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Wednesday
04
APR

How Australian Whites Age with Mark Davidson

16:30
19:30
Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
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Please join us Wednesday, April 4th any time between 4:30-7:30 pm when we welcome back Mark Davidson, Global Education Director for Wine Australia, to our wine bar. We had the pleasure of his company twice last year and now he will show us how well Australian men and white wines age!

Brokenwood-Brokenwood was founded in 1970 by a trio of ‘Sydney-based solicitors’, Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday. In 1982, Iain Riggs joined on as Manager Director/Chief Winemaker and his mastery in crafting incredibly age-worthy Semillon took Brokenwood from a tiny ‘boutique’ winery to the label of international acclaim it is today. Iain ages his stainless steel fermented Semillons at the winery for six years before release. This allows the wines to have an ‘aged’ character yet still show vibrant acidity and surprising freshness.

Pewsey Vale–Pewsey Vale was the first vineyard ever established in the Eden Valley in 1847 and the first one in Australia to grow Riesling. The Hill-Smith family resurrected this historic site in the early 1960s and by the end of the decade was producing distinctive cool climate, award-winning wines. Today, Pewsey Vale still only grows Riesling and is the gold standard for the varietal in Australia as well as the rest of the world.

Kilikanoon-Winemaker, Kevin Mitchell founded Kilikanoon in 1997 when he ‘purchased the property of the same name in the hamlet of Penwortham in South Australia's picturesque Clare Valley.’ The Mitchells were a long-time wine growing family in the area so Kevin learned everything he needed to know about running his own estate from his father, Mort, after whom he named this special Reserve Riesling.

Tahbilk-Established in 1860, Tahbilk is one of Australia’s oldest estates that has been run by successive generations of the Purbrick family since 1925. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region in central Victoria, the winery specializes in Rhône varietals and is particularly famous for its bottlings of Marsanne, many of which include fruit from vines first planted in 1927.

Leeuwin Estate–After searching all over Australia, Robert Mondavi identified ‘a small plot of land’ in Margaret River to be the ideal site where Denis and Tricia Horgan could develop a world class wine estate. Under his mentorship, the Horgans achieved that goal when Decanter Magazine awarded its highest recommendation to the 1980 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay. Almost 40 years later, the Art Series Chardonnay is still considered one of the world’s best.

****AS A SPECIAL FEATURE ALL WINES SERVED ON PRODUCER FLIGHT NIGHT WILL BE ON SALE FOR THAT NIGHT ONLY AT A 15% DISCOUNT TO THOSE WHO PURCHASE A FLIGHT!!!

The following wines are served as two ounce glasses and cost of the flight will be $23:

2009 Brokenwood Oakey Creek Semillon, Hunter Valley, Australia
Retail $27.00 – 5 oz glass $12.25

2011 Pewsey Vale ‘The Contours’ Riesling, Eden Valley, Australia
Retail $34.00 – 5 oz glass $14.25

2009 Kilikanoon Mort’s Reserve Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia
Retail $27.00 – 5 oz glass $12.25

2010 Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne, Nagambie Lakes, Australia
Retail $22.50 – 5 oz glass $11.00

2007 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia
Retail $71.00 – 5 oz glass $24.25