Gavi is a classification of wine made from the Cortese grape variety. It produces aromatic wines
with bright acidity which match incredibly well with seafood. Gavi’s location is quite proximate to
the sea, although it’s separated by the Ligurian Alps.
Gianlorenzo Picollo oversees the small estate with his wife Silvia, and together they manage the
winery with Gianlorenzo’s parents. Fifteen hectares of Cortese vineyards with vines up to 80 years
old are cultivated by traditional methods, and without the use of chemicals.
Pinot Gris derives from gem mutation of Pinot noir. It is a sapid wine with well balanced acidity and dry end taste. Its flavour is fruity with hints of toasted almonds and straw. Excellent as an aperitif and with low fat entrees, meat and fish dishes.
Region: San Polo di Piave (Treviso), Italy
Pale straw in colour. Tropical notes of passionfruit, guava and blackcurrant combine with nettle and subtle chalky mineral notes. A rich full palate of tropical flavours including passionfruit guava and blackcurrant leading to a long mineral lingering finish.
Region: Malborough, New Zealand
A great craft beer from Lord Nelson, the oldest licensed hotel in Sydney. One of the first hotels to brew their own. This Three Sheets Pale Ale has delightfully balanced malt, overtones of herbaceous hop characters, citrus flora’s and aromas. Medium Gold in Colour.
Raboso is a native grape of the Veneto, whose presence is documented in the Piave from 600, although its cultivation in thenortheast of Italy dates back to before the advent of Rome. In an ancient ampelographic Bulletin of 1885 we read that the ambassadors of the Most Serene Republic of Venice – which concluded its history in 1797 – in honor of England’s most famous characters with a few bottles of Raboso. Vineyard and stages of cultivation: The vineyard consists of old vines grown in Casarsa, is located in the municipality of Tezze di Piave on an alluvial soil, consisting of carry-gravel of the river Piave. In the vineyard of the interventions are performed to improve the production characteristics of the vines and the quality of the grapes, for example: you select the shoots in spring, leaving only those that are best placed on the plant and in summer you remove the leaves that cover the clusters to improve the accumulation of substances in the skins and colors late summer, in September, it reduces the number of clusters on the lil screws to improve the accumulation of sugars in the berries. Only when the grapes have reached a slight over-ripeness can be collected, which is done manually.
Region: Veneto, Italy
Extra dry VSQPRD spumante DOCG, 11.5° alcohol. Produced exclusively from pressed Prosecco grapes grown in the Valdobbiadene wine area and fermented naturally. Dull straw with pale green overtones, it is clear with incessant perlage and a delicate aroma reminiscent of flowers. Its taste is dry, light and markedly fruity. Suitable for aperitifs with cheese, prosciutto, antipasto, light entrees and fish carpaccio.
Region: Valdobbiadene, Italy
We think Braida makes the best Brachetto in the world. It is a highly aromatic sweet wine, which
is most often produced in the Charmat method (fermentation in a pressurized tank to create
bubbles). Braida’s Brachetto is soft, fruity, and a beautiful deep rose colour. It smells intensely
floral and slightly musky, with plenty of ripe red strawberry and raspberry on the palate. It is not
cloying, and has a fantastic refreshing finish. This is the best wine to match with chocolate.
Moorilla’s Praxis Pinot Noir is a contemporary Tasmanian expression of new-world wine techniques. Generous, plush, mouth filling. A plunging amalgam of cherry, dried strawberries and ripe black fruits. Acidity here is supporting and soft, the emphasis is on the bold flavour. A pinot best drunk young – with good friends and fine food.
Region: Berriedale, Tasmania
‘The 2017 Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino is a simply fantastic release. Displaying wonderful class and refinement, this opens to inviting aromas of sweet red berries, dried cherries, leather, dried herbs and spices all developing in the glass.This medium-bodied red is beautifully structured around silky tannins and possesses lovely inner-depth along with a round inviting texture through the finish. This is already showing remarkably well and could offer a decade long drinking window. An absolutely fabulous Rosso in this vintage.” 92 Points, International Wine Report
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Barbera is the hardy staple grape of the famous Piedmont region in Northern Italy. The grape accounts for around 55% of the wine produced in that region.
A tough, non-fussy grape, Barbera has been known to be flexible in its acclimation to different regions. It’s typically a deep ruby color with low tannin and bracing, high acidity.