Jacob’s Creek 2016 Le Petit Rosé
There are a lot of very good value wines in the Jacob’s Creek range with the classic riesling always offering terrific drinking (the 2016 is another star). This is an impressive newcomer to the range; a pale and savoury rosé of the style that is very much in vogue right now. With a touch of the swagger found in pink wines from the south of France, it is floral, crisp and dry – and extremely food friendly. Pair with salads or a Middle Eastern mezze plate. $16.
Riposte by Tim Knappstein 2014 Pinot Noir
Tim Knappstein is one of the veterans of the Australian wine industry and his family’s links with wine stretch back to 1894. His wines, now made with input from his son Nick, are beautifully crafted and always offer high quality at reasonable prices. This is a top-notch pinot noir from the cooler climes of the Adelaide Hills which combines substance with elegance. Think dark cherry fruit notes, deft oak treatment and a silky smooth palate. $35.
La Prova 2016 Bianco
Sam Scott loves to experiment with Italian grape varieties and this stylish white blend combines fiano from the Adelaide Hills with bianco d’alessano from the Riverland. The end result is a lip-smackingly drinkable white with a dry finish that is perfect for autumn enjoyment and just as enjoyable as an after work treat on the porch, as it would be paired with fish and chips or some fresh oysters. $20.