We all know how hard it can be to stick to a budget during the festive season, which is why I’ve gone through our entire portfolio and picked out 20 versatile wines all under $25.
I've picked some great summer wines like the Woods Crampton White Label Riesling or Longview Nebbiolo Rosato which I think are fresh, delicious and would be great to share. Or why not try some light and refreshing reds like the La Luna Pinot Noir, and while this one wouldn’t be my pick, it has lovely concentrate fruit flavours with soft silky tannins, making it light enough to enjoy on a hot Christmas Day.
Felix Gentle, Wine Buyer
This multidimensional wine strikes the perfect balance of texture and freshness, with lively notes of passionfruit and lychee on a crisp yet mouth-filling palate. Soft fine acidity contributes to a long and clean finish.
Item Code: ITM5730
Tropical fruits and a floral lift combine in this incredibly easy to-drink 2017 Pinot Grigio. Soft, light in body and very moreish, it screams picnics and barbeques.
Item Code: ITM6083
Sourced from a small selection of Tyrrell’s favourite Chardonnay blocks, this wine was matured in French oak barriques, and spent time on yeast lees to give the palate added complexity and texture. It shows lifted citrus with a slight hint of oak, with both weight and balance.
Item Code: ITM7018
Dry in style this rosé goes above and beyond when it comes to value for money. Bright summer berry aromas with hints of floral notes. The palate is light- to medium-bodied with bright raspberry and strawberry fruit flavours balanced by a vibrant acidity and leads to a persistent and refreshing finish.
Item Code: ITM18239
A classic Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. Bright citrus, herbaceous and tropical fruit aromatics lead onto a crisp palate, where apple and stonefruit flavours and zesty natural acidity combine to create a wine of purity and drinkability. Perfect to enjoy with or without food on a sunny afternoon.
Item Code: ITM7593
Floral aromas on the nose and soft lemon citrus flavours are the hallmark of this classic Hunter Semillon. A light, fresh structure and a cleansing finish make this wine a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling. An ideal partner for fresh seafood.
Item Code: ITM1370
Structure and complexity does not have to come at a cost. This classic Rhône valley blend delivers concentrated Morello cherry, spice and tobacco at an extremely modest price. A great match for spicy foods, red meats and cheeses, it is best served a little below room temperature, say 14-16°C.
Item Code: ITM5354
Pink grapefruit, fresh lime, floral, juicy gooseberry, capsicum (bell pepper) and a subtle smoky note combine to produce a complex, intriguing nose. The palate is zesty, concentrated, dry and chalky with nettle, green capsicum and citrus flavours. It is fleshy and textural and leaves a delicious lasting impression.
Item Code: ITM22406
Shiraz Cabernet is an iconic Australian blend and this wine is an excellent example. Crafted exclusively by the Burge family, this wine displays lifted aromas of red and black fruit. The palate is one of richness and depth with good fruit concentration and structure. A fine Barossa blend that ticks all the boxes, quality, value and, most importantly, delicious to drink.
Item Code: ITM22144
This Pinot Noir displays classic flavours and elegance for which Malborough is renowned. An elegant and concentrated style which features bright fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry, and earth with soft, silky tannins.
Item Code: ITM7609
This is a refreshing and lively Riesling with a wonderful balance of citrus and herbaceous aromas and flavours. Lemon and lime aromas are complemented by a hint of tropical fruit and fine dried herbs, which continue on the palate, while a good vein of acidity contributes freshness.
Item Code: ITM5923
Lifted aromas of pear, apple, citrus and floral notes. The palate is zippy and fresh with lovely fruit density combined with a natural minerality and zesty acidity. Delicate, refreshing and well-balanced this is a wine to enjoy over and over again.
Item Code: ITM21888
Bright aromas of lemon, stonefruit with nuances of butterscotch and caramel. The palate is long and silky with an abundance of ripe peach, melon and citrus flavours interwoven with hints of spice and French oak influence. Charming, well-balanced with a flavoursome finish this is a delicious Chardonnay.
Item Code: ITM7729
This contemporary Chardonnay is fresh, crisp and lively with just enough textural complexity from lees stirring. The wine was hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed before taking to some barrel fermentation in French oak. The result is a refined wine of flavour and finesse.
Item Code: ITM4674
Blended with a dash of Durif (aka Petite Sirah) for added complexity, this is a modern Shiraz with a twist. Loaded with rich dark fruit flavours and classy oak characters, this full-bodied Barossa will cellar gracefully.
Item Code: ITM7586
Lifted nectarine, white flowers and cashew on the nose. On the palate, vibrant flaovurs of ripe stonefruit are layered with subtle oak characters creating a textural mouthfeel while the natural acidity adds vibrancy and structure. An elegant example of a Margaret River Chardonnay.
Item Code: ITM15334
A fragrant bouquet opens up onto a seamless palate full of elegant layers of citrus, passionfruit, nectarine and spice. Good acidity provide structure and leads to a mouth-watering finish.
Item Code: ITM6062
Vibrant salmon pink in colour with delicate notes of orange peel, ripe peach and musk aromas. The palate bursts with maraschino cherries and raspberries, then finishes with savoury, refreshing acidity. Lingering and
dry; unmistakably Nebbiolo!
Item Code: ITM23707
This wine has a fine, persistent bead that draws hints of toasty brioche, lemon, grapefruit and citrus. The palate has a creamy texture that adds balance and structure, while leading to a long and crisp finish.
Item Code: ITM4123
"Deep crimson-purple; the brooding black fruits, licorice, spice and graphite of the bouquet speak truly of the intense, yet elegant, medium to full-bodied palate. The tannins are fine, the oak a servant, the finish long and impeccably balanced." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM6602