Wine with Winsor – 228

Affordable Luxury
De Bortoli 2012 Windy Peak Chardonnay

You won’t find much better value than the De Bortoli Windy Peak range, which features quality Yarra Valley wines at bargain basement prices.

This is a lovely – and lively – chardonnay, lightly oaked, with aromas of fresh flowers and fresh citrus and stone fruit flavours on the creamy palate, which has surprising length.

A very good match for fish or poultry dishes.




Italian style
Pizzini 2013 Rosetta

A delightful, thoroughly modern style of rosé which has luscious fresh wild berry flavours along with savoury notes and finishes very crisp and dry – making it an ideal choice for late summer enjoyment.

This is made from the Italian grape variety sangiovese, grown in Victoria’s King Valley.

A wine for enjoying in its youth, preferably chilled, and extremely versatile with food.






Worth a Splurge
Journey Wines 2012 Heathcote Shiraz

Well-travelled former Sydney sommelier turned winemaker Damian North is making some lovely wines under his Journey label and while this is not cheap, it is an outstanding cooler-climate shiraz from a very good vintage.

This is a complex, elegant wine with lovely balance and sensible alcohol levels (13.5%).

You’ll find dark fruit, chocolate and spice notes and impressively integrated oak. Lovely stuff.


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