Seasonal inspiration

Wines for the festive season

By Halliday Promotion

9 Dec, 2020

Gifting, food-pairing and Christmas traditions – these styles will see you through all of the season's festive activities.

Whether you're hosting Christmas lunch, organising a Boxing Day barbecue or looking for a cellar-worthy wine for gifting, the following styles will get you through all of the season's festive activities. Try them solo or with their winemaker-approved food pairings.

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2018 Varney Wines GSM
Bush vine grenache provides aromatic lift and bright red fruit characters, shiraz lends fine tannin, spice and mid-palate weight, while mourvèdre rounds out the blend and contributes balance and structure. The medium-bodied weight makes it a perfect warmer-weather red for the summer season – pair with barbecued meats and pizzas with friends.

RRP $32 | Drink to 2030 | varneywines.com.au

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2018 PepperGreen Estate Méthode Traditionelle Brut
A delicate nose of white nectarine and honey complements subtle overtones of brioche. This wine has a fine, soft palate with good balance that finishes dry, with a light texture. A delicious summer aperitif wine with the flavour to accompany canapés or a fresh seafood platter.

RRP $60 | Drink to 2022 | peppergreenestate.com.au

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2018 Campbells Bobbie Burns Shiraz
Dark, ruby red with a full and lifted bouquet, brimming with integrated plummy fruit and soft vanillan oak. This wine is full-bodied with powerful characters of blackberries and dark plum fruit. Smooth and seamless, supported by subtle charred oak. Perfect paired with chargrilled fillet steak or as a Christmas gift for lovers of bold and age-worthy shiraz wines.

RRP $23 | Drink to 2032 | campbellswines.com.au

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NV Printhie Wines Swift Rosé
A dry, savoury sparkling wine with a fine line of acid running from start to finish supported by soft strawberry fruit richness. This refreshing style is delicious with middle eastern flavours such as labne & sumac gozleme with pomegranate & parsley – or on its own as a suitably festive aperitif.

RRP $40 | Drink to 2025 | printhiewines.com.au

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2016 Domaine Tournon Lady’s Lane Vineyard Shiraz
Deep Ruby with redcurrant, leather, red crushed berries with a hint of toffee on the nose. A powerful and generous palate with flavours of ripe fruits and spices combined with a fine acidity and delicate tannins. An ideal style to accompany Christmas dinner or a Boxing Day barbecue lunch.

RRP $50 | Drink to 2030 | mchapoutieraustralia.com

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2017 Grandeur Wellington Gen 62 Cabernet Sauvignon
A polished cabernet that delivers intense dark-chocolate and ripe-berry aromas and flavors with a silky brand of tannin that carries fresh, even and true. An approachable, appealing style suitable for an alfresco lunch of chargrilled eggplant and red capsicums and marinated lamb tender loins.

RRP $35 | Drink to 2030 | grandeurwellington.com.au

This article was produced in partnership with the featured wineries.