By Leigh O’Connor.
I’m dreaming of a Wine Christmas…grape minds think alike as we prepare to celebrate the end of a year we would mostly like to forget.
Christmas is the most wine-derful time and now the borders are open, families will gather around the tree thankful of being together and surviving 2020. Let’s take life one sip at a time, as we get in the festive spirit with these four great wines to initiate good times:
Ocean View’s Stella Series Reflections…perfect to relish with friends this Christmas.
Nothing is better than a glass of wine…except maybe two! From Ocean View Estates flourishing vineyards comes this 2020 Stella Series Reflections, crafted from Shiraz grapes and perfect to relish and enjoy with friends this Christmas.
Crushed strawberries on the palate with balanced acidity and a delicate sweetness, this drop will pair nicely with festive dishes such as roast duck, lamb or barbequed beef. Ocean View is well worth a visit these holidays if you are in the Dayboro region, offering a complete food, wine and accommodation indulgence from their Mt Mee Road establishment.
Visit the cellar door and try Kangarilla Road Pinot Grigio on a long, lazy Summer afternoon
Perfect for long, lazy Summer afternoons spent with family and friends, 2020 Kangarilla Road Pinot Grigio is delicately perfumed with delicious melon notes and beautiful textural finishing with lemon sherbet notes. Situated on Hamilton Road in McLaren Flat, Kangarilla crafts elegant wines, which show restraint, fine textural qualities, varietal integrity and clarity.
Visit the cellar door and sample the full range from Cabernet Sauvignon to Sparkling Shiraz and Chardonnay, while soaking up sea breezes alfresco, or join the friendly team at the tasting bench indoors as they take you through each wine sip by sip.
AIX Rose…doesn’t get much better than this!
Summer supping is all about an icy cold glass of rose – and I have to confess, AIX Rose from Provence is my favourite choice. The Provence region is known for making some of the best roses in the world and this is wine is no exception; a fragrant and well-balanced drop.
With its hypnotising salmon pink colour revealing fruity freshness, the nose is fragrant, delicate and youthful with notes of watermelon, strawberries and flowers. A classical blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, this is the ideal wine to drink all day long; serve AIX with your Christmas seafood, salads, or pasta and watch the smiles around the table.
Enjoy Pike & Joyce Clare Riesling now, or cellar for a few years.
Perched on top of a hill on Mawson Road in Lenswood, Pike & Joyce Wines is the place to wine, dine and indulge the senses while taking in panoramic views of the Onkaparinga Valley and sipping a glass of classic Clare Riesling.
Punching well above its price tag, this Riesling is intense and finely tuned with lime and lemon characters, green apples and some slaty materials kicking in. Pure, linear and with amazing length, enjoy as a racy number now, or watch it develop over the next decade if you prefer an aged style of Riesling.
So many wines…so little time! Enjoy a glass on the patio this Summer and just listen to the evening.