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  • 2011 Meure's Wines Pinot Noir d'meure

    Franklin Bar & Restaurant, Hobart, TAS

    First chance to try this cult natural wine from Birch Bay, Tasmania. Did not decant on sommelier's recommendation.

    Nose of cola & cherry. After 5-10 minutes in glass one can see this is a very pure expression of pinot noir.
    From reading wine reviews I did expect a more powerful wine, but perhaps this is the 2011 vintage speaking.

    Light to medium body, unfiltered appearance with very light tannin in the background. Reminding me of a wine made by William Downie in 2011.

    Texturally smooth & silky, accompanies the wood fired Abalone dish at Franklin quite beautifully.

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  • 2011 Lucien Aviet Arbois Cuvée des Docteurs

    Very hard to find information on this wine so thought I would add from the Importer's basic notes. 'Arbois' wine, the more you drink, the more it goes right!" according to Wikipedia! In this Arbois region they make Comte & Morbier, so try this wine with these cheeses.

    The Aviet family have been quietly going about their business for generations. They were farmers for the local monks about 500 years ago and were one of the first in the area to bottle their own wine*. Today 95% of their production is sold via cellar door with just 3% percent being exported. The family farm 6 Hectares of vines in the Commune of Montigny-Les-Arsures which is one of the 13 communes included in the Arbois AOP. They practice lutte rassonee farming (reasoned agriculture). In the winery, everything is done with precision and thought. WIld yeasts and large old oak are used for all their cuvees. The table wines are made ‘ouille’, where by the barrels are topped up as they look for purity of fruit.

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  • 2009 Castagna Adam's Rib

    Delicious co-ferment Chardonnay Viognier.

    Not usually a style I would be interested in but loving Castagna wines decided to try.

    Colour is bright golden, medium body, lots of ripe fruit here, helping of nuts & butter, with a finish that goes on & on.

    The 2009 is drinking fantastically now, and is not a wine for long term cellaring.

    Every part of this wine has come together right now. Drink up!

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