Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage
Nothing signifies a celebration quite like the pop of a champagne cork, and the Piper Heidsieck Sauvage ($80) is the ideal “not so traditional” alternative.
McLeish Estate 2011 Hunter Valley Semillon
Great now or cellared for later, this very fine semillon features tropical notes and citrus on the nose. A great white for its price category ($40).
Church Road Grand Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
This Hawke’s Bay red is an award-winning drop thanks to its classical structure, and goes wonderfully with food. $48
Bannockburn De La Terre
A delicious, juicy pinot noir with an exotic, aromatic bouquet. While the colour is light, the flavour is plump and spicy with ripe dark cherry, blueberry and plum. $65