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The Fremantle Press pack
Four fab reads from Fremantle Press: Adam Morris, My dog gave me the clap; Collection, The Kid on the Karaoke Stage; Goldie Goldbloom, You Lose These + other stories; Peter Docker, The Waterboys
S – Bob Franklin, Under Stones
H – Barry Divola, Nineteen Seventy Something
O – Emmett Stinson, Known Unknowns
R – Gretchen Shirm, Having cried wolf
T – Leah Swann, Bearings
S – Irma Gold, Two steps forward
6 bottles of Platypus Gully’s finest.
What could be better than a glass of wine, the flickering fire and a good … book?
Here’s the low-down on Platypus Gully: made from MV6 and D5V12 vines planted from 1993 to 1996, the win e exhibits typical varietal nose with a deep crimson colour and fresh berry flavours. Coincidentally beautiful black cherries are grown in the region. The grapes were hand picked in March 2006, fermented in stainless steel vats and aged in new French oak for 18 months. It was bottled in January 2008 at 13.0%.
Platypus live in a dam in a deep gully 80 ft below the vineyard surrounded by tree ferns and beautiful Blackwood trees. The wine is a full flavoured but easy drinking style and is ideal for accompanying food or for just sipping by the glass.
The wine sells for $14 wholesale and $25 retail a bottle and is often seen in restaurants at $40 per bottle.