Shining whites for summer
Audrey Wilkinson 2014 Winemakers Selection Semillon
Crisp, fresh Hunter semillon is a quintessentially summer drink, full of vibrancy and intense citrus and green apple characters. There’s plenty of zesty mineral acidity as well, making this a very refreshing drop whether you pair it with some freshly shucked oysters, fritto misto or some basic fish fingers and chips on a sunny lunchtime. Either way, this is a lovely wine from a cracker vintage with fruit grown in one of the oldest vineyards in the Hunter Valley. $27.
Lindeman’s 2014 Bin 85 Pinot Grigio
Looking for a fresh and lively white wine to enjoy as a thirst-quencher now summer is in full swing? You won’t go wrong with this bargain basement easy-drinking white that’s made in the fresh, crisp Italian pinot grigio style. There’s no oak here, no funk or overt lees stirring; just bright vibrant fruit (think Granny Smith apples and Packham pears) with some snappy acidity on the palate. A lovely picnic partner; ideal for sipping while watching the cricket.$10-12.
Logan 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Inner west residents Peter and Hannah Logan have vineyards at both Mudgee and Orange – and this excellent cool-climate savvy blanc comes from their Orange property. It is a delightfully aromatic wine with citrus and Chinese spice notes which lead on to an invigorating palate with zesty lime and pink grapefruit notes and lashings of flinty minerality on the finish. Nicely balanced and very composed. $22.