Wine of the week

Quealy Pobblebonk, Mornington Peninsula 2011 $25


An exciting, creative blend of pinot grigio, friulano, muscat, chardonnay and riesling from an iconoclastic winemaker – Kathleen Quealy, who was one of the founders of T’Gallant. The colour and fragrance are youthful and fresh, the aromas are clean and grapy, with a complex array of refined aromas which are subtly spicy, showing restrained muscat influence. Light to medium bodied, it has great texture and softness, poise and precision. The acidity is refreshing and seamless. A very smart wine indeed. Oh, and it’s named after a frog call! Drink now and for about four years. 12.3 per cent alcohol. 92/100 (Huon’s Wine 360)

Food: simply cooked and sauced fish and shellfish; salads and vegetable dishes; Caesar salad with grilled chicken; spaghetti marinara.

Winery Rating: 88.7
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