Ngeringa 2018 Uncultured Pét Nat

Pét Nat has boomed in popularity over the last 12 months. It’s a ‘very cool’ bubbles to be sipping on. Short for Pétillant-naturel which in French means ‘natural sparkling’, they are made in a more rustic way than champagne that produces a sparkling wine which is traditionally cloudy, unfiltered, and finished with a crown cap closure. The method for making Pét Nats is called ‘méthode ancestrale’. Continue reading

Unico Zelo ‘Harvest’ 2017 Chardonnay

On the 7th day of Christmas, The Wine Gallery sent to me (thank you) a bottle of Unico Zelo ‘Harvest’ 2017 Chardonnay from SA’s Adelaide Hills in my wine advent calendar.

Unico Zelo Harvest Chardonnay 2017Yeah, so I did it. I had Chardonnay with my lunch today. Having a wine with lunch on a Friday back when I worked for someone seemed totally fine, however now I work for myself, from home, I’ve just never really done it.

Perhaps it was the 37-degree temperature that enticed me or the more likely scenario was that I knew this bottle was in the fridge. Continue reading

Ngeringa JE Pinot Noir 2016

Ngeringa JE Pinot Noir 2016On the 3rd day of Christmas The Wine Gallery sent to me, a bottle of Ngeringa ‘JE’ 2016 Pinot Noir from SA’s Adelaide Hills. This little beauty also came with a matchstick box of Tasman Sea Salt.

We enjoyed this Pinot with some ham steaks done on the barbie with salad and it kicked the week off well.

Ngeringa is a biodynamic wine producer run by winemaker Erinn Klein and co-founder, Janet Klein. They focus on 4 key principles: Continue reading

d’Arenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay

d'Arenberg The Olive Grove 2017 ChardonnaySurprisingly this combo of the d’Arenberg ‘The Olive Grove’ 2017 Chardonnay from South Australia went really well with a square or two of this Whittakers Dark Salted Caramel chocolate. Who would have thought!

When looking up what the name meant I learnt that apparently there are a lot of olive trees in McLaren Vale, including in d’Arenberg’s Chardonnay vineyard, hence the name! I picked this bottle up for $15 from my local bottle shop. Continue reading