6 Pack - Drink Outside the Box Vol. 2


We're all about trying new things so naturally we recommend going for the mixed pack, but we understand that there are wine lovers who are strictly team red or team white. That's okay - we can help you out with that!

The wines

VINEYARD 28 Arneis 2019 - Geographe

Never a dull moment at Vineyard 28 – Mark and Pip always have something exciting in the pipeline. Lots of hard work and experimenting in the vineyard and winery to create something different and delicious! They produce an impressive range of Italian varietals including this vibrant and textural Arneis. Extremely low yields for the Arneis in 2019 means that there isn’t a lot of this (their best release yet!) to go around. We are VERY lucky to get our hands on it – thanks Mark and Pip!  

Fragrant and floral. Lemon zest, lemon thyme, pear and white blossoms. Medium bodied with a fleshy mid palate. Flavours of green pear and fresh herbs. Bright juicy lemon acidity and a fine powdery texture. Long, crisp, crunchy and delicious!

GROISS Gemischter Satz 2018 - Weinviertel, Austria

Old school but totally different - Gemischter Satz is the traditional field blend of Austria. It’s a wine made from different grape varieties that are grown together in a single vineyard. The grapes are hand-harvested and processed together. Groiss is a small family vineyard in the Weinviertel region and the lovely Ingrid Groiss is now the winemaker after taking over from her Dad in 2010 (this was decided by a head to head blind taste off – Ingrid was victorious and handed the winemaker’s reins!)

Just a few varieties in the Groiss Gemischter Satz – I’m sure you’re familiar with at least a couple of them! Chardonnay, Müller Thurgau, Welschriesling, Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Grauburgunder, Pinot Blanc, Frühroter Veltliner, Neuburger, Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Sämling, Roter Veltliner, Grauer Vöslauer, Hietl Rote, Weiße Vöslauer and Silberweiße.

Beautifully perfumed and full of flavour. Honeydew melon, lemongrass, white flowers, hay and fresh herbs. The rich and layered palate of white peach, melon, lemongrass and crunchy pear is beautifully balanced with a crisp citrus acidity and lingering minerality. Zingy, fresh and utterly moreish!  

 

RANGELIFE Garganega 2016 - King Valley

Obscure and difficult to pronounce but utterly delicious. This cracking Garganega from Victorian winemaker Cam Marshall’s Range Life Wines made it into Max Allen’s (legendary booze journalist) top 24 bottles for Summer sipping. I concur.

Garganega -   gar-GAH-nehga -   is native to Italy where it is best known as the white variety used to make the famous Soave wines.

Fragrant perfume of lemon rind, beeswax, honeysuckle and herbs. It’s absolutely banging with flavour, fresh pineapple juice, intense citrus - lemon and pink grapefruit, a slight herbal tang on the finish. Zippy acidity, chalky texture and a dry refreshing finish. Super tasty!

 

COULTER WINES C4 Tempranillo 2018 - Riverland                     

The wines from Adelaide Hills based Chris Coulter have appeared frequently in past Morevino packs and after taking a look at his latest releases I can tell you now, you’ll be seeing plenty more of them in future packs! Consistently delicious and exciting wines to drink. The 2018 Tempranillo is part of the C4 experimental range (this label allows Chris to vary the variety and region each vintage while gently pushing traditional boundaries) and the fruit is sourced from the Ricca Terra Farms Loxton vineyard in the Riverland.  

Delicious aromas of cherry plums, anise, peppery spice and cola. The palate is rich, juicy and long . Texture is soft and smooth with gentle dusty tannins and fresh berry acidity. It’s bright, full of flavour and super easy to drink. What a ripper!

CHALMERS PROJECT Nero di Troia 2018 - Mildura

The Chalmers family are without a doubt the leading wine/vine innovators in Oz. Previous Morevino packs have included wines from their Montevecchio and Dott. range but this is the first inclusion of their super special, micro batch wines from The Project range. There is no shortage of ideas at Chalmers and a fabulously diverse and interesting supply of grapes too. This results in upwards of 15 different trial ferments every year at the Merbein winery where Bart and Tennille have been working on this project since 2012. Not only are the Project wines about testing varieties and sites, they’re also about posing winemaking questions which couldn’t normally be tackled in the mainstream regular ranges of wine. The experience and knowledge this project generates allows Chalmers to not only improve their own wines, but also to be able to supply their vine and grape customers with more detailed information about just how their varieties perform in all aspects of production – from the farm to the table.

From the most recent importation of new clones and varieties to Australia via the Chalmers family, Nero di Troia is brand new to Australia, a native red grape from northern Puglia.  Australia’s first wine from this variety.How lucky are we!

Complex and moreish aromas! Dark berries, plums, earthy, dusty, spicy and nori. The palate is sweet fruited with ample dried herbs, earth and spice. Fresh bright berry acidity and puckering tea tannins. Medium bodied. It feels light but is complex in flavour with excellent length and balance. Tannins are awesome!

LA VIOLETTA Fric Frac 2017 - Great Southern

More wine wizard goodness. AJ Hoadley really does run his own race when it comes to crafting delicious vino. He threw the winemaking rule book in the bin years ago – actually, I’m not even sure he read it! La Violetta is based in Denmark in the Great Southern, the fruit for these complex and interesting micro batch wines is sourced from exceptional vineyards throughout the south west of WA.

A beautiful blend of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Balzac Noir (aka Mourvèdre), this is oh so lovely Mr Hoadley! Raspberry, blueberry, plums, purple flowers, dusty earth, sourdough crust, dried mint, red liquorice – so much complexity and deliciousness on the nose. Love it!   The palate is medium bodied but has a general feeling of lightness. Sweet blueberries, dried herbs and spice, a feathering of tannin and bright berry acidity. Balanced, long and bloody delicious!

ALL RED

The reds above plus BRAVE NEW WINE Rude Boy, GREEN DOOR Monastrell and SWINNEY Grenache

ALL WHITE

The whites above plus WILDMAN Astro Bunny Pét-Nat, ALTANESS Field Blend and SHERRAH Fiano

* PLEASE NOTE *  The all white pack is $175

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