3 Post White (Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Riesling)
passport series 2017
MARCH- with Grape SkinsBARBERAPiedmont ItalyBody: FullAlcohol:Sweetness: DryOak: None
This 100% Barbera shows classic regional character. Aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry and strawberry are followed by hints of pepper and savoury spice. Flavours of blackberry and sour cherry lead to subtle notes of almond and caramel. A juicy mouthfeel is complimented by soft rich tannins, giving this wine balance and poise.
Piedmont is in North Western Italy at the foothills of the Alps sharing borders with France and Switzerland. There are two key factors that impact the climate in Piedmont, the cool Alps and the balmy Mediterranean. These two factors create extreme day and night temperature differences known as diurnal range. Cold nights, foggy mornings and sun kissed days make for excellent grape growing conditions. The Barbera vines are often planted on the warmer south facing slopes to help ensure optimal ripeness.
- B raised lamb ragu over creamy Parmesan polenta
- Wild mushroom and truffle agnolotti
- Grana Padano or Parmesan Reggiano
FEBRUARYMERLOTHawkes Bay New ZealandBody: MediumAlcohol:Sweetness: DryOak: Yes
This Merlot is sourced from the renowned Hawkes Bay winegrowing region of New Zealand. Bright aromas of blueberry and baking spice are followed by notes of plum, fig and tobacco. A soft mouthfeel leads to well textured tannins. This wine combines the elements of aroma, flavour and balance that Merlot is known for.
The oldest and second largest wine region in New Zealand is Hawkes Bay which is located on the east coast of the North Island. The region is blessed with a kaleidoscope of fertile soils ranging from gravel to sandy loam. The region is sunny with a warm temperate climate that offers a long growing season which promotes matures tannins and ripe fruit flavours.
- Pork tenderloin with a blueberry reduction over Moroccan couscous
- Roasted root vegetables & braised greens
- Goat brie