Tuesday Tutorials: Art of Blending - 4 August 2020 6.30pm

Event Date: Aug 4, 2020

Registration End Date: Aug 4, 2020

HANDS ON TASTING! This month, we'll discuss the art of blending. Throughout the history of wine, grapes have been blended for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's a finance issue, other times the blend is significantly better than each individual part. We'll take you back to the origins of blending wine in Georgia where they blend several hundred varieties together! We'll talk about the often controversial blending of red & white grapes, & go into the concept of 'less is more'. We'll be having a bit of fun blending our own wines to see what a difference blending can make, & that sometimes blending wine can be the most difficult (& important!) part of winemaking. It's back! Due to popular demand, 2020 sees the return of Tuesday Tutorial series of wine events. Through 2019 we shared stories & learnt so much about how wine is made & why it tastes like it does, & we're looking forward to making 2020 even bigger & better. So, join us for the first Tuesday of the month for Tuesday Tutorials- Come & join us for a drink!
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Some wines that will be on tasting

GIANT STEPS 'HARRY'S MONSTER' CABERNET MERLOT PETIT VERDOT 2018
Winner of the Trophy for Best Cabernet Varieties & their blends at the 2019 Langton’s Yarra Valley Wine Show. This topped off a great night for Giant Steps, who were the Most Successful Exhibitor for the 2nd year in a row. 44% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot from the Sexton Vineyard, fermented separately then blended. Matured in French oak (12% new) for 14 months. Made by Gourmet Traveller Wine 'Winemaker of the Year' 2016 Steve Flamsteed, Harry's Monster is his take on a New World Bordeaux Blend.
Bottle 750ml (Bottle)
$50.00 Per item
SC PANNELL 'BASSO' GARNACHA 2018
“Lighter, warm climate red wines based on Grenache particularly from McLaren Vale have a growing place on the tables of Australian diners. Youthful, flavoursome wines to make you smile that match where and how we live, and the food we love to eat.” Steve Pannell Light body, crunchy, fresh acidity, fine, sandy tannins, plush and juicy with a long, succulent finish
Bottle 750ml (Bottle)
$28.00 Per item
WOODS CRAMPTON MATARO 2017
95% Mataro, 5% Grenache. The nose is dark and ripe, unveiling with time aromas of dark berry fruit, blueberry, kirsch and mince pie spice. The palate is supple and intense with liquorice and dark fruit flavours wrapped in savoury spice and framed by fine tannins. The opulent fruit is balanced well by stalky whole bunch complexity and beautifully fine tannins. Delicious already, though should improve with time. Sourced from the Marschall vineyard, an eighty year old organic and dry-grown vineyard, planted on its own rootstocks to clones unknown, in the Vine Vale district. The loose sandy soils reflect sunlight in a similar way to the Rhone’s pebbled vineyards and are well suited to Mataro.
Bottle 750ml (Bottle)
$26.99 Per item
BODEGA VOLCANES DE CHILE CARMENERE 2018
“The Chilean volcanic terroir is nothing but dynamic. Many of our vineyards are located on mature volcanic – igneous regions, where soils are a result of the weathering processes that have occurred over millions of years. However, we also have vines growing on modern volcanic ash deposits emitted directly from volcanoes that we can see today in the magnificent Andes. Our philsophy is to create wines that reflect their unique soils, formed by volcanic activity over millions of years and that are true expressions of their origin, displaying the purity and typicity of the specific grape without excessive oak that can mask the unique flavours." Intense aromas of black fruit, bitter chocolate with hints of olives and toasted notes. Full-bodied, structured and creamy, soft and ripe tannins, with typical hints of black pepper and spice.
Bottle 750ml (Bottle)
$24.99 Per item
THORN CLARKE 'SANDPIPER' MERLOT 2017
12 months in tight grain French and American oak. The nose has primarily lifted strawberry and plum fruit characters. Medium bodied with an abundance of the primary characters carried through from the nose of plum and strawberry there is also a presence of creamy vanilla oak. The palate has underlying savoury and round tannins.
Bottle 750ml (Bottle)
$14.99 Per item