Buying wine can be an intimidating thing, especially if you’re outside of your comfort zone at the supermarket staring at the hundreds of bottles in front of you. We’ve trawled through some of the year’s new releases to bring you a list of summer’s best wines that are both delicious and will also make you look very put-together and cultured at your next family BBQ.
Marlborough, RRP $26.99
The palate is elegant, with juicy white peach and citrus complemented by fresh acidity and a mild tannin note. Layered and textured, the wine has a crisp, lingering minerality on the finish.
What makes this wine special is that there are no sulphites used at all – instead, winemaker Erica Crawford uses green tea instead, which makes the wine certified organic (it’s also vegan). They reckon it’s a world-first, which is pretty cool, and it’s helped to make a really fun, fresh wine to drink. (No, it doesn’t taste like green tea!) It has the hallmarks of a Marlborough sav – but with a little something-something that makes it a very exciting wine to both serve with fish or seafood, but also take to a dinner party where you can explain all of the above and sound very cosmopolitan indeed.
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