Domaine Naturaliste Wine Dinner
May 20th, 6:30 pm
Billie H. and Bruce Dukes would like to cordially invite you to our collaborative dinner. With a stellar line up of wines from Domaine Naturaliste, and a curated menu by our chef Aaron, this is night that's sure to etch itself into your memory. We are extraordinarily in that lucky that Bruce Dukes himself will be coming to present his fantastic wines
Below are the wines that will be presented on the evening, which will also be available to order on the evening.
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2018 Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc is well adapted to our gravelly soils and maritime climate. The fruit is from the cooler southern end of Margaret River, which is renowned for its fragrant white wines. Bold aromas of red currant, passion fruit and orange blossom laced with exotic notes of lychee and clove. A creamy mouth filling palate delights the senses with an unexpected richness and depth of flavour.
2019 Discovery Chardonnay
A verve expression of our cool climate Chardonnay from the pristine south of Margaret River. Chardonnay is harvested at moderate ripeness to retain freshness and natural balance.
The embodiment of spring, perfume, texture, delicacy and personality.
2020 Discovery Rose
Tempranillo is the perfect rosé variety, boasting an Iberian ensemble of aromatics including rose petals, cherries and pomegranate.
Its pristine natural acidity and ultra-fine tannin give us the opportunity to craft a palate of sheer complexity, introduced by fresh red fruits, and finished by savoury structure and quenching textures.
2018 Le Naturaliste Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc is the shy little sister of the Bordelaise family: aromatic, soft textured and boasting pristinely fine tannin and drive.
The decision to craft an expression of Margaret River as seen through the mode of this noble and ancient grape was an easy one, particularly when faced with fruit grown in the heart of Wilyabrup and on our quintessentially alimental gravel loam soils.
Subtle threads of violets, cherry blossom and fresh juniper berries serve as highlights to an ample tapestry of black plums, cacao nib and ironstone. Sheer textures of crushed granite and black cherry skin are laced with porcelain tannin and quenching natural acidity.
2017 Morus Cabernet Sauvignon
Our finest cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Margaret River. The gravelly soils of the vineyard are flanked by the dominant native hard wood trees named Jarrah. Jarrah trees have become a favourable and exact biological indicator that the site is ideally matched to Cabernet Sauvignon.
Fruit expression from this site includes violets, cassis and mulberry. Indeed, mulberry is a very attractive fruit character which is a unique part of the terroir expression of Margaret River Cabernet and our local heritage clone. This cuvee is named to reflect this unique mulberry character; Morus australis being the genus and species name for the mulberry tree.
2018 Rachis Syrah
Margaret River Syrah is noteworthy because of its fragrance and attractiveness in its youth. A rachis (Latin botanical term) is the stalk to which the individual berries are attached to. This cuvee is so named because of the inclusion of 1/3 whole bunches (rachis) in the cuvee. The rachis contributes perfumes, tannin and flavours additional to the grapes.
Spice | black pepper | gung pow tea | cherries.