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Atlas Swift

WELLINGTON CHARDONNAY

$393

WBy Atlas Swift

WHITE | BUTTER, BABY
Now, if your Chard vibe is 'the bigger, the better' - Wellie is so far up that alley, she is the alley!

WHAT WE TASTE
Buttered popcorn, salty pineapple, almonds

PERFECT PAIRING
Risotto, oozy cheeses and Middle Eastern mezza
TEMP CHECK
Chilled, just like the vineyard it comes from
ABOUT ATLAS SWIFT

Just unpacking the name of the brand gives you a sense of how proprietors Martin & Welma Smith view the world. Atlas, the titan of perseverance, tasked with holding up the sky represents how very seriously they take their commitment to protecting the lands on which they grow their grapes. It also speaks to the maps on which the terroirs they work with are laid out. Swifts, one of the fastest and most aerial of the bird species, represents their nimble exploration to find said terroirs. The project, which on the surface, focuses on site-specific Chardonnays from distinctive places scattered across the Western Cape of South Africa, carries with it so much more than just beautiful wines of exceptional texture (Martin is the KING of texture! – Cami). It carries with it the dreams of some of the most authentic souls we have the pleasure to know.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Martin & Welma see Atlas Swift as an opportunity to raise their young children in an environment where work can be fuelled by passion, where the land and the importance of protecting it, is paramount. They are shaping the next generation to be conscious and responsible for the unique place they hold in the world.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
There's something so cosy and comforting about this wine - it's like a big bear hug from Martin himself, in a glass. 
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Wellington, South Africa
Grape: Chardonnay
Style: Rich and ravishing
Ingredients: Grapes + limited sulphur
Atlas Swift

CEDARBERG CHARDONNAY

$393

By Atlas Swift

WHITE | EASY BREEZY
The cool blue label reflects the crunchy, cool nature of this cool climate baby.

WHAT WE TASTE
Orange blossom, desiccated coconut, white peach

PERFECT PAIRING
Bright, fresh flavours - especially seafood & lemongrass-y Vietnamese dishes
TEMP CHECK
Chilled, just like the vineyard it comes from
ABOUT ATLAS SWIFT

Just unpacking the name of the brand gives you a sense of how proprietors Martin & Welma Smith view the world. Atlas, the titan of perseverance, tasked with holding up the sky represents how very seriously they take their commitment to protecting the lands on which they grow their grapes. It also speaks to the maps on which the terroirs they work with are laid out. Swifts, one of the fastest and most aerial of the bird species, represents their nimble exploration to find said terroirs. The project, which on the surface, focuses on site-specific Chardonnays from distinctive places scattered across the Western Cape of South Africa, carries with it so much more than just beautiful wines of exceptional texture (Martin is the KING of texture! – Cami). It carries with it the dreams of some of the most authentic souls we have the pleasure to know.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Martin & Welma see Atlas Swift as an opportunity to raise their young children in an environment where work can be fuelled by passion, where the land and the importance of protecting it, is paramount. They are shaping the next generation to be conscious and responsible for the unique place they hold in the world.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
This baby hails from Cedarberg - known for the highest vineyard sites in South Africa meaning ultra cool climate which equals especially crunchy acidity!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Cedarberg, South Africa
Grape: Chardonnay
Style: Fresh & refined 
Ingredients: Grapes + minimal sulphur
Atlas Swift

SHELTER CHARDONNAY

$213

By Atlas Swift

WHITE | EASY BREEZY x BUTTER BABY
The best of four very distinct worlds of Chardonnay, all together in one bottle. It’s an absolute delight! Easy Breezy meets Butter Baby

WHAT WE TASTE
Lemon curd, pear skin, hazelnut brioche

PERFECT PAIRING
Thai green curry, Manchego, good company
TEMP CHECK
Chilled but no need to be icy cold
ABOUT ATLAS SWIFT

Just unpacking the name of the brand gives you a sense of how proprietors Martin & Welma Smith view the world. Atlas, the titan of perseverance, tasked with holding up the sky represents how very seriously they take their commitment to protecting the lands on which they grow their grapes. It also speaks to the maps on which the terroirs they work with are laid out. Swifts, one of the fastest and most aerial of the bird species, represents their nimble exploration to find said terroirs. The project, which on the surface, focuses on site-specific Chardonnays from distinctive places scattered across the Western Cape of South Africa, carries with it so much more than just beautiful wines of exceptional texture (Martin is the KING of texture! – Cami). It carries with it the dreams of some of the most authentic souls we have the pleasure to know.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Martin & Welma see Atlas Swift as an opportunity to raise their young children in an environment where work can be fuelled by passion, where the land and the importance of protecting it, is paramount. They are shaping the next generation to be conscious and responsible for the unique place they hold in the world.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
We love how each of the four very different places that Martin & Welma source their Chardonnays show up in this wine – there’s sea salt from the Cape South Coast, ripeness from warm Wellington, elegance from Robertson and bracing acidity from the high-altitude Cedarberg.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Western Cape, South Africa
Grape: Chardonnay
Style: Best of four worlds
Ingredients: Grapes + limited sulphur
Ottomani

CHIANTI SUPERIORE

$295

By Ottomani

RED | BOLD
Classic Chianti – but cooler. Way cooler.

WHAT WE TASTE
Blueberry, basil, tomato (and some crunchy cherry to boot)

PERFECT PAIRING
Ossobuco, smoked duck, fireplaces
TEMP CHECK
Room temp, if your room is no warmer than 20 degrees celsius. Otherwise, chuck it in the fridge and remove roughly 1.5 hours before dins.
ABOUT OTTOMANI

The story of Ottomani began with four friends who grew up together and turned a dream into reality. Not that far off from us girls at Crushed!

They graduated from the University of Florence with Oenology (that’s the science of wine) degrees and chose to separate for a while to get some exposure working in real wineries. With a few years of experience and some real savoir-faire in their back pockets, the boys came back together and purchased a farm of their own. In 2006, Ottomani was born with indigenous grape preservation and sustainability sowed into its mission statement.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
They’re organic and biodynamic, they hand-harvest everything and don’t irrigate their vines. They’re working hard to preserve the biodiversity of the region by propagating traditional indigenous varieties like Ciliegiolo, Bonamico and Malvasi Nera (also known as Uva Rara – the rare grape). The wines are unfiltered & unfined.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
The boys now all live together on their 100% self-sustaining farm! Everything they need, they grow, build or generate themselves or source within a radius of 20 kilometres.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Grape: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Bonamico, Malvasia Nera
Style: Chianti with pedigree
Ingredients: Grapes + just a very, very little bit of SO2
Ottomani

CHIANTI SUPERIORE (375ml)

$148

By Ottomani

RED | BOLD
Classic Chianti – but cooler. Way cooler. And smaller! (No, the photo is not the 375ml yet - whoops!)

WHAT WE TASTE
Blueberry, basil, tomato (and some crunchy cherry to boot)

PERFECT PAIRING
Ossobuco, smoked duck, fireplaces
TEMP CHECK
Room temp, if your room is no warmer than 20 degrees celsius. Otherwise, chuck it in the fridge and remove roughly 1.5 hours before dins.
ABOUT OTTOMANI

The story of Ottomani began with four friends who grew up together and turned a dream into reality. Not that far off from us girls at Crushed!

They graduated from the University of Florence with Oenology (that’s the science of wine) degrees and chose to separate for a while to get some exposure working in real wineries. With a few years of experience and some real savoir-faire in their back pockets, the boys came back together and purchased a farm of their own. In 2006, Ottomani was born with indigenous grape preservation and sustainability sowed into its mission statement.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
They’re organic and biodynamic, they hand-harvest everything and don’t irrigate their vines. They’re working hard to preserve the biodiversity of the region by propagating traditional indigenous varieties like Ciliegiolo, Bonamico and Malvasi Nera (also known as Uva Rara – the rare grape). The wines are unfiltered & unfined.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
The boys now all live together on their 100% self-sustaining farm! Everything they need, they grow, build or generate themselves or source within a radius of 20 kilometres.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Grape: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Bonamico, Malvasia Nera
Style: Chianti with pedigree
Ingredients: Grapes + just a very, very little bit of SO2
Guthrie Family Wines

JURASSIQUE GRENACHE BLANC

$450

By Guthrie Family Wines

WHITE | EASY BREEZY
This gorgeous Grenache Blanc is about as trippy as it’s psychedelic dinosaur fantasy label – is it creamy, is it crunchy? Somehow, it’s both!

WHAT WE TASTE
Elderflower, lime blossom, key lime pie

PERFECT PAIRING
Paprika-spiced octopus, cheesy pasta, Siu Mai
TEMP CHECK
Cool as the label!
ABOUT GUTHRIE FAMILY WINES

Blair and Caroline Guthrie are making honest wines, farmed responsibly. Their baby side project (only 600 cases a year) is filled with so much love – their wines are comforting and light-hearted as a Sunday morning dance party in your bathrobe. Beneath that, they are strongly focused on preserving and encouraging the good in the world – environmentally, ethically and everything in between.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
They seek out some of the best in the biz farmers in the region, who are doing things the right way in the vineyards. Using the by-product of sugar cane processing, their corks looks a little different, but they’re totally carbon neutral. Eschewing capsules entirely, they’re saving waste on that front too. They also support cool young artists they trawl up on the interweb for their labels.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
It really does tick all the boxes – refreshing as you like but with an otherworldly substance that makes it perfect to pair with any festive feast.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Sonoma County, California, USA
Grape: Grenache Blanc
Style: All you ever wanted in a white
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphur
Guthrie Family Wines

LE LUSH BOURBOULENC

$450

By Guthrie Family Wines

WHITE | EASY BREEZY
What a sneaky surprise this little baby is! There’s a heck of a lot more going on here than meets the eye!

WHAT WE TASTE
Green apples, white peaches, yellow cherries

PERFECT PAIRING
Lemongrass pork chop, chicken larb, goats cheese salad
TEMP CHECK
Super chilled!
ABOUT GUTHRIE FAMILY WINES

Blair and Caroline Guthrie are making honest wines, farmed responsibly. Their baby side project (only 600 cases a year) is filled with so much love – their wines are comforting and light-hearted as a Sunday morning dance party in your bathrobe. Beneath that, they are strongly focused on preserving and encouraging the good in the world – environmentally, ethically and everything in between.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
They seek out some of the best in the biz farmers in the region, who are doing things the right way in the vineyards. Using the by-product of sugar cane processing, their corks look a little different, but they’re totally carbon neutral. Eschewing capsules entirely, they’re saving waste on that front too. They also support cool young artists they trawl up on the interweb for their labels.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
We’d never heard of this grape before (& are super glad we can call it Le Lush instead of trying to pronounce it!). Turns out it’s an oldie-but-a-goodie from the Southern Rhône in France. There’s not all that much of it around – especially in the US. This is coming from one of only two vineyards over there!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Lodi, California, USA
Grape: Bourboulenc
Style: Reeeefreshing!
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphites
Ltd. + Wines

OLD VINE PINOT GRIS

$361

By Ltd +

ORANGE | FREAKS & GEEKS
Do not be afraid when you pour this wine! Yes, that INSANE copper colour does come from a (technically) white grape!

WHAT WE TASTE
Strawberry leaf, ginger, preserved lemon skins

PERFECT PAIRING
Shrimp wontons, tuna sashimi, Liz’s key lime pie
TEMP CHECK
Start from the fridge but no need to put it back once the bottle is open
ABOUT LTD +

Chad and Bree Stock, a husband-and-wife team, have merged their superpowers and unique backgrounds in wine to create Ltd. +, which emerged as a collaboration with farmers in the area, inspired to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape. The wines, often made from less common grape varieties adopting innovative techniques, are changing preconceived notions of Oregon wine.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Where do we start? The whole project is geared toward ensuring Oregon remains a viable wine-growing region through climate change. They’re not only encouraging growers to work with a more diverse spread of grapes that will weather the changing weather, but they’re also ensuring that seasonal workers are employed for longer because these alternative grapes ripen at different times. They’re also active supporters of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in wine.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Chad was a little concerned that Bree wanted to leave the skins with the juice for this one until fermentation finished (usually they’d only do that for a couple of hours, maybe overnight) because Pinot Gris is quite notorious for harsh tannins. But Bree stuck to her guns with this slightly sun-tanned old vine fruit – and we are mighty glad she did!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Grape: Pinot Gris
Style: Thoughtful & thrilling
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphites
Ltd. + Wines

BLAUFRÄNKISCH

$451

By Ltd +

RED | BOLD
What an inky, mysterious little baby this is!

WHAT WE TASTE
Mahogany, grape candy, ink

PERFECT PAIRING
Lamb rack, baba ghanoush, deep-fried spring rolls
TEMP CHECK
Airconditioned room temperature
ABOUT LTD +

Chad and Bree Stock, a husband-and-wife team, have merged their superpowers and unique backgrounds in wine to create Ltd. +, which emerged as a collaboration with farmers in the area, inspired to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape. The wines, often made from less common grape varieties adopting innovative techniques, are changing preconceived notions of Oregon wine.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Where do we start? The whole project is geared toward ensuring Oregon remains a viable wine-growing region through climate change. They’re not only encouraging growers to work with a more diverse spread of grapes that will weather the changing weather, but they’re also ensuring that seasonal workers are employed for longer because these alternative grapes ripen at different times. They’re also active supporters of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in wine.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
This baby was one of their special requests for a grower to plant for them. This thick-skinned Austrian grape is biodynamically farmed and is the second last of their vineyards to ripen, adding precious extra days to their harvest.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Chehalem Mountain, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Grape: Blaufränkisch, St Laurent
Style: Inky & interesting
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphites
Ltd. + Wines

TROUSSEAU

$451

By Ltd +

RED | PLAYFUL
It’s kinda like Pinot Noir – but edgier

WHAT WE TASTE
Rhubarb, cranberry, Sichuan peppercorn

PERFECT PAIRING
Pizza pockets!
TEMP CHECK
Good after about 20 minutes in the fridge
ABOUT LTD +

Chad and Bree Stock, a husband-and-wife team, have merged their superpowers and unique backgrounds in wine to create Ltd. +, which emerged as a collaboration with farmers in the area, inspired to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape. The wines, often made from less common grape varieties adopting innovative techniques, are changing preconceived notions of Oregon wine.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Where do we start? The whole project is geared toward ensuring Oregon remains a viable wine-growing region through climate change. They’re not only encouraging growers to work with a more diverse spread of grapes that will weather the changing weather, but they’re also ensuring that seasonal workers are employed for longer because these alternative grapes ripen at different times. They’re also active supporters of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in wine.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
This baby is also called Bastardo in Spain where its used to make Port, but the grape originally hails from the Jura region of France. Not that we’re one to follow ratings and awards but it was nominated for Decanter’s Wine of the Year and voted Best Trousseau outside of Jura.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Grape: Trousseau
Style: Sassy & smashable
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphites
Ltd. + Wines

MENCÍA CAB ROSÉ

$365

By Ltd +

ROSÉ | PINK POWER
This is not a gateway rosé. This is a serious, sassy, savoury baby.

WHAT WE TASTE
Sage, Turkish Delight, grapefruit skin

PERFECT PAIRING
Steamed ginger fish, Peking duck, salt & pepper tofu
TEMP CHECK
Keep it cool
ABOUT LTD +

Chad and Bree Stock, a husband-and-wife team, have merged their superpowers and unique backgrounds in wine to create Ltd. +, which emerged as a collaboration with farmers in the area, inspired to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape. The wines, often made from less common grape varieties adopting innovative techniques, are changing preconceived notions of Oregon wine.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Where do we start? The whole project is geared toward ensuring Oregon remains a viable wine-growing region through climate change. They’re not only encouraging growers to work with a more diverse spread of grapes that will weather the changing weather, but they’re also ensuring that seasonal workers are employed for longer because these alternative grapes ripen at different times. They’re also active supporters of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in wine.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
This wine was a happy little accident. Bree’s attempt at Mencía rosé turned much darker than expected. When the bottles they needed for their pink Cab Franc Pét-Nat didn’t arrive in time, she decided to blend that with the Mencía to lighten it up. Folks used to think Mencía may have been related to Cab Franc back in the day, so the blend made a weird kind of perfect sense.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Grape: Mencía, Cabernet Franc
Style: Brilliant & broody
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphites