Tired of the same old Pinot Grigio? Bored senseless by Sauvignon Blanc? These unique whites from Vintages have got you covered.
Casal di Serra Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2011, $17.95
Made from the Verdicchio grape, this wine hails from the Marche region in central Italy. Serve with asparagus risotto.
Ponce notes: The nose tempts with delicate aromas of pears and white flowers. It’s fresh and zippy with a rich vein of minerality and a pinch of sea salt on the finish.
d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2012, $19.95
This Rhône-style white blend hails from McLaren Vale in South Australia. Pour with chicken curry.
Ponce notes: The 68 per cent Viognier majority unleashes a bouquet of apricots and spice. It’s a full-bodied white with fleshy fruit and a firm backbone of acidity for balance.
Estate Argyros Assyrtiko 2011, $22.95
Twenty per cent of this Greek wine was fermented in French oak barrels. Try with roast lamb. Seriously.
Ponce notes: With aromas of oyster shell and brine, this wine smells like a brisk Maritime breeze. It’s a complex, savoury white with green-olive flavours and a tight, stony finish.