2021 Primo Estate, La Biondina Vermentino, From Kaurna Country, McLaren Vale, SA
Taut and delicious, citrus abounds with the aroma of lemon flowers, and lemon skin over the tongue. What follows is an array of summer flavours, like passionfruit and tropical fruit salad. With a mix of northern Italian grape varieties, the dominance of vermentino is evident, but partnered with pinot grigio and fiano, the result is summer in a glass. If La Nīna doesn’t let us have one, we’ll create our own.
2021 Skigh Coda, Tempranillo, From Wardandi Country, Margaret River, WA
The grapes are treated as you would a new lover. Gently caressed into tank with no additions and just natural fermentation. Then 7 months in spanking stainless, leaving the resulting wine a perfect example of lush WA fruit. Bright cherry and plum, with tart tannin and a soft spice.