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Winter red wines

Socialising this season is all about creating experiences, and nothing is more enjoyable than tasting your way through a few high-quality wines

Ara Single Estate Pinot Noir

This Marlborough Pinot Noir is the perfect wine to begin a winter tasting of reds with. Kick off the night with bright and fresh red fruit flavours, matched with rich mid palate hits of mocha spice, matched by fine texture in the mouth. Great food matches for this wine include cured meats, red fruits, Kalamata olives, roasted almonds and dates.

Giesen Hawke’s Bay Merlot

The warm climate of this region has produced a deliciously fruity merlot with perfumed plum, spice and mocha flavours. Smooth and full-bodied, this makes for a great mid-meal wine, especially when paired with red meats such as lamb and beef, combined with berries, plum, spices, olives and rosemary.

Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz

A shiraz that shows why this varietal from Barossa Valley is world-renowned. You’ll experience cherry, dark fruit, chocolate and mocha notes, supported by full-bodied texture and a smooth yet supple finish. The ideal conclusion wine, this shiraz goes great guns with slow-roasted red meats and rich desserts chocolate, toffee, coffee, ginger and orange.

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