"A decade ago in Australia, fresh young reds were rare, and rarely taken seriously. These days they are more common, and critics pay much more attention! We are not after attention per se; our aim is to take the best of Sangiovese - always the core of ‘The Mongrel’ - and build on it, in a perfumed, savoury, unchallenging style: fresh, bright and lively!." -Hugh Hamilton, Winemaker
Pair with a simple pasta e polpette (meat-balls) dish with grated parmesan and fresh parsley (tannin and acid are natural friends if you have a little oil in a dish...) In fact, any rich, tomato-based dish will be a perfect match.
Shiraz is possibly the most identifiable red to emanate from South Australia, with the McLaren Vale region crafting its fine reputation from this seriously impressive grape variety. The Mediterranean-like climate provides the perfect incubator for densely flavoured and richly coloured Shiraz. The Long Yarn Shiraz is a delightful wine, full of youthful energy that will have your taste buds zinging.
The wine is a dense magenta colour in the glass, with velveteen tannins tickling the mid-palate. Flavour highlights include dark fruits, black cherry and liquorice, whilst the nose is tantalised by a charry smoky essence derived from time spent in oak prior to bottling. A great all-rounder wine that pairs well with red meats.
Pinot Noir is the crowd pleaser, the fabulous all-rounder of red varieties. It certainly won’t overbear those unaccustomed to the ballsy Australian reds. Yet it won’t underwhelm for the seasoned Pinot Noir veteran. With a lighter disposition compared to the Shiraz’s and Cabernet Sauvignons, it ranks high in the drinkability stakes and will have you coming back for more.
The Long Yarn Pinot Noir is an easy drinking wine, with hints of vanilla and leather on the nose, and a dense crimson-ruby colour in the glass. The Winemaker Jess Hardy has crafted this light-bodied wine to harness the blackcurrant and black fruit flavours, whilst maintaining the smooth personality that is Pinot Noir. This wine pairs well with Asian cuisine, or just drink it on its own at a lazy Sunday picnic!
Winemaker Jess Hardy seems to have cast a bit of a spell on us here at Wine Brothers. That or she is just a bloody good winemaker. She has produced what can only be described as an awesome and intriguing blend in an awesome and intriguing bottle. Can you guess the ratio of each grape? By the way, this wine was picked by members of our Wine Club as a must have in their next pack and we couldn't agree more.
With only 40 cases of this wine in Hong Kong, grab it like its hot.
When Harry met Sally. When Lennon met McCartney. When Trump met Putin. Not quite, but you get the point. A bloody good combination that is ready take over the world. This wine will conquer all it comes across - Wine Brothers is super proud to be bringing it to Hong Kong.
A hearty amount of Coonawarra Cabernet combined with Shiraz from some of McLaren Vale’s oldest vines come together to produce this medium-bodied, dry red wine. The dominant Cabernet Sauvignon provides the tannins and framework whilst the Shiraz adds a layer of warmth and spice to the palate. Complex and yet immensely drinkable, this wine can also be cellared, albeit the need is questionable.