With the days drawing closer and temperatures dropping, there has never been a better time to fill the wine rack with your favourite red. To ensure that you are well stocked and can sit back by the fire, here are five styles of red wines to pair with classic winter dishes like casseroles, roast dinners and slow cooked meats.
Petaluma White Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
For a cosy night in or a date night at home, the 2018 Petaluma White Label Cabernet Sauvignon is a delightful option. A medium bodied, elegant, dry red wine, with hints of mint, blackberry fruit and cassis with supple tannins on the palate. A classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon which is instantly appealing and will reward a decade of careful cellaring, to be enjoyed with a roast or grilled lamb.
The Petaluma White Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is available in leading liquor retailers nationally for RRP $29.00
Cape Mentelle ‘Trinders’ Cabernet Merlot 2017
The Cape Mentelle ‘Trinders’ Cabernet Merlot 2017 bursts with fresh forest berry fruits of blueberry, blackberry and cassis on the palate, giving a full and fleshy mouthfeel. This well balanced and seamless wine displays wonderful savoury notes of cedar and cinnamon fanning out to a supple and silky texture. We suggest highlighting the savoury complexity of this wine by matching it with lamb shank slow cooked with morel mushrooms or a simple roasted vegetable tomato pasta sauce with freshly rolled gnocchi garnished with parsley and Calabrian chilli.
The Cape Mentelle ‘Trinders’ Cabernet Merlot 2017 is available in leading liquor retailers nationally for RRP $31.00
Hardys HRB Pinot Noir
A great option for fruitier palates, the Hardys HRB Pinot Noir shares aromas of strawberries, mulberry and cherry with flashes of cardamom and anise and a subtle influence of French oak spice. Juicy and sweet fruited with a palate full of ripe berry fruits, fine tannins, and subtle oak all combine to provide a palate of balance, texture and mineral acid drive. Beautifully complimented with white meat dishes or paired with charcuterie and cheese platters.
The Hardys HRB Pinot Noir is available in leading liquor retailers nationally for RRP $35.00
St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2017
If you are looking for a bolder style wine, then the 2017 St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz fits the bill. A full-bodied palate, with layers of rich dark fruit, black forest cake and cocoa flavours, and textures of prodigious intensity and persistence, this is an opulent wine, balanced with a certain vitality that will see the wine age gracefully over the years. On the nose, blackberry, cocoa and baking spice aromas lift out of the glass making it an ideal match with any hearty meat dish.
The 2017 St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz is available in leading liquor retailers nationally for RRP $47.99.
Houghton Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
If you are searching for a luxury wine to indulge in during the cooler months, look no further than the 2017 Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon. Full-bodied with rich and sumptuous layers results in a wine with power and elegance. The dense, firm, fine grained tannin is beautifully integrated with the fruit and oak. Outstanding intensity, structure and balance will ensure great ageing potential and with cared cellaring, the wine will continue to develop in complexity over the next fifteen to twenty years. Pairs beautifully with slow cooked beef or a Venison.
The 2017 Houghton Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon is available in leading liquor retailers nationally for RRP $175.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.