Monopole are City Wine Shop's collaborations with leading winemakers we love. No ordinary house wines, they’re food friendly, in the European style. Over the years, producers have included SC Pannell, Ocean Eight, Punt Road, Wittmann, De Bortoli, Bress and Bannockburn.
The pack includes a:
· Dry German Riesling
· Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
· Heathcote Shiraz
2018 Monopole Riesling Trocken by Wittmann Rheinhessen, Germany $38
Biodynamic estate Wittmann is one of Germany's best. This is versatile, fragrant crisp dry riesling with texture and body. Ideal for pairing with crunchy Thai salads, golden fried schnitzel and pork dumplings.
2019 Monopole Yarra Valley Pinot Noir by Punt Road Wines $38
We make this pinot noir in collaboration with our talented friends at Punt Road Wines. Last year's vintage won the trophy for best pinot noir at the Yarra Valley Wine Show! And the winemaker Tim Shand reckons this edition is even better. Three times a year our staff head out to prune, pick and help blend our block of pinot (Block 5). Fragrant black plums and cherries with a hint of earth form a silky rolling palate.
2018 Monopole Heathcote Shiraz by Bress $38
We’ve bottled Shiraz in partnership with Adam Marks’ biodynamically farmed estate at Harcourt in the Bendigo wine region since 2006. Each year we head up the Calder Highway to make the final blend from a selection of barrels of their top Shiraz – the Gold Chook label. Lifted violets and licorice root notes with a dark and spicy core. Its chewy tannins remind you it’s an Aussie shiraz at heart.