Last month saw the 2019 AFL Europe Euro Cup take place in Norrtälje, Sweden where the England Dragonslayers and Irish Banshees were crowned as champions. The day saw 24 national teams from across Europe come together on a sunny Saturday to compete in AFL Europe’s premier 9-a-side competition, with the two finals being played in front of a big crowd full of players, staff, friends and family.
A proud supporter of AFL Europe, Fine Wine Partners, were present to toss the coin for the women’s grand final, before congratulating the teams and players after the grand final. As they did at AFL Europe’s Champions League, the “Players of the Tournament” in both the men’s and women’s divisions were presented with a congratulatory bottle of the award-winning Tasmanian sparkling wine House of Arras, Grand Vintage.
The Euro Cup theme continues this month with the wine featuring at the tournament now available for purchase at a discounted rate through the AFL Europe Wine Club. The two wines on offer this month are from the famous Stonier winery in the Mornington Peninsula region in Victoria, with the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay each available as a case of six.
Stonier is one of Australia’s leading producers of premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay crafted from a selection of the Mornington Peninsula’s oldest vines. Each wine showcases the region’s cool maritime climate and the winery’s unique southerly position on the edge of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The foundation of Stonier’s success is built upon the cultivation of these two cool-climate varieties and their dedication to the practice of viticulture and winemaking.
Winemakers Mike Symons and Will Byron each bring extensive experience to the team and have dedicated their passion and understanding of winemaking and viticulture to Stonier since joining in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Having both worked many vintages across Burgundy, Bordeaux and beyond, their focus remains on wines that distinctly reflect the vineyards from which they come, expressing true varietal characteristics and the Mornington Peninsula terroir.
This month the AFL Europe Wine Club presents two of the Mornington Peninsula’s world-renowned wines, Stonier’s spectacular Chardonnay and their Pinot Noir that took home gold at the Sydney International Wine Competition.
Offers of the Month
Stonier Pinot Noir:
“Renowned for producing consistently outstanding Pinot Noirs. The attractive plum and cherry aromas are enhanced by gamey undertones and a smoky oak influence. Juicy and sweet on the palate with a long and vibrant finish. Stonier Pinot Noir was awarded the gold medal in 2015 at the Sydney International Wine Competition.”
Case of six:
AFL Europe price £104.00
“Rich on the palate and expressing an array of citrus fruits, ripe peach and honeydew melon. There is a nice creamy texture, which will become richer with time in the bottle, together with a lively freshness, driven by an attractive puckering lemon-like acidity. The finish is long and persistent, Stonier consistently over deliver with their classic Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay release.”
Case of six:
AFL Europe price £99.00
To place your Stonier order, or to learn more about wines available through the AFL Europe Wine Club, please contact the team at Fine Wine Partners.
Next day delivery from £9.99
Call: +44 7810856290
Offer ends August 31st.