A textural, funky, and pleasing Vermentino. It is the next big thing and you don’t want to miss the boat.
Do you think Pinot Noir is the greatest grape known to humanity? If yes, this tasting at Spencer and Co is for you. If no, you need to come and taste lovely Pinot at Spencer and Co and be enlightened. Book your place.
The hardest grape to grow well; when you get all the factors right it makes wines that can be described as ethereal. Early ripening and thin skinned berries mean that rain, hail, diseases, moulds and fauna are all able to wreak havoc. And that is assuming you’ve planted in the right terroir to begin with. Too hot, too cold, too much rain, not enough rain, the wrong soil composition, will all mean you can never make a good wine and were wishing you just planted Shiraz.
If you got all of that right you also face the fact that Pinot Noir is also highly prone to mutation, which means you might find yourself making Pinot Gris or Pinot Blanc instead. But taste great Champagne, Grand Cru Red Burgundy, Yarra/Mornington/Tasmanian Pinot, Otago/Martinborough/Marlborough Pinot, Oregon, Patagonia, Baden in Germany, and you’ll see why growers persist.
Especially when they’ve had many years in bottle.
Six wines made from Pinot Noir, selection of tasting menu, notes and presentation on the wines. The focus will be on great regions of Australia with a compare/contrast with New Zealand and France.
Spencer & Co Wine is a new bar that I love. As would anyone who has a love of cheese and wine. Situated in the heart of Rathdowne Village in Carlton North, it kind of feels like home. You can hang out with your friends, your family, or by yourself. Seasonal sharing menu, cheese platters and antipasti boards are all complemented by a quality selection of imported and local wines.
There will be me pouring six awesome Pinots and chatting about them. Carmel, owner of Spencer and Co will be taking part and offering food to complement.
You can arrive anytime between 2pm and 4pm but it will finish at 4pm sharp. Afterwards you are welcome to hang around as Carmel has a musical act performing from 4pm.
The environment is casual and friendly. There is no need to know anything about wine and you are welcome, nay, encouraged to ask as many questions as pop into your head