Rosso, Rouge, Rojo! This pack is a selection red wines designed to be enjoyed equally on their own or alongside comforting food. From mid-week pizza nights to Sunday roasts, this pack will fill all your red-hued vinous needs. Allora!
2019 Bodegas Monteabellón ‘Avaniel’ Ribera del Duero, Spain
Bodegas Monteabellón is located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero with 52ha of vineyards—mainly tempranillo—around the township of Nava de Roa. Isaac Fernandez, nephew of the legendary Vega Sicilia winemaker, Marino Garcia, is the inspiration behind this relatively new venture. This cuvee is made from the youngest vines, creating a freshly-framed yet pleasantly substantial tempranillo. The price-value here is fantastic and a great reminder of the quality of Spain’s offering in this range.
2018 Mansalto 'Catello Rapale' IGT Toscana Rosso Tuscany, Italy
Made in the image of those bold Super Tuscans, it comprises 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 10% sangiovese. They are vinified and aged separately then blended into a greater sum than their parts. A great bottle to start with dinner and finish with hard cheese.
2021 PINO Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills, SA
For lovers of this wonderful grape, we’ve found the perfect bottle! 750ml of fresh, fragrant, eminently guzzleable goodness that is as comfortable at quick midweek dinners as long weekend lunches. PINO comes from a sustainably farmed vineyard at the northern end of the Adelaide Hills, bordering the Eden Valley. Drink from a tumbler or your best glass. It’s best enjoyed alongside comfort food, most recently enjoyed by us with some neighbourhood Peking duck rolls liberally dipped in plum sauce.
2021 Brothers Koerner Cabernet Shiraz Clare Valley, SA
The Brothers Koerner label showcases the two regions that the Koerner Brothers work within: the Clare Valley and the Adelaide Hills. Both areas are climatically unique and produce distinctly different wines. Their aim, however, is to make them in a similar way—picking fruit early and taking a minimal intervention approach to winemaking. For two varieties known for their boldness, the Koerners’ deft hands have instead made a supple and approachable wine, whilst retaining the best elements of both grapes.
2021 The Lost Plot Shiraz Grampians, VIC
Born from a love of southern French varieties, Paul Old began The Lost Plot (the name an homage to his time at Les Clos Perdus in Corbieres) to work with fruit he felt had something to say. Now made by Matt Campbell of Crittenden, this is bright, supple and approachable shiraz lifted by a splash of roussanne. Wonderful with all things barbecued.
2020 Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera d’Alba Piedmont, Italy
This barbera is hand-harvested from a small parcel grown on tufa-limestone-clay/sand soil. It’s fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel then aged for two months in used French oak barriques before being bottled unfiltered. It’s plush, incredibly moreish and ideal for the odd cool summer night.