Autumn wine selection
From Bordeaux Blanc to Beaujolais, this season's six-pack of wine is matched to cooler days and relaxed evenings spent indoors. Our autumn wine selection is available for delivery or click & collect from our St Kilda or Fitzroy stores.
Not available for click & collect from Brighton.
2019 Racine Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc FR
Australia now grows some convincing examples of Piquepoul, but Racine is an example from the Mediterranean home of the variety. A wine for garden-fresh vegetables and simply grilled seafood, or classically enjoyed with oysters, with notes of fresh-cut green melon and soft herbs, ripe yellow apple and refreshingly nervy acidity.
2016 Dourthe No. 1, Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux FR
Dourthe No. 1 is made in the modern style of Bordeaux Blanc, perhaps influenced more by the Sauvignon Blanc of Sancerre or Marlborough than the grand oak-fermented wines of Graves. Remarkably youthful, this example of an oft-exuberant variety has finesse and restraint, with aromas of nettle, lemon blossom and grapefruit, and crisp, elegant acidity.
2018 Sensale Grillo, Sicily IT
Grillo is a true Sicilian native. Generally grown in the west of the island it was once a meaningful ingredient in sadly-declining fortified wine Marsala, but has found a new expression as a medium-bodied, dry wine. A textural but lively wine, full of yellow flowers, juicy peach fruit and the salty tang of the sea.
2020 Amo Vino ‘Pelle’ skin contact Vermentino blend, Riverland SA
If you’re a lover of new wave Australian wines, you’re likely familiar with the story of the reimagined vineyards of South Australia’s Riverland, and the way that this region has embraced the sun-loving varieties of Italy’s south. Here we have sustainably grown Vermentino, Greco and Zibibbo, wild-fermented on skins. Alluring aromas of orange blossom and peach become more serious on the palate, with savoury notes of dried hay and herb, and fine, skinsy grip.
2018 Château de Pizay Beaujolais, Beaujolais FR
Embrace the frivolous, fruity side of Beaujolais. Open and vibrant, with red cherry, raspberry and cinnamon, there’s also a deceptive concentration and structure to the wine that comes from the 40-year-old bush vines. Perfect for a plate of fresh-sliced saucisson sec or beef tartare with traditional accompaniments, or even pulled directly from the ice on a warm Autumn evening.
2020 Torzi-Matthews Francesca Grillo Collina Calcarea Syrah, Barossa Valley SA
Domenic Torzi makes some of our favourite wines coming from the Barossa and Eden Valleys. This wine is no exception, named in tribute to his mother, who favoured this style of wine, and for the limestone-rich soils of their home vineyard in the hills above Angaston. Vinified without the addition of sulphur dioxide, it’s open and vibrant in youth, full of bold blueberry fruit balanced by fine tannin and a little pepper spice.