Montevecchio 2015 Moscato
The Chalmers family vineyard at Heathcote in Victoria is a treasure trove of unusual wine styles and interesting grape varieties.
This is a delightful Australian take on a classic Italian style of sweet bubbles, vibrant and refreshing.
This perfumed and lovely lightly sparkling wine is a perfect appetiser, or pair it with bacon and eggs for a fun breakfast treat.
Montevecchio means old mountain in Italian and the muscat grapes for this wine are grown on the slopes of Mount Camel. $23.
Maxwell 2014 Little Demon Cabernet Malbec
It can be quite confronting to go into a bottle shop and be faced by literally hundreds of choices, particularly when it comes to red wines.
If you see this label on the shelves, snap up a bottle; it is a very good, easy drinking red blend from a family winery in McLaren Vale, South Australia, that offers excellent value for money. Think berries and plums, hints of spice and a soft, mellow mouthfeel.
An ideal choice for pairing with barbecues, pizza or pasta dishes. $17.
10X Ten Minutes by Tractor 2015 Rosé
There may be some cheaper rosés around but you won’t find many better than this delightful release from Ten Minutes by Tractor, one of the best boutique producers on the Mornington Peninsula.
This is is made from pinot noir grapes and offers everything you’d want in a new wave rosé; an enticing perfume and fresh berry fruit characters, along with savoury dryness on the palate.
A lovely, vibrant wine for relaxing with on a warm day. $26.