La Boheme 2015 The Missing Act
The latest in De Bortoli’s range of opera-themed labels, this is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese, an unusual combination that works brilliantly.
It is a bright, fresh red wine; fruit-driven, vibrant and designed for youthful enjoyment.
It is soft with ripe, supple dark fruit, some restrained smoky oak characters and hints of fresh herbs.
A great choice for pairing with pizza, or pasta dishes. $22.
Turkey Flat 2016 Rosé
It is hard to go past the consistently brilliant and widely available Turkey Flat rosé from the Barossa Valley if you are looking for a crisp, fresh and refreshing pink wine.
This is made almost entirely of grenache, with just a smidgen of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and mataro.
It is probably best enjoyed when the temperature rises a few degrees as it looks its best when well-chilled and served with Lebanese cuisine, or a chicken salad. $20.
Angove 2015 Organic Shiraz Cabernet
The Angove family has been making wine since 1886 and is very keen on organic viticulture.
This is a rich, plummy red blend, quintessentially Australian with the dark fruit leading the way and oak just making a cameo appearance. It is vegan friendly with no use of fish or animal products and is full and luscious on the palate.
It is a certified organic wine probably seen at its best when matched with a lamb roast, or backyard barbecue. $16.