When it comes to wide-ranging wines, the options abound when you head to Australia, home to some of the world’s most famous wine regions.
From first-class drops to rivaling the best, to great-value everyday bottles that impress with their consistency and downright easy-drinking, these seven Australian wines all bring some sunshine to the glass…
1. Specially Selected Viognier 2022, South East Australia, £6.49, Aldi
This northern Rhône white varietal thrives throughout its wine region and is increasingly popular with winemakers and wine lovers. A great value wine with a delicious concentration that is lively with fresh acidity.
2. Tesco Finest Tingleup Riesling 2021, Western Australia, £10, Tesco
Another fresh, dry white to banish the January gloom. This is his second most important white grape in Australia and the finest Riesling from he one of the country’s most famous wine estates. With ripe citrus flavors combined with a gentle touch of herbs and a nice, clean finish backed by lime-like tartness, this food-friendly sommelier favorite is a great companion to Asian cuisine.
3. Petaluma White Label Chardonnay 2017, Petaluma, Adelaide Hills, Australia, £18.95, Wine Republic
Petaluma, the country’s headline white, is one of Australia’s top Chardonnay producers and is a fine example of a contemporary style of cool climate Chardonnay. Smooth and well-structured with a creamy, textured mouthfeel, the wine opens with mouthwatering flavors of peach and cream, drupe, melon, grapefruit and a subtle touch of oak before continuing with freshness, purity and power. finish. just gorgeous.
4. Lindeman’s Bin 50 Shiraz 2021, South Eastern Australia, £7.25, Morrisons
Do you want to brave winter barbecues or snuggle up on the couch and dream of faraway places? Heartwarming and bold New World fruit, nothing beats a glass of Australian Shiraz under the blue sky. The country’s most widely planted grape, this trusted label offers a bright beam of blackberry fruit, plum and spice with a smooth, pleasant finish.
5. Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Margaret River, Western Australia, £10, Tesco
Famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River Cab Sav is typically fresher, combining elegance and power. Glossy black fruit is layered with a rich bouquet of violet, cassis and black cherry, drawn in by swirling mocha with violet and a touch of pencil lead, leaving an impressively deep and long-lasting finish. beauty.
6. TTD Chateau Tanunda Barossa Cabernet Merlot 2020, Barossa Valley, Australia, £10 now (previously £13), Sainsbury’s
A classic Bordeaux blend from this historic Barossa winery, generous, plump and rich with a very attractive and seductive nose. Renowned for its concentrated rich ripe reds, this proprietary label offers an inky black fruit richness, dark cassis and plum notes, and a shimmer of dark chocolate, all flowing nicely into the finish. .
7. Jim Barry The Forger Shiraz 2018, Australia, Clare Valley, £24.99, Waitrose
A stunning Shiraz from one of Australia’s renowned wine estates, famous for its luxuriously priced The Armor Shiraz – this affordable label stands out. Contemplate the wonderful depth of aroma, fragrant florals and exotic sweet spice before diving into a long, silky finish with delicious ripe dark berry fruit, hints of chocolate, freshness and panache.