Hedonist Wines – Wine Companion 2020

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A very big congratulations to Hedonist Wines on their much deserved showing at the annual Wine Companion awards. The following is a breakdown of the awards and a little info on each of the wines…

Wine Companion 2020 Edition

5-STAR WINERY + TOP 10 ‘DARK HORSES’

 

Sangiovese Ros'e 20162018 Hedonist Sangiovese Rosé

·        95 points – Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019

“Pale-pastel pink with a copper tinge; sangiovese gives this its fine acid line plus flavour. It’s lightly aromatic, some red berries and spice, watermelon and rind, creamy nuances but it’s the savouriness that seals the deal. And it’s gluggability.”

 

Tempranillo-new2018 Hedonist Tempranillo

·        95 points – Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019

“A terrific tempranillo that offsets its juicy red fruit profile against layers of savouriness. It’s vibrant with cherry cola, fresh tobacco, red licorice and all manner of baking spices before crunchy acidity and killer tannins take off. Impressive from go to whoa.”

 

Shiraz-new LR2017 Hedonist Shiraz

·        95 points – Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019

“Estate certified organic/biodynamic fruit kick-starts this excellent shiraz that’s fresh, buoyant and drinkable by the bucket-load. Restraint says by the glass and as this is a restrained McLaren Vale red, fair enough. Savour the poppy, red plums and pomegranate, threads of spice, the appealing grainy tannins and more besides.”

 

Sangiovese-new2017 Hedonist Sangiovese

·        93 points – Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019

“So good to come across a savoury sangiovese made without new oak. Starts with cherry, spice and roasted tomatoes doused in dried herbs; the acidity thrusting through and tannins finding their groove. Perhaps too lean on the palate but an austere style is preferable to tutti-frutti.” 

 

Reserve-Shiraz2017 Hedonist Reserve Shiraz

·        93 points – Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019

 “Everything that screams McLaren Vale shiraz is in this wine. And it’s done well. Rich, ripe fruit, lively and bright, laced with rosemary and mint (bordering on too much), smoky, tarry and earthy notes and all manner of oak spices. Plus wood flavours which should settle in time. Voluminous tannins strut their stuff across the full-bodied palate. The colour advancement and the herbal tone, just pings it.”

Cabernet-Sauvignon-20162017 Hedonist Cabernet Sauvignon

·        92 points – Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019

“Cassis and blackberries vie for centre stage, it’s a brightly fruited wine seasoned with dried herbs, oak spices and plenty of appeal.”

 

 

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Mazi Rosé, one of the best!

In golden age of pink wine, McLaren Vale produces a gem of rosé – The AustralianLR WS CLR

·        By NICK RYAN 

·   12:00AM JANUARY 22, 2019

January offers a chance for reflection within sight of water, with cricket on the radio and your toes having forgotten what it’s like to be trapped in shoes. This is ideal thinking time, and thinking is often aided by drinking, and when thinking and drinking through the languid infancy of a new year, the thoughtful glass is usually filled with wine the same colour as legs left a fraction too long on the beach.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the rise of rose, how we’re living in a golden age of pink wines, and how I’m still a little bit haunted by a wine I tried a few months back that turned out to be the best rose I drank all last year.

When I started out in the wine trade, rose was Mateus, Portugal’s second worst export after the millipede, or a handful of confected Australian examples various shades of neon pink, ranging from Drag Queen’s Lipstick to Barbie’s Boudoir. They were sickly sweet, more confected than Twitter outrage and as closely related to serious wine as an Adam Sandler movie is to Citizen Kane.

But now rose is afforded the respect it deserves. Where once there was pragmatism in pink wine — lightly stained juice was drained off early during maceration to concentrate the red wine being made and producing a quantity of pink wine that could be tricked up and sold off as rose — winemakers are treating the production of rose seriously. That means beginning the process with a quality rose as the goal, selecting the right vineyard sites, giving greater consideration to what varieties perform best in a paler guise and picking at slightly earlier maturity levels, where flavours and aromas are in the sweet spot for lively, vigorous rose.

Mazi_Grenache RoseDedication towards the production of serious rose is spreading right across the Australian wine industry, but nowhere is it more keenly focused than in the pure pink play a pair of old friends have decided to call Mazi.

Toby Porter and Alex Katsaros have significant day jobs within wine. Porter is a winemaker at d’Arenberg in McLaren Vale and Katsaros is a winemaker with roving commission and the Australian agent for esteemed French cooper Tonnellerie Baron, but they’ve both been putting in a bit of overtime in pursuit of the pale grail.

They make only two wines and they’re both pink. Taking obvious stylistic cues from the great pink wines of southern France, and leveraging their good fortune to be working in McLaren Vale, the Australian region where the varieties that drive those French benchmarks are at their best, Porter and Katsaros are setting new benchmarks for rose in this country.

While both wines are distinctly different expressions, they share some strong common traits. They’re serious and savoury, fine and dry, and they clearly show the benefits of being built from the ground up and having been destined for pale pink greatness from the very beginning.

Mazi is a Greek word meaning togetherness, and if the early days of the Mazi project can produce results as impressive as the two wines from the 2018 vintage, those of us who love serious rose will be hoping Porter and Katsaros stick together for a long time to come.

 

WINES OF EUROPE @ THE SHERATON

For a limited time the Oyster Bar at the Sheraton Grand Gold Coast, has a special wine list featuring a diverse selection of European wines form Italy,  France, Spain and Greece. Wines you’ll know like Prosecco, Champagne, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio to Chianti and Tempranillo. There is wine that you maybe be familiar with like Cava, Moschofilero Grillo, and Kotsifali to name a few.

All wines have been hand picked to be enjoyed in the warmer months, on there own or with the amazing menu at the Oyster bar.

Be sure to make a booking by calling 07 5577 0000 and ask for the Oyster Bar.

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Please note the wines pictured above and mentioned are only some of the 20 strong list!

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Summer Special – Frank by Di Giorgio

Christmas Special – Summer Special – Christmas Special

To be frank, these wines encapsulates everything Di Giorgio Family Wines stands for. Fantastic quality wines with distinctive character, wines that punch above their weight. Frank White & Red is ready to drink now, is the perfect accompaniment to anything and everything and until the end of February 20% wholesale plus bonus merchandise while stocks last.

Contact us today to place your order, sorry trade customers only. Sunshine Coast customers please contact AIWW for all sales enquires

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Summer Special – Penna Lane

Christmas Special – Summer Special – Christmas Special

Just in time for Christmas we have Penna Lane Watervale Riesling on special. 20% off wholesale price until the end of February 2019. In addition we also are happy to offer this discount on their two reds, Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz. All Clare Valley estate grown, perfect for the summer months.

Contact us today to place your order, sorry trade customers only.

Penna lane NOV18-JAN19 SPECIAL

 

Fresh n Wild Fish Portside

We are happy to announce we are the official wine partner to one of the best licenced dine-in takeaway fish restaurants in Brisbane.

fresh n wild wine selection

Fresh N Wild Fish specialises in both cooked and fresh seafood. They source thier seafood from all over Australia and strive to give you great value and variety. They focus on stocking quality fish and seafood products and specifically cater to our customers needs. If we don’t stock an item that you want, then all you have to do is ask and we will do our best to source it for you.

If you choose to dine-in, our selection of wine is sure to match your dish. Enjoy!

Tokar Estate wins…

 

2017 Tokar Estate Shiraz

– ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE AWARDS –
AWARDED GOLD MEDAL &
WINNER – THE TREVOR MAST TROPHY FOR BEST SHIRAZ

– 2018 LANGTON’S YARRA VALLEY WINE SHOW –
AWARDED GOLD MEDAL
NOMINATED FOR BEST SHIRAZ

An EXCELLENT Result at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. Undoubtable one of the most prestigious wine shows in Australia, where winning an award here has been high on Tokar Estate’s list for many years and will continue to be so. THIS YEAR collecting The Trevor Mast Trophy For BEST SHIRAZ! On top of this they were nominated for The Jimmy Watson, The Best Chardonnay and
The Best Single Vineyard Wine! Read More

Melbourne Cup @ Social Eating House

We are proud sponsors of the Melbourne Cup Lunch @ Social Eating House and this year is shaping up to be their biggest Melbourne Cup yet! Maybe a few tables left for those of you that haven’t made plans yet. $165 includes 5 course banquet style menu, 3 hours of champagne, wine & beer, live races, live music & prizes for best dressed. See you there…