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Happy Straya Day Mate

What have you got lined up for Australia Day?
How about shopping online and getting something exceptional delivered to your door!
Just like Australia Symphonia is diverse, unique and full of quality ingredients.
Order Arenis, Petit Manseng, Pinot Grigio, Saperavi, Tempranillo, Tannat, Quintus or our delicious Italian Style Prosecco and enjoy the flavours of the world on Australia Day  with style!

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

 

Tannat and heart health

Its heart week... time to think about your health. Research from the William Harvey Research Institute in London believes ogogomeric procyanindins (OPSs) found in red wines to be the best source of red wine's health benefits... Good news right - but better than that it turns out of all varieties tested Tannat has the greatest concentration. So buy online here and drink up for your heart!

 

Easter Morning with Prosecco

 

Can you believe Easter is almost here. Where does the time go? What are your rituals around Easter?

Several years ago Delicious Magazine came out with a wonderful Easter edition... ever since then their "Easter Bread Cinnamon Pull Apart" has featured at one of our family sit downs over the Easter period, whether it be for breakfast, morning or afternoon tea. This year we will make again but this time serve it with our Prosecco!

The bread has mixed fruits and rind of orange which will work perfectly well with the zesty, citrus aroma and crisp flavour of our Prosecco.

Our Prosecco has a relatively low alcohol content of 11% - which means there's no harm indulging with a glass or two Easter morning and then later with lunch.

Find the link to the recipe here http://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/easter-bread/d67afae9-d45d-4c7a-a19f-5267c8bb45ac

 

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.

What's Quintus you ask?

 

 

 

 

Quintus is a carefully structured blend containing five varieties, Saperavi, Tempranillo, Tannat, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon. this seamless wine had been blended so as to hide the notable characteristics of each variety, whilst allowing all varities to add to the complexity and interest of the blend, such that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. This blend is 30% Sapervai, 30% Tempranillo, 15% Tannat, 13% Merlot and %12 % Cabernet. Each variety adds it own complexity to the blend resulting in a truly original wine blend that has no peer anywhere else in Australia if not the world!

Quintus is a wine with the elegance and structure to compliment a range of foods. It has sufficient acidity, tannin and fruit persistence to go with a juicy steak or a traditional oven roast, whilst it is not too overpowering for a meat based pasta dish or equivalent.

Enjoy Quintus with a range of robust meals with the confidence that it will age well over the next ten years.

 

Saperavi - The Georgian Wine

Saperavi is originally from the Republic of Georgia where it is easily the most widely planted variety. Saperavi means "pigment" or "dye" in the Georgian Language and refers to the extraordinarily deep colour of the variety. This intense colour combined with the variety's naturally high acidity and tannin levels produce a structured, powerful wine with the capacity for extended ageing.

 

Dan Traucki review from 20 FebruarySYMPHONIA 2008 KING VALLEY SAPERAVI
Purple colour that is awesome for its age, gentle aromas of tea leaves, gorgeous mouth filling flavours with a tight finish.
This is definitely a food wine- the richer the better. AMAZING