New!! While the 2019 Chardonnay is getting picked at Cobaw Ridge the 2016 rolls out to blow minds. If you loved the 2015 then your going to go nuts over this! Also we have a minuscule amount of their epic and rarely produced Lagrein now available. Splashing these guys around Brisbane now. Text for a tasting. 0428 070 743. Next week Gold Coast and Sunny Coast.
Because the only thing that ignites almost as much joy as pouring and drinking these wines, is rifling through the cellar to decide what to include in this Saturday’s #soifpopupbar . Included is: . . Kindeli 2018 Primavera. A wine whose anticipated release led to many a heckling email to @kindeliwines ... But it is here and it will be our first taste of the new release! . . A flight of high acid whites: 2015 les Chassagnes Savagnin from one of the Jura’s favourite sons, Philippe Bornard. And a piercing, expressive dry Riesling from The grey slate of the Clemens Busch vineyards. . . Proto-whites, as they have come to be known around these parts (er, this office). One of Fiano from high elevation vineyards in Campania made by Pierluigi Zampaglione. The other, Rusticum, a more intense rendition made by Trappist nuns in Umbria. . . Old vines in the new world reds: Grenache from Besson vineyard near Gilroy California. An ungrafted, non-irrigated vineyard planted in 1910 now in the hands of the @birichino_official . And, from the Maule Valley in Chile, the 120 year old País vines that are growing like trees and tended to by the Bouchon family. . . . #soif#soifpopupbar#naturalwine#vinnaturel#tastethesuitcase
One of the intriguing aspects of the four Beaujolais producers represented at the @grandcruselections tasting was how much the wines were reflections of their makers. Mee Godard's were delicate and refined yet packed a punch, Domaine Chapel's were as calm, comfortable, and approachable as Michele A. Smith serving ice cream on a spring day, Anne-Sophie Dubois's were as superbly technical, structured, and detailed as her maps, and the bottles from Sébastien Congretel of @epicurieuxbojo were buoyant yet deep and extroverted. . In a previous life, Sebastien spent his days on an oil rig and nights living in the 11ème of Paris, a neighborhood I know well. I can't imagine the demands on a person in that position, but the personal requirements must include hard-working, resilient, and humble. Now, imagine channelling all that energy into growing fruit all day, every day. That's what Sebastien has done. Not just any fruit, but Gamay, his own vines purchased in Morgon with the love of his life, Charlotte (ChaCha his negociant Régnié bottling) to pursue the ever-haunting dream of making wine and becoming, as stated by his admiring son, a Zelebritè (Morgon). . Pictured are his 2017 follow-up bottlings to a very successful launch of the dream in 2016. These explode from the glass, are seamless and cohesive, and burst with pop-and-pour deliciousness and silky prowess, much like their maker who admits to coming to life when the sun sets and corks pop. I have a favorite, but who cares, so does everybody. Next year there will be an addition to the lineup - a Beaujolais villages featuring berries grown on a blue granite soil base, mimicking that of Côte du Py. Can't wait! . #sebastiencongretel#lepicurieux#regnié#morgon#beaujolais#crubeaujolais#wine#redwine#frenchwine#organic#organicwine#vinnatural#naturalwine#ilovewine#winetasting#instawine#instavin#vin#winelife#gamay#gamayday#ilovegamay#growergamay#gamaygrower#gamaylover#growerbeaujolais#growerbojo
We get excited by wines that have unique character and tonnes of vibrancy. Gut Oggau wine from Austria do just that. Natural wine made well. Limited bottles of the 2017’s $81 a piece Open from 5pm tonight #odessafitzroy#fitzroy
Just some Shacksbury in its natural habitat... next to a wheel of cheese. does this sound like your scene as well? We gotcha covered Wednesday-Sunday; on Thursday’s we even make it hot 🔥 🧀 Hours in bio ☝🏾. . . 📸: @luke_npt
Blame it on my Juice, as this box be poppin! We’ve got a truely exciting juicy six pack for you, all whites on skins! Often called orange wines 🍊, the juice of these white grapes have spent both long and short periods on their skins resulting in an array of colours from bright yellow to deep orangey pinks. 2018 Das Juice Sauvignon 2018 Latta Pinot Gris 2018 Architects of Wine Riesling 2018 Dirty Black Denim Electric Marsanne 2018 Forlorne Hope Songs From Mars Black Sallad 2017 Danjou Bannessey Supanova. $195 in store
2017 Dluhe Grefty Rubra Mixtura. Moravian wine, which is a southern region in the Czech Republic. Great stuff. Soft, low alcohol (10.5%), tasty AF. Love wine like this. Perfect for a school night. Thanks @winetherapyny (another from their natural wine club).
Did a #bd500 spray this afternoon on the vineyards we manage. Glorious day on the eve of the #supermoon and the #springequinox. We spray with attention and intention. Curious? The lovely Ms @kelliwhitewine just posted an incredible, well-rounded primer on biodynamics: https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/features/articles/b/kelli-white/posts/contemporary-biodynamics . . Oh ya, and the pic is of “skinny” - this girl has been in our flock of layers since the beginning. The stories she could tell! . . #naramatalove#celebratetoday#naturalwine
🍺 vs 🍷 Do you guys get around Sour Beers? Are their similarities with Natural Wine? Leave a comment if you have an opinion. • • • • 🐇 White Mischief Salted White Peach Sour @garageproject 🇳🇿 Just insane. Winner of the Sour Sprint.
“Located on the Oregon Coast, de Garde Brewing is dedicated to unique offerings. Our craft draws on historic traditions and local experimentation. But wait... what does that mean? First off, we do not add laboratory cultured yeast to ferment our beer. We simply cool the wort naturally in a coolship. Amazing yeast & microflora are all around us! That's why we're in Tillamook! After the wort cools, we transfer everything to oak barrels (some big, some small, some medium). Each beer takes it's own time in barrels to finish fermenting. Most of our beers take anywhere from 6 months to 5+ years in barrels before we package them. Every bottle is naturally conditioned and ready to be enjoyed when we release it. Although the beer can age, please note the fruit and hop additions will dissipate with extended time.”
Rosé is always delicious in the summer but it isn’t frequently especially refined or exhilarating. However, the rosé from Bodegas Albamar in Galicia is both of those. Traditional red fruits present upfront on the palette, but a really energetic and precise, lime tinged acidity builds as the wine lingers, complimented by an enveloping wet stone minerality in perfect balance. This wine is breezy but also boldly structured, a testament to the sturdy environs of the surrounding region. You didn’t think you needed Galician rosé but you do, whether it’s at 57 degrees on a chilly spring night or with a little more chill on a humid rooftop night in NYC. That it is, if you dare share.