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SUMMER OF TENNIS 2022

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  1. Copper Rivet Dockyard Gin 500ml 41.2% alc
    Copper Rivet Dockyard Gin 500ml 41.2% alc

    Distilled using locally grown barley and Kentish water, this is as fresh and bright as a sunny spring day in the countryside. Elegant and refined gin, with a lovely, half floral, half herbal lift. I tasted it before learning what botanicals had been used in its production, and suspect its fragrant quality comes from the local elderflowers. MAX ALLEN

    Ingredients: Italian Juniper berries, locally sourced elderflower, Bulgarian Coriander seeds, Spanish orange peel, Italian lemon peel, Guatemala green cardamom, grains of paradise from Africa, European Angelica root and Orris root, our own neutral grain spirit and Kentish chalk filtered water.
     

    Gin
    England
    425
  1. Melbourne Gin Company Single Shot Gin (700ml)
    Melbourne Gin Company Single Shot Gin (700ml)

    We wanted to taste the Juniper. We wanted it to taste different to our Melbourne Dry Gin. We wanted it to taste amazing.

    The Single Shot is a gin made in a single distillation, unlike the MGC’s original Melbourne Dry Gin, in which botanicals are individually distilled then blended together. The result is a full flavoured gin, so much so it may louche (form a fine glazy mist) in a G&T or Martini, which MGC celebrates as a mark of distinction.

    Even before its release, Melbourne Gin Company has received major international accolades for Single Shot becoming the most awarded gin that no one has yet tasted.

    Double Gold at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Awards;
    Gin Master at the 2018 Gin Masters Awards London,
    Gold Medal at the 2018 World Gin Masters – Asia (Hong Kong)
    Since 2013 when MGC launched their first pioneering product, Melbourne Dry Gin, their fascination with the alchemy of gin has kept them busy conducting trials, perfecting their techniques and playing with different botanicals to create Single Shot.

    Gin
    Australia
  1. Paco and Lola Ophalum Albarino 2019
    Paco and Lola Ophalum Albarino 2019
    Paco and Lola is an iconic 'co-operativo' in the Rías Baixas producing Albariño, the best seafood white in Spain. Based in the Salnés Valley sub-region of the Rías Baixas, the label represents over 400 small growers, each with an average vineyard holding of just over half a hectare.

    Paco and Lola's entry-level white, Ophalum Albariño, comes from parcels of grapes selected for their greater ripeness, resulting in a fruit-driven white: ripe mango and papaya characters on the nose, with a citrus tang on the palate.
    2019
    Albarino
    Spain
    469
    Special Price $21.60 Regular Price $27.00
  1. Riorret Lusatia Park Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
    Riorret Lusatia Park Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
    Lusatia Park is in the Upper Yarra, and the cooler climate - coupled with the modest alcohol - led to the decision to take the wine through mlf. It certainly hasn't stripped the elegance or fresh, juicy/limey acidity of this lovely chardonnay. The Yarra Valley length of flavour is on full display, oak (obviously) simply a means to an end. JAMES HALLIDAY, winecompanion.com
    2017
    chardonnay
    Australia
    506
    Special Price $40.00 Regular Price $49.00 As low as $33.00
  1. Bellenda Radicale Spumante Extra Brut Nature Metodo
    Bellenda Radicale Spumante Extra Brut Nature Metodo
    An extreme version of a sparkling glera, with no sulphites and no disgorging. BELLENDA

    Sourced from their best parcels of fruit this is, in many ways, the flagship of the estate but sadly also one of the smallest amounts made. For the initial fermentation about half of the fruit is left on skins and a portion (roughly 60%) is aged in barrel with the remaining portion resting in stainless steel. Secondary fermentation occurs in bottle and the wine is aged on lees for 24 months before being released sur lie (on its sediment) with zero additions an no sulphur used. It is a wild and heady bottling full of nuance and detail with gorgeous texture and plenty of intensity. Radicale brings together the Cosmo family's traditional methods and modern techniques, the result is a wine that is completely unique to Bellenda and the region. It is well worth hunting down. ROSCOE
    2015
    Italy
    499
    Special Price $36.00 Regular Price $40.00
  1. Andre Clouet Silver Brut Nature NV
    Andre Clouet Silver Brut Nature NV



    Andre Clouet Silver NV. A beautiful example of a zero dosage Champagne. With 100% Pinot noir this wine has great structure and richness. Fresh cut strawberries, stone fruits and hints of brioche present on the nose.
    On the palate a racey and and fresh acidity is complimented by red berry fruits, pink lady apple and peach with fine creamy bubbles. Brioche and a nutty aftertaste persist long after the wine has left your mouth. A brut natural worth sharing. BILLY PWS

    Jean-Francois Clouet's zero-dosage ideal is realised with magnificent clarity here.  Such is the concentration and richness of his pinot noir that it has absolutely no need for any sweetness.  The bouquet is delightfully fresh, lifted, pure and expressive, with lemon zest, yellow mirabelle plums and red apple fruits.  The palate follows impeccably, showcasing the concentration of Bouzy with exceptional purity and focus.  Its barrel work blends impeccably contributing nuances of nougat, brioche and honey.  Succulent yellow summer fruits pull seamlessly into a crunchy finish of red apple and lemon zest, concluding long and refined, with refreshingly taut acidity and soft, chalky minerality.  Classic Bouzy of the finest order.  TYSON STELZER, The Champagne Guide 2014-2015

    NV
    Champagne
    France
    376
    Special Price $79.20 Regular Price $88.00
  1. Kooyong Faultline Chardonnay 2019
    Kooyong Faultline Chardonnay 2019

    Kooyong and Faultline; puts me in mind of tennis. Well, anyone for tennis? And Chardonnay?

    It’s juicy, but quite tight and refined too. Pink grapefruit, wheatgerm and vanilla wafers, spice and nectarine. Zesty and intense flavour, firm flinty and slightly dusty texture, tight acidity, good grip, almond and zesty sweet citrus flavours on a long and chalky finish. I like it a little more than the Farrago, though that’s more a stylistic preference over quality. GARY WALSH, winefront.com

     

    2019
    chardonnay
    Australia
    441
    Special Price $52.80 Regular Price $66.00
  1. Guy Breton Marylou Beaujolais Village 2020
    Guy Breton Marylou Beaujolais Village 2020

    Named in honour of his daughter, Marylou is sourced from Morgon vines just 500 meters from his old vines.

    This has a touch of flamboyance - heady notes of roses, cranberries and spiced cherries mingle with some subtle mineral tones. There's detail and fineness that delight. It's a very classy Beaujolais Village, its complexity suggests its more  in line with Cru quality. This is vibrant and welcoming in its youth. GABRIELLE POY, PWS

    2020
    Gamay
    France
    352

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What we are is an independently owned wine merchant, driven by our collective passion to source and share some of the greatest wines in the world with a similarly passionate group of punters…many of which are now friends and part of the PWS family.

There are two owners: Michael McNamara and Alex Wilcox (and their long-suffering wives) and together with 42 other committed (or perhaps should be committed) staff they run three wine retail outlets in South Melbourne and Sydney as well as a wine bar/restaurant Bellota and a wine cellarage business called Liquid Assets. In addition to this educate and have, for some years, now run the benchmark WSET qualification in Victoria and NSW and a suite of more informal courses written by the ourselves and our staff.

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