Situated in the northeast of the Peloponnese, Nemea has long been known for its mythical lion and red wines from Agiorgitiko grape. From top winemaker Pavlos, this wine has bright, silky red fruit, oak spice with appetising freshness.
Nemea is one of Greece's most important regions for red wine. It's main star is the Agiorgitiko grape, which thrives on the mineral-rich, red clay soils which help bring out complexity and freshness in a wine. Revel here in the bright red fruits tempered by subtle vanilla spice from ageing in part new French oak barrels - a wine with a great balance of deep fruit, oak and rounded tannins. Its name comes from an ancient Greek convention of bringing together 14 or 27 people to discuss an idea. A region rich in history, Nemea is where Heracles slay the Nemean lion as part of his 12 Labours. Myths aside, top winemaker Pavlos Argyropoulos has crafted this appealing red. Sure proof that Greek winemaking is in top form. Souvlaki here we come!
This is a rich, full flavoured, Gold-medal Shiraz from Jimmy Watson Trophy winning winemaker John Quarisa. James Halliday praises him for his “great value” wines. His 30 Mile is bang full of deliciously ripe and bold berry fruit and spice.
The judges at the China's Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards were impressed by this rich, spicy Shiraz, unanimously awarding it a Gold. It’s from John Quarisa, who for many years made wine for the biggest names in Oz, winning both the Jimmy Watson and Stodart Trophies. Today, with the help of his wife Josephine, he crafts winners like this. ‘Passion is Everything’ is their motto, and, after just over a decade in operation, their winery in New South Wales boasts four stars from Aussie wine guru James Halliday. He describes the “exceptional value for money provided by the wines” and is full of praise for this red. It’s deliciously easy going, but still packs a punch of luscious ripe fruit. A sure bet for a bbq, a roast or a hearty bake.
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Velvety, black fruit Alicante plays a minor role in many reds, but José Neiva Correia decided to give it center stage. Madness some thought, but over 30 Golds, a Best Buy and countless rave customer reviews later has proven José right.
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For supple ripe Merlot, with a touch of elegance, head for Chile. Since its launch onto the world's wine stage, it has excelled with Bordeaux-style reds. Antawara Reserva has lots of appeal, red and black fruits with a touch of oak spice.
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Known for its outstanding landscapes, Argentina’s Patagonia is increasingly recognised for its extraordinary wines. A pure expression of Argentina’s flagship grape, it shows intense red fruits, velvety tannins, and an elegant finish.
Like this sumptuous Malbec from the Schroeder family, named after the town of Bariloche, home to the source of several meltwater rivers that feed into the valley where the Schroeders’ vineyards lie.