• First Australian restaurant release of Borrowed Cuttings Piquepoul Blanc, the oyster wine pioneered by the Moonlight Flat Oyster Company.

 

Described by chefs as a masterstroke wine match for our oyster portfolio, the 2016 Australian release of Borrowed Cuttings Piquepoul Blanc went out to premium restaurants during July 2016.  Exclusively for our oyster chef clientele, the project to get the piquepoul blanc variety as the perfect match for our oysters lifts the game to world heights.

We were gobsmacked by the centuries-old pairing on first encounter with piquepoul at Bouzigues, France, during regular visits to the local oyster trellises. The second shock came discovering that the variety didn’t exist in Australia and nobody knew anything about it. Perhaps a sad benchmarkof haphazard oyster offerings, despite Australia possessing the finest native oysters in the world.

The particular piquepoul blanc cuttings we 'borrowed' were personally selected at a Languedoc coast vineyard and brought into Australia by Steve many years ago. The variety not only is a masterstroke match for oysters but also sashimi, and even the stronger flavours of native Murray Cod.

The wine opens with a huge floral fruity nose and has an almost buttery texture embracing the luscious cream of the oyster.  Even many minutes later a subsequent sip of Borrowed Cuttings Piquepoul Blanc re- triggers an oyster umami tsunami on the palate.

Limited stocks are available only through our exclusive, loyal Moonlight Flat Oysters client base. Ask your sommelier, and raise a glass to the new chapter of sophisticated oyster indulgence across the nation, disrupted by the Moonlight Flat Oyster Company.  

 
Moonlight Flat oysters and Borrowed Cuttings Picpoul Blanc “…an astonishing match”
- Max Allen, Australian Gourmet Traveller.

The hard slog over the long haul was rewarded by a staggering response from chefs, sommeliers and wine critics…we've completely sold out in a month. All stocks are now resting in the cellars of the finest oyster parlours of Australia.  

The hard slog over the long haul was rewarded by a staggering response from chefs, sommeliers and wine critics…we've completely sold out in a month. All stocks are now resting in the cellars of the finest oyster parlours of Australia.  


Interested in our personally selected Piquepoul Blanc 2017? 

"...with a freshly shucked Moonlight Flat oyster...it was an astonishing match " (Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller)

Register your definite interest now in securing some 2017 Vintage (available mid year) and we'll keep you updated. The last vintage sold in the blink of an eye.

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Market feedback is pure gold! To the Team at Moonlight Flat Oysters, Thank you very much for making my wife’s day yesterday. Every now and then we are lucky enough to enjoy a meal at the Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay and yesterday was one of those occasions. To our great delight this time was the first we were also lucky enough to enjoy our favourite wine pairing with great oysters. We travelled to the Languedoc region four years ago, had many an afternoon lunch of oysters and a beautiful white wine we had not heard of before, piquepoul. After a little research we became aware of what you guys were up to at Cowra and so our wait started for your product. We were both delighted to finally see the piquepoul available and to enjoy it with some of your fantastic Moonlight en Surface and Label Rouge oysters (we have previously had the Rusty Wire and Clair de Lune – an absolute favourite). Thank you again, we eagerly await our next trip the Boathouse, some great oysters and of course that fantastic piquepoul. Regards Ben

Market feedback is pure gold!

To the Team at Moonlight Flat Oysters,

Thank you very much for making my wife’s day yesterday.

Every now and then we are lucky enough to enjoy a meal at the Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay and yesterday was one of those occasions. To our great delight this time was the first we were also lucky enough to enjoy our favourite wine pairing with great oysters.

We travelled to the Languedoc region four years ago, had many an afternoon lunch of oysters and a beautiful white wine we had not heard of before, piquepoul.

After a little research we became aware of what you guys were up to at Cowra and so our wait started for your product.

We were both delighted to finally see the piquepoul available and to enjoy it with some of your fantastic Moonlight en Surface and Label Rouge oysters (we have previously had the Rusty Wire and Clair de Lune – an absolute favourite).

Thank you again, we eagerly await our next trip the Boathouse, some great oysters and of course that fantastic piquepoul.

Regards
Ben

State Winner of the delicious Magazine produce awards: Moonlight Kisses - an industry leader, trending now in finest oyster parlours. But - beware of imitations!

State Winner of the delicious Magazine produce awards: Moonlight Kisses - an industry leader, trending now in finest oyster parlours. But - beware of imitations!