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Biodynamic & Organic Tasting

MORE AND MORE wine producers in Australia and New Zealand are using SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES in both the vineyard and the winery, with incredible results. Join host MIKE BENNIE at Winespace in Surry Hills to discover some of the best examples of BIODYNAMIC and ORGANIC wines from here and across the ditch. 
Mike Bennie
14 March 2019
$75 (inc GST), light snacks included

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2018 Lowe Lulu Zinfandel Rosé, Mudgee

Lowe Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent certified organic and biodynamic producers and one of the country’s few producers of zinfandel. This rosé is inspired by the pale pink styles associated with Provence: soft in flavour yet textured, savoury and dry. 

2016 Ngeringa Summit Vineyard Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills

Ngeringa’s premium single-vineyard chardonnay proudly occupies the middle ground between the richness of older-style chardonnays and the taut leanness of modern versions. Aromas of spring blossom and peach infused with creamy cashew nut, spice and toasty oak.

2018 Temple Bruer Riesling, Eden Valley

Temple Bruer is renowned as one of the only South Australian producers boasting both 100% organic and carbon neutral status. This stunning example of Eden Valley riesling combines the hallmark aromas and flavours of fresh green apple, lemon tart and fragrant orchard blossom with refreshing acidity.

2017 Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Margaret River

From an exceptional vintage at Cullen’s certified biodynamic Wilyabrup vineyard, this wine shows complex aromas of asparagus, green apple and gooseberry. The palate shows plenty of drive with intense notes of green mango and gooseberry with a lifted citrus-like acidity.

2017 Lark Hill Vineyard Grüner Veltliner, Canberra District

This is the eighth release of grüner veltliner from Lark Hill, who planted Australia’s first grüner vines in 2005. This unfined, lightly filtered young wine shows a racy, sherbet-like acid profile with melon skin and celery salt characters supported by a textural framework. 

2018 Smallfry Tangerine Dream, Barossa

A complex blend of semillon, Pedro Ximénez, riesling, roussanne and muscat sourced from Smallfry’s certified organic and biodynamic vineyard, this skin contact wine conveys a deep golden orange colour, with citrus peel and spice aromas. 

2017 Cambridge Road Pinot Noir, Martinborough

The wines of Cambridge Road are produced with a focus on minimal intervention and low yields from vines farmed biodynamically. This is an exceptional example of Martinborough pinot noir, made with 100% whole-bunch fermentation and 11 months in neutral oak. 

2016 Brash Higgins NDV Nero d’Avola Amphora, McLaren Vale

Brash Higgins’ nero d’Avola vines were planted in 2009 – one of the first plantings in Australia. With six months on skins in clay amphora, this complex wine shows pomegranate and bright cherry balanced by a refreshing red cherry-like acidity and fine-grained tannins.

2017 Battle of Bosworth Heretic, McLaren Vale

A bright and lively blend of organic touriga nacional, graciano and shiraz, this medium- bodied wine exhibits hints of red fruits and bergamot on the nose, with a definite blue fruit character on the palate. It’s a vibrant wine with long, fine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. 

2018 Gemtree Mataro, McLaren Vale

A dark and brooding example of McLaren Vale mataro crafted from small, premium parcels of organic and biodynamic fruit. Dense blackberry and dark chocolate aromas lead to a vibrant, generous palate with chalky tannins and acid adding great depth and complexity. 

2017 Kalleske Old Vine Grenache, Barossa Valley

Made from a certified biodynamic and organic single vineyard planted in 1935, this classic example of Barossa Valley grenache shows intense aromas of rose potpourri, raspberry and a hint of choc-mint. The palate is medium- to full-bodied, bursting with pure, juicy fruits and gentle tannins.

2016 Angove Warboys Vineyard Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Intense, lively aromas of redcurrant and pepper lead to a restrained but concentrated palate exhibiting plum, red berry and spice flavours framed by excellent structure and perfectly integrated oak. 

2016 Cape Jaffa La Lune Shiraz, Mount Benson

Cape Jaffa’s focus is on growing biodynamic fruit in their own vineyards and partnering with growers who share their commitment to tread as lightly as possible. This is an elegant, cool-climate style of shiraz, rich with spice and floral elements and distinctive fruit characters.