Baillieu Elgee Park Family Reserve Viognier 2016

Baillieu Elgee Park Family Reserve Viognier 2016

Tuesday’s are for Viognier! If you haven’t tried “vee-own-yay” before then it might be time. It’s grown around the world, it can be oaked and it typically has a silky oily texture to it. It’s a yummy white wine to compliment dishes that include lemongrass, almonds, and aromatic herbs. Continue reading

Baillieu 2018 Rose Mornington Peninsula

Baillieu 2018 Rose Mornington PeninsulaRosé and homemade 12 hour slow cooked pulled pork is a favourite combo of mine! I recently tried out a recipe from the Ripe Deli cookbook alongside homemade bbq sauce and pineapple salsa and it was insanely good teamed with this Baillieu Vineyard 2018 from Mornington Peninsula which I received from Vino Bambino recently.

This rosé is made from hand-harvested Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. To gain the colour it spends about 6 hours with the skins (this is called maceration). It retails for $25. Continue reading

Red Hill Estate Cool Climate Pinot Noir 2016

Red Hill Estate Cool Climate Pinot Noir 2016Pinot & duck, what a combo!

Wine Selectors have hit the nail on the head matching this Red Hill Estate Cool Climate 2016 Pinot Noir with Chef Max Paganoni’s Corn-Fed Duck Breast with Fermented Grains recipe. The wine and recipe are part of their 2019 Chef & The Cellar Calendar Collection.

Red Hill Estate hails from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula region (just over an hour from Melbourne) and from what I can see online, they have amazing views! This Pinot was crafted by chief winemaker Donna Stephens. Continue reading