And just like that, all the trees are in budburst! Insects buzz in the air, footy finals near (from afar), and the smell of jasmine fills the streets. Excitement builds for park wines, barbeques and the general frivolity that warmer weather brings. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves; we might not have seen the end of cold and wet weather yet. Either way, we’ve got 12 bottles here to cover you, no matter what the scenario.
First there’s Catalan cava, perfect for celebrations and Zoom parties, then a tantalising Mosel riesling for when the weather really cranks up. Textural Aussie chenin and Spanish white grenache will ease you back into new season whites; and a cheeky little rosé is destined for two things – garden and sunshine. Yarra pinot is delicious any old time, but this one is very dear to us. We have two magnificent local red blends punching well above their weight. Perfect spring tipples, pure and lively. For backyard barbeques and drinks that carry on into the evening you’ll be happy we included two beauties from abroad, malbec and tempranillo. To finish, two slightly more serious reds from iconic Australian producers. But don’t let them frighten you; this pack is flirty and fresh in all the right ways.
The line-up includes:
NV Zeta Brut Cava, $30
2017 Selbach Incline Riesling, Mosel, Germany $30
2019 Voyager Estate Chenin Blanc, Margaret River, WA $21
2019 Cellar Piñol Raig de Raïm Garnatxa Blanca, Macabeo, Terra Alta, Spain $22
2018 Gueissard Le Petit G Rosé, Provence, France $21
2019 Monopole Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, VIC $38
2017 Murdoch Hill Red, Adelaide Hills, SA $25
2019 Shadowfax Minnow Red, Werribee, VIC $24
2018 Mas Que Vinos La Meseta Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain $21
2017 Rocky Gully Shiraz, Frankland River, WA $21
2017 Balnaves The Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Coonawarra, SA $22
2017 Man Meets Mountain Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina $26
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