To commemorate the Fertility Society of Australia’s 2017 conference being held in Adelaide, South Australia, we are offering to our members and conference delegates two specially bottled local wines, sourced from outstanding vineyards and winemakers in the acclaimed wine regions of the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.

A wine tasting will be held in the Exhibition Area (Halls MN) from 1.00pm to 2.00pm on Monday 16 October 2017.

If you would like to place an order for a full dozen / or mixed dozen (including delivery to your preferred address), you can do so at the link below:

FSA 2017 Commemorative Wine Order Form

Orders for individual bottles can be arranged at the conference.

Zona Pellucida
Adelaide Hills sauvignon Blanc  2016

$20.00 per bottle

In Eutherian mammals the acrosome of the spermatozoa contains digestive enzymes (including hyaluronidase and acrosin). These enzymes break down the outer membrane of the ovum, called the Zona pellucida, allowing the haploid nucleus in the sperm cell to join with the haploid nucleus in the ovum.This wine fusion of subtle grape variety DNAs is analogous to the fusion of human DNA from the spermatozoa and oocyte with the resultant wine being fresh and vibrant, with the flavours of citrus, white peaches, nectarines and apples balanced with crisp acidity and length on the back palate . This DNA fusion offers a symbiotic oenophilic delight to the imbiber, unable to be achieved by chance or pure human effort alone. An embryonic wine emerges…
The Acrosome
McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
 $20.00 per bottle

 

From a block of gnarly old 1960’s planted Shiraz vines, lovingly hand- tended on Bondar Wines’ famed Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. The wine is rich with a sense of its place and the traditional McLaren Vale flavours of cherry, blackberries, tapenade and chocolate, it shows a balanced restraint and elegance thanks to the block’s position in a cool valley in the Seaview sub- district of the region. The rich tannin profile and concentration in the fruit flavour can be attributed to those beautiful old vines, growing in a soil of cracking black clay over limestone, and the cool site helps to give the wine fantastic natural acidity. Aged in French oak for 18 months, you can expect this wine to age gracefully over the next ten years at least.

Both of these wines have been selected especially for our delegates by winemaker Andre Bondar of Bondar Wines – one of the emerging talents out of South Australia’s McLaren Vale. Bondar Wines were awarded the esteemed title of “Best New Winery” in well-known Australian wine critic James Halliday’s authoritative book, Australian Wine Companion (2017 edn).