Australia

Borachio 2018 Adelaide Hills "Flat Out" Rose

“Flat Out” rosé is a snappy field blend of direct-press Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir over whole clusters of Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Savagnin from the organic Mount Compass vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. The wine is fermented in tank then bottled unfined and unfiltered with no sulfur added. The ruby-tinged 2018 shows bright aromas of ripe strawberry, pomegranate, and lime flower. At 11% it is refreshing and drinks more like a light red with bold flavors of watermelon, tangy citrus, and crunchy acidity on the finish. Serve chilled, no passport necessary for a virtual trip to the land of sunshine. Amanda Bowman

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Borachio 2018 Adelaide Hills "Pash Rash" Pet Nat 1.5 L

“Pash Rash” is 100% direct-press Pinot Noir that was bottled during fermentation with 8 grams of residual sugar (and nothing else) to become a delicious pétillant naturel. The wine’s color of electric grapefruit juice beams through the haze of sediment like the noon sun through soft clouds. Aromas of lime and zesty grapefruit pith lead to similar flavors on the zippy, thirst-quenching palate. For the adventurous: the winemakers suggest adding Mezcal for a real g’day. Amanda Bowman

  • red sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $25.99

Koerner 2017 Clare Valley Vermentino 'Rolle'

From 10 year-old vines planted on the Terra Rossa soils of the Gullyview Vineyard. The grapes are hand-harvested, macerated on the skins for half a day, fermented with indigenous yeast, and aged in 2000 L foudre for six months. No fining or filtration with only a small amount of sulfur added at bottling. We loved the savory saltiness of this Corsican-inspired Vermentino. The aromas are delicately tropical with an enlivening zestiness that leaps from the glass. The palate is supple and creamy with fresh flavors of lemongrass, peach skins, and exotic fruit. The finish is long and ends on a high-toned, stone fruit note. Delicious and ready to drink now. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • white fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

Paxton 2015 McLaren Vale Shiraz

We've been fans of the Paxtons since we started carrying their wines in 2008. Though we've never walked through the vineyards in Australia, we have hosted tastings with the Paxton family over the years, and they're great people. Their wines are also very delicious. This is a Shiraz blended from four of of their bio-dynamically farmed vineyard parcels, and giving a fresh but very generous introduction to the McLaren Vale region. There's a subtle touch of oak that blends perfectly with the lush silky Shiraz fruit. A full bodied wine, for sure, but with great balance and drink-ability.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $29.99

The Other Right 2017 Adelaide Hills Sellicks Hill "Unfurl" Shiraz

From the winemakers Alex Schulkin and Galit Shachaf: "We aren't easily moved by Shiraz, but this one is really moving. [Sellicks Hill] Vineyard that has never been sprayed with anything, not even copper or sulfur. Dry grown. Cracked soil and struggling vines yield grapes that are very sensitive to picking timing - we think we nailed that this year. Essentially, it is our best understanding of this vineyard. Velvety, juicy goodness. Very lush, pretty big, in the most gentle way. Friendly generosity, purity and peace of mind that will follow you to the bottom of the bottle."

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99