About The Pack
Here's a selection of cool white wine that will get you through the sweltering Summer months.
The pack is filled with a range of styles and a mix of varieties, but the one thing that they all have in common is that they are just too damn easy to drink.
From crisp Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc through to textural Chenin Blanc and a gorgeous small-batch Chardonnay from Tonic, this pack has all bases covered at an excellent price.
2019 Tonic Wines Chardonnay
Few wineries enjoy the feverish scramble for their new releases like Tonic Wines. And the fever is well deserved.
They make painfully small batches of wine and with the excellent quality and value over the last few vintages, it's no surprise.
This Chardonnay is sourced from the Bowe-Lees vineyard in Woodside, Adelaide Hills. The 2019 vintage spent 24 hours on its skins before being basket pressed to barrel where it lay untouched, unstirred on lees for around 9 months. No malo.
Simple yet incredibly successful winemaking. With only a small allocation available, this may be your last chance to try this fascinating take on Chardonnay. Don't hesitate.Read more about 2019 Tonic Wines Chardonnay
2021 The Vinden Headcase An Ocean In Between The Waves Semillon
Crunchy, racy, limey, searing. you get the picture of this stunningly lovely Hunter Semillon.
This differs from the Headcase Semillon as it was entirely aged in a large concrete egg and had some extended fine lees contact.
But this doesn't feel overly broad and leesy, it's tightly coiled and ripe for juicy current drinking or a spell in the cellar.
To quote Gus Vinden it's, "my favourite Semillon I've ever made."Read more about 2021 The Vinden Headcase An Ocean In Between The Waves Semillon
2021 Rieslingfreak No.2 Polish Hill River Riesling
"A beautiful young riesling." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
The Polish Hill River Riesling comes from a single block in the Polish Hill sub-region of the Clare Valley.
John Hughes thinks this vineyard produces the best fruit of all his vineyard sources.
There's an extra level of intensity here. That classic iron bar of acidity as a spine, the chalky crunch of a green apple, wonderful perfume and glorious purity.
This sits comfortably alongside the best wines from this famous sub-region of the Clare.Read more about 2021 Rieslingfreak No.2 Polish Hill River Riesling
2020 Varney Wines Entrada Verdelho
This crisp Verdelho is the kind of wine you would be very happy to sip on a Portuguese beach. It's a chill it and kill it kind of wine, all fresh and fruity and frisky with bright acidity.
Alan Varney has spent time making wine in Portugal, and he expertly draws those experiences to craft his excellent value range of Entrada wines.
The Verdelho is sourced this year from the Bremerton vineyard in Langhorne Creek. Juiciness is the order of the day here!Read more about 2020 Varney Wines Entrada Verdelho
2019 Vino Volta Nothing Wrong With Old School Chenin Blanc
Of the four unique Swan Valley Chenin Blanc expressions from Vino Volta, this is the one that's presented straight down the line.
It's as clean and simple as Garth and Kristen can make. They want this wine to showcase the purity and brightness of fruit that great old Chenin vines can make, when given the chance.
It's fresh, fruit-forward, crisp and tingling with energy. Think Chenin Blanc presented like Clare Valley Riesling or Hunter Valley Semillon and you're heading in the right direction.
Full of fruit, refreshing and delicious. Sometimes it's the simple things in life that are the best.Read more about 2019 Vino Volta Nothing Wrong With Old School Chenin Blanc
2021 Ponting First Session Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc
"It shouts out its refreshment credentials while easing into the comfy armchair of ‘classic’ sauvignon blanc characters."
Mike Bennie (Wine Front)
The first session of a Test match, it’s all about setting the tone, laying the foundations for the 5 days ahead. For Ricky, it was a special time of bonding and coming together.
This wine is aimed to provide that same sort of starting point, whether it’s while you’re cooking dinner, or welcoming friends over for a BBQ, this Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect way to kick things off.
As varietal as it comes, zesty, fresh with great acidity, the nose is all citrus and passionfruit, with the palate, there is more of the same. Grassy, herbaceous, clean and oh so crisp. This wine is exactly what you expect, a great representation of the varietal, in a regionally classic way.Read more about 2021 Ponting First Session Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc