Our Curious Wines range is designed to showcase some of the more unusual grape varieties and styles of wine being made around the world. We’ve found some fascinating producers making wines from grapes we thought long since forgotten or styles of wine that may not be the height of fashion, but are delicious drinks in their own right. Click here to browse our range of curious wines and read a little about what makes them unusual, or check out this month’s discovery case below.
Maybe you’re busy and sick of drinking the same wines all the time? We can help with a unique selection to make life a little easier and broaden your wine-drinking horizons.
We’ve put together a mixed case of 12 bottles – 8 everyday drinkers, 3 Saturday night specials and 1 for a special anniversary. Price per 12 bottle case – $300 including delivery.
This month’s case includes some wines from our curious range and others that we feel are just a little bit different. Here’s what’s in our first discovery case and why:
THE EVERYDAY DRINKERS
Airlie Bank Pinot Noir 2017
Why? Pinot Noir makes the worlds most expensive wines. This wine would put a lot of Burgundy at five times the price to shame.
De Bortoli Deen Vat 1 Durif 2016
Why? This is pure every day, guilt-free drinking pleasure. An inexpensive, interesting crowd pleaser.
Domaine du Salvard Val de Loire Unique Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Why? The Loire Valley, the home of Sauvignon Blanc and a fantastic contrast to examples found in New Zealand. Utterly refreshing and easy to pair with food.
Ha Ha Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Why? Awesome Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, without tasting like the fruits of a summer Pavlova. Textural. A revelation from a region I had lost faith in.
Pittnauer Rose 2017
Why? Crunchy, fresh, textural and savoury, this has got to be the best value, slurpable Rose we have ever had. The ultimate session wine!
Rocky Gully Shiraz 2015
Why? Its so easy to enjoy this, medium bodied and soft textured wine which will go with anything from pizza to T-Bone.
Some Young Punks Monsters Attack Riesling 2015
Why? Riesling is a passion of ours, and this is the perfect bridge to those thinking of trying the sweeter styles from Germany. Just off-dry, this is perfect with Thai, light fruit based desserts, rainbow trout, or anything really…..
Stift Gotweig Messwein Gruner Veltliner 2017
Why? Gruner Veltliner has everything. Freshness, weight, texture and in this case, lots of fruit. A wine that will suit any palate.
THE SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS
Corzano e Paterno Chianti Terre Di Corzano 2015
Why? I thought I was going to give up on finding delicious Chianti, until tasting the wines of Corzano e Paterno. Fresh, pure, medium bodied and fine tannins, this Chianti is made for the dinner table. A real discovery.
Corzano e Paterno Toscana Bianco Il Corzanello 2017
Why? The last wine you would probably pick up off the shelf is a white wine from Tuscany. A wine of real interest and versatility, to be had with or without food.
Valencisco Laderas De Cabama 2012
Why? A wonderful introduction to the wines of Rioja. Versatility is important to us and this certainly ticks that box. Pork, lamb, beef, this will go with the lot. A beautiful drink with juicy fruits, subtle spice and a perfume that is so seductive its hard to keep your nose out of the glass.
THE SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY
Bret Brothers Macon-Villages Terroirs du Maconnais 2016
Why? All of us want more pleasure from our wines and would prefer to pay less and less for it. Usually I would say, forget it, but not in this case. This wine is made with a gentleness and attention to detail that would shame many more famous producers with iconic vineyards. A fabulous introduction to the white wines of Burgundy, and a great counterpoint to Australian Chardonnay.