My first introduction to wines was when I was working at a venue called ‘Escobar’ back in 2014. My boss (and now good friend), Lee Douglas, inspired me to immerse myself in the wine world. His patience and guidance have led me to this path. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for the part that he played for where I am today. My part at NOTA Restaurant had me curate my first ever list! Through this role, I had the chance to develop close relationships with the very knowledgeable wine reps of Brisbane.
With NOTA’s list, I try to be as inclusive as possible. Whether your taste leans more towards the classics or perhaps something a little more left of center, we’ve got you covered. NOTA filled the space that the iconic Montrachet had called home for such a long time, and so we wanted to show our respect to this in our own way. No one is to be left out at NOTA; we hold the same philosophy on our wines as we do with our food—simple, yet interesting, but always delicious!
- Yanika Sittisuntorn, venue manager NOTA Restaurant
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This bottle got its name from thousands of tiny spiders that covered the vintage. It is believed that good luck will be bestowed upon you if you show kindness to these tiny creatures. The spiders were therefore left alone that year and the release of the wine’s first vintage was pushed back to when the spiders had relocated. In this vintage you’ll find tropical aromas on the nose including those of apricot, peaches, and some floral notes of orange blossom. This wine show has a fuller body (classic roussanne), nearly waxy and silky in texture.
Recommended food pairing: seafood ceviche (ideally white flesh fish, such as Kingfish) with fresh, tropical fruits or citrus segments.
D’Arenberg ‘The Money Spider’ Roussanne - McLaren Vale, SA
This particular wine is made with very minimal intervention, fermented in stainless steel to maintain freshness while still showcasing elegant complexities. The highly perfumed nose on this young and vibrant wine gives you beautiful aromas of white flowers and rich stone fruits. This wine has good structure—textural yet clean with crisp acidity. On the palate it tastes of white peaches, crunchy pears, and apricots with just a hint of lime zest. Beautiful to drink on its own on a warm afternoon, yet its complexities allow it to also be paired with a wide variety of food!
Recommended food pairing: slightly richer fish such as ocean trout or salmon with a creamy sauce, rich creamy style pasta like cacio e pepe.
Jericho Fiano - Adelaide Hills, SA
The Fratelli Nistri winery dates back to 1865, making it one of the oldest wineries in Tuscany! This Chianti is made of 90% sangiovese, 10% blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and canaiolo. This wine shows vibrant red fruits (primarily cherry) and is lifted and elegant. While bright at first glance, you get hints of leather, tobacco, and earthy forest floor coming through. These underlying complexities, combined with its soft tannins, make this one special bottle.
Recommended food pairing: veal carpaccio with bursts of salty flavours such as fried capers and crispy shallots.
Fratelli Nistri Chianti - Tuscany, Italy
My first impression of this cool climate pinot noir is its incredibly perfumed nose. A more vibrant style of pinot noir, this bottle is fruit driven with mixed notes of red fruits and earthiness. It is lighter in palate weight but is so well-balanced. The fine tannin structure in this bottle makes it a very ‘sessionable’ wine, and you will find that it will go down a little too easy (but hey, that’s not a bad thing is it?).
Recommended food pairing: great to have in the afternoon with a charcuterie board of cured meats, chutney, and cornichons.
Athletes of Wine ‘Vino Athlético’ Pinot Noir - Macedon Ranges, VIC
The fruit that goes into this bottle comes from the oldest vines on the property (now at 25 years old), all hand-picked and very delicately handled. Its beautiful aromas of redcurrant and cherry really draws you in. The use of French oak also adds a beautiful, subtle vanilla component. This wine has great structure and generous length (it will just keep going!). On the palate it is savoury, well rounded, with an earthy complexity, and smooth, soft tannins. This Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir definitely has ageing potential, still beautiful to drink now, but could absolutely be one of those bottles you save to drink in celebration.
Recommended food pairing: confit duck with braised lentils, and a sweet component like roasted plums or even cherry jam.
Carrick Estate Bannockburn Pinot Noir - Central Otago, New Zealand
Arnaud Baillot is a young winemaker whose philosophy in winemaking is to produce pure wine, while still paying respect to the terroir. This particular wine is generous and aromatic, with a beautiful nose of red fruits (think cherry, and cranberry!), and subtle notes of hay. Beautiful ripeness gives this bottle a slightly fuller texture. It’s bright, vibrant, but finishes dry. This is an elegant pinot noir with well-rounded silky tannins.
Recommended food pairing: venison with potato gratin, or to be enjoyed with creamier brie such as the Brillat-Savarin.
Arnaud Baillot Bourgogne Rouge - Burgundy, France
Do you love one or more of these wines?
1x d’Arenberg ‘The Money Spider’ Roussanne
1x Jericho Fiano
1x Fratelli Nistri Chianti
1x Athletes of Wine ‘Vino Athlético’ Pinot Noir
1x Carrick Estate Bannockburn Pinot Noir
1x Arnaud Baillot Bourgogne Rouge
NOTA Restaurant Discounted
Pack Price $180
Includes 6 wines as suggested by Yanika.
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