Wine with Winsor – Summer stunners

Cheerful rosé

Rymill 2018 The Yearling Rosé

Coonawarra is better known for its red wines than its rosés but Rymill has come up with a terrific-value summer drink with this refreshing dry drink-now offering. Think a liquid version of strawberries and cream with a fresh, crisp acid finish. This is a wine for enjoying well chilled with a picnic or on a beach outing. $15.

Something different

Rising 2018 Gamay 

Gamay is a lighter-style red grape that is used in the French wine region of Beaujolais. And is enjoying increasing popularity in Australia. This example from the Yarra Valley is made by talented Tom Belford and crew at Sticks winery. It is bright and fun with plenty of personality – a percentage of whole-bunch fruit has added textural interest. Chill and enjoy while still young. $30.

Racy white 

Norfolk Rise 2018 Pinot Grigio 

Made in the vibrant, zesty Italian grigio style, this Is a lovely white wine for summer refreshment. From Mount Benson in South Australia, it offers flavours of apples, pears and hints of grapefruit, bright minerality and a crisp, zingy palate. Perfect with a plate of fresh grilled prawns. $15.

Juicy red

Mr Mick 2018 Grenache

There is a lot of value to be found in the Mr Mick Range; a collection of Clare Valley wines made by veteran winemaker Tim Adams. This is a perfect midweek quaffer with juicy fruit flavours and a soft finish. A great choice with a barbecue and can be enjoyed lightly chilled on a warm day. $17.


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