13 2017 Pewsey Vale Prima Eden Val­ley Ries­ling, South Aus­tralia, $28

Halliday - - 80 Wines -

Low al­co­hol, high acid, off-dry and re­fresh­ing in style, this is the ideal wine to take to some­one’s house as a pre-din­ner drink. It's high in qual­ity from a fan­tas­tic wine­maker, and some­thing you can eas­ily find.

14. 2017 North Run Fleur Har­court Rosé, Vic­to­ria, $27

This rosé is made from 100 per cent shi­raz

– a change from the pop­u­lar Provence style. It still has a fresh, vi­brant pret­ti­ness and the colour is cor­rect, so it’s a good one to show peo­ple for some­thing dif­fer­ent.

15. NV JM Seleque So­lessence 7 Vil­lages Pierre Cham­pagne, France, $80

A blend of chardon­nay, pinot me­u­nier and pinot noir. It’s a fresh, crisp, dry, flinty, aper­i­tif style per­fect for sum­mer.

16. 2016 Burn Cot­tage Cen­tral Otago Ries­ling Gruner Velt­liner, New Zealand, $50 I’d share this with my fam­ily be­cause we tend to bring each other sur­pris­ing styles. This 52/48 ries­ling-gruner blend has lime, gin­ger, peach and herbal qual­i­ties. It’s in­trigu­ing and will spark con­ver­sa­tion.

17. 2017 Keller Lime­stone Kabi­nett Rhein­hessen Ries­ling, Ger­many, $65

This is a ries­ling for a long lunch or spe­cial event. Keller makes some of the most cov­eted ries­lings from the Rhein­hessen, and this one is only made in ex­cep­tional years. It’s full of white blos­som, citrus, min­eral and flint, and bal­ances acid­ity and sweet­ness.

18. 2017 Golden Grove Es­tate Gran­ite Belt Ver­mentino, Queensland, $26

Ver­mentino is lean, dry and fresh, with lemon pith, zest and zippy acid­ity, and this wine nails all of that. It’s been scoop­ing up awards at wine shows, and proves Queensland is mak­ing some ex­cit­ing stuff.

19. 2017 Se­bas­tian Brunet Re­nais­sance Loire Val­ley Vou­vray Sec, France, $42

Peo­ple don’t typ­i­cally grab Vou­vray off the shelves un­less they’ve tried it be­fore. It’s a wine to have with din­ner as it de­mands food – it would be great with turkey. Made us­ing fruit from 40-year-old vines, it’s a rel­a­tively fresh ex­pres­sion of chenin blanc: a rare find.

20. 2016 La Chante­merle Yonne Ch­ablis AC, France, $45

I’d love to be given this wine. It’s one of the more ex­otic styles of Ch­ablis, with peach and melon char­ac­ters, so for those who en­joy richer chardon­nay – think top pro­duc­ers from Mar­garet River – it’s a nice al­ter­na­tive.

21. 2016 Tolpud­dle Coal River Val­ley

Pinot Noir, Tasmania, $79

A highly per­fumed and savoury style, with beau­ti­ful firm tan­nins that will see it age well: a gift any wine con­nois­seur will love.

22. 2016 I Fab­bri Lamole Chi­anti Clas­sico, Tus­cany, Italy, $60

Take this wine to events, es­pe­cially if they in­clude groups of peo­ple who like pinot or heav­ier-set reds. It’s the fresh­est san­giovese around, with cherry blos­soms, beau­ti­ful fruit and lovely tan­nins. It can pair with ev­ery­thing from pasta to pro­sciutto Saman­tha Con­new, and bar­be­cued meat, and you can pop Stargazer. it in the fridge and drink it at around 16°C.

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