Summertime calls for dinner parties and festive soirees galore. Here’s a few top bottles of South Australian wine to take to the table (or sip on the sand solo).
Chateau Yaldara Retro Classic Dry White 2017
Drawing inspiration from our history with a celebration of wines inspired by SA’s premium wine regions, this Classic Dry White is a blend of semillon, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. Crisp, refreshing and simply delicious. To celebrate Chateau Yaldara’s 70th anniversary, use offer code FRITZ to receive a 15 percent discount plus free shipping on a six-bottle purchase of the Retro Range.
Angove McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
Deep purple with inky blue hues, this wine is the essence of this beautiful region, our home. Spice, cherry and chocolate aromas predominate and dark chocolate and liquorice characters fill the mouth. Lingering tannins leave you longing for more.
Bethany Creek Shiraz 2015
A bright ruby purple colour shows the youthful nature of this wine. The nose is full of dark cherries, tobacco leaf, blackcurrant and a rocky minerality. Taste juicy redcurrants and cherry pie supported by brisk acidity and a framework of fine, long tannins. The palate flows smoothly through to a detailed and crisp finish of mulberries and vanilla spice.
Patrick of Coonawarra Aged Riesling 2012
It’s a multi-medal winner, new vintage release of Patrick ‘Aged Riesling’. Bottled at the same time as the younger sibling ‘Estate’ Riesling, but cellared for an extra five years. According to winemaker and owner Luke Tocaciu, this wine shows intense aromas of lemon butter and toasty character; delicately layered showing lime blossom and a wonderful mouthfeel that extends to a crisp finish.
Kay Brothers Griffon’s Key Reserve Grenache 2016
Made from a small parcel of fruit, this is only the second release of this wine. There are 3,180 bottles, each with its own individual number. Announced winner of the Grenache Challenge by James Halliday, this wine has earnt top spot on the podium. Halliday called it, “A benchmark, archetypal McLaren Vale grenache, marvellous depth of flavours, very complex and very rich, very round; it confidently won the taste of six regions by quite a handy margin”.
Chapel Hill Bush Vine Grenache 2016
The unsung hero of McLaren Vale, the history of the region can be enjoyed with a glass of this wine from old bush vine grenache. These low yielding vines result is small berries with thick skins which deliver bright fruit flavours and a rustic savoury texture. Their grenache is hand harvested, open fermented with gentle plunging, basket pressed, and clarified naturally. It spends 19 months in 100 precent French oak, is full-bodied and the aromas are raspberry, black cherry and spice. Delicious.
Beresford Classic Grenache Rose 2017
A luscious and generous palate balanced in texture and weight complements the vibrant red fruits on the front palate. Fresh, full flavours of strawberry, guava and a hint of musk balance beautifully with the acidity, delivering a refreshing quince fruit finish.
Kangarilla Road The Veil Savignin 2015
A wine made in the Dura style this sherry like wine has aromas of rich fruit and nut cake laced with brandy and touches of marzipan but tastes like intense apricots soaked in brown lime cordial.