After a tough day of home-schooling, we’ve got 6 easy drinking whites to take the edge off…no judgement here!
’18 S.C Pannell Pinot Grigio – Adelaide Hills (SA) – Lots of pear with orange blossom water and lemon biscuit notes. Fruit-driven, with fresh acidity and balance along with complexity and an interesting interplay between texture and lightness. Pink grapefruit, pink lady apple and a sweet spice-laden nougat finish.
’17 Sud de Frank White – SA/NSW Regional Blend – Petit Manseng of New England, dancing the light fandango with Sauvignon Blanc from the Adelaide Hills. Full-flavoured, lusciously textured, there are decent whiffs of lime zest, tropical fruit and perfectly ripe banana. Fantastically crisp, tight acidity.
’19 Hunky Dory Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough (NZ) – A succulent, tropical fruit driven expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc packed with fresh gooseberry and lime. A full flavoured wine with a lingering finish.
’17 Frankland Estate Chardonnay – Frankland Estate (WA) – Lifted blossom florals and white stone fruit. Lovely minerality. The palate has lovely generosity on the front palate, well integrated oak that leads into an elegant soft and focused palate. There is a complex textured component which plays beautifully with the acid to create a delightful and charming chardonnay.
’19 Continental Platter Pinot Grigio – Mornington Peninsula (VIC) – Crisp and fresh Pinot Grigio bursting with the kind of goodness one can only find in organically farmed vineyards. It’s a textural expression of bright fresh apple and pear with a seaside breeze sense of salinity. Biodynamically farmed.
’18 Shadowfax Pinot Gris – Macedon Ranges (VIC) – Potpourri, orange blossom and citrus notes. A rich powerful palate of fig, waxy almonds and sherbert like acidity. Textured and smooth mouthfeel, the fruit is strong, long and beautifully defined.