Magnum of Chardonnay + 1kg of Comté
Harper & Blohm present a Very Special Gift – a limited edition Magnum of Wilimee 2019 Chardonnay and 1 KILO of limited edition Marcel Petite Symphonie Comté.
Wilimee Chardonnay 1.5l presented in a timber box
Wilimee Chardonnay has been selected from a small family-run vineyard in the Macedon Ranges. At an altitude of 600m, the cool climate is perfect for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their vines were planted in 1982, making them some of the oldest in the Macedon Ranges. Ben Ranken approaches winemaking with a minimalist hand. Using natural wild yeasts, natural malolactic fermentation with no fining, and without filtration.
Wilimee Wines handpick their grapes grown on rare Cambrian soil, some of the oldest in Australia. The vineyard is next to a sacred quarry, once mined for its greenstone, which was used to make stone axes by the Wurundjeri people. Wilimee Mooring means ‘Place of Stone Axe’. Only a small number of Magnums are bottled each season.
Marcel Petite Comté Symphonie 1kg
Comté is an ancient type of Gruyere, similar to the large mountain cheeses made in the Alps, on the borders of France & Switzerland. Marcel Petite, one of the most respected Affineurs in France, selects only a few wheels of Comté each year to bear the prestigious ‘Symphonie’ label. These cheeses are made by small dairies in the Jura and are carefully graded before, during & after maturation. They have a rich concentrated nutty texture & a gentle caramel sweet honey flavour reflecting the rich milk of the Montbéliard cattle that graze the natural mountain pastures. These hand-selected wheels are aged under a cold maturation system at 1,100 metres in the 19th century underground Fort of Saint-Antoine, high in the mountains of the French / Swiss border.
The name Comté is derived from the forest known as Gruyeres whose timber was once used to fuel the heat of the copper cauldrons during the cheese-making process. Comté now represents the largest volume of all the cheeses produced in the AOC system. Comté ‘Symphonie’ are matured for a longer period than other grades and display more complex and richer flavour characteristics.
Marcel Petite Symphonie Comte is only available in limited quantities for a few months of the year.
NOTE – Harper and Blohm licensing restrictions require that wine can only be purchased in conjunction with one or more food items. A maximum quantity of liquor purchased must not exceed more than two 750ml bottles of wine. Liquor cannot be purchased by anyone under 18. Liquor cannot be left at unoccupied premises – please ensure that you will be home to accept your delivery.
Orders that do not meet these requirements will not be fulfilled and refunds will be issued.
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