QUARISA’S WINES are crafted with passion by John Quarisa, an animated, larger-than-life Aussie whose family were hardworking Italian immigrants.
Johnny Q Chardonnay-Viognier 2010 South Eastern Australia Intro Price €11.99 (RRP €13.49)
Fresh, midweight white with delicate notes of peach and melon from the 86% Chardonnay and honeysuckle and apricot from the Viognier. Enjoy on its own, with creamy pasta dishes, roast chicken or meatier fishes.
Johnny Q Semillon-Sauvignon 2012 Adelaide Hills Intro Price €11.99 (RRP €13.49)
A gorgeous, crisp white with lovely flavours of grass, garden herbs and gooseberry. Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s top white wine regions. Lovely on its own but would go superbly with fish and chips or Vietnamese food.
Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 South Australia Intro Price €11.99 (RRP €13.49)
Sourced mostly from Coonawarra vineyards, this minty beaut is an intense purple colour with generous cassis and black olive notes. Better with savoury food: try with chargrilled sirloin or steak & kidney pie.
Johnny Q Shiraz-Viognier 2009 South Australia Intro Price €11.99 (RRP €13.49)
A dollop of white Viognier here imbues the Shiraz with a plump mouthfeel and aromatic lift. Enjoy this red on its own or with roast rack of lamb or mature hard cheeses.
Treasures Cabernet-Merlot 2008 Coonawarra €15.99
Coonawarra’s famous terra rossa soils are red as a result of rust formations in the clay. This classy Bordeaux blend shows good concentration of mulberry, mocha and spicy oak flavour. Enjoy with roast beef sirloin and root vegetables or a farmhouse cheese plate.
Treasures Shiraz 2010 McLaren Vale €15.99
Big and smooth, with a velvety texture, sweet round tannins and deliciously intense flavours of blackberry jam, cracked black pepper, nutmeg and liquorice. Has enough fruit to enjoy on its own but pairs brilliantly with seared meats too.
Johnny Q Sparkling Brut NV South Australia Intro Price €15.99 (RRP €19.99)
Great-value Semillon-based sparkler from cool vineyards in the Padthaway / Limestone Coast area. Gentle aromas of citrus and bread, with a fine, persistent mousse. Drink on its own or, in grand Australian fashion, with barbecued shrimp.