The Best Wines Of The Great Southern Region

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Get your sip on with some of the best wines of the Great Southern Region

Hi wine lovers – say hello to your new favourite WA wines from our very own Great Southern Region.

As certified wine enthusiasts ourselves having spent many hours in Perth’s best wine bars, we’ve gathered the best of the best (in our opinion) from one of our favourite wine regions for your next glass.

From deep Cab Sav to fresh Chardonnay or elegant Shiraz, whatever your pick- we’ve got you covered.

Castle Rock Estate

2021 A&W Riesling 

This 2021 A&W Riesling is a testament to the quality of intensely flavourful blends coming from second-generation winemaker Rob Diletti. 

Hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed then fermented with some solids and left on lees for 6 months, the slight savouriness of the wine is completed with citrus characters and powerful natural acidity. It’s an ideal aperitif wine for a refreshing palette cleanse.

Food Pair: Fish and chips 

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The Best Wines Of The Great Southern Region
Source: @castlerockestate

Plantagenet 

2018 Wyjup Collection Shiraz

We absolutely love a sublime vintage, and these guys do a pretty decent job of it.

The 2018 Shiraz is filled with alluring aromas of dark, blue fruits with lifted raspberry, fragrant violets, red currants, graphite, complex spice and minerality for a richly layered and dense palate. 

Food Pair: Roast beef eye fillet

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Dukes 

2021 Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling

Following on from a long line of stunning rieslings before it, the 2021 Magpie Hill Reserve gives off a lovely fruity and acidic balance in a crispy, dry finish complemented by lime and citrus blossom. 

Intense lime, granny smith apple and lemon scents are trailed by subtle orange rind, wet steel and talcy mineral notes.

Food Pair: Smoked salmon with a creamy dill sauce

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Forest Hill Vineyard

2019 Block 5 Cabernet Sauvignon

If you love a good Cab Sav then look no further.

Slightly juicy and full of sweet berry fruitiness, this gem is loaded with pretty blueberry fruits, lavender, cassis, bay leaf, and some violet spice. It’s powerful yet fresh, spicy yet subtle herby and one that will benefit from a good cellaring.

Food Pair: Grilled rib-eye steak

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Source: @foresthillwines

Wignalls 

2018 Premium Chardonnay

Wignalls Wines has an impressive list of awards to their name, and their particular focus on Chardonnay has earned them a reputation as some of the best in the biz.

Fermented cool in new barrels and aged barrels for 10 months, the bouquet of this wine reveals a subtle minerality blending with fresh lemon and citrus aromatics, followed by discreet chariness and vanilla from the best French oak. 

Food Pair: Sage-butter chicken

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Frankland Estate 

2019 Isolation Ridge Syrah

An elegant and full-bodied wine perfumed with hints of spice and white pepper, you’ll be struggling to put this bottle down.

It’s a cool-grown Shiraz featuring a sweet core of blue fruits, spicy plum notes and violets with a nice complexity of dried herbs and subtle French oak in an all-around interesting style that pleasantly surprises. 

Food Pair: Grilled meat and vegetables

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Source: @franklandestate

Swinney 

2019 Swinney ‘Farvie’ Syrah 

Given Shiraz is an iconic champion of the Great Southern it’s only fitting that we give this beauty a mention.

After an impressive 2018 vintage the bar was set high, but this 2019 Syrah steals the show. Tasting notes of bacon fat, maple, salted pomegranate, raspberry, graphite, red dirt, mulberry and pink peppercorn are present in an exceptional young Shiraz. It’s fragrant, medium weight and boasts silky yet sinewy tannins in a potent yet fresh style. 

Food Pair: Steak 

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Ferngrove 

Orchid King 2020 Malbec

A modern take on the traditional Bordeaux grape, this highly aromatic 2020 Malbec features subtle spice and white pepper characters followed by a plush mulberry and plum palate. 

The fruits were handpicked from one of the oldest blocks of Malbec in the region and the quality shines through in a rich wine with silky tannins and French oak nuances conveying a delicious cigar box and toasty cedar finish. 

Food Pair: Blue cheese, or any other soft cheeses

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Alkoomi Wines

2014 Icon Blackbutt

The 2014 Icon Blackbutt from Alkoomi is a fine tuned blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (59%), Malbec (30%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Merlot (3%).

Casis, cedar and dry herbed aromas hit the nose with flavour notes boasting savoury forest floor, vibrant acidity and velvety tannin structure in a seamless finish.

Food Pair: Roast lamb

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The Best Wines Of The Great Southern Region
Source: alkoomiwines.com.au

West Cape Howe

2018Hanna’s Hill Cabernet Malbec

So good it’s hard to find a bottle, West Cape Howe’s Hanna’s Hill blend showcases the intense Frankland River Cabernet and Malbec in partnership.

A well-balanced, full-flavoured wine, it stars rich, dark berry fruit flavours whilst being balanced by the drying tannins and well-integrated oak. Its finish is a mix of fruity, spicy- and totally delicious.

Food Pair: Smoky cured beef

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Feature Image: Kym Ellis

Feature Image: @oldcourthousefremantle

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