By the Glass.
Provenance 'Golden Plains' Pinot Noir '18. $12.
76% Geelong, 22% Ballarat, 2% Macedon, hand-picked, open-fermented with 30% whole bunches, matured for 10 months in French oak (25% new). A beautifully balanced pinot, which shows the influence of the relatively small Ballarat component.
Sutherland Estate Yarra Valley Tempranillo '16. $12.
Very different to most Australian tempranillos, this with more texture and structure to its darker fruits on the medium to full-bodied palate.
Mt Langi Ghiran 'Vine Rd' Grampians Shiraz '15. $12.
Mount Langi Ghiran is an iconic premium coool climate Shiraz producer in Western Victoria, renowned for producing fragrant, spicy wines with elegance and character.
Sutherland Estate Yarra Valley Shiraz '16. $12.
Masses of sweet red fruit on the nose. A superbly balanced Shiraz. A complex palate with raspberries, fine tannins and well integrated oak. Wonderful length.
Chateaux Les Grand Marechaux '10 Blaye, Bordeaux. $15.
Sweet berry, raspberry and currant notes intermixed with a hint of oak, silky tannins.
Hoddles Creek Estate Yarra Valley Pinot Gris '18. $10.
Blushed salmon and copper with an orange tinge. It’s smoky, savoury and round. Mandarin, white pear and orange peel on a bed of grippy tannin. It’s pulled tight by the skinsy component. Crunchy and minerally but with a generous weight behind it. Delicious wine.
Lethbridge Geelong Pinot Gris '17. $12.
Made in a complex, Alsatian style, this wine exhibits an attractive blend of delicate pear, blossom and citrus aromas that are complimented by honey, almond and funky toasty characters on the palate.
Dalzotto Arneis '16. King Valley. $10.
There's a pithy citrus character, almost grapefruit, and a faint nuttiness. Fresh and buoyant in the mouth, the flavours are light, but in combination with the texture and acidity there's no sense of it being wanting. The lemony twist on the finish is perfectly in tune.
Dominique Portet Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc '18. $10.
The flavours are clear, crisp with a delightful passionfruit character. It's a pure sauvignon blanc with lime blossom, white peaches and spring flowers wrapped up in a lovely creamy texture, from a little time in oak.
Jamsheed Beechworth Roussanne '18. $13.
Gary's been picking this wine earlier and retaining great natural acidity, meaning that despite all of its texture and body it remains fresh and vibrant. If you're into your Chardonnays and other full-bodied whites then this will be right up your alley.
Sutherland Estate Yarra Valley Chardonnay '16. $12.
An enticing nose of white peach, hazelnuts and citrus. Hand-picked and barrel fermented in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Barrel stirring gives the palate great length and creaminess, with a wonderful fresh minerality and texture.
Domaine Laroche Petit Chablis '15. $15.
It shows white stone fruits and lemon zest aromas, coupled with a palate that is dry, bright, fresh, fruity and balanced with a nice texture.
Domaine Bouchard Bourgogne Chardonnay '14. $13.
the palate is delicately flavoured with pear, white peach, subtle dried honey, cashew and mineral. Very elegant, light mouthfeel with a clean dry finish.
Pewsey Vale 'Prima 20GR' Eden Valley Riesling '18. $12.
The palate shows great intensity, length and finesse with a vibrancy of perfumed fruits such as guava and mandarin overlaid with a touch of white cherry, sorbet and clove. The wine is succulent and mouth-watering.
Domaine Wachau Gruner Veltliner '16 Wachau, Austria. $12.
Distinctive aromas on the nose of golden delicious apple, white pepper, some lychee and delicate herbal notes, hints of exotic fruits; medium bodied with a crisp acidity, very harmonious, juicy fruits and spicy in the finish.
Mon Tout Margaret River Rose '17. $10.
Dry palate, good texture, the red fruits of the bouquet also contributing the primary flavours. Bright acidity is the foil and provides freshness on the finish.
Seville Estate Yarra Valley Rose '16. $11.
There's some texture, strawberries and raspberry-acidity, rose petals with the right amount of savouriness and a smidge of sweetness to keep everyone happy.
Le Grand Cros 'Aurelia' Provence Rose '15. $14.
This is a rich, creamy wine, full bodied and packed with fruit. Ripe red-berry flavors are just touched by pepper and spice. A great wine at it's best with food.
De Bortoli 'Emeri' Pink Moscato. $8.
Clean, fruity style of medium salmon hue, without excessive sweetness.
Amanti Prosecco Veneto, Italy. $10.
The drink is not oversweet but it is filled with the tangs of citrus pith and delectable green apple notes. With a great sparkling taste, this Prosecco can be enjoyed even more with prosciutto, salami, cheese such as cheddar or gruyere.
Stanton & Killeen 'Classic' Rutherglen Topaque. $12 (60ml).
Light amber glass in colour with a stunning bouquet of malt, caramel, butterscotch and almonds. The palate has layers of caramelized butter, honeysuckle and dried apricots with a long finish of cold tea and marmalade.
De Bortoli 'Black Noble' 10 Year Old. $12 (60ml).
Amber colour with olive green hues. The nose has hints of toffee and coffee with raisins and mandarin peel. Unique and delicious flavours of rich raisin and dried date fruit with hints of citrus peel and caramel flavours. Concentrated and viscous with lingering aged complexity.