About The Pack
This pack is all about discovering some new names.
Here we have six reds from six budding producers you may not have come across yet. It's a bottle of red from each coming in at a cracking price.
Some unusual wine styles, some tried and true. If you're looking to scope some new names for your little black book, there's no better way.
2018 Turon Pinot Noir
This is the earlier drinking, lighter and crunchier Pinot Noir of Turon White.
Half of the grapes were fermented as whole bunches giving the wine a lightness and freshness. You see the freshly picked green herb character meshed to poached strawberries and crunchy acidity.
It's a great early-drinking picnic Pinot.
For best drinking, pop this into the fridge for a minute or two before cracking. Then guzzle with abandon.Read more about 2018 Turon Pinot Noir
2019 Express Winemakers Drinking Wine
Express Winemakers are making fun wines with a serious edge out of WA's Great Southern region.
This red is a great case in point. The Drinking Wine is built for ultimate smashability, a wine to slug down during a casual luncheon or to rip the top off when unexpected friends drop by.
It's made from mainly Grenache and Mataro with a splash of Great Southern Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Riesling all from organic farms.
This is the best version of this wine to date - juicy, crunchy and brimming with life.
It's hard to imagine a red wine that is easier to drink.Read more about 2019 Express Winemakers Drinking Wine
2018 Coulter C2 Sangiovese
This is a bright and vibrant version of Sangiovese sourced from one vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.
Sangiovese can be a little raw as a young wine. The tannins hard, the fruit a little drying, but the Coulter Sangiovese looks pretty as a picture from day one. It's got everything you want in Sangiovese but with an easy-to-love personality.
The 2018 vintage received a glowing 96 point review from James Halliday who dubbed it, "as good as they come in sangio country."
It's the sort of wine you want on hand when good friends pop around and a plate of charcuterie is being shared.Read more about 2018 Coulter C2 Sangiovese
2018 Dune Pyla
A new age McLaren Vale red wine here from the notable Lloyd family of Coriole fame. The brothers Duncan and Peter forging a new project from their Blewitt Springs vineyard.
Italian varieties have become one of the great stories of McLaren Vale, with Coriole doing plenty to champion these sun-loving grapes. Here, Negroamaro and Nero d'Avola take centre stage, surrounded by Rhone classics Carignan and Mourvedre.
The 2018 release is every bit as alluring as the ripping 2017 vintage - it's savoury, spicy and full of lush McLaren Vale dark fruit.
Not a foot wrong from this exciting rising McLaren Vale project.Read more about 2018 Dune Pyla
2018 Mada Wines Sui Generis 4.0 Grenache
Each year Hamish Young makes one experimental wine as a limited, once off release.
This year he's gone the whole-hog on Grenache.
The fruit for this wine comes from the same vineyard as his Syrah Nouveau. In the last couple of years, he's blended some of this Grenache into his early-drinking Syrah, but this year he couldn't resist bottling it on its own.
The fruit was fermented as whole bunches (unusual for Grenache) but it gives the wine a distinct crunchiness and energy which makes it impossible to put down.
A lovely, energetic style of Grenache and another winning experiment from the hands of Hamish Young.Read more about 2018 Mada Wines Sui Generis 4.0 Grenache
2017 Joshua Cooper The Springs Syrah
Joshua Cooper is another of the younger brigade of Victorian winemakers doing really exciting things, and this unique look at Heathcote Syrah/Shiraz is a bit of a head-turner.
Coming from a higher altitude vineyard in the far south of the region, it's a much more 'cool climate' expression, with the addition of granite soils leading Josh to compare the style to the more aromatic, medium-bodied, meaty Syrahs of the Northern Rhone Valley.
Made in tiny quantities with Josh's gentle natural approach and without any new oak, this is a Syrah that is at once refreshing and thought-provoking. Well worth a look!Read more about 2017 Joshua Cooper The Springs Syrah