Mix Six Wine: The Festive Survival Pack

A fail-safe, downright delicious pack for any holiday scenario. Survive the in-laws or please a crowd.

2017 Freeman Prosecco
Start the party with this citrusy, sherbet-spiked Prosecco from Freeman. It’s bright, but also contains some lees-derived texture that works wonderfully with the latent Fuji apple and Nashi pear notes. Hilltops

2017 Yarrh Riesling
Bone dry, with lots of stoney minerality and crunchy green apple; this Riesling is a nice departure from the usually lime-inflected examples from South Australia. Definitely one to wash your Christmas ham down with. Canberra District

2016 Portsea Estate ‘Backbeach’ Chardonnay
From a single vineyard in Red Hill. Here, there’s a feeling of delightful buoyancy on the palate as citrus, stone fruit and lemon curd combine to create an ideal seafood accompaniment. Pure yum. Mornington Peninsula

2017 Jackson Brooke Rosé
Another steal from ex-Blackheart, Jackson Brooke that offers three of our favourite rosé characters. One: It’s excellently dry. Two: It’s elegant. And three: It presents character in the form of orange peel, light red fruits and spice. Henty

2017 Nunc Pinot Noir
Crafted by Dave Mackintosh, more commonly known as winemaker of Arfion, this Pinot Noir presents stacks of complexity. Think spicy aromas, turned earth, dark raspberries and some black tea leaf. Yarra Valley

2016 Spinifex ‘Garçon’ Grenache
While generous and full bodied, this Grenache shows plenty of poise. Winemaker, Pete Schell, sourced fruit from various vineyards north of the Barossa to deliver a wine of spice and lift, alongside black and red fruits. Barossa Valley