Other Reds

If your red wine tastes are a little more adventurous or you’ve had your fill of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, here you’ll find a few options to spice things up a bit. Tempranillo, Barbera, Lagrein, Nero D’Avola, Primitivo, Montepulciano, Negroamaro, Saperavi, Susumaniello… if the thought of these varieties has your heart racing, then welcome to the club. We love that Australia has started to embrace these more savoury, playful and food friendly styles… here’s a few that have particularly impressed us of late…

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  • Chalk Hill Barbera 2016

    Barbera in Oz is often pretty light, fruity and summery. Chalk Hill consistently buck the trend, making ageworthy, complex and rich wines from the variety. There’s red fruits and florals along with spice melding into black and blue fruits....
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    Chalk Hill Barbera 2016

    $28.00
    $25.00
  • Colab and Bloom McLaren Vale Montepulciano 2018

    A beautifully structured mid weight wine. Vibrant blue fruits, bay leaf and red fruits too. Absolute lip smacking deliciousness finishing with fine crunchy tannins. Akin to biting into a crisp and crunchy summer fruit only a lot more...
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  • Conte Di Campiano Squinzano Riserva 2013

    Matt stumbled across Conte di Campiano during his visit to Prowein last year and found the wonderfully complex and full-bodied wines. This Squinzano Riserva is made from 100% Negroamaro. On opening, this is a closed but clearly very powerful wine, as it opens, citrus, pepper and Christmas spices emerge along with dark fruits and savoury complexities. This is a big wine that gets better the longer...
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  • Conte Di Campiano Susumaniello 2015

    Matt stumbled across Conte di Campiano during his visit to Prowein last year and found this wonderfully decadent, full bodied, plush and complex beast made from one of the world’s rarest varieties – Susumaniello. The word itself comes from Susu meaning “Go” and Maniello, meaning “Donkey” perhaps because in their youth, Susumaniello vines produce massive yields. As the vines age, the...
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  • Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Lagrein 2017

    This Lagrein is every bit as good as the previous edition and marks the 3rd vintage of this wine which is properly world class, better even than most we have tasted from Lagreins homeland in Bozen. It’s bursting at the seams with blue and black fruits, red fruit acidity and plentiful fine tannins. Needs perhaps 6 months to settle into a groove, alternately double decant it is you are going to...
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    Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Lagrein 2017

    $30.00
    $20.00
  • Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Montepulciano 2017

    This is fragrant, seducing with aromas of black cherry and plum. More cherries and plum on the palate along with aniseed and a hint of smokiness. One of the better Montes going...
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  • Hesketh Small Parcels Barossa Valley Bonvedro 2016

    A deliciously medium bodied and vibrantly fruited beast this. We saw liquorice, spice and cranberries. There’s smoke here too, raspberries and plenty of acid. Easy enough to drink by itself it is also excellent with tapas or...
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  • Hesketh Small Parcels Barossa Valley Negroamaro 2016

    A brilliantly dark and deep follow on from the 2014 and 2015 releases of this wine. The 16 is perhaps the best yet, offering a perfumed and spiced nose. The palate offers blue fruits, cherries, spice, cola, plum and herbs. Medium bodied and absolutely lip smacking. We’re predicting this one will find its way into many a staff...
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  • Jericho Tempranillo 2017

    Juicy bright strawberries hit the front of the palate of this Adelaide Hills Temp. Translucent and beckoning, its softness meets a Chuck Norris savoury finish, just what it calls for. Jericho suggest cellaring 3-4 years only to keep the fruit flavours fleshy and vibrant. We don’t think it’ll last the week! Perfect for pizza, tapas or a...
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    Jericho Tempranillo 2017

    $27.00
    $23.00
  • Lino Ramble ‘Tom Bowler’ Nero d’Avola 2017

    Nero d’ Avola, or if you prefer, the black grape of Avola is named after the southern Sicilian city. Rhubarb, cherry, plum and spice with lavender and a silken texture. Plenty of fresh fruit ‘pop’ here in this mouthwatering, food friendly wine....
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  • Massena 'Dadds Block' Primitivo 2016

    Single vineyard, estate grown, hand picked with some stalks in the ferment. Fermented with wild yeast and bottled unfined and unfiltered. There’s morello cherry, dark plums, dark chocolate and fresh acid. A delicious Primitivo (aka...
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    Massena 'Dadds Block' Primitivo 2016

    $28.00
    $24.00
  • Massena 'The Howling Dog' Saperavi 2015

    A massive brooding beast studded with contrastingly bright fruit. Cherries, blackberries, blackstrap, tar, iodine and smokiness. A Scotch lovers red. A red lovers red. Complex, with bags of personality…...
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  • Monterra Fleurieu Nero d’Avola 2016

    Lots going on here with cherries, red apples, redcurrant, red liquorice, white pepper and herbs all in tow. It is unashamedly medium bodied and offers great intensity of fruit, savoury notes and excellent structure. It’s a real allrounder too, at home on its own, with footy franks of a frid’y, a gourmet Barbie or a dry aged fillet steak served with a butter rich red wine jus. We absolutely...
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    Monterra Fleurieu Nero d’Avola 2016

    $27.50
    $22.00
  • Mr. Riggs Montepulciano d’Adelaide 2017

    This is mighty big for a Monty, packed with cherries, smoked meats, pepper, spice and satsuma plums and a good amount of ripe, firm tannins. Great power and length. A great match for rare beef or a quality braised beef...
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  • Paxton McLaren Vale Tempranillo 2017

    Youthful and vibrant, this is a medium bodied temp packed with lavender, cherries, raspberries, tobacco, spice and sinuous tannins. Has great length and texture. This wine is organic, biodynamic and vegan...
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    Paxton McLaren Vale Tempranillo 2017

    $25.00
    $20.00
  • Pirramimma Ironstone Malbec 2015

    Twenty percent barrel ferment in new French oak meets eighty percent matured in old French and American oak here, allowing the primary fruit to shout loudest in what is a complex chorus. There’s cherries, violets rhubarb and a certain brambliness. Plenty of silky tannins and a lovely cedary note too. Varietal, chewy, dense and...
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    Pirramimma Ironstone Malbec 2015

    $50.00
    $45.00
  • Pirramimma Ironstone Petit Verdot 2015

    Pirramimma helped pioneered Petit Verdot in Australia by planting it in the early eighties and releasing it as a stand alone varietal rater than just blending it away. Swiss wine writer Rene Brown believes that Pirramimma make the best on the planet. The 2014 vintage was recently awarded best Red wine of the year at the AWC wine show in Vienna. For the 2015, tiny yields have netted a black and...
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    Pirramimma Ironstone Petit Verdot 2015

    $50.00
    $45.00
  • Purple Hands Wines Aglianico 2015

    Just so good – medium bodied with crunchy fruit and acid. Rose, liquorice, spice sweet fruit and plenty of fine tannins here. 18 months in old oak for this one, which helped the plentiful tannins to soften and has allowed full display of the vibrant fruits. This might not sound like a big red but it is definitely worth busting out a big fillet steak, seasoning with salt and a little white...
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    Purple Hands Wines Aglianico 2015

    $30.00
    $28.00
  • Purple Hands Wines Mataro 2015

    This is the best Mataro (aka Mourvedre) we’ve seen this year. Spice, cherry, plum, cedar and a hint of earthiness on the nose. It’s medium bodied in the gob, with luscious sweet fruit pushed into shape by a line of acidity and framed by fine ripe tannins....
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    Purple Hands Wines Mataro 2015

    $30.00
    $28.00
  • Richard Hamilton Single Vineyard 'Farm Twelve' Mourvedre 2017

    Cracking small batch Mourvedre – tiny quantities crafted of this delicious single vineyard. We found herbs, pepper and plenty of juicy blue fruits. Fruit quality is exceptional and acid pushes the fruits forward...
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  • Serafino Bellissimo Tempranillo 2018

    Bright red and purple fruits, blueberry, liquorice and a hint of rhubarb. An evocative nose and an expressive pallet. Medium bodied in a way which will please fanciers of the more delicate and yet appeal to those who like their wines to come out ‘dukes up’. Fruit is strong and bright, acid plentiful, the finish mouthwatering.h. Fortunately the wines themselves have layers too. Soft, yet...
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    Serafino Bellissimo Tempranillo 2018

    $22.00
    $19.00

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