3 Post White (Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Riesling)
passport series 2017
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
DECEMBERGRENACHE MOURVÈDRELanguedoc FranceBody: FullAlcohol:Sweetness: DryOak: Yes
A classic pairing of varietal reds from the southern vineyards of Languedoc France. This blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre shows ripe notes of strawberry and blackberry. The palate is vibrant, with soft tannins and a rich mouthfeel. Dark berry fruits are layered with hints of pepper and baking spice. A balanced wine with lots of intrigue.
The Languedoc is one of the largest wine regions in the world. It is in the sunny South of France situated along the French Mediterranean coast. The vineyards benefit from the Mediterranean climate with several hours of warm sunshine and cool nights from the sea breezes. They are known for their plentiful land with soil ranging from rocky sand to thick clay making it an ideal place to grow grapes.
- Duck breast and white bean cassoulet
- Roasted vegetable lasagna
- Piave cheese