Festive Gift Guide

Lighter reds for the festive season

By Halliday Promotion

Know someone who drinks red year-round? These delicious drops will cater to those who are crimson wine lovers even in summer. Throw them in the fridge, Esky or ice bucket at the season's barbecues and backyard get-togethers for an added level of refreshment.

Small Island Wines gift pack
1. 2018 Small Island Patsie’s Blush, $30
This dry, blush, pinot rosé is barrel-fermented using wild yeast, with extended time on lees giving complexity, texture and body. Each year, Patsie’s Blush has sold out within weeks, so get in quick! Perfect for Christmas Day lunch.

2. 2017 Small Island Black, $45
Select vineyard sites from the north and south of Tasmania marry together to deliver a deep, expressive pinot noir, coupled with delicate perfume. This wine is ideal for sharing with friends over a meal. Only 124 dozen made.

3. 2017 Small Island Reserve Pinot Noir, $79
A single-vineyard, single-barrel, age-worthy pinot noir with incredible concentration and power. This wine is extremely limited, with only 380 bottles produced, and it speaks of purity and place. A fantastic gift for the wine connoisseur or collector.


Lighter red wines for summer and gifting
1. 2017 Stefani Estate Sangiovese Boccallupo, $40 | stefaniwines.com.au
2. 2017 Clyde Park Locale Pinot Noir, $25 | clydepark.com.au

Glassware supplied by Plumm | plumm.com