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Journeys : April May 2010
PHONE ORDERS: 6234 8003 (9.00am -- 6.00pm Monday -- Friday, message service available) FAX ORDERS: 6234 9977 POSTAL ORDERS: Wine Club 201 Collins Street, Hobart. 7000 Quantity Product Price / Dozen Total RACT Club Dozen $99.00 Tasters Dozen $149.00 Italian Quartet $259.00 Free delivery within Tasmania. For other areas, please contact us. Grand Total $ Offer valid until 31 May 2010. While stocks last. If stock becomes unavailable we may elect to make an alternative offer available to RACT Wine Club Members. Orders not accepted from persons under 18 years of age. I certify that I am over 18 years of age. Signed: Date Name: RACT Membership No: Delivery Address: Pcode: Phone: (B/H) Phone (A /H) Delivery Instr uctions (e.g. If not home, leave at back door etc.): Payment details: Bankcard Visa Mastercard Amex Cheque (Payable to R ACT Wine Club) Credit Card Number Expiry Date: Name on Card: Signature: RACT WINE CLUB Order Form How often would you like to receive wines? Just this once Monthly Bi-monthly Quarterly. Would you like to receive a monthly R ACT Wine Club email newsletter, detailing offers and events? Email Address: RACT Wine Club Dozen $99.00 Affordable, approachable wines for your everyday drinking pleasure. 3 bottles each of: RACT Shiraz RACT Caber net Merlot RACT Chardonnay RACT Sauvignon Blanc The Italian Quartet $259.00 Three bottles each of: Coriole Nebbiolo Coriole Sangiovese Coriole Fiano Coriole Barbera Win Order any dozen bottles of wine from the RACT Wine Club before 16 December 2010 and you could win ten dozen bottles of wine for your cellar. The winner will be drawn on Friday 17 December 2010 Tasters Dozen $149.00 3 bottles each of: Fat Tree Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Red Hill Bim aris Pinot Noir Hanging Rock Chardonnay Hanging Rock Merlot Super Sangiovese The red grape variety Sangiovese is not as well known in Australia as the more traditional wester n European grape varieties of Caber net Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz but it is a grape variety that is gaining more and more significance. Mark Lloyd, a pioneer in growing Italian grape varieties from Coriole Vineyard in McLaren Vale, South Australia, began his long association with Sangiovese in the mid 1980s. Sangiovese is the largest planted red grape variety in Italy and believed to be indigenous to the Tuscany region. A late ripening variety, it will be picked in McLaren Vale sometimes two to four weeks after Shira z. In Tuscany, Sangiovese is quite often blended with Caber net Sauvignon, producing wines of great depth. Mark's love of Italian grape varieties has developed over the past 25 years to include Barbera, a grape variety that is also grow n extensively in Italy, predominantly in the Piedmont and Lombardy districts; Nebbiolo, also from the Piedmont district; Sagrantino from Umbria in Central Italy and more lately the Sicilian grape variety Nero d'Avola and the white grape variety Fiano from Campania. At a recent tasting at Coriole I was fortunate to be able to try the wines that Mark is producing. The overall quality is at such a high standard that coupled with the now obvious affinity the region has with the Italian varieties and the enthusiasm of Mark and his winemaking team, we could see the McLaren Vale district bebecome as well know n for the Italian grape varieties as it is for Shiraz. As well as enchanting, the Coriole gardens, cellar door and entertaining area has a r ustic appeal. In an open courtyard area there is a well-used brick oven that seems to churn out copious quantities of well-made pizzas and other bread products. The original farmhouse was built in the 1800s but it wasn't until after the First World War that vines were planted on the property. The predominant grape variety of Coriole is still Shira z as indeed it is for the district of McLaren Vale. One of Mark Lloyd's ambitions at Coriole is to continue his love affair with the Italian grape varieties and to continue his quest for grape varieties that have the balance of ripeness, acidity and tannins that he is looking for. David Johnstone, SJW Senior Judge of Wine April / May 10 48
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