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All White, April

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Love your whites? Keen to add some new wines to your repertoire? Then this is your pack.

Including chiselled and limey Riesling from Atlas, Ocean Eight’s much-lauded Pinot Gris, and the multi-layers of Seville Estate’s ‘The Barber’ Chardonnay, April’s ALL WHITE pack covers a serious amount of ground.

Large Pack (12 Bottles) - All White, April
$250 inc GST
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  • 1. ATLAS Riesling 2015
    CLARE VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Clare Valley winemaker Adam Barton produces a smart range of cool-climate wines that draw heavily on some of the region’s finest fruit. The Watervale Riesling is a knockout. With its bright green edges, expect a lifted nose of musk, ginger, jasmine & lime, while a firm & austere palate is nicely served by a mass of citrus-tipped fruit & laser-like acidity. It’s drinking beautifully now, & just the thing for salt & pepper squid.

  • 2. AD HOC ‘Wallflower’ Riesling 2016
    MT BARKER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    While all of Larry Cherubino’s latest Rieslings are worth seeking out, the 2016 instalment of ‘Wallflower’ is not only drinking beautifully now, but also represents insane value for money. Produced from a number of vineyards that vary greatly in soil type, elevation, position, vine age & planting density, this is great dry Riesling, where smells of lemon sherbet, lime skin, blossom & minerals combine to make this the perfect partner to whole fried snapper with green papaya salad.

  • 3. AMBLE Sauvignon Blanc 2016
    YARRA VALLEY, VICTORIA

    This is what happens when a couple of talented & curious chefs like Matt Stone & Jo Barrett join forces with an equally talented & curious winemaker like Dom Valentine. Made by the trio at Seville Estate, Amble is a hands-off take on one of wine’s most maligned varieties. It’s seriously good too. Expect layers of guava, pink grapefruit, dried apple & minerals on the nose, while the palate unwinds broad & intense with soft stone fruit & a nice lick of tannin from time on skins. Drink it with miso-grilled prawns.

  • 4. FRASER GALLOP Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016
    MARGARET RIVER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    Of all the thirst-quenching white wines we drank this summer, right up the pointy end of the pile was Fraser Gallop’s much-loved Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend. Here, two parts Semillon, one part Sauvignon Blanc & a splash of Chardonnay produce a wine layered with smells of passionfruit, guava & leafy spring herbs, while the palate is beautifully weighted, long & dry. Drink it with tuna niçoise.

  • 5. LANSDOWNE Pinot Grigio 2016
    ADELAIDE HILLS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Hailing from the chilly Adelaide Hills, Lansdowne have been tending to their 46 acres of vines since 2002. With local winemaker Peter Leske (La Línea, Revenir) at the controls, the current range is brilliant – the Pinot Grigio a standout. Expect a nose layered with smells of cut pear, juicy red apple & beeswax, while a palate full of soft stone fruit leads to a crisp, drying end. Drink it with spaghetti vongole.

  • 6. OTTELIA Pinot Gris 2015
    LIMESTONE COAST, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    John & Melissa Innes know the Limestone Coast better than most, having been connected to the region for over two decades (John was Head Winemaker at Rymill for 20 years). Their latest project, Ottelia, is the culmination of much hard work & experience. Orchard & stone fruits abound here, think pears, mangoes & nectarines. There’s terrific length of flavour, too, & all wrapped up in the kind of full, almost waxy, texture you hope to see in Pinot Gris, but rarely do. Drink it with spicy Singapore noodles.

  • 7. OCEAN EIGHT Pinot Gris 2016
    MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VICTORIA

    Winemaker Mike Aylward’s ability to handcraft some of the most beautifully structured & long-lived white wines from the Mornington Peninsula is clearly on display in the latest instalment of the much-loved Ocean Eight Pinot Gris. From estate-grown fruit, expect smells of white peach, citrus & minerals, while in your mouth it’s beautifully textured, mid-weight, mouth filling & dry. Drink it with chargrilled snapper & aioli.

  • 8. MIETTE Vermentino 2016
    BAROSSA VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Vermentino produces delicate, racy, mouth-watering whites that are perfectly geared to a cast of fresh summery salads. Drawn from the Barossa Valley, this example from the great Pete Schell (Spinifex) is compact & subdued with smells of green herb, lemon rind & jasmine flowers. Bright citrus-like fruit leads the charge in your mouth, while racy acidity keeps things on track through to a dry & savoury finish. Drink it with chargrilled squid, peppery rocket & lemon.

  • 9. LIQUID ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ‘White Noise’ 2016
    KING VALLEY, VICTORIA

    Alex Byrne is a busy man. Not content with running Byrne Wines & Noisy Ritual (the brilliant suburban Melbourne winery where anyone can have a go at making wine), the former Lethbridge winemaker also runs his side project, Liquid Rock ‘N’ Roll. The white from the range is a standout. Alsatian bedfellows Riesling & Gewürztraminer collide head on here to produce ‘white noise’ – a dry white field blend designed for summer guzzling. Expect all the flamboyance of Gewürztraminer – lychee, musk, rosewater – coupled with the citrus charged core & steely framework of Riesling. Take a bottle to your favourite dumpling restaurant.

  • 10. RANGE LIFE Garganega 2015
    KING VALLEY, VICTORIA

    Taken from the chilly slopes of the King Valley in Victoria’s northeast, Range Life is an utterly delicious example of the Italian native, Garganega. Much as you’d find in great Soave, expect a nose that’s rich with aromas of lemon, pear, beeswax & almond, while in your mouth rounded citrus fruit bound by lovely mineral texture is the key to its success. Drink it with chargrilled tuna.

  • 11. WICKHAMS ROAD Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016
    YARRA VALLEY, VICTORIA

    Hoddles Creek winemaker Franco D’Anna has earned a solid reputation for tuning out some of the finest examples of Chardonnay produced in the Yarra Valley. Focused & intense citrus fruit provides the foundation for his 2016 Wickhams Road Chardonnay, while the palate is medium bodied, mineral-textured & long. Drink it with roasted whole snapper.

  • 12. SEVILLE ESTATE ‘The Barber’ Chardonnay 2015
    YARRA VALLEY, VICTORIA

    Seville Estate winemaker Dylan McMahon (grandson of Seville founder Peter McMahon) has an obvious affinity with Chardonnay. Boasting crazy levels of detail for a wine of this price, expect a nose layered with smells of citrus, nectarine, nougat & struck match, while a wave of ripe citrus fruit sweeps across the palate, before finishing long, savoury & dry. Drink it with Japanese fried chicken, rice & pickles.

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12 Cracking bottles for $250 inc GST