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Symphonia Christmas Mixed Packs

 

We are getting excited for the Christmas period - but doesn't it creep up quickly?

Are you stuck for gift ideas? How about a mixed 6 pack of red for Dad or Grandpa or a mixed Pack of White for your sister or friends. 

We are happy to pack wines of your choosing but we suggest

White Tasting Pack - Special Price $100 plus freight 

  • 2 x Prosecco
  • 1 x Arenis 2015
  • 2 x Pinot Grigio
  • 1 x Petit Mansenng

Red Tasting Pack - Special Price $140 plus freight

  • 2 x La Solista
  • 1 x Las Triadas Tempranillo
  • 1 x Tannat
  • 1 x Saperavi
  • 1 x Quintus

Email us at info@symphoniafinewines.com.au and we will help ease the Christmas burden!

Cheers and Merry Christmas

 

Petit Manseng - 2008 and 2013

 

You may have noticed while shopping/browsing on our website that we have two vintages of Petit Manseng for sale. Both are great drinking now and even further down the track.

Petit Manseng was originally from the Jurancon region of south-west France. it has loose bunches of very small berries with thick skins that allow it to hang on the vine until late in the season.

We like to serve our Petit Manseng with something spicy like Chilli Mud Crab - why not try this recipe from Gourmet Traveller with your own bottle

 

You'll need

2 live mud crabs (about 1kg each) 6 kaffir lime leaves, torn 2 red birdseye chillies, thinly sliced Juice of 2 limes, or to taste 1 tbsp fish sauce, or to taste 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 bunch each coriander and Thai basil, coarsely torn 2 spring onions, thinly sliced   Chilli jam 60 ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 15 gm (3cm piece) each of galangal and ginger, finely grated 3 long red chillies, thinly sliced 80 gm light palm sugar, plus extra grated for seasoning 2 tbsp fish sauce, or to taste

Method

  • 01
  • Place crabs in freezer to render them insensible (30-40 minutes). Meanwhile, bring a stockpot (see note) of heavily salted water to the boil. Add crab, cover and cook until cooked through (15-20 minutes). Drain, then remove top shell from crab, discard gills and coral, quarter crabs, crack claws, set aside.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, for chilli jam, heat oil in a large wok over medium heat. Add onion, sauté until beginning to caramelise (15-20 minutes), then add garlic, galangal, ginger and chilli and sauté until chilli is tender (5-10 minutes). Transfer to a food processor, process until finely chopped, return to wok with palm sugar and fish sauce and sauté until caramelised (5-10 minutes). Add crab, lime leaves, chilli and 40ml water and stir until crab is heated through (5-10 minutes). Add lime juice and fish sauce and check seasoning, adding more juice, fish sauce and sugar to balance to your taste. Add egg and stir until egg is cooked and crab is well coated (2-4 minutes). Transfer to a bowl, scatter with herbs and onions, serve hot.

Note You'll need a big pot to cook both crabs at once. Alternatively, cook them one at a time.