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Amontillado Fortified Wine
XECO

AMONTILLADO (500ml)

$192

By XECO

I DON'T IDENTIFY | FORTIFIED
Smells like a heavenly caramel nut dessert but not at all sweet when you drink it. Like nothing you have tried before!

WHAT WE TASTE
Caramel, nuts, apricots

PERFECT PAIRING
Works brilliantly with all sorts of food - chicken and turkey, mushrooms and truffles, paella or risotto, grilled tuna, soups, meatballs with tomato sauce or anchovies on toast, and, of course, cheese, cheese, cheese.
TEMP CHECK
This is best served chilled.
ABOUT XECO

XECO is the brain-child of three 30-something 'fino fiends' who have long shared a love of fine sherry - and frustration that this love wasn't shared by their friends. The solution? Find better friends (kidding!) OR - find a way to bring a ‘Next Generation’ sherry to their friends and the world, finally giving this marvellous drink some long-overdue recognition. With 30 combined years of experience in the drinks industry, the trio set out to create a new brand of Sherry to put a contemporary edge on an age-old product, and in doing so help to dispel some of the myths around the category, while encouraging a new generation of discerning drinkers to give Sherry a second look.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Like its sister Fino, Monti is so versatile! Serve it straight up in a glass, with a slice of orange, or mix it with ginger beer, or Sprite! Cocktail options are endless. Have fun experimenting with this one.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Jerez, Spain
Grape: Palomino
Style: Refreshing and yummy
Mixed

OUR BIRTHDAY BASH CURATED CASE

$1,700

By Champagne Lamiable, The Wine Thief, Hans Herzog, Le Fraghe, The BLANKBottle Winery and XECO

OUR BIRTHDAY BASH CURATED CASE
We picked some of our very favourites to celebrate our first birthday!

WHAT'S INSIDE
SOUFFLE D'ETOILES GRAND CRU EXTRA BRUT by Champagne Lamiable
Sparkling - Bubbly Babes
If you generally love Champagne - you will absolutely love this baby.

COLOMBARD by The Wine Thief
White - Flower Power
Sorbet shops and sea breezes – this is summertime smiles in a bottle.

PINOT GRIS by Hans Herzog
Orange – Freaks & Geeks
Is it pink, is it orange? Either way, it’s freakin’ yum!

RODON CHIARETTO DI BARDOLINO by Le Fraghe
Rosé - Pink Power
Racy, refreshing and refined – what more could we ask for from a serious rosé?

RETIREMENT AT 65 by The BLANKBottle Winery
Red - Playful
Coming from a vineyard block that started work at the same age we’d like to be retiring, this lively, lovely wine is anything but over the hill!

FINO by XECO
I Don't Identify - Fortified
A uniquely refreshing salty ocean breeze in a glass.

WHAT WE TASTE
SOUFFLE D'ETOILES
Brioche, kiwi and lemons

COLOMBARD
White grapes, quince, rockmelon sherbet

PINOT GRIS
Salty, silky, golden delicious dream!

RODON
Cherry sherbet (the powder, not the ice cream), wild roses and salty strawberries

RETIREMENT AT 65
Pretty perfume, raspberry leaves, crunchy cassis

FINO
Olive juice & salty lemons

OUR FAVE THINGS ABOUT THESE WINES

SOUFFLE D'ETOILES
This wine is extra brut, which means it’s really low in sugar - which must mean it’s good for us? Right? So drink up!

COLOMBARD
Talk about hands-on – hand-bottled, hand-corked, hand-labelled and hand-waxed, there’s a lot of our Wine Thief, Ewan’s love (and time) in every stage of this wine.

PINOT GRIS
Excuse us while we go full wine geek here – but there’s a fermentation technique called ‘carbonic maceration’ that’s usually used in the light, fun reds. Hans did that! With this white grapes! Try it! Now!

RODON
Italy isn’t exactly famous for its rosé, but Matilde takes her Chiaretto (chiaro = pale) very seriously. She uses a method called Saignée for this one – which means a portion of the pink juice is poured off from the red wine fermentation, to give a pink wine. This also results in a more concentrated red wine (more concentrated because the remaining fermentation has a higher solid-to-liquid ratio).

RETIREMENT AT 65
Gosh, we love that Pieter believed so much in the fruit from the vineyard. Despite it having been ravaged by birds and/or sheep for many years, Pieter managed to produce his first vintage of this small little block, 65 years after its inception.

FINO
It’s so versatile! Serve it over ice, straight up in a glass, or mix it with your favourite tonic, lemonade, or even bubbles! Cocktail options are endless. Have fun experimenting!

THE TECHNICAL STUFF
SOUFFLE D'ETOILES
Place: Champagne, France
Grape: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

COLOMBARD
Place: Breedekloof, South Africa
Grape: Colombard

PINOT GRIS
Place: Marlborough, New Zealand
Grape: Pinot Gris

RODON
Place: Cavaion Veronese, Veneto, Italy
Grape: Corvina, Rondinella

RETIREMENT AT 65
Place: Darling, Western Cape, South Africa
Grape: Cinsault, Syrah

FINO
Place: Jerez, Spain
Grape: Palomino