Santoro Puglia Igp Primitivo 2016
Crafted with a stylistic approach well suited for Kiwi palates this is from a warmer, Southern region of Italy. There's plenty of new-world charm and some old-world cues. Italian wines have found form in recent years and it's the generosity of wines like this that made it hard to look past for this year's EWOTY selection.
Cape Campbell Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
Well-structured, there is a core of cool climate fruit supported by bright juicy acidity and sinewy tannin. Fine-grained oak integrates beautifully delivering a very long finish.
Optica Geometrica Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017
This distinctive Adelaide Hills Shiraz has been crafted by respected winemaker, Julie Montgomery, who has worked closely with local vignerons to source small parcels of fruit reflective of the region's unique terroir. The result an elegant red that will pair beautifully with your favourite red meat dish.