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Aussie Young Guns: We’re Not Here To F#%k Spiders

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Aussie Young Guns: We’re Not Here To F#%k Spiders presents a complete Aussie Young Guns series of the Red & White packs. Here, a look at lesser-known varieties & blends in celebration of the diversity and emerging powerhouses in the Australian wine industry.

  • Sentio Blanc | Savagnin, Arneis
  • L.A.S. Vino ‘F#%k Him’ | Chenin Blanc
  • Yangarra Estate | Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc
  • Stargazer Rada | Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
  • L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend | Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão, Sousão
  • Corymbia | Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet

Sentio Blanc

What — Savagnin, Arneis
Where — North East Victoria, Australia
When — 2016

Sweet pears, fresh fennel and delicate floral notes. Textural grip with a salty saline tang over a long finish.

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Chris Catlow began Sentio in 2013, after seven vintages of working on the Mornington Peninsula combined with a further five vintages of working with superstar producer, Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy. His time with Ben Leroux drove him to explore individual sites as his main focus for Sentio, with a number of single vineyard Chardonnays as his main focus.

Complementing his exploration of exceptional sites across Victoria, Chris discovered a selection of vines closer to his home in Beechworth, north-east of Victoria, from which he produced his Blanc, a blend of wines that evolves each year. The 2016 is a blend of 90% Savagnin and 10% Arneis – varieties rarely seen together with their respective homes of the Jura, France and Piedmont, Italy. Here, they present a balancing act against each other’s expressive styles. Arneis’ floral aromatics and light nuttiness counter Savagnin’s inherent texture and grip to create a wine with incredible texture that is perfect for pairing with white meats and fresh seafood. 

Having been recognised as an Australian ‘Young Gun of Wine’ Finalist, Chris’s wines are not to be overlooked as his presence continues to grow.

 

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L.A.S. Vino 'F#%k Him' Chenin Blanc

What — Chenin Blanc
Where — Margaret River, Western Australia
When — 2019

Pink grapefruit & passionfruit with notes of passiona & pavlova sitting atop a fresh lime acidity.

+ Read More

Born with winemaking pedigree from Margaret River royalty, Nic Peterkin comes from the lineage of icons Pierro and Cullen, which naturally spelled his destiny to work with grapes. Forging a different path outside of the family’s estates, Nic aims to challenge the status quo in one of the country’s most highly regarded wine producing regions. He largely eschews the traditional varieties of Margaret River in favour of alternatives which he believes suit the climate and conditions, such as Touriga Nacional, Sousao and Chenin Blanc. 

The F#%k Him Chenin Blanc is Nic’s not so shy expression of his feelings towards a certain US president. In his own words, “our wine is made in Margaret River, Australia, with vines imported from France, watered by Israeli irrigation and tended to by an American tractor. It’s made with grapes picked by a group of Irish, German, Estonian and Korean travelers under the supervision of a South African. Those grapes are pressed with a Swiss press using an Italian pump, while the juice is transferred into French oak by a Hungarian Canarian and then bottled with the help of a lesbian. The wine is sealed with a cork from Portugal and wax from the Czech Republic and placed into boxes made in China. This was written with a program downloaded from India with a label designed by a legend in the USA and proofread by an Eurasian Australian woman in New York. Our wine is exported to Singapore, Sweden, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai and the U.K., and drank by those wanting to bring friends together from all countries, ethnicities, sexes, sexualties and religions! The flavour inside this bottle attests: we are more than where we come from.” 

Not merely a marketing grab, the wine sees the same attention as any under the L.A.S Vino label with a natural ferment in older French oak, where it stayed for 14 months with regular lees stirring to build texture. 

L.A.S. (Luck Art Science) Vino is one of the most promising ‘new guards’ coming from Australia, with quality wines that challenge the paradigm and expectations from the region. Known to be unafraid to speak his mind and make his thoughts known on a number of topics, Nic’s wines similarly speak of their own personality and presence. 

 

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Yangarra Estate Blanc

What — Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc
Where — McLaren Vale, South Australia
When — 2020

A combination of texture, fruit power and elegance. A touch of buttery notes, with ripe stone fruit flavours over light spices and a fresh citrus kick.

+ Read More

In a region often only seen for its red wines, McLaren Vale is undergoing a renaissance and further exploration outside of just Shiraz. The excitement around grapes that are synonymous with the Rhône Valley of France such as Grenache and the exploration of other varieties such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Yangarra has truly challenged the paradigm one step further with their Estate Blanc being a blend of the lesser seen white grape varieties of the iconic south Rhône region.

The 2020 is a blend of Grenache Blanc (60%), Roussanne (17%), Clairette (10%), Picpoul (8%) and Bourboulenc (3%), and represents the first ever Australian example of this Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc-style blend. The varieties are largely heat resilient and, as with all of the Yangarra estate, are farmed biodynamically on their higher altitude single vineyard in McLaren Vale. This wine is based on the simplicity of winemaking, showcasing the fresh and crunchy style these varieties provide. The juice was fermented in 675-litre ceramic eggs and older French oak barriques, with no acid or sulphur additions and regular lees stirring for 4 months before bottling. 2020 may not hold the fondest of memories for many, however McLaren Vale was largely spared from the fires and resulting smoke taint  that ravaged many in the state. The hot spring resulted in incredibly low yields, which translated through to increased concentration in the grapes, brightness of fruit and retention of natural acidity. An example of a wine from a challenging vintage with a truly unique and pioneering place in the Australian wine world. 

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Stargazer Rada

What — Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Where — Coal River Valley, Tasmania
When — 2019

A vibrant lifted nose of cranberries, violets and poached rhubarb is married with a fresh and crunchy palate and modest soft tannins. Translucent red fruits are the hallmark of this wine, supported by a savoury, spicy notes from the Meunier component and fresh cherry pip acidity on the finish.

+ Read More

Samantha Connew, who hails from the South Island of New Zealand, is a name that has been gaining increasing attention for all the right reasons in the Australian wine industry. Previously the Senior Winemaker at Wirra Wirra (McLaren Vale, South Australia) for a decade and having worked for the Australian Wine Research Institute as well as in Spain, Italy, Oregon, Sam’s experience truly traverses the world of wine. Stargazer, named in honour of Abel Tasman as the first European to sight Tasmania and then the South Island of New Zealand in 1642, was born in 2012 after Sam fell in love with the quality of fruit and potential that Tasmania offers. 

Rada is a blend of Pinot Meunier from Pipers Brook with the Pinot Noir coming from the Coal River Valley of Tasmania. It draws its name from former socialite Rada Penfold of the eponymous iconic Australian winery Penfolds, who asked Max Schubert, the man behind Penfolds Grange, to create a new blend for a special event she was throwing. While that wasn’t a Pinot Noir/Meunier blend, its unusual blend parallels Sam’s approach of blending Pinot Noir and Meunier together for Rada. The two varieties work harmoniously together, with the sweet fruited red berry notes of the Pinot Noir juxtaposing a touch of savouriness from the Meunier. It ferments naturally and only sees old and larger oak barrels to retain the purity of fruit expression. Sam continues to drive the world of wine forward as a member of both Wine Tasmania, along with being on the advisory board of the Australian Women in Wine Awards. 

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L.A.S. Vino 'Pirate Blend'

What — Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão, Sousão
Where — Margaret River, Western Australia
When — 2018

Intoxicating nose and palate of spices, dark berries and chocolate. Its silky tannins give way to a long, complex and intriguing finish.

+ Read More

Born with winemaking pedigree from Margaret River royalty, Nic Peterkin comes from the lineage of icons Pierro and Cullen, which naturally spelled his destiny to work with grapes. Forging a different path outside of the family’s estates, Nic aims to challenge the status quo in one of the country’s most highly regarded wine producing regions. He largely eschews the traditional varieties of Margaret River in favour of alternatives which he believes suit the climate and conditions, such as Touriga Nacional, Sousao and Chenin Blanc. 

His Pirate Blend contains three Portuguese varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão and Sousão. Touriga Nacional provides structure and depth whilst Tinta Cao adds aroma and finesse. Sousao is an incredibly dark berry and as the wine saying goes, ‘the darker the berry, the sweeter the fruit’. The Pirate Blend is something very much like pirates themselves – rule breakers who lust after life with gusto, being people who “drank with a passion that was truly magnificent”. In Nic’s own words, “this blend is an ode to those salty sea dogs we left behind and those still sailing. Those willing to break the rules and live a life according to nothing but passion and the pursuit of personal desire.” The fruit is sourced from a 40 year old dry grown vineyard in Yallingup, of Margaret River. It spends 12 months in French oak before being bottled. 

L.A.S. (Luck Art Science) Vino is one of the most promising ‘new guards’ coming from Australia, with quality wines that challenge the paradigm and expectations from the region. Known to be unafraid to speak his mind on a range of topics, Nic’s wines similarly speak with their own personality and presence. 

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Corymbia Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet

What — Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet
Where — Swan Valley, Western Australia
When — 2018

Expressive aroma of Satsuma plums, black olives, rosewater and with a hint of aniseed. The wine tastes fresh and lively of pomegranate, cocoa, maraschino cherries and is complemented by Tempranillo’s characteristic coal dust tannin structure.

+ Read More

Corymbia is one of the most exciting recent ventures within the Western Australian wine industry, produced by the current generation of the Mann family – one of the founding families of WA wine– who are further making their stamp on the Swan Valley. Jack Mann, Rob’s pioneering grandfather, worked a staggering 51 consecutive vintages at Houghton’s of the Swan Valley. Rob & Genevieve Mann now have an organically farmed single vineyard that challenges the conventional wines of the lesser-known & often maligned Swan Valley region with wines of tension, structure and approachability. Coming full circle, it is a vineyard that Rob helped his father plant as a young boy. His winemaking career that has taken him around the world including some time in Napa Valley as Senior Winemaker at LVMH’s Newton Vineyard, and South Australia at Hardy’s Tintara and Cape Mentelle of Margaret River, where during his ten-year tenure, the winery was twice awarded ‘Australia’s Producer of the Year’ and Rob himself ‘Australian Winemaker of the Year’. Returning home, he founded Corymbia. 

The Corymbia red is a blend of 58% Tempranillo, 30% Malbec and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. A fascinating blend that you seldom see together, they present a “sum of their parts” approach expressed through a medium-bodied, ultra fine tannin wine with an rare youthful approachability. 

Corymbia is a scientific genus of about one hundred species of trees, along with Eucalyptus and several smaller groups, and are commonly referred to as eucalypts. The label represents not only the blossom of the Marri tree, but if you look closer, you’ll see that it maps the weather pattern for the year with temperature, rainfall and harvest date expressed through each line. The fastidious approach to even label design is representative of Rob’s attention to detail in all aspects of Corymbia. 

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An Aussie Young Guns Series for Australia Day

This year’s Australia Day won’t be quite the same as years past, so we’re shaking things up a bit with a few lesser-known (but damn delicious) packs to keep you entertained. Ranging from unique blends to emerging varietals, the diversity in the Australian wine world has never been more exciting than it currently is. Here, we shine a spotlight on some bottles challenging the paradigm of what you may expect from the land down under.

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Sentio Blanc

What — Savagnin, Arneis
Where — North East Victoria, Australia
When — 2016

Sweet pears, fresh fennel and delicate floral notes. Textural grip with a salty saline tang over a long finish.

+ Read More

Chris Catlow began Sentio in 2013, after seven vintages of working on the Mornington Peninsula combined with a further five vintages of working with superstar producer, Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy. His time with Ben Leroux drove him to explore individual sites as his main focus for Sentio, with a number of single vineyard Chardonnays as his main focus.

Complementing his exploration of exceptional sites across Victoria, Chris discovered a selection of vines closer to his home in Beechworth, north-east of Victoria, from which he produced his Blanc, a blend of wines that evolves each year. The 2016 is a blend of 90% Savagnin and 10% Arneis – varieties rarely seen together with their respective homes of the Jura, France and Piedmont, Italy. Here, they present a balancing act against each other’s expressive styles. Arneis’ floral aromatics and light nuttiness counter Savagnin’s inherent texture and grip to create a wine with incredible texture that is perfect for pairing with white meats and fresh seafood. 

Having been recognised as an Australian ‘Young Gun of Wine’ Finalist, Chris’s wines are not to be overlooked as his presence continues to grow.

 

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L.A.S. Vino 'F#%k Him' Chenin Blanc

What — Chenin Blanc
Where — Margaret River, Western Australia
When — 2019

Pink grapefruit & passionfruit with notes of passiona & pavlova sitting atop a fresh lime acidity.

+ Read More

Born with winemaking pedigree from Margaret River royalty, Nic Peterkin comes from the lineage of icons Pierro and Cullen, which naturally spelled his destiny to work with grapes. Forging a different path outside of the family’s estates, Nic aims to challenge the status quo in one of the country’s most highly regarded wine producing regions. He largely eschews the traditional varieties of Margaret River in favour of alternatives which he believes suit the climate and conditions, such as Touriga Nacional, Sousao and Chenin Blanc. 

The F#%k Him Chenin Blanc is Nic’s not so shy expression of his feelings towards a certain US president. In his own words, “our wine is made in Margaret River, Australia, with vines imported from France, watered by Israeli irrigation and tended to by an American tractor. It’s made with grapes picked by a group of Irish, German, Estonian and Korean travelers under the supervision of a South African. Those grapes are pressed with a Swiss press using an Italian pump, while the juice is transferred into French oak by a Hungarian Canarian and then bottled with the help of a lesbian. The wine is sealed with a cork from Portugal and wax from the Czech Republic and placed into boxes made in China. This was written with a program downloaded from India with a label designed by a legend in the USA and proofread by an Eurasian Australian woman in New York. Our wine is exported to Singapore, Sweden, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai and the U.K., and drank by those wanting to bring friends together from all countries, ethnicities, sexes, sexualties and religions! The flavour inside this bottle attests: we are more than where we come from.” 

Not merely a marketing grab, the wine sees the same attention as any under the L.A.S Vino label with a natural ferment in older French oak, where it stayed for 14 months with regular lees stirring to build texture. 

L.A.S. (Luck Art Science) Vino is one of the most promising ‘new guards’ coming from Australia, with quality wines that challenge the paradigm and expectations from the region. Known to be unafraid to speak his mind and make his thoughts known on a number of topics, Nic’s wines similarly speak of their own personality and presence. 

 

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Yangarra Estate Blanc

What — Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc
Where — McLaren Vale, South Australia
When — 2020

A combination of texture, fruit power and elegance. A touch of buttery notes, with ripe stone fruit flavours over light spices and a fresh citrus kick.

+ Read More

In a region often only seen for its red wines, McLaren Vale is undergoing a renaissance and further exploration outside of just Shiraz. The excitement around grapes that are synonymous with the Rhône Valley of France such as Grenache and the exploration of other varieties such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Yangarra has truly challenged the paradigm one step further with their Estate Blanc being a blend of the lesser seen white grape varieties of the iconic south Rhône region.

The 2020 is a blend of Grenache Blanc (60%), Roussanne (17%), Clairette (10%), Picpoul (8%) and Bourboulenc (3%), and represents the first ever Australian example of this Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc-style blend. The varieties are largely heat resilient and, as with all of the Yangarra estate, are farmed biodynamically on their higher altitude single vineyard in McLaren Vale. This wine is based on the simplicity of winemaking, showcasing the fresh and crunchy style these varieties provide. The juice was fermented in 675-litre ceramic eggs and older French oak barriques, with no acid or sulphur additions and regular lees stirring for 4 months before bottling. 2020 may not hold the fondest of memories for many, however McLaren Vale was largely spared from the fires and resulting smoke taint  that ravaged many in the state. The hot spring resulted in incredibly low yields, which translated through to increased concentration in the grapes, brightness of fruit and retention of natural acidity. An example of a wine from a challenging vintage with a truly unique and pioneering place in the Australian wine world. 

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Stargazer Rada

What — Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Where — Coal River Valley, Tasmania
When — 2019

A vibrant lifted nose of cranberries, violets and poached rhubarb is married with a fresh and crunchy palate and modest soft tannins. Translucent red fruits are the hallmark of this wine, supported by a savoury, spicy notes from the Meunier component and fresh cherry pip acidity on the finish.

+ Read More

Samantha Connew, who hails from the South Island of New Zealand, is a name that has been gaining increasing attention for all the right reasons in the Australian wine industry. Previously the Senior Winemaker at Wirra Wirra (McLaren Vale, South Australia) for a decade and having worked for the Australian Wine Research Institute as well as in Spain, Italy, Oregon, Sam’s experience truly traverses the world of wine. Stargazer, named in honour of Abel Tasman as the first European to sight Tasmania and then the South Island of New Zealand in 1642, was born in 2012 after Sam fell in love with the quality of fruit and potential that Tasmania offers. 

Rada is a blend of Pinot Meunier from Pipers Brook with the Pinot Noir coming from the Coal River Valley of Tasmania. It draws its name from former socialite Rada Penfold of the eponymous iconic Australian winery Penfolds, who asked Max Schubert, the man behind Penfolds Grange, to create a new blend for a special event she was throwing. While that wasn’t a Pinot Noir/Meunier blend, its unusual blend parallels Sam’s approach of blending Pinot Noir and Meunier together for Rada. The two varieties work harmoniously together, with the sweet fruited red berry notes of the Pinot Noir juxtaposing a touch of savouriness from the Meunier. It ferments naturally and only sees old and larger oak barrels to retain the purity of fruit expression. Sam continues to drive the world of wine forward as a member of both Wine Tasmania, along with being on the advisory board of the Australian Women in Wine Awards. 

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L.A.S. Vino 'Pirate Blend'

What — Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão, Sousão
Where — Margaret River, Western Australia
When — 2018

Intoxicating nose and palate of spices, dark berries and chocolate. Its silky tannins give way to a long, complex and intriguing finish.

+ Read More

Born with winemaking pedigree from Margaret River royalty, Nic Peterkin comes from the lineage of icons Pierro and Cullen, which naturally spelled his destiny to work with grapes. Forging a different path outside of the family’s estates, Nic aims to challenge the status quo in one of the country’s most highly regarded wine producing regions. He largely eschews the traditional varieties of Margaret River in favour of alternatives which he believes suit the climate and conditions, such as Touriga Nacional, Sousao and Chenin Blanc. 

His Pirate Blend contains three Portuguese varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão and Sousão. Touriga Nacional provides structure and depth whilst Tinta Cao adds aroma and finesse. Sousao is an incredibly dark berry and as the wine saying goes, ‘the darker the berry, the sweeter the fruit’. The Pirate Blend is something very much like pirates themselves – rule breakers who lust after life with gusto, being people who “drank with a passion that was truly magnificent”. In Nic’s own words, “this blend is an ode to those salty sea dogs we left behind and those still sailing. Those willing to break the rules and live a life according to nothing but passion and the pursuit of personal desire.” The fruit is sourced from a 40 year old dry grown vineyard in Yallingup, of Margaret River. It spends 12 months in French oak before being bottled. 

L.A.S. (Luck Art Science) Vino is one of the most promising ‘new guards’ coming from Australia, with quality wines that challenge the paradigm and expectations from the region. Known to be unafraid to speak his mind on a range of topics, Nic’s wines similarly speak with their own personality and presence. 

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Corymbia Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet

What — Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet
Where — Swan Valley, Western Australia
When — 2018

Expressive aroma of Satsuma plums, black olives, rosewater and with a hint of aniseed. The wine tastes fresh and lively of pomegranate, cocoa, maraschino cherries and is complemented by Tempranillo’s characteristic coal dust tannin structure.

+ Read More

Corymbia is one of the most exciting recent ventures within the Western Australian wine industry, produced by the current generation of the Mann family – one of the founding families of WA wine– who are further making their stamp on the Swan Valley. Jack Mann, Rob’s pioneering grandfather, worked a staggering 51 consecutive vintages at Houghton’s of the Swan Valley. Rob & Genevieve Mann now have an organically farmed single vineyard that challenges the conventional wines of the lesser-known & often maligned Swan Valley region with wines of tension, structure and approachability. Coming full circle, it is a vineyard that Rob helped his father plant as a young boy. His winemaking career that has taken him around the world including some time in Napa Valley as Senior Winemaker at LVMH’s Newton Vineyard, and South Australia at Hardy’s Tintara and Cape Mentelle of Margaret River, where during his ten-year tenure, the winery was twice awarded ‘Australia’s Producer of the Year’ and Rob himself ‘Australian Winemaker of the Year’. Returning home, he founded Corymbia. 

The Corymbia red is a blend of 58% Tempranillo, 30% Malbec and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. A fascinating blend that you seldom see together, they present a “sum of their parts” approach expressed through a medium-bodied, ultra fine tannin wine with an rare youthful approachability. 

Corymbia is a scientific genus of about one hundred species of trees, along with Eucalyptus and several smaller groups, and are commonly referred to as eucalypts. The label represents not only the blossom of the Marri tree, but if you look closer, you’ll see that it maps the weather pattern for the year with temperature, rainfall and harvest date expressed through each line. The fastidious approach to even label design is representative of Rob’s attention to detail in all aspects of Corymbia. 

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