A Red in Bed

By Fergal Gleeson

A red in bed is a guilty pleasure while watching ‘Mare of Easttown’ or reading the latest James Patterson novel.  Why not try the Aylesbury Estate Gamay ($35) with flavours of raspberry and cherry pip. Medium bodied, fresh and lively with soft balanced tannins. Gamay is the grape of Beaujolais from France’s southwest and is a lighter bodied wine where fruit rather than tannins are the main game. www.aylesburyestate.com.au

Petit Verdot originates in Bordeaux where it’s frequently blended with Cabernet and Merlot to make their famous reds. Try Whicher Ridge’s a single varietal Petit Verdot – 2016 Une Range Petit Verdot ($45) made from the one row of this variety in the Whicher Ridge vineyard planted in 2005. Une Rangée is the French translation for One Row. It’s a fascinating varietal with spice and tannin.

Mazza make wines for the adventurous. They specialise in Spanish and Portuguese varieties, many of which are rare in Australia- Graciano, Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional, Bastardo and Tempranillo. Try their Touriga Nacional 2017 ($32), which received 93 points from Huon Hooke, Wine Critic. Hooke described “delightful star-anise, Campari and berry perfumes. Medium-to-full bodied, elegantly shaped, taut and firm, it’s delicious, fruity and accessible now, but should also age well.”  http://www.mazza.com.au

These wines can be purchased online from the wineries of from the Cellar Doors where a variety of tasting experiences are available. Key Stockists of Geographe Wines in Bunbury Geographe include:

  • Boyanup Cellars Boyanup 
  • Mojo Bottle Shop Bunbury (Within Mojo’s restaurant) 
  • Parade Hotel Bunbury

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