Ultimate Reds - Wine & Food Pairing Notes

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2017 J.E Ngeringa Uncultured Pinot Noir

Wine Notes: While this wine features impressive classic pinot noir fruit aromas of glacé and sour cherries, its additional fragrances of spice and oregano and thyme herb (we feel) makes it a class leading drop. The palate is fresh and bright and layered with generous lifted fruit driven red berry flavours. Additionally it’s softly touched with aromatic spicy hints of cloves and cinnamon. The finish is generous and long.

With Food: Without a doubt, this classic pinot noir is well suited to roast duck, fragrant mushroom dishes and lighter styled game. Also makes a wonderful match to chocolate and fresh or stewed strawberries.

Region: Adelaide Hills

2018 Paxton Cabernet Sauvignon - Organic/Biodynamic

Wine Notes: A highlight of Paxton’s biodynamic and organic vineyard practices, this is a single varietal blend wine from two premium sites. Delicately spiced warming fragrances of paprika and cinnamon, with additional herbaceous notes, add detail and complexity to its rich aroma.

A full bodied wine featuring a rich complexity of red currants and raspberries, rhubarb and paprika spice flavours. Aged for 9 months in French oak puncheons, it is wonderfully textured with elegant fine grain tannins.

With Food: A good match to roasted lamb with garlic and rosemary, seared venison or braised beef dishes.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA

2016 Yangarra Estate GSM (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre)

Wine Notes: The 2016 Yangarra GSM is a wonderful, high point scoring wine. Winemaker Peter Fraser has focused his attentions on producing the country's finest iterations of Rhone varieties and this is arguably his best version of this classic blend to date.

The wine features astonishing aromatics and succulent fruit flavours born of (what we feel) is Australia’s best Grenache, blended with a combination of delightfully rich and chocolatey, yet delicate McLaren Vale Shiraz, weighted with the power and depth of Mourvedre. A magical Rhone Valley inspired gem.

With Food: Keep it simple in order to enjoy the rich complexities and layering of fruit flavours. A well seasoned porterhouse steak with hot English mustard should do the trick.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA

2016 J.E Ngeringa Syrah

Wine Notes: This 100% estate-grown Syrah harvested from three vineyards in the Adelaide Hills is deliberately made as a very approachable wine showcasing juicy and expressive fruit, gentle tannins and an all round balance in style - from front to back palate. 

A multi-layered nose of blueberry, violets and blood plums is met with delicate spice aromas of cacao and cinnamon. Flavours of dark plum and mixed-berry combine to make a summer pudding flavour profile that makes this Syrah a luscious, easy to drink wine that’s complex yet utterly well balanced. 

With Food: BBQ meats would easily pair well with this wine, however something as simple as a quality Spanish Jamón Ibérico ham, olives and even white anchovies with crusty bread would make a delightful match.

Region: Adelaide Hills

2018 Yangarra Estate PF Shiraz - Preservative Free

Wine Notes: This quality Preservative Free Shiraz is made from certified biodynamic single-estate vineyard fruit - grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals. It’s also made without any additions like: sulphur (preservative), acid, tannin or finings.

A medium bodied, fresh, fruit driven wine that features luscious ripe fruit flavours and a supple mouth feel. Vibrant in colour, wonderfully textured and designed to drink now.

With Food: A versatile mid-weight wine, the PF Shiraz is great for more robust everyday meals - pasta bolognese, pizza, scotch fillet steak and roasts.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA

2018 Paxton Tempranillo - Organic/Biodynamic

Wine Notes: This second single vineyard Tempranillo release from Paxton is a lighter styled wine that we simply adore. Vibrant red in colour with a purple hue, the wine is extremely approachable and features soft attractive aromatics including: cinnamon and clove spices paired with bright red berry fruits.

A lighter bodied, spice driven mouth-feel is layered with emperor plum, cherry and rose petal influenced Turkish delight. The wine finishes with a lovely hint of oak and well integrated tannins.

With Food: Lighter share plates - tapas, nachos, burritos and any dish with corn as a major ingredient would work well. White fish ceviche with citrus and charred corn comes to mind. Think warm climate foods - gently seared fish and vegetables.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA