Whether you’re indulging in chocolate eggs, roasting a chicken or enjoying some seafood with loved ones over the Easter long weekend, you’ll be wanting to find the perfect bottle of wine to pair with your feast. Give your palate a treat and check out some of these recommendations.
CHAMPAGNE DUPERREY PREMIER CRU BRUT NV
A simple yet luxurious authentic French Champagne made for those who know taste. Champagne Duperrey Premier Cru Brut NV is made using grapes from the finest vineyards in Champagne creating a wine full of delicious lemon curd, white apricot and nectarine aromas, persistent bubbles and a creamy texture. With its new, sophisticated French look, Champagne Duperrey is the perfect toast to any upcoming Easter get together and a great alternative Easter gift for refined palates. Available from Dan Murphys (RRP: $39.99).
MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS SAUVIGNON BLANC
If you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser, then Marlborough Sounds Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect option this Easter, not only for its easy drinkability, but its $17 price point. Displaying passionfruit and citrus aromas, this wine is refreshing on the palate with a touch of complexity, ideal to serve with Asian-style seafood dishes. Available from Dan Murphys & BWS (RRP: $17.00).
ONCE & WELL CHARDONNAY
Daughter of Margaret River wine pioneer David Hohen, Freya delivers this outstanding drop from the cool climate region. She has adopted her father’s philosophy of “Do it once and do it well”. And doing it well indeed. The palate has a lovely citrus peel, nutty oak, with vibrant acidity giving a long finish. Subtle oak surrounds the fruit and gives a pleasure ride of lifted light citrus notes, hints of grapefruit and nectarine. A perfect wine to place on the table this Easter. Available from Dan Murphys (RRP: $21.99).
CRAFTSMAN RESERVE SHIRAZ
Masterfully crafted by award winning winemaker, Kym Teusner, Craftsman Reserve Shiraz shows fresh character and purity of youthful fruit, best suited for pairing with indulgent dark chocolate truffles this Easter. Displaying notes of red berry fruits and hints of spice, these flavours continue on the palate leaving a long well-rounded finish. Available from Dan Murphys & BWS (RRP: $25.00).
PORTA DANTE PROSECCO
Hailing from Italy’s most famous wine region, Veneto, Porta Dante Prosecco embodies the best representation of the light and soft Italian prosecco styles. Refreshing and flavourful, its soft texture and fragrant aromatics make it an ideal partner for spicy, flavour-rich starters, crustacean salads or vegetable-based dishes across the Easter long weekend. Available from Dan Murphys & BWS (RRP: $20.00).
KOA ADELAIDE HILLS SAUVIGNON BLANC
Koa has many meanings, one of them being joyful, making this Sauvignon Blanc a great choice to celebrate Easter with, especially with its great price point. An exceptional display from the rolling landscape of Adelaide Hills, this wine is an easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc, exuding passionfruit flavours, leaving a crisp finish on the palate. Available from Dan Murphys & BWS (RRP: $7.00).
CRAFTSMAN ORGANIC CHARDONNAY
With the surge in consumers choosing more sustainable lifestyles, organic wines provide a mindful option this Easter. Craftsman Organic Chardonnay has lifted citrus and stone fruit characters, complexed with mild toasty oak. Fresh and vibrant with intense fruit flavours, this vegan friendly wine is ideal to pair with lighter meals or fish dishes such as crab and prawn linguine for a Good Friday lunch or dinner. Available from BWS (RRP: $18.00).
HOGS IN THE WOODS TEMPRANILLO
The catch is as great as the chase and for our winemakers the chase is finding the best parcels of fruit to deliver exceptional wine. Hogs in the Woods Tempranillo is a delicious light red, with fresh red berry fruit aromas and hints of herbs and spices. An impeccable choice to serve with red meats, its savoury palate gives it liveliness and versatile drinkability. Available from BWS (RRP: $18.00).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.