Warmer weather means new wines! Put away those big and bold winter warmers and make way for lighter reds, crispier whites, bubbles and rose - they're all here! Suited to both lighter dishes and easy drinking watching the sunset, these have been selected by our staff specifically for their ease of drinking and, of course, refreshment. Time to restock those cellars!
1 x Gatch Wine Red 2017 - Made (mostly) from the Adelaide Hills and (mostly) from Shiraz, the idea here is not to focus on regions or variety but on the wine itself. Medium bodied, savoury and spicy, this is a great wine for transiting from the bigger, lumbering styles.
1 x Hayden's Lot 462 Grenache 2015 - Grenache, to us, screams for BBQs. Fruit driven, with earthy undertones, this is a great example of what the variety can do and is dangerously easy to drink. Excellence all around, really.
1 x Charles Sturt University Tempranillo Rose 2018 - Charles Sturt University is home to the budding winemakers of tomorrow. This Rose, made entirely from Tempranillo, captures the lightness and freshness of rose but also brings in the complexity of Tempranillo. Super aromatic - the next generation of Aussie winemakers are well on track!
1 x Wines by KT Melva Riesling 2016 - This is an off dry Riesling, and a super versatile style. With a tiny bit of residual sugar to balance out it's acid, this is a refreshing wine to drink on its own and pairs excellently with spicy dishes.
1 x Tripe.Iscariot 'Absolution' Danse Macarbe 2017 - An unusual blend of Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay and Muscat from Margaret River. Powerfully aromatic, with a great balance of savoury spice and vegetative flavours, reminiscent of tonic water, with a great saline edge.
1 x Cape Jaffa Sparkling NV - This is a fresh, easy and uncomplicated sparkling wine made from SA's Limestone Coast. Delicate on the nose, but the palate is quite rich and fruit driven, with flavours of melons, meringue and passionfruit. Very much reminded me of pavlova!