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With the changing of the seasons comes a changing in wine selection.
At this time of year, Rosés and Rieslings start giving way to medium-bodied, savoury reds that are built for sipping as the afternoons turn cool.
Here are six fantastic reds that are perfect for drinking anytime, anywhere this Autumn. From a lighter shade Pinot through to a cracking cool-climate Shiraz, you'll have all bases covered with these six contemporary Aussie reds.
2021 Fetherston Funghi Pinot Noir
With demand high, and fruit availability getting harder every year in the Yarra, finding quality Pinot in this price bracket has becoming increasingly harder with each passing vintage. But Fetherston never fail to impress.
Cherry ripe, raspberry coulis and autumn leaves. Sweet and savoury in perfect balance on a palate woven with fruit herbs and stone.
Well balanced wine, with tannin, acid and oak influence all is harmony. Value for money, and then some.Read more about 2021 Fetherston Funghi Pinot Noir
2021 Longview Fresco Nebbiolo Pinot Barbera Dolcetto
This is a moreish, tangy, drink-now red blend, with clear Nebbiolo dominance in the floral, cherry flavour profile.
This shows dominantly fresh aromatic Nebbiolo, with cherries, flowers and aniseed. The Pinot Noir brings some squishy strawberry flavours while the Barbera & Dolcetto bring some refreshing acidity to the blend.
No oak, all stainless steel for extra freshness and drive.Read more about 2021 Longview Fresco Nebbiolo Pinot Barbera Dolcetto
2021 Varney Wines Entrada GMT
McLaren Vale Grenache blend made in a happy, gentle style, a table wine modelled on winemaker Alan Varney's vintage time in Portugal.
A third Mourvedre and a dash of Touriga add some seriousness and weight but this is primarily a delicious open-knit Grenache from a winemaker to watch.Read more about 2021 Varney Wines Entrada GMT
2019 Kangarilla Road Primitivo
The O'Brien's love working with Mediterranean varieties, so it made sense for them to craft a Primitivo inspired by those found in the variety's home of Puglia.
The grapes were fermented in open top fermenters, macerated on their skins, then set to age in a combination of older French and American oak for 12 months.
Rich, dark, ripe fruit flavours are what you'll find inside, with toasty oaky notes and structured tannins.Read more about 2019 Kangarilla Road Primitivo
2022 Dormilona Rojo
It's not often you see a Tempranillo/Shiraz blend, but the Dormilona Rojo shows why this pairing can work so well.
The Rojo has Tempranillo and Shiraz fruit from the excellent Yungarra vineyard, north of Margaret River. The juice spent a short time on skins, hence the relatively light colour of the wine. Everything about the winemaking was gentle, and this is reflected in the bottle.
You'll first notice the ripe fruit and the raspberry and cranberry characters, with everything sitting in the red spectrum. It's light, bright and incredibly easy to drink, while also showing some lovely complexity.Read more about 2022 Dormilona Rojo
2020 Michael Hall Sang de Pigeon Shiraz
The name Sang de Pigeon is drawn from winemaker Michael Hall's time as a jewellery valuer. Meaning "Blood of the Pigeon", this title was given to only the reddest of rubies in the trade.
Here, Michael uses it to describe the fine fruit selected for this lovely Shiraz. The fruit is sourced from a combination of four different vineyards from Stone Well, Greenock and Krondorf.
It's made with Michael's signature deft touch resulting in a classy and great value version of Shiraz from this famous region.Read more about 2020 Michael Hall Sang de Pigeon Shiraz