About The Pack
We all have that friend who brings the terrible bottle of wine to the BBQ.
Never be stuck drinking their terrible vino again with one of these fun, handy packs!
It features six super-slurpable reds - all built in a juicy, medium-bodied style. The perfect kind of reds you can enjoy in tumblers while turning the snags.
These are fun, energetic reds that are ready and raring to rip!
2018 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir
Barney Flanders loves Pinot Noir, and his 2018 release of the value-packed Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir is another home run.
Made from a blend of fruit from Barney's outstanding single vineyards, with the best fruit from the Teurong and Balnarring Single Vineyard wines making their way into the blend this year. This represents the essence of Mornington Peninsular Pinot Noir.
Just 10% whole bunches used in the ferment this year with the emphasis squarely on ripe Pinot fruit, showcasing the impeccable vineyard management and winemaking of this Mornington guru.
It's unfined and unfiltered, with plenty of savoury complexity to balance the finish.
Value for money wise, this is an Australian Pinot Noir star.Read more about 2018 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir
2019 Ravensworth Regional Sangiovese
This wine from Bryan Martin is firmly ensconced as one of Australia's best value Sangioveses. true to form of the last 5+ years, the 2019 is an absolute ripper!
Bryan's Sangiovese has always had that nice balance between Sangiovese's natural savoury varietal character and sheer drinkability, but the 2019 shows a little lighter on its feet. Its' bursting with fruit, finishing dry and savoury as is the varietal signature.
This is an awesome, authentic Sangiovese from one of Canberra's most exciting producers.
If you're looking for a top quality wine to take along to your little local BYO pizza place, that's just what this was made for!Read more about 2019 Ravensworth Regional Sangiovese
2018 Vino Volta La Chingadera Tempranillo Touriga Grenache
The warm climate in Swan Valley sees different varieties excel compared to those that have been notably successful down South in Margaret River.
Here, Tempranillo, Touriga and Grenache, from Geograph, Perth Hills and Swan Valley combine forces. Those varieties that do well in warmer climates such like Spain, are thriving in these warmer parts of WA.
Garth and Kristen believe that if a variety looks great on it's own, let it shine. If it looks better with a little help from some friends, then blend it up.
They've nailed the balance here. It's the wine that made Mike Bennie dub Garth Cliff, "a quiet revolutionary in the Swan Valley."Read more about 2018 Vino Volta La Chingadera Tempranillo Touriga Grenache
2019 Bondar Junto GSM
In only a few short vintages this dynamic couple have carved out a niche for their eponymous label as one of the most exciting and in demand wineries in McLaren Vale.
Drinkability is writ large across the range. The 'Junto' (Spanish for 'together') is a wine made for easily enjoying with friends and family. The 2019 version is just as good as ever.
The Grenache component a much less than in previous years (88%), the power of the 2019 vintage bringing a richer, more silky wine to bottle on release. This is as delicious as medium-bodied reds get from this part of the world.
Incredibly versatile and impossibly more-ish, Andre and Selina have done it again.Read more about 2019 Bondar Junto GSM
2018 Beal & Co Little Red
Callum Beal is bringing Merlot back.
He believes the Adelaide Hills can grow some great, smashable versions of the variety. Here's a good example of what he's talking about.
Matured in stainless after a month on skins and whole-berry fermented, Beal is striving for freshness and drinkability - something more akin to a Beaujolais Nouveau than a dusty old Bordeaux.
It's medium-bodied, flush with plums and savoury black olive tapenade notes, and has more interest and drinkability than most Australian Merlots you'll meet.
Perfect drinking for backyards and BBQs while the weather is warm.Read more about 2018 Beal & Co Little Red
2018 Dodgy Bros Sellicks Foothills Shiraz
"This is a little beauty."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
Here's a great example of a modern Shiraz from McLaren Vale.
The fruit comes from Whites Valley and Dry Creek vineyards in the Sellicks Foothills. Yes, it's ripe with all that big, beautiful fruit you want from this part of the world, but it has freshness and an energy at the same time.
It's juicy and bright but with a dark and moody underbelly. And it has a little x-factor.
A solid no-brainer and great value for those who love Shiraz from this part of the world.Read more about 2018 Dodgy Bros Sellicks Foothills Shiraz