they grow on. Made without any additions, fining, filtration or added sulphurs; the Cow Town Bistro is no exception. This chillable red blend is a beauty. Immediately you get that hit reminiscent of trips down south with eucalyptus on the nose and prominent earthy notes. It then evolves in the glass to reveal a plush bright herbaceous delight ready for a table of friends on a balmy Autumn night.
Ar.pe.pe's wine grows on the steep granite slopes of Montagna, Valtellina Superiore DOCG. Their 2018 Rosso di Valtellina is one of my go-to reds at the moment.
I get such a kick out of drinking this high altitude nebbiolo - for both the labour of love behind it and how drinkable it is. This nebbiolo hails from the Italian mountains, where the Perego family tend to their 13 hectares of terraced vineyards by hand, as they have done for the last 5 generations. Their deep respect for this unique terrior is sensually present through its floral, fruity bouquet and its' elegant palate. A delicate, light, fruity nebbiolo with subtle tannins - a wine that hits the mark in any situation, for me at least!
This hamper includes selection of fresh local, Australian and International cheeses that have been carefully selected by our Fromager along side a bottle of Wildflower Chardonnay. White peach accents offer a bright, mid-weight finish to this gently oaked Chardonnay. Grown in handpicked sites across Australia’s Margaret River and Pemberton best performing regions for the Chardonnay grape varietal.
Perfectly paired with an abundance of treats, our hampers are the perfect gift when you want to give something more.
Our special Sparkling Rose Hamper contains the following:
- Deviation Road Brut Rose
- Plumm Sparkling Glasses x 2
- Mamere Almond & Cranberry Nougat
- Bramble Wild Honey & Fig 150g
- Gabriel Ecuador Milk 85g
- Baci Chocolates
Our Valentine's Day Rosé is a beautiful looking gift, containing one of our favourite West Australian rosés from Express Winemakers. This pamper hamper contains:
Express Winemakers Rosé
Plumm No.2 Sommelier Series Glass x 2
Pulltap Wine Knife
Mamere Almond & Cranberry Nougat
Hey Tiger Mini Chocolate Bar
Bahen Guatemala 75% Cacao
The Gin Lovers Valentine’s Day Gift Hamper is full of fun treats you need to celebrate in style. This delightful box includes:
Eden Mill Love Gin
Strange Love Tonic 180ml x 2
Dehydrated Lime and Strawberry
Bramble Apricot & Cardamon
Hey Tiger Mini Chocolate Bar
Mamere Almond & Cranberry Nougat
Eden Mill Love Gin is made with juniper, coriander seed and angelica as well as rhubarb root, rose petal, goji berry, elderberry, marshmallow root and raspberry leaf.
These are some of our favourite new releases in time for Christmas:
Le Birlou Apple and Chestnut Liqueur: The fresh, sweet apple in this sumptuous aperitif combines perfectly with the earthy chestnut. In addition to being enjoyed on ice, it's used as an addition to beer and cocktails, as well as a unique addition to chicken or sweets such as crepes and sorbet.
Prohibition Christmas Gin: Crafted from a blend of Australian dry gin with with macerated cherries, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and gentle star anise, with some extra botanicals to add softness and spice. It's sweet and spicy, with a cut through of citrus and juniper. Great over ice, enhancing its liqueur characteristics or in your favourite Christmas Cocktail.
The Craft and Co. Gingerbread Gin: This unique, unfiltered gin retains all the warmth from the macerated ginger root, smashed nutmeg, cinnamon and tonka beans. Try it neat on ice, with soda, ginger beer or blood orange soda.
Just like red and whites, rosé stretches the whole spectrum of flavour – from complexity to freshness and acidity to boldness, meaning there are so many wonderful ways it can be enjoyed. These are our Christmas rosé picks:
Born Rosé: Created in Barcelona from local vineyards, in an attempt to create a wine that reflected not only the local terroir, but also the Barcelona lifestyle - fun, fresh, filled with light. Using old vine Grenache blended with Tempranillo from vineyards dotted around Penedes, the wine is unique and the only style produced by the winery.
Hampton Water Rosé: This outstanding Rosé is a collaboration between Jon Bon Jovi, his son Jesse and Gérard Bertrand. Hand-picked by the finest wine makers the South of France has to offer, Hampton Water Rose is made up of the perfect blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes.
South By Southwest: A rosé that stands out from the crowd of – made from a base of free run Shiraz and Viognier juice. This base provides the backbone of the wine and delivers the fruit sweetness, vibrancy, and structure. The depth and texture comes from a blend of barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc pressings and barrel fermented Chenin Blanc.
GOLD MEDAL – The Margaret River Wine Show, November 2020
SILVER MEDAL – The Perth Royal Wine Show, September 2020
When it comes to adult stocking fillers, these alcohol-inspired gift ideas are stylish and will be loved by every gin aficionado! Our featured Christmas packs are:
DASHER + FISHER Gin Gift Pack 3x200ml
This cute 3 pack of 200mL bottles lets you try all the incredible flavours of Tasmania.
Meadow Gin: Lavender, coriander, freshly picked oranges, rosemary, sage and
undertones of juniper.
Mountain Gin: Alpine freshness, woody juniper, and pepper berries.
Ocean Gin: Tangy wakame seaweed, ocean spray, fresh rose petal perfume.
TINY BEAR DISTILLERY Gin Gift Pack 3x200ml
Australian Summer Gin: Subtle citrus from native lemon myrtle with a full body nutty macadamia finish.
Christmas Pudding Gin: The usual gin botanicals have been swapped out for currants, cranberries, apricots and orange to make this fruity number. Finished off with a subtle drop of spice and decadent almond.
Gingerbear Gin: This sweet and spicy gin’s immediate ginger hit is complimented by warming cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Enjoy this gin with your favourite spicy ginger beer to really let that ginger bread bear shine.
ANIMUS GIN BAUBLES
These blown glass baubles are filled with 50ml of delicious, award winning gin. Macedon Dry Gin, Ambrosian Gin and Arboretum Gin are all available to decorate your tree and fill your stockings.