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Our top 6 local white wines for spring and summer in 2022 are elegant, easy-drinking and simple to perfect with your seasonal menu.
Alternative white varietals
Haselgrove Alternative Series Fiano
McLaren Vale, SA.
Haselgrove’s Alternative Series showcases a selection of small batch wines from the Mediterranean-style climate of McLaren Vale. The smooth Haselgrove Alternative Series Fiano (180613) has a lower level of acidity than many white varietals and pairs exceptionally well with shellfish and vegetarian pasta dishes. Strong skin contact and cold fermentation, with minimal pressing and crushing create a slick, lustrous texture that highlights the fresh fruit taste and lifted aromas. This particular wine is ideal for chardonnay aficionados looking for something sleeker over the spring and summer months
Mt Yengo Riverina Chardonnay
Mt Yengo’s unique range of indigenous wines are Supply Nation Certified and support local indigenous wine makers and artists through celebrating local flavours. Mt Yengo Chardonnay (206746) originates from The Riverina in New South Wales, known for its flat plains, warm climates and a long history of abundant wine making. Enabled by effective irrigation, the resulting vine leads to a flavourful wine with soft peachy, unoaked flavours, and is best served chilled, with lean proteins such as roast chicken or barbecued prawns.
South East AUS.
Svelte Moscato (173930) has lifted floral aromas of orange blossom and rose petal with rich, ripe varietal fruit characteristics. The palate is fruit driven with sweet mangoes and orange rind, and is soft in texture for a well-rounded finish. As such, pairing with strong savoury dishes can create an enjoyable contrast, particularly against spicier curries or salty charcuterie boards. At an approachable price point, this particular varietal serves well as a house white for appetisers through to dessert menus.
Haselgrove First Cut Pinot Grigio
Adelaide Hills, SA.
A stunning blend of clearer juice runs from the first round of wine pressing in the production process, creating Haselgrove ‘First Cut’ Pinot Grigio (185802). Its delicate structure highlights light, ripe green fruits, with floaty aromas of honeydew, peach blossom and melon. The end result is fragrant and balanced, and able to handle richer proteins, such as pork, with its heavenly quince tang.
Sirromet Vineyard Selection Sauvignon Blanc
Granite Belt, QLD.
Whilst the typical warm weather of Queensland may not initially seem like an obvious wine region, the high altitude, cooler climate and fertile soil of the Granite Belt is ideal territory for perfecting dry-style wines. Sirromet Vineyard Selection Sauvignon Blanc (205510) is pale and straw-like in colour, which is further heightened by its husky and earthy aromatic tones. Tropical and citrus notes shine through and pair well with tangy goat’s cheese or seafood.
Mr. Brown's Posy
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Margaret River, WA.
Grown on some of the world’s oldest soils, the earth of Margaret River is deep and well-drained, leading to refreshingly textural wines. With little time spent in French barriques, Mr. Brown’s Posy Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (203987) displays bright aromas of kiwi fruit and lemongrass with hints of beeswax, creating a rounded and balanced acidity. The Mediterranean climate combined with maritime breezes make this regional expression suited to local seafood and produce, such as gently seared scallops with finger lime pearls.
Nowhere Road Riesling
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