New in the store this week (9th October) are three new beers!
We have been busy searching for new and interesting beers. We love their different labels and cool names. Just landed are three new beers:
-CoConspirators Brewing Co. The Matriarch New England IPA (HOPS: El Dorado, Mosaic, Citra and MALT: Marris Otter, Vienna, Oats, Wheat)
-CoConspirators Brewing Co. The Bookie (HOPS: Centennial, Mosaic, Galaxy. MALT: Ale, Crystal, Munich & Wheat)
-Old Man Yells at Cloud NEIPA from Old Wives Ales (MALT: Pale malt, Wheat, Carapils. HOPS: Mosaic, Ella, Vic Secret)
New in-store (w/c 1st October): Riposte wines made by Tim Knappstein
At Swanny Cellars we now stock:
- Riposte Saber Pinot Noir 2015
- Riposte Dagger Pinot Noir 2017
Riposte Saber Pinot Noir 2015: 2015 was also a good vintage. The grapes from the oldest and best sites for the Pinots in the Lenswood and Piccadilly sub-regions of the Adelaide Hills are put into The Sabre (named after a fencing weapon which was popular among the cavalry from the 18th to 20th centuries). The wine is made in small batches which are all cold soaked and hand plunged in open fermenters. There follows 100% malolactic fermentation aged in French oak barriques (25% new) for ten months followed by blending, minimal filtration and then bottling.
Riposte Dagger Pinot Noir 2017: The grapes for the 2017 Dagger Pinot Noir are sourced from the Adelaide Hills, two vineyard sites at Charleston and Gumeracha. The grapes are harvested during the night when it is cooler. The destemmed fruit is then put directly into fermenters without crushing as it gives a higher percentage of whole berries. These fermenters are then pumped over two times a day to keep the grape skins wet and to ensure the tannins are extracted slowly. There follows time spent in stainless steel tanks prior before blending in order to keep freshness and vibrancy.
The cooler Adelaide Hills fruit allows for finesse and depth in this wine. Grape varieties grown here include Syrah, Tempranillo, Fiano and Fumé Blanc.
Just landed at the store (w/c 24th September) are three new beers:
- La Sirène Reserve Saison
- Garage Project Hunnybee Saison
- Garage Project Chocolate Beer
La Sirène Reserve Saison is a barrel-aged vintage Saison which is blend of their Classic Saison vintages aged in Burgundian Barriques and Hogsheads since 2015 and 2016.
Hunnybee is a honey wheat farmhouse ale at 5% from Garage Project with notes of lavender honey and a whole lot more…!
Garage Project Chocolate Beer is made from Whittaker’s cacao nibs. Brewed with chocolate malts it is also infused with vanilla and freshly batch roasted cocoa beans!