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Who said you can’t drink white wines in winter? Whoever it was, they’re having you on. Synonymous with the climates they’re often grown in, white wines are perfect winter companions; especially for that roasted chook, steaming plate of mussels or decadent terrine. Have we changed your mind? Thought so. See a couple of award winning Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blancs, Watervale and Coonawarra Rieslings, a Leconfield Chardy and a Zonte’s Savagnin.

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Plenty of medal winners and high point scorers in this collection starting with Leconfield’s Coonawarra Chardonnay. There’s peach and almond meal here and unlike the offensive Chardys of yester-year, this will pair nicely with many foods due to its good acid. Richard Hamilton and Geoff Hardy’s K1 take care of the Sauvignon Blancs this round with their 2016 vintages. Both from the Adelaide Hills, these Savvys show a stunning collection of apricot, pineapple, cut grass and granny smith apples. Serve these at room temperature if you dare and let the aromas develop. Leconfield and Claymore offer a couple of very fine Rieslings with point scores of 94 and 92 and also a Gold Medal. Leconfield’s Riesling is sourced from their Coonawarra old vines site showing the zest of Tahitian lime and some minerality - there’s also lavender and honey here at the back of the palate. The Claymore Joshua Tree heralds from Watervale in the Clare Valley, one of the world’s premiere Riesling producing regions. Their exceptional 2016 vintage exhibits floral aromas and zesty lime, leading to fine minerality and acid. Windsor Dobbin rates this edition as one of the best Rieslings from all of the Clare Valley. As far as food, Rieslings stand up excellently with Asain cuisine, being one of the white varieties with enough acid to deal with the complex backgrounds of flavours found in Thai curries, laksa, stir fries or even a spicy roast pork. Zonte’s Footstep Savagnin is a really neat varietal, showing familiar citrus and florals with a dry finish.

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