19 Aug OUT TOP 10 WINES FOR FATHER’S DAY GIFTS
Dad’s a wine lover, connoisseur/ cellar master (every family should have one ;)) or simply enjoys a good glass of red?!
We’ve curated a list of our Top 10 wines that will make his wine glass shine and heart sing.
Reminder: Father’s Day is on Sunday the 6th September 2020
To make it really easy and to save you some time scrolling ( plus deciding) here is Option A: Gift Card.
Always a winner! Your Dad will be able to use the gift card either in our stores at the Fyshwick & Belconnen Fresh Food Markets or via our web store.
One of our absolute favourite Chardonnays!
Made from 100% Tumbarumba fruit, Canberrans proudly claim this gem their local 🙂
“Almost colourless. Lightly reductive, very zesty nose. Mmm. Really fills the palate with ripe, friendly fruit but has the drive and zest to keep it all racy. There has been a little evolution already. Quite long.” – Jancis Robinson
Trophy Best Chardonnay – 2019 Canberra and Region Wine Show
Roero Arneis by Alberto Oggero is an expressive, energic and deeply territorial white wine from Piedmont.
Alberto’s dream is painting the natural grape profile with less intervention in cellar and in vineyard so as to keep alive the character of Roero terroir. On the nose is plenty of white fruits, candy apricots, camomile and aromatic herbs accents with a rich, juicy, pulpy, savoury and nicely sapid sip. Organic and artisanal wine, made with old style methods
Crowe Wines is a relatively new label we fell in love with a couple of years ago.
Bill’s wines are remarkably well balanced and always showcase the Canberra region style. Sadly, soon it’s already goodbye to Bill & his family, as they head back to his home in the USA.
So, get some of the last of Crowe Wines and cross your fingers Bill will start sending us some of his future produce, once settled back home.
“Querciabella Wines are true to their roots, offer lovely harmony and drinkability with excellent complexity. Even better is the fact that the farming here is biodynamic, a welcome practice for the environment and a philosophy that has taken the wines of Querciabella to another level…. The word ethereal truly applies to the character of these wines.
The principals don’t shout about their wines – they’re too graceful and elegant for that. Graceful and elegant – it seems as though I’m describing both the people and the wines of Querciabella!” TOM HYLAND, Forbes 2019
Mongrana = Blend of native Sangiovese, Cabernet & Merlot
Parola’s are only made in exceptional vintages and are the epitome of the Warrabilla style.
A style characterised by: impenetrable colour, extraordinary depth of fruit flavour and walls of tannin. Incredible structure & balance.
Notes: black cherry, creamy integrated oak… big wine.
Recommended to drink from 2026 onwards.
The approachable style of Le Volte dell’Ornellaia, a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, reflects the philosophy and savoir-faire of Ornellaia.
A great companion to bolognaise, try it!
“Our 2018 Pinot Noir opens with vibrant floral notes, savoury brown spice and earthy notes on top of a core of red cherry that flows through the aroma. On the palate, supple and layered, bright red cherry notes introduce the wine. As the wine dwells on the palate layers unfurl, revealing silken texture. Fine tannins rise gracefully and are slowly displaced by a tang of acidity and more vibrant red cherry notes on the long finish.”
—Matt Dicey, Winemaker
The new 2017 was rated by the Revue du Vin de France (France’s most respected wine publication) as one of the 4 best Châteauneuf du Pape of the vintage – alongside Rayas, Capo de Pegau and Clos du Mont Olivet (at a price far less than those)!
A great buy for any French Wine Lover. Oui Oui Oui!
An exceptional wine for an exceptional guy, look no further. Huon Hook from the Real Review said this:
“Deep, bright, youthful, concentrated purple/red colour which stains the glass. The aroma is fresh and young, fruit-driven and impressively concentrated; essency, with masses of blueberry, cassis, violet and blackberry flavours, underlined by a firm tannin backbone. There is cedar aplenty and loads of cabernet character. The tannins are very firm and it needs more time to mellow. The concentration has ramped up to a new level here. A high-quality wine of enormous potential. (79% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 6% cabernet franc, 5% malbec, aged in 50% new oak)”
One of Rutherglens finest. Stanton & Killeen Vintage “Port”
Fortified goodness to sit back and watch the fireplace… ah bliss.
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