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Brand's Laira Cabernet Merlot, Coonawarra, South Australia
Leconfield Coonawarra Rose 2018
Brand’s Cellar, Coonawarra, South Australia
Zema Estate, Coonawarra, South Australia, specialises in handcrafted quality wines

 

The Limestone Grape and Wine Council has made choosing your summer wine a little easier with this Top 50 list.

The list is based on some of the most exciting wines from the 500 entries in the 2018 Limestone Coast Wine Show and the Show Committee's Lauren Hansen says it's a toast to one of the region's most successful years on record.

And the Top 50 Wines for Summer from the Limestone Coast are...

 Sparkling & Fizz

  • NV Leconfield Syn Rouge, Best Sparkling Wine Trophy, $18.00
  • 2013 Grey Smith Mt Gambier Blanc de Blanc, Silver, $48.00
  • 2015 Cuvee Co. The Kenneth Vintage Brut, Silver, $40.00
  • 2017 Wangolina Moscato, Silver, $20.00

Light Aromatic Whites

  • 2018 DiGiorgio Family Wines Kongorong Riesling, Best Aromatic White Trophy, $19.00
  • 2018 Patrick Estate Riesling, Gold, $25.00
  • 2018 Hollick Estates 'The Bard' Sauvignon Blanc, Gold, $20.00
  • 2018 Raidis Estate 'The Kid' Riesling, Best White Wine of Provenance, $20.00

Whites with Texture

  • 2017 DiGiorgio Family Wines Coonawarra Chardonnay, Karl Seppelt Trophy for Best White Wine of Show, $26.00

Rosé

  • 2018 Leconfield Coonawarra Rosé, Gold, $26.00
  • 2018 Petaluma White Label Rose, Best Rose Trophy, $25.00

Not the Usual Suspects

  • 2018 Bellwether Ant Series Wrattonbully Barbera, Best Small Batch/ Experimental Trophy, $30.00
  • 2018 Penley Estate Spring Release Cab Franc, Best Alternative Red Variety Trophy, $35.00

Fruit Forward Reds

  • 2016 George Wyndham 'I Am George' Shiraz Cabernet, Bill Redman Trophy for Best Wine of Show, $19.99
  • 2016 Penley Estate Gryphon, Gold, $20.00
  • 2017 Norfolk Rise Estate Shiraz, Chief of Judges 'Wine to Watch', $19.00
  • 2017 Mount Benson Estate Syrah, Gold, $35.00
  • 2016 Berrigan Shiraz, Best Shiraz Trophy, $24.95
  • 2016 Mount Benson Estate Syrah, Gold, $35.00
  • 2017 Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot, Gold, $26.00
  • 2016 Majella Merlot, Gold, $30.00
  • 2016 Petaluma Merlot, Best Merlot Trophy, $65.00

Structural & Savoury Reds

  • 2016 Oparina Cabernet Shiraz, Gold, $35.00
  • 2016 Bowen Estate Shiraz, Gold, $27.00
  • 2015 Redman Shiraz, Gold, $25.00
  • 2015 Rymill Shiraz, Gold, $32.00
  • 2015 Brand's Laira Tall Vines Shiraz, Gold, $40.00
  • 2013 Lawson's Padthaway Shiraz, Gold, $64.99

Reds with Power & Presence

  • 2016 Pepper Tree 'P.J.P.' Super Premium Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $175.00
  • 2016 Black Wattle Vineyards Mt Benson Cabernet Sauvignon, International Judge's Trophy, $35.00
  • 2016 Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $45.00
  • 2016 Brand's Laira One Seven One, Gold, $80.00
  • 2016 Majella Cabernet, Gold, $35.00
  • 2016 Lindemans Coonawarra St George Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $70.00
  • 2016 St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $57.99
  • 2015 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Messenger Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $80.00
  • 2015 St Hugo Vetus Purum Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Best Individual Vineyard Trophy, $240.00
  • 2015 Jacaranda Ridge Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Best Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy, $64.99
  • 2015 St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $57.99
  • 2014 Malone Cabernet, Gold, $28.00
  • 2013 Jacaranda Ridge Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $64.99
  • 2013 St Hugo Vetus Purum Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $240.00
  • 2015 Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, Best Red Wine of Provenance, $45.00
  • 2016 Jim Brand 'Brand & Sons' Icon Cabernets, Gold, $125.00

Perfectly Aged

  • 2012 Jacaranda Ridge Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $64.99
  • 2012 Lawson's Padthaway Shiraz, Gold, $64.99
  • 2010 Majella Cabernet, Gold, $35.00
  • 2010 St Hugo Vetus Purum Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Best Museum Wine Trophy, $240.00
  • 2008 Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold, $45.00
  • 2006 Zema Estate Saluti Cabernet Shiraz, Gold, $105.00

Regions

  • Limestone Coast (SA)

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