Logan 2013 Apple Tree Flat Rosé
A lovely little summer wine from Peter and Hannah Logan, who have homes in both the Inner West and across the road from their Mudgee vineyard.
This has a bouquet of spicy rhubarb with mixed red berry flavours and zingy freshness on the finish.
It’s crisp, neither too dry or too sweet, and is extremely food friendly.
Pair this with a salad or Middle Eastern dishes, or simply enjoy a glass or two after work. Great value.
Swinging Bridge 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
There’s a new look to the Swinging Bridge label but the wines remain reliably good with this an impressive example of the quality of cool-climate sauvignon blanc being produced in the Orange district.
This is a fresh, zingy number with zesty aromas and plenty of honest refreshment on the palate, which has been enlivened by lees stirring and a small amount of barrel fermentation.
A lovely summer drink that should be served chilled. Pair it with fish and chips.
Saltram Winemaker’s Selection 2012 Sangiovese
Saltram is a Barossa Valley producer known for its solid and cellar-worthy red wines, usually made from traditional varieties such as shiraz and mourvedre.
This is a new release made from the Italian grape variety sangiovese that leaps out of the glass with its freshness and savoury characters.
There’s some attractive cherry-chocolate notes, like a venous Cherry Ripe, and quality oak adds some musical tannins.
A good wine from an excellent vintage.