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WHAT IS THE SLASHIE WINE CLUB???
The Slashie Wine Club is arguably the best (I think it is, Matt agrees with me) wine club going round. It’s a way to keep your home supplied with great wine, either by subscribing to get regular deliveries or as one off (but still regular right?) purchases.
Why is it the best? No other club has the combined powers of two sommeliers with award winning palates sharing the wines they make and they wines they buy for themselves at home, with pricing that benefits you from what might be called "vinous insider training".
Bloody hell, if I was me I’d want one!
THIS SEASON'S WINES
2010 Allram Grüner Veltliner 'Strasstaler'
Grüner can be described as being like a cross between Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, or Riesling and Pinot Gris. It’s a native Austrian variety and the most widely planted grape in that country. It’s rare to find an aged oneand so we’re pretty pumped to be able to share an exceptional example like this – full of citrussy crispness, a silky texture and almost meaty spice.
2 x 2017 Athletes Of Wine 'Alto! Alto!!' Rosé
Our first ever still rosé, and the depth of colour belies its freshness. It remains a smart option in the unpredictable Spring weather. We treat it like a really, really, really, really light red wine– it can just as easily go with roasted beetroot salad, full flavoured fish dishes or lighter meats on the BBQ.
2 x 2009 Athletes Of Wine 'Macedon Edge' Pinot Noir
WOWEE! Back to where it all began, our second year in the vineyard but our first ever crop, due to the site being ravaged by drought and neglect. So proud of the long hours spent getting it in some shape of health. A warm year, so a Pinot Noir with some power and weight, and a bit of tannin too. This is Pinot Noir for steak!
2016 Athletes Of Wine 'Vino Athlético' Chardonnay
Here you get to see our lighter interpretation of Chardonnay, mostly from a higher vineyard on a sandy soil profile and it shows. Completely aged in older oak, with a generous palate with some creaminess to go along with yellow peach, grilled nuts and white grapefruit on the finish.
2017 Athletes Of Wine 'Alto! Alto!!' Red
Alto! Alto!! is a reference to the influence of altitude in the two areas we blend together in these wines, and this red epitomises the sub-alpine freshness that we look for. A blend of Dolcetto, Pinot Noir and Merlot bringing blue, red and black fruit, perfume, cool spice and a gentle herbal note.
2017 Three Dark Horses Touriga Nacional
Touriga Nacional is the major grape used in Port, and it brings all the complexity of flavour, perfume and structure in this dry red. Think densely packed fruit, florals, spice and a lick of dark tannin. This is full flavoured yet elegant wine, made from a 60 year old vineyard.
NV Stefano Lubiana Brut Reserve
One of Australia’s best sparklings, and has the awards to prove it. An incredibly impressive wine that is a credit to the talent and vision of Stefano Lubiana. Biodynamically farmed grapes, long ageing on lees, skilful blending and a great price – why drink shit Champagne when you can have this?
2 x 2017 Athletes Of Wine 'Viñero' Romsey Chardonnay
You may have heard us say this before, but this IS the best wine we have made! A combination of a cool and elongated growing season that favoured Chardonnay in Macedon, the third year of Romsey being herbicide and pesticide free, weeded by hand and picked at the perfect moment. The wine is full of flavour but nowhere near heavy, in fact, we call it zesty and refreshing.
2018 Valentine Montepulciano
When I tasted this out of barrel I just knew we had to share it with you, it was such a big mouthful of flavour! A riot of darkness. Dark fruit, dark soul, dark tannins. Wine legend Dom Valentine took this southern Italian variety and made it like he would do Cabernet, not afraid of a grippy finish to balance out the masses of juicy dark fruit. Dom you nailed it!