Ferngrove 2016 Cossack Riesling
The Frankland River region in Western Australia is fast emerging as one of the finest in Australia for crisp, dry and refreshing rieslings.
This is a very good example, floral on the nose and vibrant with flinty minerality and lively bright lemon, lime and grapefruit notes on the palate.
It is a lovely after-work drink and would pair brilliantly with shellfish or pan-fried King George whiting. Very crisp, very clean. $22.
Peter Lehmann 2014 Portrait Shiraz
There has been a changing of the guard at Peter Lehmann Wines in the Barossa but the new ownership has maintained the same winemaking team and value remains, as ever, extremely good.
Lehmann reds are known for their balance and this is a case in point; plummy black fruit is to the fore, alongside black chocolate notes and well-judged oak.
This would be terrific with a traditional lamb roast. $18.
Mr Mick 2016 Pinot Grigio
Looking for some fun summer drinking at a very reasonable price?
This pinot grigio is made in the northern Italian style with bright pear juice flavours and just a hint of fruit sweetness on the fresh, zingy palate.
Mr Mick is the budget label of Clare Valley winemaker Tim Adams – and this is made from fruit grown on the cooler Limestone Coast.
The zippy acidity makes it ideal for pairing with oysters or prawns, or sipping on its own, well chilled. $17.