25 June 2016, 10am - 5pm
Head down to The Shed for the most down to earth of wine tastings. Get expert guidance from wine writer Mike Bennie (Gourmet Traveller Wine, delicious. and a founder of Rootstock Sydney) with a specially curated selection of wines of the Southern Forests (Manjimup and Pemberton wine regions). Festival Village Ticket Required.
Southern Forests Chardonnay has a character all of its own; a true reflection of our rich Karri loam landscape and cool climate. Be guided by our guest expert as you taste your way through our best recent vintages and uncover what makes Pemberton and Manjimup Chardonnays so very special. Elegant and structured, with powerful fruits and a freshness that makes this a particularly expressive varietal for the region.
Stop and take note. Southern Forests is fast establishing itself as a region to keep an eye on when it comes to Pinot Noir. Our cool nights and warm days give rise to excellent flavour development. Beautiful medium bodied and elegant expressions of the fruit; from notes of red berries and cherries, through to the forest floor. In this exploration of Pinot Noir, our guest expert takes you on a journey through the best examples of the region.
Cosy in a Cool Climate
Log fires, cosy cabins and long nights with a glass of red are what the Southern Forests are all about. In this tutored session our guest expert will guide you through a tasting of Southern Forest Shiraz. Truly one of the most expressive wines of the region; stemming from both our cool climate and rich geology. Think dark berries, almost savoury notes with an intensity well suited to winter food pairings. These are wines worth getting to know.
Into the Red
Delve into the reds of the Southern Forests and you might have trouble coming back. Cool climates and extended hang times (ripening period) gives us a medium bodied fruit that allows us to make a truly elegant wine. In this immersive session you’ll taste your way through a selection of the best Bordeaux style reds of the region; think Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
LOCATION: Trufflle Kerfuffle Festival Village, Fonty's Pool, 699 Seven Day Road, Manjimup 6258
INFO: Sessions include wine tasting.