185 Tynan Rd Kuitpo SA 5172
Saturday October 6th, midday start, $170 / person. 22 places only.
Marchese Antinori ‘Tenuta Montenisa Cuvee Royale Brut’ Franciacorta NV
Cotoletta alla Milanese
Slow cooked veal cutlet, breaded and fried until crispy
South Australian charchuterie by Massi Corradini
Crostini di piselli e feta
New season pea with whipped fetta on crostini
Warm Ciabatta with Romley Estate cold pressed olive oil
Sarde in Saor
Cantine Pra ‘Monte Grande’ Soave Classico Superiore 2016
Coates La Petite Blanc 2016
Pan fried Port Lincoln sardines, marinated with currants, caramelised onions and home made cider vinegar, with rocket and toasted almonds
Ravioli al Sugo di Coniglio
Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino Riserva’Vigna Ferrovia’ 2009
Coates Clare Valley Sangiovese 2009
Silky potato filled ravioli with a rich sauce of rabbit, pancetta and tomato
Quagli su crostone di polenta, mustardela di porro e tartufo
Poderi Aldo Conterno ’Cicala’ Barolo 2012
Coates Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo 2016
Quail with polenta, house made blood sausage, leek and truffles
Italian Spring salad
Peccorino old and young with house made crackers, cantucci, almonds and quince
Isole e Olena Vin Santo Chianti Classico 2007
Coates Grand Tawny 2008 from barrique
Espresso coffee and tea with panforte
The wines start with Marchese Antinori ‘Tenuta Montenisa Cuvee Royale Brut’ Franciacorta NV. This sparkling is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero made using Metodo Classico (as per Champagne). While Italian sparkling is synonymous with Prosecco, the wines from Franciacorte are in another class altogether; complexity, linearity and length to rival Champagne. Our two light-bodied white wine are made from different varieties (predominately Garganega for Soave and Sauvignon for our La Petite Blanc) but share a common theme. Both are barrel fermented and matured, and represent a sophisticated departure from the simple and quaffable derivatives commonly seen and experienced by most people.
Our reds start with a pair of Sangiovese wines, including the Coates Clare Valley Sangiovese 2009 from museum. Whilst Sangiovese may be synonymous with cheerful Chianti, the variety reaches it’s most noble and profound iteration in the hills of Montalcino, Tuscany. (in my humble opinion, some may prefer Super Tuscan Sangiovese-based wines, but I am a traditionalist). The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Ferrovia 2009 is only made from exceptional vintages and spends two and a half years in oak prior to bottling and is then released at six years of age. A rare and exceptional wine from a small 10 acre vineyard.
Our second pair of reds are from the Nebbiolo grape variety, our Adelaide Hills 2016 paired with the Aldo Conterno ‘Cicala’ Barolo 2012. Nebbiolo is one of the holy grail varieties for winemakers, difficult to get right but sublime when a good vintage and someone who knows their craft come together. And few had the skill and deft touch of the late Aldo Conterno.
Our dessert wines are an interesting pair of two different styles. The Isole e Olena Vin Santo 2007 is made from grapes that are left to dry after picking to concentrate the sugar. After fermentation the wine retains significant sweetness and is left to mature for six years in oak prior to bottling. Our Coates Grand Tawny 2008 is a single vineyard fortified that has been left to mature in seasoned oak barrels. The Tawny will be drawn from the barriques that is maturing in and will be released in 2023 once it has reached Rare Tawny (15+ years of age) status.
Please book early and note that places will be allocated on a first booked basis, please email email@example.com
Curry Day at Cellar Door
Sunday September the 30th
For those looking for a recovery day after the Grand final, we are hosting a Curry Day. You can enjoy a delicious Massaman curry or fragrant vegetarian curry of local pumpkin and winter vegetables simmered with curry leaf, mustard seed and coconut, or Vindaloo for those that like things a bit of spicy. We will also have vegetarian samosas available to accompany the curry selection. Cellar door will have a range of wines from $7/glass and you can enjoy a glass of wine with a plate of curry for $20. Come for a tasting and spend the afternoon with friends enjoying a meal in the Kuitpo region.