We have some great winter wines for you and I’m delighted by how many small producers we are supporting. We recently conducted research with our wine plan customers and it was made clear how much you love exclusive products, especially from smaller producers. I’ve been enjoying Alex Head’s wines for about 10 years and I’m always impressed with Alex’s ability to extract maximum enjoyment from the Barossa without making the wines too big or alcoholic; our cover product is a classic example. My personal favourite of his wines is the Old Vine Grenache. I love the heritage of these underappreciated old vines and this wine really brings out Grenache’s beauty: medium-bodied with flesh and elegance but real depth of character.
In the same vein, I draw your eye to the Barton & Guestier Côtes du Rhône (Page10). Synonymous with great value, Côtes du Rhône has long looked after people at the dinner table. This wine is a member favourite for good reason and given that it sells for US$30 in the states, our price – A$12.99 in a dozen – is phenomenal. There’s also a new boutique Champagne house, Dumangin (page 11), and an exclusive Tassie Pinot, the Anon (page 15).
Enjoy this edition and please get behind some of our lesser known producers! I love receiving your feedback so please keep up the communication at email@example.com.
A 60/40 blend this wine shows rich Shiraz flavours of plums, chocolate and spice, while the Grenache adds juicy red summer berry fruit resulting in a luscious palate. Flavoursome, well-structured and ready to drink right now this is a cracking wine.
Item Code: ITM7839
Crafted from 34% Meunier, 33% Chardonnay and 33% Pinot Noir, this Champagne is primarily non-vintage with 33% reserve wine. Vibrant bouquet of lemon blossom and strawberry opens up onto a palate of fresh grapefruit and lemon zest flavours. Opulent and elegant with length and precision, this a lovely Champagne.
Item Code: OLG946