Pennyweight Mondeuse 2015: Review
Made from a relatively obscure grape that originally from the Savoy Alpine region of France. Although the Pennyweight winery is based in Beechworth, Victoria, the grapes here have been sourced from hotter climate of Rutherglen. As a result this wine has some of big flavour characteristics of Rutheglen though without Rutherglen’s high alcohol levels. Pennyweight Mondeuse 2015 is an organic red table wine with a very unique flavours between Christmas cake and port. I felt all those Christmas spices floating over the palate powerfully along with stewed black plums, chocolate, nutmeg, resin, kirsch and liquorice. As a result, there’s a lot going on here as well as a little bit of heat ( but not too much).
I enjoyed this wine, and so will people that like to analyse and discuss wine. This ain’t party wine. It will force an opinion.
Biodynamic wine. 13.2% alcohol by volume.
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Food Matching | Food Pairing
Roast meats. For cheese, go blue. Berry’s Creek Oak Blue. See my cheese and wine pairing guide for more options.