So this list could technically be ‘Always have in the House’ as opposed to ‘Mother’s Day Wine; however if you are the preferred one in the family and let’s face it she won’t tell you, but you just know, then retain your status with any or all of these.
In Praise of Shadows, McLaren Vale
Vox Pop Sparkling Pinot Noir 2017
100% Pinot Noir, grown in a single vineyard on the outskirts of Lobethal, Adelaide Hills. It’s all about time and place, with fruit captured from the right site at the right moment. A brilliant pink hue, creamy yet crisp. A fun, vibrant wine light on its feet with finesse, texture and complexity – this is ‘The Voice of the People’ – Vox Pop(uli). Vegan-friendly.
Cape Grace, Margaret River
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017
The colour is brilliant straw, the bouquet is Gooseberry and cut grass with hints of lychee and tropical fruits. With a lush palate, crisp and long, dominated by fresh citrus notes and a juicy core of tropical fruit.
Really lively and punchy blended white with all the beautiful fragrances and perfumes of these varieties.
– Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide
Jeanneret, Clare Valley
‘Big Fine Girl’ Riesling 2017
Fresh and super pretty, the aroma is uncommonly savoury. Heaps of fruit, brambly blackberry type aromas with a big burst of grapefruit. Fine yet textured and rich with beautifully balanced acidity and length. Drink now or put away.
95 Points – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Vigna Cantina, Eden Valley
Rosato di Sangiovese 2017
Estate single vineyard grown in the chilly surrounds of Mount McKenzie.
White cherry, juicy raspberry, a kiss of aniseed and dusty spice. No shortage of flavour, but of a fruity and virtuous kind, all bursting through the mouth, bright cranberry acidity, chalky texture, and a long raspberry laced finish of perfume and sweetness.
-Gary Walsh, The Winefront
Ministry of Clouds, McLaren Vale
Tempranillo Grenache 2016
This wine combines bright notes of pomegranate, sarsaparilla, violets and nutmeg typical of dry grown Tempranillo, with the perfume and succulence of old vine Grenache. This medium-bodied wine is pretty and deliberately moreish. A lithe and juicy wine, it errs on the blood orange, cherry, red berry spectrum on the palate supported by savoury tannins built around a fine-boned structure.
92 Points – James Halliday, Wine Companion
Scott and La Prova, Adelaide Hills
Small parcels of fruit were selected from two exceptional warmer Adelaide Hills vineyards, making a medium bodied rustic savoury style. Bright cherries, tar and that firm savoury finish winemaker Sam Scott loves
More than any of these lovely wines so far, this is the earthiest, dustiest, chewiest and clearly savoury — winemaker Sam Scott says this stems from extended skin maceration of the fruit that comes from two warmer Hills sites in Macclesfield and Mt Barker. And yet, the variety’s cherry fruit notes bubble to the surface and sit in with that savoury cloak with a calm and sure balance. Typically, it’s a farmhouse style that reeks of authenticity. Oh, and delicious to boot.
– 4.5 stars – Tony Love, The Advertiser
St John’s Road, Barossa
Workhorse Shiraz Cabernet 2014
The Workhorse displays a dense and concentrated palate, flowing from dark fruits, cherry and blackcurrants into a brooding mix of anise and chocolate. There is a seamless transition into vanilla and oak as the texture of the wine gives way to a long, lingering finish bound by power-fine tannins. Densely packed and opulent, this wine will continue to change and evolve, unravelling its riches as time passes.
Beautifully scented and succulent in the mouth, it is what it is, and what it is, is wonderful. outstanding value.
– 94 Points – Tony Keys, The Key Report
You may even be able to relate the tasting notes to your gorgeous mum – winning.
Contact your Epicure Team Rep / local bottle shop / restaurant or bar.