Discover Vivaldi Four SeasonsThrough the MSO’s Beginner’s Guide series, host and MSO cellist Nicholas Bochner, with the MSO on stage, will take a musical journey through well-known classical pieces and share the context, history and story behind these works. Through performance, conversation and interaction, the MSO will give you the best music lesson of your life. For our first Beginner’s Guide event of the year, we will explore one of the most popular pieces of classical music – Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons! Join Nicholas and the musicians of the MSO as they provide a Beginner’s Guide to some of the finest repertoire ever written for the violin. Ears Wide Open is MSO’s talks and ideas program celebrating our music and artists through informative presentations, conversations, behind the scenes demonstrations and participatory workshops. Winter – 2017 J Block Shiraz This cool climate Shiraz perfectly captures the essence of the winter season. The white pepper and spice act as counterpoints to the ample fruit core, firm tannins and acid line. The flavours of plums and blackberries align with subtle oak and tight structure. The overall result is an intricately woven wine that is bright, long and satisfying, without being cloying or overly rich. Delicious on its own now and will also age for many years. Spring – 2018 Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier These three Rhone Valley varieties have a strong heritage in the Yarra Valley having been part of the original 1850 plantings at Yeringberg. These varieties are ideally suited to the region and the Tarrawarra vineyard has two rows of each, which consistently yield beautiful, delicate fruit. The combination of the three varieties builds a wine with a lifted honeysuckle perfume that immediately conjures vision of the aromatic spring season. This gorgeous savory wine has fine acidity, great texture and length, making it an ideal partner for a wide range of food types.
Summer – 2018 South Block Chardonnay
A single south facing site sits on the Tarrawarra vineyard and creates an incredibly unique expression of Chardonnay. This wine is quite a departure from the style of Chardonnay usually produce by Tarrawarra. The perfumed aroma of citrus fruits with a hint of oak flows through the very fine and long palate, with higher acidity and a singular linearity to the palate. It is this tinge of citrus and acidity that truly speaks to the zest of the summer season.Autumn – 2018 Estate Pinot Noir The Yarra Valley is renowned for Pinot Noir with delicious fruit characters bound with a fine tannin structure. Tarrawarra’s 2018 wines are characterised by vibrancy and opulence and the 2018 Tarrawarra Estate Pinot Noir is no exception. This lively wine beautifully encapsulates the essence of the changing autumn season with its displays of lifted raspberry aromas, hints of earthiness and subtle oak. The flavours combine full fruit with fine long tannins, finishing with the elegance and finesse that is the hallmark of TarraWarra Pinot Noir.