Ease into the colder months with our top 6 local white wines for autumn and winter.
The high acidity and aromatics of locally sourced white wine complements the richness and indulgence of comforting winter menu classics. Find some perfect pairings for this season below.
Capel Vale Regional Series Chardonnay
Margaret River, WA.
Capel Vale Regional Series Chardonnay (193565) is 100% wild ferment and has spent seven months in French barriques, making this wine excellent for cellaring for the next 5 years or ready to enjoy now. Elegant and expressive, it originates from the famed Margaret River, which is known worldwide for superb chardonnays. Fantastic stone fruit flavours are finished with bold hints of hazelnut and light cream. This rounded flavour profile accompanies seamlessly with buttery risotto and spring vegetables, or the sleek and lean protein of cooked shellfish.
H by Haselgrove Moscato
South Australia, AUS.
Ever so lightly spritzed in the frizzante style, H by Haselgrove Moscato (177834) offers a lower alcohol content and bright sweetness that is elegantly crisp, fruity and floral. Lemon, lime and white peach stone fruit flavours offer a natural acidity and fine minerality in its profile. The finish on the palate is complex with hints of refreshing rose petal and lemon meringue, mixing with candied citrus, ripe apricot and honeysuckle. Pair with spicy chicken curries, like jalfrezi or Thai green, for a warming savoury zing.
Barristers Block Poetic Justice
Adelaide Hills, SA.
Barristers Block Poetic Justice Pinot Gris (204518) is a textural and flavoursome varietal that carries all the refinement of a classic cool climate wine. Gentle nashi pear, blossom and apple sing against statement rich flavours with natural ease. Complement the orchard fruit flavours of this wine with pork tenderloin on a bed of creamy mash, or buttery, flakey pastries, like caramelised onion and gruyere tart. Alternatively, offer against a sleek contrast, like spiced chicken satay with peanut sauce.
Nowhere Road Riesling
Clare Valley, SA.
A fragrantly perfumed riesling, which offers intense citrus notes of grapefruit, lemon, lime and delicate floral aromas. The zesty acidity of Nowhere Road Riesling (206070) is a vibrant and easy pairing with locally caught prawns, which are known for their hints of sweetness. Softly caramelise the prawns to round out the smooth chalkiness of this plucky wine. Fresh citrus acidity, with a touch of minerality on the palate, creates a seamless texture with a crisp yet delicate finish.
Svelte Sauvignon Blanc
Svelte Sauvignon Blanc (173526) displays a vibrant perfume of lemon and lime, white peach and gentle hints of wildflowers. Fresh, fleshy passionfruit, nectarine and citrus flavours are complemented by textured and subtle fruity acidity for a crisp, dry finish. With a vibrantly fresh flavour profile, this wine shines alongside the subtle green flavours of fresh salads that have been enriched with citrus, tree fruits, soft cheeses and crunchy nuts.
Mr. Brown's Posy
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Margaret River, WA.
Delicately aged for a minimal timeframe in French barriques, Mr. Brown’s Posy Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (203987) is refreshingly textural and balanced. Hints of bees’ wax combine with vibrant lemongrass and kiwi fruit, making for an effortless pairing against locally sourced shellfish, like delicious mud crab. As a locally sourced wine, you can’t go wrong by selecting other naturally abundant Australian ingredients, like pepperberry and lemon myrtle, for a refreshing and lightly spiced winter warming dish.
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