ALT-WINE – Alternate Varieties
Take your palate beyond the usual suspects and explore the wonderful world of alternate varietals with this Alt-Wine Collection.
Six wines from as far afield as Portugal and France, and as close to home as Beechworth in Victoria. These 3 whites and 3 reds will take you on a fantastical tasting journey that we reckon you won’t want to come back from.
2017 Bonne-Huteau ‘Les Dabinieres’ Muscadet
An exceptional white with a bouquet of ripe citrus and some unexpected apricot notes. Generous palate, with some subtle yeast nuance and lingering orange pith.
2017 La Croix Belle
A delicious blend of grenache blanc and viognier from the Languedoc in the south of France. Well rounded and with ripe stone fruit aromas of peach and nectarine. Lacy white flowers also appear with a wonderful citrus driven finish.
2014 Vinea Marson ‘Grazia’
A elegant, textural blend of 40% Pinot bianco, 27% Malvasia d’Istria, 20% Friulano and 13% Picolit. Golden in colour with green tinges, the Grazia exhibits a complex nose of green peas and orange blossom with a hint of struck match and rich honey notes. White peach, citrus pith, grapefruit and vanilla on the palate, medium-bodied wine concludes with an amaro finish.
2014 Crasto ‘Douro’
Soft and smooth, and very moreish this is a classic Portuguese blend of local varieties. Displays very juicy black and blue fruits with a balanced acidity that helps to cleanse the palate.
2018 The Cloak Sangiovese
100% Sangiovese. Soft and fleshy, loaded with plum and wild raspberries, dark chocolate and earthy undertones. A juicy palate with a velvet underlay and silky tannins, balanced by a long savoury finish.
2018 Compr Missum Nebbiolo
An excellent Nebbiolo made by two of Beechworth’s best in A Rodda and Mark Walpole. Pure aromatics, bright fruit, earthy spice and persistent tannic grip.
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