About The Pack
Want to see some of the best rising talent in Australian winemaking?
This pack is a great place to start!
These six winemakers are destined for great things. Only at the beginning of their careers, each of these talented, driven producers are going to produce some truly excellent wines over the coming years.
This mixed pack will get you in on the ground floor and give you a look at what each of them do at a great price!
2018 Mallaluka Hilltops Riesling
The Mallaluka wines are made by second generation vigneron Sam Leyshon who has most recently learnt to ply his trade assisting Bryan Martin and Tim Kirk at Clonakilla.
Mallaluka is Sam returning to his home vineyard in Murrumbateman. However, this expression of Riesling is from the Hilltops and it's awesome drinking on a warm afternoon.
There's no skin contact here, rather old barrels and lees time are used by Sam to build some scaffolding around the pure, energetic fruit from the Freeman vineyard. Blink and a glass of this will disappear in front of your eyes.
Well and truly worth the exploration if you're look for something outside the classic 'line-and-length' Australian Riesling style.Read more about 2018 Mallaluka Hilltops Riesling
2018 Koerner Pigato Vermentino
The Koerner brothers, Damon and Jono, are on a mission to bring the classic wine styles of the Clare Valley into the modern day.
Vermentino is one of those varieties that really shines with some skin contact and a few winemaking tricks. It adds an extra dimension of appeal.
Case in point is this Pigato Vermentino. The Vermentino was planted around 10 years ago on the family vineyard in Watervale, a pocket on Terra Rossa soils selected as best for this variety.
The wine spent three weeks on skins in concrete open vessels during fermentation before being pressed back to concrete and old oak. Bottled without filtering or filtration. It's a winning style, complete with slightly cloudy and grippy elements.
Curious and thirst quenching in equal parts.Read more about 2018 Koerner Pigato Vermentino
2018 Golden Child Beach Bum Rosé
James Hamilton is making plenty of waves with his small estate grown Adelaide Hills-based operation. And rightfully so, the wines are stylish, accessible and widely appealing. In short, he's killing it.
Here's his Beach Bum Rosé made from Pinot Noir grown on his dad's block in Kuitpo.
Hand-picked, barrel fermented, set to a dry and savoury styling, this is a flat out delicious rendition of pink wine from the Hills.
It's the perfect pink to tuck in the esky for a day of beach cricket with friends.Read more about 2018 Golden Child Beach Bum Rosé
2018 Two Tonne Tasmania Ziggurat Pinot Noir
The Ziggurat Pinot Noir from young Ricky Evans is a delicious, highly-gluggable version of Pinot Noir built for early drinking.
This wine is made from two different vineyards that Ricky manages. The fruit from these sites is more red fruited and juicy than his more moody and savoury TMV or Dog & Wolf Pinot Noirs. This fruit is primed for this Cru-Beaujolais-inspired style of wine that Ricky loves to make and drink.
This is about trying to find different expressions of this hallowed variety. Ziggurat is made to be a delicious early drinker, with Gamay-esque mouthfeel and tantalisingly vibrant flavours.
It's downright delicious.Read more about 2018 Two Tonne Tasmania Ziggurat Pinot Noir
2018 LS Merchants Red Blend
Dylan Arvidson wanted a red to glug on pizza night at home, and so this little red blend was born.
He foraged up some Touriga Nacional from a local grower who employs Dylan to make his fortified. A little addition of his whole bunch Mataro and a splash of Syrah later and this is the end result.
Touriga's slurpy nature, the richness of fruit without heaviness or overbearing tannin makes it a prime candidate as the base for this 'vin de soif' style of wine.
It's such a joyful thing to drink.Read more about 2018 LS Merchants Red Blend
2017 Dune Mingsha Shan
Duncan and Peter Lloyd use their exciting Dune project to look at their McLaren Vale home in a different light. Growing up immersed in the hotbed of food and wine culture that is McLaren Vale as the sons of Mark and Mary Kathleen of Coriole wines, the boys have now partnered up to start their own wine project with a stunning vineyard in Blewitt Springs as the centrepiece.
And this wine is a look at the region's most famous variety - Shiraz - in a totally different light. Co-fermented with a small portion of Fiano for added freshness, and made with a large proportion of whole berries for loads of perfume, this is a lighter, prettier style of McLaren Vale Shiraz than we are all accustomed to.
It's a beautiful, moreish red, and sensational value for money.Read more about 2017 Dune Mingsha Shan