Cuisine Modern European
WINE LIST Bronwyn Kabboord
WINES ON LIST 50 (14 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$ ($24-$9 by the glass)
In taking out its third successive Best Small List win, Merricote enters the Wine List of the Year Awards Hall of Fame.Sommelier/co-owner Bronwyn Kabboord is a fearless decision-maker and her keen sense of discovery brings wine lovers back time and time again. She can be a trendsetter. The 2015 sparkling savagnin from Canberra winemaker, Sassafrass, is a pét-nat, the new darling of the natural wine movement. Kabboord can be old-school, too. The inclusion of Mornington Peninsula pinot noir producer of note, Hurley Vineyard with its 2013 pinot is testament to that.
Her list moves seamlessly from the Yarra Valley and Margaret River to Piedmont, the Languedoc, Sicily, Greece and Madrid. Merricote’s modern European cuisine asks for no less but there is always room for a fortified to close the meal, maybe the classic Aussie DP57 topaque from Seppeltsfield or Tesseron XO Cognac?