Barossa Valley, SA
12.5 per cent A BIODYNAMIC, single- vineyard wine with wild ferment and partial barrel ageing adding texture, interest and depth to the palate’s predominantly green apple and tropical fruit fl avours and lifting the wine above the bland, pedestrian styles of chenin blancs usually found in Australia. Chill well. BILGAVIA ESTATE 2013 SEMILLON; $ 26
Hunter Valley, NSW
11.0 per cent DELICIOUSLY fragrant and vibrant aromas, a little less exciting in the mouth but still with refreshing notes of green apple and lemon essence, the palate lean, light bodied, nicely balanced and juicy and with the potential to develop more honey and lemon curd characters with age. KIRRIHILL 2012 GRENACHE SANGIOVESE TEMPRANILLO; $ 28
Clare Valley, SA
14.8 per cent WITHOUT trying to unravel the contribution of each grape variety this is simply a full- bodied and balanced, drink- now style of red with good texture and a touch of ripe fruit sweetness in the mid palate before a long, more savoury and tannic, food- friendly fi nish. YANGARRA 2012 OLD VINE GRENACHE $ 32
McLaren Vale, SA
14.5 per cent ONE of the better grenaches around, not as sweet raspberryfruited as most, the velvety palate spicier and juicier with hints of chocolate and a touch of deeper, wild yeast funkiness, fi rm tannins providing structure and a long, dry fi nish. Good, fl avoursome drinking.