SAVE $78 on these Global bestsellers plus receive a FREE Gold-medal 96pt Reserve Shiraz worth $50
Dark and delicious, Pillastro is our bestselling Italian red every year. It’s from owner Angelo Maci and winemaking daughter Melissa at Cantine due Palme, Puglia’s top winery. Spain’s Camino de Seda is made from Monastrell, hero grape of Jumilla, grown on ancient bush vines. Velvet black fruit Alicante is a minor player in Portugal, but in Aluado, José Neiva Correia gave it centre stage. Lunacy (‘aluado’), some thought, but 21 Golds in seven years prove him right. Last, from the sun-blessed South of France is the top-selling Cabalié, luscious old-vine Grenache, brimful of spicy berry fruit. It needs no ceremony. Just large glasses for serving!
World stars in a much-loved style - plus a FREE Gold-medal 96pt Reserve Shiraz worth $50!
Savour two mighty, old vine Grenache stars from southern France in Cabalié Vieilles Vignes, and the whopping 15% Le XV du Président (nicknamed King of Big Reds). Altogrado is a similarly weighted ‘gentle giant’ – also pure Grenache, or Garnacha as they call it in Spain. There’s the Portuguese star Stones & Bones, a blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Tinta Roriz and Alicante and a big red from Pillastro made from Italy’s dark hero grape Nero d’Avola. Lastly, return home for Aussie favourite Dark Corner Durif Shiraz.
French dinner party classics - these Bordeaux beauties will definitely impress!
Highlights include Château Ramage La Batisse, a remarkable cru bourgeois from the Haut-Médoc a short stroll from First Growth Châteaux Lafite, and Chateau Gromel Bel Air, from a 150-year-old cellar situated just north of Fronsac and close to Pomerol. Dinner party classics with a saving of $134 – and at a very reasonable $19.99 a bottle.
Indulge in a dozen silky Spanish reds - between 7 and 11 years old!
Aged reds are very popular right now. In Spain, maturing reds in both barrel and bottle is a speciality. In this case, with vintages dating from 2010, 2013 and 2014 you’ll get to taste why. It includes a fabulous Gran Reserva Rioja from the officially EXCELLENT 2010 vintage and a bodega rated among the Top 50 in the World nine times in a row! Plus the Ermita de San Lorenzo that won a Trophy for Spanish Wine of the Year in China this year. Silky, mellow and vibrant stars.
Fans of big Aussie reds can feel at home here, with velvety stars like Lobo e Falcão from Joan Lopes and Esprito Santo from Diogo Sepulveda, who’s worked in Pomerol, Napa and Barossa. Then there’s a quartet from the country’s most awarded winery Casa Freitas and winemaker Jaime Quendera, including a two-Gold pure Shiraz, and a pure Touriga Nacional with FOUR! No wonder Wine Spectator calls Portugal “the most exciting wine place on the planet”.
Fabulously dark Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s most popular, big red grape – and some of the oldest, highest vines provide the fruit for Gold-medal Tenuta Fenice, and also Massivo, a velvety powerhouse, also with Gold. Di Prima is pure elegant Syrah. In white enjoy a classic citrus and peach Vermentino from a ‘Winery of the Year’, luscious Peach Stone, a Grillo-based blend, and the lovely, textural Il Papavero Pinot Grigio. Enjoy all for a remarkable $12.49 a bottle!