Cognac, Pinot Grigio

Cognac is named after the town of Cognac in France and is a variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name. Ugni Blanc, which is known locally as Saint-Emilion, is the one most commonly used grape to produce Cognac. The region is divided in to six zones, Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Bordeies, Fins Bois, Bon Bois and lastly Bois Ordinaire, not to be confused with Champagne, the premier sparkling wine region in north east France.

Strict guidelines must be followed for a distilled brandy to be legally labelled as a Cognac by the Appellation d’origine contrôlée. Only specific grapes are allowed to be used, of which Ugni Blanc is the most common. The brandy must be distilled twice in copper pot stills and aged for a minimum of 24 months in French oak barrels from Limousis or Tronçais.

Blending is very common in Cognacs, and the age is derived from the age of the youngest grapes used in the blend. Cognacs develop and age in a similar way to Scotch Whiskies, though most Cognacs can age much longer than the legal requirement due to the time spent in the French oak barrels.
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Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio or Grauburgunder is a white wine grape variety thought to be a mutant clone of the pinot noir variety. It normally has a greyish-blue fruit, accounting for its name but the grapes can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance.

The once relatively unknown Pinot Gris (or Grigio) grape has risen by stealth to become one of Australia’s most fashionable whites, adored by the wine-drinking public.

Pinot Grigio / Gris vines were brought to Australia in 1832 as Pineau Gris from the Cote-d’Or by the father of Australian viticulture, James Busby. However, it had to wait another 150 years or so before it became an ‘instant sensation’ when Pinot Grigio pioneers Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy launched T’Gallant Wines. They recognised that the cool climate of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria was the perfect place to grow the grape and that consumers were looking for something new.
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  1. NORFOLK RISE PINOT GRIGIO 2018
    Aromas of spring florals, white nectarine, pears, spiced apple and figs. The wine is fresh and fruity with ripe pear and lemon sherbet flavours balanced by a delicate and soft mineral finish. For short to medium term drinking. ... Learn More
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  2. NORFOLK RISE PINOT GRIGIO 2019
    95 Points & Trophy Winner - Best Single Varietal White - 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards - A beautiful, lifted, fruit driven wine giving aromas of nectarine, florals, pear, apple, cinnamon and spice with a fabulous bright minerality balanced by a soft finish ... Learn More
  3. FAMILY WINE GROWERS PINOT GRIGIO 2020
    Seafood and salads will be infinitely better this summer with a glass of this fantastic dry white.We're very confident that there is no better dry white wine available in Australia anywhere near this price. The nose shows ripe apple ... Learn More
  4. QUEALY 'FIONULA' PINOT GRIGIO 2019
    Made by Kathleen Quealy - the Queen of Aussie Pinot Grigio. The fruit is sourced from the Schriber Vineyard located near the town of Mildura in the Murray Darling. It is a family owned and run property situated on the ... Learn More
  5. QUEALY 'FIONULA' PINOT GRIGIO 2020
    Made by Kathleen Quealy - the Queen of Aussie Pinot Grigio. The fruit is sourced from the Schriber Vineyard located near the town of Mildura in the Murray Darling. It is a family owned and run property situated on the ... Learn More
  6. POGGIO DEI PRINCIPI PINOT GRIGIO 2018
    This outstanding Pinot Grigio has fantastic definition of pure fruit flavours and a wonderfully rounded balance. High altitude vineyards, small yields and dedicated winemaking by this fantastic cooperative combine to produce a wine that is fresh, versatile and enjoyable. Exceptional ... Learn More
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  7. UNITED CELLARS SELECTION 'PINOT GRIGIO BY PRIMO ESTATE' 2019
    It makes perfect sense that Primo make a superb Pinot Grigio, as Joe Grilli has spent many vintages making wine in Italy, the home of the variety. On the nose: Bright aromas of pear and honeysuckle blossom. Lovely floral and ... Learn More
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  8. SC PANNELL PINOT GRIGIO 2018
    The perfect easy-drinking weekend wine or pre-dinner drink. Extremely versatile! Quite a perfumed nose, with aromas of pears, florals and subtle spice. A richer and more concentrated palate than many Grigios but still beautifully fresh, with balance and length. Quite ... Learn More
  9. TERRE DEL FOHN PINOT GRIGIO VIGNETI DELLE DOLOMITI 2019
    Classic Italian Pinot Grigio- dry, fresh, great value for money and perfect for the Australian weather! Made by the Simoni family, who have made wines in this region since 1945. This section of North-East Italy is known for unbeatable value Pinot ... Learn More
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  10. TAGLIA FRIULI PINOT GRIGIO 2018
    From a single vineyard high above the Tagliamento river, it’s pinot grigio, pure and direct. A fresh nose of subtle stone fruit, spice and a hint of musk. Pure and beautifully layered with flavours of nashi pear and apples. ... Learn More
  11. CESCON 'VINO DELLAMICIZIA' FRIULI DOC PINOT GRIGIO 2019

    Classic Italian Pinot Grigio - our best selling imported white wine. Made by the brilliant Cescon family - 3rd generation winemakers based just outside of Venice (this wine is sourced from their vineyard in Friuli- the home ... Learn More

  12. ONLINE TASTING PACK - ITALIAN SUMMER WINES

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on Thursday the 15th of October 2020. This event is all ... Learn More

  13. DUDOGNON NAPOLEAN - 15YEARS
    Goes well with a cigar at room temperature, very fine cognac. Light shiny yellow. ... Learn More
  14. TESSERON COGNAC LOT NO. 90 XO OVATION 'SELECTION'
    Made from the finest terroirs in Cognac –Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois – Lot n°90's unique character comes from long ageing in oak barrels, which adds richness and complexity. Aromas of very fresh pear & quince notes ... Learn More
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  15. HOUSEHOLD STAPLES MIXED DOZEN WITH FREE MOET

    Every home needs a supply of great wines available at all times. With this case, you will be guaranteed to have the perfect wine on hand for whatever meal is served or whatever mood strikes you. With a FREE ... Learn More

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  16. PAUL GIRAUD 'VIEILLE RESERVE' GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC - 25 YEARS
    Soft, delicate, sweetish nose like stone fruit. Palate shows subtle, honeyed fruit, long length of plums & prunes, showing its twenty five year age. From culture to distillation, Paul Giraud gives priority to ancestral know-how to best serve the expression of ... Learn More
  17. TESSERON COGNAC LOT 76 XO TRADITION
    An exceptional blend of the best reserves of Grande Champagne Cognac, aged to perfection in old wood barrels. Lot 76 immediately establishes its quality at the nose: a profusion of aromas of caramelised peaches, almonds and candied fruits sublimated by a ... Learn More
  18. DUDOGNON RESERVE DES ANCETRES  - 30 YEARS
    A full-throttle bouquet as well-defined notes of vanilla, paraffin, and ripe grapes fill the nasal cavity ... Learn More
  19. PAUL GIRAUD 'TRES RARE' GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC - 40 YEARS
    A true reflection of a forty years old Cognac. Old brandy that has remained for many years in oak barrels. Its characteristics are more assertive, with aromas of rancio, cigar box, leather and spicy fragrances. Very complex nose and palate, ... Learn More
  20. ONLINE TASTING PACK - ITALIAN WINE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH, 4 WEEK COURSE

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    This pack contains a bottle of 12 different wines to be opened during a series of 4 online tastings held throughout May and early June 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we will be ... Learn More

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  21. TESSERON COGNAC LOT 53 XO 'PERFECTION'
    This cognac borders on perfection - finesse and complexity. Aromatic and heady that only years of aging in oak casks could give it. It exudes woody notes, dried fruit and tobacco. Very rich and generous. An extremely attractive cognac, opulent, ... Learn More
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  22. PAUL GIRAUD 'HERITAGE' GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC  - 60 YEARS
    Very old eau-de-vie aged in Limousin oak barrels, with exacerbated aromas of rancio, oxidation, aging characteristics pushed to their peak. Very long on the palate, in the end sweet and tasty. From culture to distillation, Paul Giraud gives priority to ... Learn More
  23. COGNAC TESSERON LOT NO. 29 XO 'EXCEPTION'
    A unique blend of legendary Grande Champagne, the cream of our oldest and rarest stocks, lovingly aged for at least three generations. ... Learn More
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