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2014 Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Kabinett Trocken, Pfalz, Germany  

In the words of our wine buyer Sacha, this great Riesling “Will take you on the banquet up until mains, whilst also being really smashable in the Courtyard”

These are extremely old-school wines from an estate making trocken (dry) wines before it was trendy. In fact, the estate cleaves to the old labelling practice of putting both the pradikät and the trocken designation on each wine (e.g., Auslese Trocken), which the VDP no longer allows; it was one reason they left the consortium after 80 years of membership!

 

2016 Jauma ‘A 1000 Fires’ Semillon Chenin Blanc, Mc Laren Vale, Australia

 “100% zero additions; sulphite free white. Great fruit purity, textured & fresh”

Reining from McLaren Vale, the Juama team includes Fiona Wood who looks after the vineyards and winemakers James Erskine and Mark Warner; a couple of young passionate lads with a commitment to wild, creative, expressive living wines. Juama believe in organic farming and no additions, 100% free of added preservatives and sulphur. ‘Healthy booze’, as they like to put it.

The 2016 ‘a thousand fires’ Semillon/chenin blend is a bit of a whimsical throw back into Australian history when some classic dry white wines were labelled Chablis or white Burgundy that were stylistically fresh and complex with great potential to age.

 

2015 Luke Lambert Nebbiolo, Yarra Valley, Australia

“Perfect to drink alongside something hearty, such as the shredded cumin lamb or the pork katsu”

Luke Lambert is one of the young guns of the Yarra Valley making a name for himself for his bold and structured reds of Syrah and Nebbiolo in contrast to the many other (predominantly Pinot Noir) producers in the area. According to Luke himself, 2015 was the best season in the Yarra Valley since he has been making wine there.

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