Wine with Winsor – 291

Pleasure zone
Oxford Landing Estates 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Love a glass of sauvignon blanc after work? Here’s the perfect stress-buster value from Oxford Landing; bottle-quality drinking at cask prices.

Made by the Hill-Smith family from grapes grown on the banks of the Murray River, this is a fresh and lively thirst quencher, full of zippy and zesty citrus and tropical fruit flavours; unoaked and with brisk acidity on the finish.

Try this with grilled scallops or a goat cheese salad. $9


Simply fabulous
Alkoomi 2016 Frankland River Rosé

It doesn’t matter whether you are in Los Angeles, Lyon or Leichhardt, dry rosé wines are all the rage right now – and not just during summer.

This West Australian wine is one of the best bargains around right now; dry, stylish and dangerously drinkable.

Unusually, it is made entirely from the Bordeaux red grape petit verdot, which is normally used for blending. It’s different – but it works.

Try pairing this with a Middle Eastern feast. $15


Spanish flavours
Lock & Key 2015 Reserve Tempranillo

The Hilltops region outside Young, once known exclusively for its cherries, is fast building a reputation for quality wines made from Mediterranean grape varieties.

Lock & Key is one of the labels from regional pioneer Moppity Vineyards and this is made from a Spanish grape that thrives in the Rioja region.

It is a very aromatic and savoury red wine, extremely food friendly. Juicy, soft and spicy. $27