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Coastal Wines
Dinner - Brisbane

The influence of the ocean is a key terroir element for wine regions close to, or moderated by the sea. Join The Wine Man Peter Bourne as he guides you through 12 sensational examples of coastal wines from seven of Australia and New Zealand’s most revered maritime regions.
Peter Bourne
18 February 2020
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2016 Flowstone Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River

From the southern part of Margaret River, this pristine expression of sauvignon blanc shows punchy guava aromas with notes of feijoa, white nectarine and hints of passionfruit and lime zest. The palate shows ripe nectarine and guava framed by notes of flint and chalky, mineral acidity.

2019 Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Sauvignon Blanc, Martinborough

This classic Martinborough sauvignon blanc reveals intense, vibrant aromas of snow pea and citrus leading to a juicy palate of subtropical flavours, with soft yet energetic texture and a lively, long and balanced finish.

2018 Smidge Wines il Piano Fiano, McLaren Vale

Sourced from a young block in the southeast foothills of McLaren Vale, this is a balanced fiano with subtle lime, talc and almond meal aromas. The palate is textural with straw and citrus flavours, mineral notes, vibrant acidity and a subtle creaminess.

2019 Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay

Subtle yet definitive aromas of lime zest and grapefruit pulp with hints of brioche and cashews. The palate offers citrus flavours with a savoury complexity and saline acidity, a true reflection of this wine’s maritime origins.

2018 Dexter Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula

Aromas of grapefruit and lemon with hints of nectarine and subtle oak. The palate reveals similar flavours – lemon and grapefruit with stone fruit and elegant oak – a soft middle palate and balanced length and acidity.

2018 Domaine Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay, Margaret River

Crafted from 100% Gingin chardonnay clone, this wine shows flavours of fresh nectarine and candied pecan, supported by rich aromas of poached pear and marzipan. A complex, textural wine exuding the seductive spirit of Old World chardonnay.

2017 Alpha Box & Dice Golden Mullet Fury, McLaren Vale

A blend of semillon and viognier, this wine was fermented on skins and allowed to develop a natural flor, resulting in a bold, rich and textural skin contact white wine, loaded with complex savoury flavours and framed by a gentle acid profile.

2018 Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula

This vibrant Mornington Peninsula pinot noir shows aromas of black cherry and redcurrant with dried herbs and subtle floral and oak notes. The palate is intense and mouth-watering with cherries and spice, silky tannins and balanced natural acidity.  

2018 Bakkheia Tripartite, Geographe

The result of a long and cool ripening period in Geographe, this blend of organically grown grenache (48%), shiraz (39%) and mourvèdre showcases aromas of red berries, cloves and other lifted spices. The palate is expansive and savoury with soft yet structural tannins.

2018 Angove Family Crest Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale

Blackcurrant and mint aromas, with hints of sandalwood, lead to a palate of purity and power, rich with blackcurrant flavours and soft, full tannins, underpinned by notes of mint and French oak on a lengthy finish.  

2016 Domaine Naturaliste Morus Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River

Crafted from some of Margaret River’s oldest cabernet vines, this wine exhibits classic fruit characters of violets and cassis, as well as mulberry – an attractive and unique part of the terroir expression in Margaret River cabernet.

2018 Wills Domain Eightfold Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River

Aromas of glazed cherries, graphite and mulberry are lifted by understated tones of cedar and liquorice. The palate is supple on entry with mouth-coating black fruits, velour tannins and brisk natural acidity, with a fine finish of cherry stone and youthful tannins.