About The Pack
There's a plethora of talent in the younger generation of winemakers rising through the ranks in Australia.
Here are six excellent examples of the quality coming from the next crop of Aussie winemaking stars.
A range of styles, a range of regions, a stack of talent and potential in one simple pack.
2018 Mada Wines Riesling
The third release of Hamish Young's Mada Wines Riesling is another blinder.
Again, Hamish has played around with some skin contact and egg fermentation to amp-up the mouthfeel in this sizzling Murrumbateman Riesling. This is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after Rieslings in the Canberra region.
This is a smashing release from Hamish, a Canberra Riesling that feels electric to drink. Get some while you can, there's very little of this available and the Mada Wines are in high demand.Read more about 2018 Mada Wines Riesling
2018 Koerner Rolle Vermentino
Trust the brothers Koerner to put an interesting spin on an already interesting variety.
This is a Vermentino with some attitude.
Here the boys use a canny combination of skin contact, ageing in a ceramic vessel and old oak to bring extra layers of complexity to a variety often thought of as mono-dimensional.
This is smashability writ large. Full-flavoured and rich, with a delicious creamy core.
Great stuff from this dynamic family team.Read more about 2018 Koerner Rolle Vermentino
2018 Latta Tranquil Nebbiolo Sangiovese Rosé
This wine is made from Nebbiolo and Sangiovese fruit which is picked specifically for making Rosé.
These Italian varieties suit a more savoury and structured style of Rosé, but as with all of Owen Latta's wonderful creations, the drinkability here is off the charts.
This Rosé is light as a feather, yet persistent at the same time. It's a delicate wine with plenty of nuance, no additions and a bucket load of personality.
Impossible to not fall in love with, it's a Rosé to make you blush.Read more about 2018 Latta Tranquil Nebbiolo Sangiovese Rosé
2018 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir
Two Tonne Tasmania has a simple philosophy; small parcels, big love. The TMV Pinot Noir is meant for earlier consumption than the Dog and Wolf Pinot Noir.
It's a glimpse at the vintage for the Tamar Valley sub-region. But make no mistake, this is not your average 'entry level' Pinot Noir, this has an edge to it, a personality all of its own.
The 2018 release of the Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir is a ripper. A cracking wine with immaculate fruit and a savoury backbone - a great representation of the quality being produced by a new wave of Tasmanian winemaking rock-stars.
Stocks are limited on this release, don't hesitate.Read more about 2018 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir
2017 Dune Empty Quarter
The Lloyd brothers have burst out of the gates with a suite of interesting and delicious examples of McLaren Vale wines.
With firm roots in the region, hailing from the great Lloyd dynasty at Coriole, this is the boys chance to spread their wings and do things their own way.
This is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro with a dash of Montepulciano. Medium bodied, svelte and spicy with delicious ripe fruit flavours, they've nailed this wine.
GSM fan? Here's something that's going to get your engine running.Read more about 2017 Dune Empty Quarter
2017 Charlotte Dalton Love Me Love You Shiraz
Winemaker Charlotte Hardy has found a happy home in the Adelaide Hills. Her blossoming Charlotte Dalton wine label is producing hit after hit. One for the 'must-watch' list if you're into the Avant Gard of SA wine.
Here, Charlotte tackles Adelaide Hills Shiraz with a gentle touch. This was grown on the Murdoch Hill vineyard in Oakbank. It's a Shiraz set to make you blush.
Charlotte's hands-off approach yielding maximum deliciousness in the 2017 release. Dizzyingly perfumed, swift and fleet-of-foot through the mouth, this is what cooler climate Shiraz is all about.
98 points, Three Trophies - Best Shiraz, Best Single Vineyard Wine, Best Wine of Show - 2018 Adelaide Hills Wine ShowRead more about 2017 Charlotte Dalton Love Me Love You Shiraz