After a run of amazing standing room only gigs recently with our "Record Store Selects" series, we decided to take this opportunity to make a return to a more sit down affair with an intimate gig that pairs the jazzy stylings of Tim Stocker and The Pocket Watchers with a variety of beautiful wines from Portugal curated by Mark Lee of Colheitas Singapore. The wines are all natural ranging from minimal intervention, organic and biodynamic.
The Pocket Watchers
When a musician plays a groove that's very solid and with a great feel…”, this is referred to informally as being “in the pocket”; when they "maintain this feel for an extended period of time, never wavering, this is often referred to as a deep pocket. The Pocket Watchers are a group of Singapore based musicians dedicated to exploring the pocket across a variety of musical styles with strong roots in Jazz, Funk and R&B. It's a rotating door led by Saxophonist - Tim Stocker giving as many musicians as possible a chance to find their pocket in a creative and fun environment. The workshop moves around Singapore at places like The Hangar, Audace Restaurant, The Library, Employee’s Only, Lulu’s Lounge & B28.
About The Wines
Domino Foxtrot 2016 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)
This is an easy drinking, fresh and delicately scented blend of strawberry and raspberry, with a mineral finish. It’s a well-structured and finely honed wine that is refreshing on its own and is ideal for sipping or quaffing, or paired with light food. Field blend of Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira & Muscat varietals.
Niepoort Poeirinho 2015 (red) (Biodynamic Red Wine)
This is a classy wine that is aromatic, fruity and complex. It is incredibly fine, with smooth tannins, and presents delicate aromas. On the palate, this wine features saline and maritime notes typical of the calcareous terroir, and shows good structure, grip and precision. It is distinctly mineral and refreshing, with plenty of cherry, strawberry and wild berries, and has a long finish with linearity and firmness. 100% Baga grape varietal.
Conceito Legitimo 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)
A markedly fresh and easy drinking red from the Douro, with a soft and spicy lightness. On the nose, it reveals floral and rustic barnyard notes. On the palate, it offers good balance, fine tannins and an alluring intensity that makes one crave for another glass. Blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz varietals.
Antonio Madeira Colheita Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)
This vibrant and supple natural red wine is produced from old vines with an average age of 50 years, consisting mainly of a field blend of Alfrocheiro and Touriga Nacional grapes. With a complex nose of red fruit and small mountain flowers, this wine has a distinctive goût de terroir, expressing gentle notes of granite, minerality and fresh earth. On the palate, the tannins are nicely integrated and pure, with a lovely core of cherry and raspberry. The finish is elegant, fresh, tasty and long.
Antonio Madeira Vinhas Velhas Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)
This charming natural red wine is made from vines with an average age of up to 90 years, and composed of a field blend of Jaen, Tinta Amarela and Baga. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. Presenting an aroma of fresh red forest fruits, tiny flowers and pine needles, this elegant wine is full of life and displays a beautiful granitic flavour and touch of spice on the palate, with a fresh and structured finish.
Antonio Madeira Colheita Branco 2016 (Minimal Intervention White Wine)
This lively white wine is made from vines with an average age of 50 years, and exhibits a floral bouquet and granite, with a touch of green olive. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. It is a fresh and youthful wine, and presents appealing complexity, delicious roundness and a salivating palate of lovely salinity, moist earth and fresh oyster on the finish.
Antonio Madeira Liberdade Branco 2017 (white) (Minimal Intervention White Wine)
This has no sulfites until bottling (and then just 15-20 mg/litre). It’s complex, mineral, spicy and reductive on the nose, while on the palate it is lively and intense with pear, citrus and spice. Amazing presence and complexity. Rating of 95/100.
Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2015 (white) (Organic White Wine)
Quinta do Ameal is the quality wine champion of Vinho Verde, dedicated to the Loureiro grape varietal. This is a beautiful organic and un-oaked wine, and is crisp, dry, fresh, floral and elegant, with a juicy citrus palate and lovely minerality. It is multilayered and feels gloriously alive, with a persistent finish that makes one drool. It is a natural pairing with oyster, prawn, crab, lobster, sashimi, sushi and various cooked seafood dishes.
Please Note: Although priority will be given to table bookings for this event, we will accept a small number walk-ins who wish to stand and enjoy the gig.