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Duck ‘n Great Pinot Tasting

Duck ‘n Great Pinot Tasting

Duck ‘n Great Pinot Tasting

Saturday 9th June   11am ~ 3pm    $35 per person

Off the back of our highly successful Picpoul & Oyster tasting we’ve been consistently asked “when’s your next event?” Well the time has come, Saturday June 9th it is, and this time the focus will be on the seductive pairing of Duck and Pinot. So whether we’re discovering new and emerging producers or winding back the clock to revisit an old favourite, it gives us the perfect excuse to line up a selection of great Pinot while indulging the delectable delights of duck done three ways. We’ll be visiting the Aussie Pinot Mecca’s of Mornington Peninsula and Tasmania while opening the doors of discovery to the brand new region of Colac (150km south-west of Melbourne). The team from Urbane will be dazzling the palate with delicious plates of peking duck pancakes, duck consommé and roast duck as you taste your way through the intriguing line up of Pinot from the likes of Moorooduc, Sailor Seeks Horse and Irrewarra. We’d love for you to join us on our Duck n’ Great journey anytime between 11am and 3pm.

Can’t make tasting but would love to try the wines, then simply order from the selection below:

2016 Moorooduc Estate Devil Bend Creek Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula ~ $27/btl
Winery Note
A delicious expression of cool climate grapes – pure, varietal wines that are perfect any day of the week, with a wide variety of dishes. A delicious, dark fruited pinot noir. Purple garnet in colour with a rich perfume of violets and dark ripe cherries. A touch of exotic pomegranate molasses and Mediterranean spice adds complexity to the nose, and follows through on the palate. Plush and juicy on the palate, with tangy orange notes and firm but silky tannins.

2015 Moorooduc Estate The Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula ~ $62/btl
Huon Hooke – The Real Review – #2 of 99 2015 Mornington Pinots tasted – 96 points
Deepish red/purple colour youthful and fresh, the bouquet of black cherry laced with a subtle hint of mint, likewise bright and fresh. It has lavish fruit and ample soft tanins, the shape rounded and mouthfilling, the tannins silky-soft and melting. A full-bodied pinot that will age superbly. Drink 2018 to 2032.

James Halliday – 97 Points
Seven clones (MV6, 115, 114, 777, 667, Abel and Pommard), hand-picked, destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, 19-21 days on skins, matured in French oak (21% new). The bouquet is pure and perfumed, the palate pure silk with wild strawberry and red cherry fruits so intense they all but hid the complex fabric underneath. The balance and length are such that you might think the wine has arrived at its destination, but it has years before all of its secondary fruits can be explored.

2016 Sailor Seeks Horse Pinot Noir Tasmania ~ $52/btl
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – 95 points
Some of Tasmania’s finest. It only sees 5% whole bunches but there’s oodles of spice here. It makes such an excellent impression. Smoky and sweet at once, ripe and tangy too. It’s a savoury style but there’s far more to it than that. Tannin curls and cuts as it tightens and pulls. We call it cherry red and black and sometimes plum but it tastes more so of pinot noir. An infusion of sweet, roasted nuts. Beautiful! Drink 2018 – 2026.

2015 By Farr Irrewarra Pinot Noir Colac ~ $59/btl
Ralph Kyte-Powell – The Age – 94 points
From a vineyard near Colac, in Victoria’s Western District, and made by Pinot expert Nick Farr, this superb young Pinot fits the bill for Peking duck at a celebratory dinner. Perfumed with floral scents, plum, cherry, spice and a hint of hoisin, it’s silky and intense, with delicious balance of ripe fruit, zesty acidity and superfine tannins. Lovely.

Picpoul & Oysters ~ The Ultimate Pairing

Picpoul & Oysters ~ The Ultimate Pairing

Last week our trusted local wine agent surprised us with a bottle of Picpoul, the super sought-after wine of choice for those oyster loving holiday makers soaking up the coastal sea breezes in the south of France. It’s just $22 per bottle ($20 by the 6pk) and my oh my it is GOOD! So drinkable in fact that you had better ensure you have more than one bottle in the fridge at all times.

We may not have the azure view here @ Wineaway but we have our hands on half a pallet of Picpoul and our ‘Fresh Fish Friends’ from Rufus King Seafoods are going to ensure we have the best of Straddie and surrounds to help us showcase Picpoul in all its glory.  Join myself, Brad, Chris, Jamie & Reece anytime between 11am and 4pm Saturday 24th March for a decadent plate of fresh seafood (Oysters, Sashimi inc Salmon/Tuna & Swordy) and a glass of Picpoul all for a ridiculous $10!  Yes, bookings are essential and you can ‘splash, sash and dash’ or stay for a while! For those of you already convinced but unable to make the event (or just salivating at the thought of giving one a whirl this weekend) you can order your Picpoul for immediate delivery this week. Happy Oyster everyone!

2016 Benjamin Darnault Picpoul de Pinet ~ $22/btl ~ $120/6pk

Picpoul is the grape variety and Pinet is the small village located in the Languedoc region in the South of France. Whether you’re a Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris fan, this wine covers the lot. One of the oldest Languedoc grapes, the Picpoul has been growing near the Thau Lagoon for centuries. White is the most common, though both blush and black grapes are to be found. As early as 1618, the botanist J.B. Maniol cited Picpoul as one of the best known Languedoc grapes in his work “Sylve plantarium”. It grows in a dry climate, so the end-of-season humidity helps grapes fill out and finish ripening. The grapes grow in loose bunches, are oval shaped and come off easily. That is why, in the olden days, trays were often placed beneath the vines to catch falling grapes !

Tasting notes
Crystal clear with green highlights, though can be more golden from older vines.
Soft, delicate nose, with pleasant hints of acacia and hawthorn blossom.
Delicate and fresh in the mouth it has an excellent acid/structure balance.
Perfect with shellfish and other crustaceans as it neutralizes the salt and iodine and is surprisingly good with rich cheese and charcuterie.

Matching wine and food
Picpoul de Pinet is not only splendid with seafood and shellfish as well as other traditional Mediterranean dishes, but also with cheese and chocolate. It’s best drunk young and cool (between 8-10°).

The vineyards
The AOC Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet vineyards cover some 1400 hectares (3000 acres) around the Thau lagoon to the west of the Mediterranean Golfe de Lyon. It forms a triangle bounded by Agde, Pézenas and Sète and is the largest white wine producer in the Languedoc.

 

The Ultimate Dom Perignon Masterclass

The Ultimate Dom Perignon Masterclass

The romance of the Dom Pérignon legend continues to captivate the imagination. A Franciscan monk discovering the secret of bubbles? Whether you believe the legend holds true or not, now is your chance to uncover the secrets of one of the world’s most prestigious wines, from the man at the true heart of the action: Dom Pérignon Oenologist – Vincent Chaperon.

Join us for The Ultimate Dom Pérignon Vertical Masterclass as we journey across three stunning vintages of DP (1996, 2002 & 2009), the gloriously expressive 2005 Rosé, and the ultra rare new-release 2000 vintage P2 ($500+ per bottle)! That’s a more prestigious line up than a royal wedding!

Each wine will be served in Dom Pérignon glassware (100ml per serve), accompanied by carefully matched canapés and the personal insights of Vincent.

SOLD OUT – stay tuned for more exciting events.
Where: Wineaway
When: Wednesday 7th March
Time: 4:30pm to 6pm
Price: $195 (5 wines with matching canapes)

Savoie White Tasting

Savoie White Tasting

Join us as we explore something a little different this Friday at Wineaway.. a newly landed white from the little known region of Savoie in Northern France. The region itself produces 70% whites, but this particular grape variety is known for it’s ability to develop into a complex and fascinating wine after only a few years in bottle.

Where: Wineaway
When: Friday 2nd February
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Cost: Free!

**POSTPONED** Gone With The Wine

**POSTPONED** Gone With The Wine

Join us on a journey through 22 films, as we explore the ongoing love affair between cinema and wine. Both mediums have the marvelous ability to educate and elude, enrapture and engage us, so what a perfect way to spend an evening delighting in both.

Filmmaker David Roe will lead the way as we pair some of cinemas finest wine moments with a selection of drops from our cellars.

Where: Wineaway
When: Two evening screenings available – Thursday 15th February and Friday 16th February 2018.
Time: tbc
Cost: $89pp

Christmas Trading Hours

Christmas Trading Hours

FESTIVE TRADING HOURS 2017/2018

18th – 22nd Dec (Mon-Fri): 11:00AM – 5:30PM
23rd Dec (Sat): 9:00AM – 1:00PM
24th Dec – 8th Jan: CLOSED
(OPEN 27th December and 3rd January 10AM – 2PM, by appointment only, please contact [email protected])
9th Jan (Tue): 11:00AM – 5:30PM (Regular Trading Hours Resume)

 

CHRISTMAS RETRIEVAL, DELIVERY AND INWARDS DEADLINES
Deliveries:
Anyone requiring interstate (capital cities, ex WA/NT) and/or local delivery should be in contact with us no later than 10AM Monday, 18th December.
Pick-Ups:
Please note that requests for pre-Christmas pickups must be submitted before 4PM Thursday, 21st December.
Storage:
Please note that incoming wines for storage at Wineaway must be delivered by 2PM Friday, 22nd December.

 

CHRISTMAS SHIPPING NOTICE
Please delay any wines that you may be looking to courier to us if they are not guaranteed to arrive to us by Thursday, 21st December.
Christmas courier delays could result in your wines being left in a hot courier warehouse whilst we are closed, and subsequently being spoilt.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year,
The Wineaway Team.

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