Lucien Muzard Santenay Claude Champs Blanc ($29.99): Creamy with a baked-banana tinge to the green apple aromas. Soft and full to start with, building quietly to the green flavours of fern, and unripe Claude Reine. Persistent citrus-pith bitterness tinged with sandalwood spice. Morels and herbs. Very savoury and interesting, bit of green tea, the finish as keen as a sharpened blade.
Calabretta Cala Cala Rosso ($19.99): This Nerello Mascallese and Nerello Cappuccio blend of the 2005, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016 vintages is sourced from a mix of young and old vines from Mt Etna in Sicily. Cala Cala means “Gulp, Gulp”, meaning you should gulp this one down because it’s so tasty!
Lavradores de Feitoria Douro Tinto ($10.95): This field blend from the Douro is made by the great Port producer Nieeport. It is ripe and round with notes of red and blue fruit. It is a prime example of the great value of Portuguese wines.
Camins del Priorat Alvaro Palacios ($25.99): A blend of grenache, samso, cabernet and syrah, this Priorat from younger vines captures what the region does so well. A full-bodied red, with aromas of dark fruits, spices, and a hint of earthiness, this pairs well with any roast of dark meat.