A pure delight

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Never tasted a Botrytis before? It tastes like the nectar of the Gods. Believe us (especially Noble One)!

First created by Darren De Bortoli at the family winery in Bilbul in 1982, Noble One has gone on to be one of the most awarded wines in history, garnering more than 130 trophies and 406 Gold medals both nationally and internationally.

2012 marked 30 years since Darren first introduced Noble One to the world. Incredibly it has maintained its position as Australia’s benchmark dessert wine ever since.

Bouquet

Alluring aromas of citrus marmalade, quince and vanilla bean with attractive oak.

Palate

A medley of quince, fig, honey, crème brulee and citrus marmalade with a refreshing acidity which offsets the richness and lusciousness to give a deftly balanced finish. Nutty oak adds to the tactile layers of this wine adding to the impressive length and style.

Suggested Cuisine

Fig, blue cheese and quince paste tarts, mille feuille, honey roasted figs or the ideal wine for a cheese and fruit platter at the end of a meal.

A few interesting facts about Botrytis;

Botrytis isn’t a grape variety it is actually a fungus.

Botrytis cinerea, affects wine grapes.

Grapes typically become infected with Botrytis when they are ripe.

If they are exposed to drier conditions and become partially raisined this form of infection brought about by the partial drying process is known as noble rot.

Grapes when picked at a certain point during infestation can produce particularly fine and concentrated sweet wine.

Some of the finest Botrytized wines are literally picked berry by berry in successive tries (French for “selections”).

De Bortoli Noble One, Riverina
Only $36.50
Image and information courtesy of http://www.debortoli.com.au/our-wines/our-brands/noble-one.html

2 ingredient cocktails

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This is a go to list for some amazing cocktails which are super simple to create.

 

The Paloma

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(1/4 cup) of tequila with grapefruit-flavored soda. Serve it on the rocks with a lime wedge—salted rim optional.

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Sierra Silver 700ml

The Martini

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To make this classic two-to-one martini, pour the gin and vermouth into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Bombay Sapphire 700ml

The Screwdriver

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Equal parts (1.5 oz.) vodka and orange. Just add the vodka to a highball glass filled with ice and top with O.J

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SKYY 700ml

The Kalimotxo

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Equal parts dry red wine and Coca-Cola poured over ice. You can dress it up with a squeeze of lemon or orange, but purists might say those additions are even too fussy. Overdid it last night? Kalimotxos make quite the restorative hangover cure, too.

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Molly May Cab Merlot, SEA

Whiskey Ginger

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Whiskey Ginger is a classic ginger ale highball made with rye whiskey and ginger ale. Just fill a highball glass with ice and then add 1.5 oz. of rye. Then fill with the glass with ginger ale.

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Dewars White Label 700ml

The Greyhound

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Just fill a rocks glass with ice, pour in 2 oz. of vodka and 5 oz. of grapefruit juice, and stir well. Garnish with a grapefruit peel if you so desire. Want to get fancy? Add 1/2 oz. of rosemary syrup and a rosemary sprig for an herbal touch.

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Belvedere 700ml

The Gimlet

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The classic combo is crafted by shaking 2 oz. of gin with 1/4 oz. of Rose’s Lime Juice with ice in a shaker, and then straining into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Tanqueray No. 10 700ml

The Pina Colada

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Just add one shot of good white rum to a glass filled with ice and top with the pineapple coconut juice. Garnish as you please with a slice of pineapple or fresh mint, or even a dash of Angostura bitters.

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Bacardi White 700ml

The Garibaldi

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Also known as Campari-Orange, the Garibaldi is a classic Italian aperitivo made with, you guessed it, Campari and orange juice. We prefer a one-to-three ratio of Campari to orange, but some recipes call for a one-to-one ratio. Just fill a tumbler or Collins glass with ice, add the Campari, top it with O.J., and stir.

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Campari 700ml

Images and recipes courtesy of http://www.mydomainehome.com.au/