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Château Comme Ci, Comme Ça

If you ever happen to open a restaurant that celebrates natural wines with two superstars of the movement, there is a fair chance you will make wine.

Aaron Fenwick is testament to this legacy, opening The Summertown Aristologist with Anton van Klopper of Lucy M and Jasper Button of Commune of Buttons in 2016, and releasing his first Château Comme Ci, Comme Ça wines under the mentorship and winery roof of van Klopper.

Coming from a strong food background in Adelaide, Fenwick has found himself feeling at home in the Adelaide Hills, not only amongst the organic restaurant garden of the Aristologist, but also planting vines himself in van Klopper's Basket Range "Natural Wine Mecca" property, and sourcing fruit from organic growers to make his wines. Fenwick picks his fruit early and keeps maceration of the reds short to to retain acidic crunchiness and freshness in the glass.

Fenwick has learned from his natural wine mentor, with grapes as the only ingredient in the bottle: nothing added, nothing taken away. As Fenwick says himself of his lo-fi wines, "I like to make fun wines to drink with friends, nothing too serious". But we would define Château Comme Ci, Comme Ça as plenty more than "so so".

The fun starts here.

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Lucy M

The trailblazer of Australia's natural wine movement with wines from the man who opened a natural wine bar and restaurant with Jasper Button and Aaron Fenwick in the Adelaide Hills, just because it was easier than moving to Paris for its minimal intervention wine bars.

Like his mentee's wines at Château Comme Ci, Comme Ça, Anton van Klopper's Lucy M wines have no added yeasts, no added sulpher, no added chemicals, no fining, no filtration.

Just grapes.

Lucy M wines are just as elusive as their maker, so get in quick!

Seek them out here.

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Staff Pick: Domaine Chanson Bourgogne Rouge 2019

Back in the day, Voltaire used to enjoy a glass of Chanson from the Domaine established in 1750. Whilst we can't guarantee buying a bottle will enlighten you to philosophically ponder and prolifically write plays and poems in French, we do believe Domaine Chanson to be one of the best value Burgundies you can get your hands on.

With some of the fruit sourced from the domaine's Premier Cru sites throughout Burgundy, the Pinot Noir is 100% whole bunch fermented and is matured in 25% new oak.

Crunchy and generous at only $38, Chanson is the French word for song, and it really does go for one! Find something to sing about here.