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The Black Pig Shiraz

The Black Pig

Shiraz 2018
Country: Australia
Region: McLaren Vale

Rock star treatment!

Our first superstar wine – a true ‘hall of famer’! Loyal customers love this wine and so do we. The grapes always receive the royal treatment – from vineyard to bottle.

A Mecca for wine making...

McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean climate is superb for growing wonderful, ripe fruit. Here it has produced a silky, layered Shiraz showing sweet bramble flavours.

Setting a new standard in quality...

The 2009 Pig set the bar high. We thought nothing could compete. Then the 2015 exceeded expectations, with the 2018 taking the cake as our ‘best ever’ offering. It’s just so good!

RRP: $23

The Old Red River Gum

The Old Red River Gum

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2019
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia

It’s wine like this…

made using fruit from premium sites throughout the region that make South Australia a first choice destination for lovers of big, generously rich and velvety Aussie reds – consider it the state’s great gift to the wine world, not just at home but all around the globe.

The label?

It’s a famous red river gum - one of the most admired trees in our landscape. The biggest tree in the state (and the national champion of red river gums) is called Old Emu Foot, in Melrose

And the taste…

it shows distinctive characters of black fruit, eucalypt and spice, smoothed out by delicious dark chocolate and a touch of smoky oak.

RRP: $23

Way & Cat

Way & Cat

Red Blend 2019
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia

What's with the Way & Cat name?

The term 'Wayfaring' means 'to travel', while 'Catador' means 'taster' in Spanish. Bring these together and you get a rough definition of what our wine buyers do each vintage – discover the best wines from the best regions to bring you a stunning final product.

And the flowers?

The eye catching label depicts South Australia's state flower. Sturt's Desert Pea. The wines in the Way & Cat range from other regions also feature local flora – a nice touch!

Look forward to…

typically rich and full South Australian flavours, melding ripe berry fruit with warm, spicy oak on a rich palate. This is a beauty.

RRP: $19

Palacio del Conde Gran Reserva

Palacio del Conde

Gran Reserva 2012
Country: Spain
Region: Valencia

Top-tier Spain:

Gran Reservas are the pinnacle of Spanish wine. Made only in the best vintages, from the best grapes, they spend years mellowing in oak before release.

Aged to perfection...

so you don’t have to! By Spanish law, Gran Reservas have to spend a minimum of two years in oak, and three in the bottle. Not only does this ensure elegant, smooth layers of complexity and flavour, it also means the wines are ready for drinking from release. No cellaring required!

Glittering with Gold!

Those two recently-won Gold medals show that this lavishly rich and complex star is indeed drinking beautifully right now.

RRP: $19.99


Ursula (Melbourne)

Black Pig Shiraz: "I love this wine! Gorgeous, smooth and sure to impress"


CRISP, REFRESHING, QUALITY WHITES

Farinelli

Farinelli

Pinot Grigio 2019
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany

Coastal delight:

Stretching along Italy’s Adriatic coast, the Abruzzo boasts pretty coastal coves and dramatic landscapes of soaring mountain peaks, deep valleys and ancient castles. The region also offers a range of deliciously accessible wines - like this!

Top treatment:

The estate proudly champions a traditional trellising system, ‘pergola abruzzese’, which ensures the grapes receive excellent exposure to the bright sunshine and so gain full ripeness.

Get your tastebuds ready:

Enjoy here a lovely balance of ripe peach and red apple fruit with citrusy zip. It makes an ideal apéritif and goes well with lemon chicken and creamy pasta.

RRP: $17.99

Slither of Sun

Slither of Sun

Chardonnay 2019
Country: Australia
Region: Fleurieu

Very, very moreish:

There are some wines that are so delicious that you keep returning to them again and again. This mouthwatering white is one of those wines – its juicy tropical fruit is seriously appealing.

Don’t ask us why...

it’s called Slither of Sun – we don’t know! But it certainly is a beautifully rich and vibrant sunshine-in-a-bottle Chardonnay you will love. It comes from the pretty Fleurieu Peninsula, about an hour south of McLaren Vale.

Take it to lunch:

It’s a great lunch partner, happy to complement any cuisine you can think of, from sunny Mediterranean to spicy Asian, and everything in between.

RRP: $19

angove

Angove Bin 7890

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Country: Australia
Region: McLaren Vale

A fine 5 Red Star winery:

Australia’s foremost wine critic, James Halliday, has awarded this classy, family owned winery 5 Red Stars – that’s as good as you can get!

From family owned McLaren Vale vineyards:

Carefully tended vineyards ensure pure, perfectly ripe fruit goes into this mouthwatering white. Each golden bunch ensures an extra dimension of flavour.

A classic blend...

Brilliantly ripe Sauvignon paired up with delicate, citrus laden Semillon come together and flow seamlessly onto the palate. This stunning white shows tropical characters typical of its style. There’s no better match to seafood!

RRP: $18

steeple

Steeple Block

Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Country: Australia
Region: Currency Creek

Get ready for...

A gorgeously vibrant Sauvignon Blanc, soaring with bright fruit from the Currency Creek region in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. This is a newish wine region – vines were only planted in 1969, though the area has a long history in agriculture and river trade.

Lipsmacking intensity:

Currency Creek enjoys a strong maritime climate due to its proximity to Lake Alexandrina and the Southern Ocean. Its grapes develop a wonderful intensity as a result.

Lively, lemony and lovely...

This deliciously bright and joyful white exhibits lively lemony flavours against a backdrop of lovely grassy notes on a mouthwatering, zesty finish.

RRP: $22