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Other Red Wines

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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  1. Allegiance Wines Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Graciano 2020
    Herbs, blue fruits and spice on the nose. Mulberries, blueberries, spice, dried herbs and black pepper on the palate. This is drink by itself friendly, food friendly and just generally friendly, but in a serious kinda way. Because there’s no mistaking this wine is both classy and very well put together. Learn More
  2. Ca’ de Lion Barbera d'Asti L'Altera DOCG 2022
    Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
    Expressive and fruit driven, this Barbera from Asti in Piedmont is deep, juicy and intense, stopping just short of being rich, though that will come with age. Fruit comes from estate vines grown in the Piedmont sub region of Asti, perhaps the best place in the world to grow Barbera. Specifically, the vines are on the slopes of the San Marzano hills. This wine is made in tiny quantities and is of exceptional quality. After a quick decant wonderful red fruits, violets, cherries, florals, earth, coffee and other goodies emerge. Wonderful now (though needs decanting, and will age beautifully. Learn More
  3. Ca’ de Lion Monteluna Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2021
    Produced in Piedmont, specifically in the famed Langhe Hills, this beautifully structured Nebbiolo is aged for 12 months in a combination of large format French oak and stainless steel. This is more approachable than an equivalent Nebb from Barolo, the tannins, whilst noticeable and an important part of the wines structure, being less strident than you'll find in most wines from nearby Barolo or Barbaresco. Lots going on here from violet and red fruit aromatics, fresh straw, vanilla, liquorice and spice through truffles, which will continue to develop as the wine ages, plus tobacco and dark chocolate. A stunner after decanting and will cellar magnificently. Learn More
  4. Ciabot Berton Fisetta Barbera d'Alba 2018
    Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $65.00
    Ciabot Berton is based in Piedmont in La Morra, one of the finest Barolo producing communes. They also make Barbera, this one being an absolute stunner. Less than 1000 cases of this Barbera is produced annually, and it offers a red fruited nose, a dense and fleshy palate bedecked with black fruits, cherries and blueberries. It’s a big wine, worth having with a quality char grilled steak. Learn More
  5. First Creek Limited Release Malbec 2022
    Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $40.00
    A incredible and very food friendly Malbec which is reminiscent of the best of high-altitude Argentinian Malbec. Showing fresh raspberry, cherries, cherry pip and plum. Exceptional length and concentration, all whilst being medium bodied. Learn More
  6. Heirloom Vineyards McLaren Vale Touriga 2016
    Special Price $30.00 Regular Price $40.00
    Blackfruits and sour red fruits, a dash of tar, an hint of roses and Earl Grey tea finishing with plentiful tannins. There’s a deep red fruit intensity shining through and a savoury edge here. An excellent food wine, different but delicious. Learn More
  7. Leconfield Cabernet Franc 2021
    Special Price $28.00 Regular Price $32.00
    Typically Cab Franc is relegated to a bit part in Cabernet blends, featuring alongside one or more of the other ‘Cab Family’ varieties with Cabernet Sauvignon holding the mic. in a Nirvana like blend while some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and/or Petit Verdot draw straws for the drums, bass, bagpipes and triangle. That said, when Cab Franc branches out on its own it can be quite magnificent. We noticed on our recent trip to the home of the Cab family, Bordeaux that global warming has seen use of Cab Sauv start to fall away, with Cab Franc on the rise as it is able to retain varietal integrity as the world warms. The Leconfield is exceptional single vineyard Cab Franc from vines planted in 1982. Ageing occurs in French oak (90%) most of which is old. The wine is racked often to soften the tannins. The net result is kinda like a perfumed and expressive, yet gentler version of a top end Cabernet Sauvignon. Learn More
  8. Mazza Touriga Nacional 2020
    Special Price $32.00 Regular Price $33.00
    Lush and aromatic, this beautifully slurpable Touriga Nacional offers blueberry, plum, blackberry, cocoa, red fruits and cinnamon. Wonderful at room temp, it is also great after 20 mins in the fridge. We love it. Learn More

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