There are so many exciting little regional and sub-regional pockets of wine country in New South Wales, which leads to a whole lot of option when it comes to what to drink next. Share a bottle of Trebbiano or Pinot Grigio straight from the ice bucket, or if you’re feeling more of a red, try the delicious Durif, Shiraz, Malbec blend, or Cabernet. While under $15 a bottle, you won’t want to wait for these ones.
Flavoursome all-rounder Reserve Shiraz from the Bill Calabria's great estate. Enjoy mellow flavours and smooth sailing. It's a fantastic anytime wine - crack it open and pop it on the table next time you're having pizza or pasta. Perfect.
Off the back of last year's extraordinary Trophy and multi-Gold-winning vintage, comes the freshest release of the Trimboli Salvatore Trebbiano. Salvatore 'Sam' Trimboli is a master of Italian varietals crafted in Australia to great effect. His white wines are layered, refreshing and packed full of flavour, making them perfect for afternoon drinks or lunchtime sipping.
Bill Calabria has won Trophies and Golds galore and <i> “consistently delivers exceptional value for money across the entire range” </i> (Halliday). He has even been awarded the Order of Australia for his service to wine. Made in the light, crisp and zesty Italian style by Chief Winemaker Emma Norbiato, this dazzling Aussie Pinot Grigio makes a wonderful partner to Italian fare. Pizza, pasta, grilled meats ... you get the picture!
Sam Trimboli LOVES Durif. He calls it a <i> “stunning little powerhouse grape that develops astounding complexity”. </i> The numberplate on his car even sports the word ‘Durif’, that’s how highly he rates it. The grapes for this wine come from a small vineyard that Sam helped establish in the 1980s and is now at peak maturity.
Malbec is a grape close to Sam's heart. His wife Maria, who works with him, is from Argentina, so perhaps that's not surprising. He also has a passion for the Durif grape and has done for decades. His car licence plate even reads 'DURIF'. What he loves most though is making wines that wine lovers adore. And he has been doing that for years very well indeed. We've worked with him for decades, and this shy, modest man is simply brilliant at creating wines that show judges – and our customers – love! His grandfathers back in Italy began the winemaking tradition of the Trimboli family, they would be very proud of Sam.
Warren Gibson, the chair of the Sydney International Wine Competition said of this vintage of The Partners Cabernet, “Some more edgy, greener notes. Attractive. Lifted and pure with attractive cassis notes. Nice synergy..." The panel gave it their coveted Blue Gold medal. Outstanding red.