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Saving over 16%, this Australian dozen hark back to the good old days when Oz was the watchword for quality and value in equal measure.

Thankfully, those times are back. De Bortoli's long track record of making some of Australia's best wines allows them to make wines like the Willowglen wines. Down under, you'll only find them in Australia's restaurants, bars, and hotels. Over here, you too can count them as your go-to 'house' wines. They'll remind you that Aussie wines offer upfront flavours and sensations, putting the fun back into your glass.

There are two of the five new Willowglen wines, plus two Laughing Bird Shiraz, a longstanding favourite here at Rude Wines.

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY CASE We took on the Willowglen wines thanks to their terrific quality at a very sensible price. Here's your chance to get to know them better, and, at a remarkable £6.50 a bottle, there's no better way to meet your new 'everyday' Aussie bottles
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2 xWillowglen Chardonnay 2017, South-East Australia

2 xWillowglen Semillon-Chardonnay 2015, South-East Australia

2 xWillowglen Shiraz 2017, South-East Australia

2 xWillowglen Shiraz-Cabernet 2017, South-East Australia

2 xWillowglen Merlot 2017, South-East Australia

2 xLaughing Bird Shiraz 2016, SE Australia

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Willowglen Chardonnay 2017, South-East Australia

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Classic Australian Chardonnay from De Bortoli. Fresh pear and stone fruit, tinged with a hint of cashew. Plenty of peach and melon on the palate, with the merest hint of toasty oak

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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

South-East Australia

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Country

Australia

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Oaked White

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayChicken, Chinese, Salads & Herbs

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Founded by Italian immigrants in the 1920's, De Bortoli is one of Australia's 'First Families of Wine'. This group of 12 family-owned wineries celebrates the rich heritage of Australian winemaking. It wasn't until 1972 that sales of table wine began to overtake fortified wine, so the wines we know and love today are a relatively recent phenomenon.

De Bortoli is still very much a family affair. The third generation are now at the helm, with Darren De Bortoli both MD and overseeing the winemaking, Leanne De Bortoli's winemaker husband Steve Webber, and Kevin De Bortoli the company's viticulturist.

Crab Cakes

A great lunch or supper option served with green salad or chips, (depending on your attitude), these light crab cakes are crying out for a fresh, zingy and in the nicest way possible, fairly neutral white to pair up with the lemon and parsley notes in the dish. Full recipe

Willowglen Semillon-Chardonnay 2015, South-East Australia

1 review(s)

It's a winning Aussie combination. Two-thirds Semillon and a third Chardonnay, with some top quality fruit coming from the King and Yarra Valleys too. Stone fruit bouquet and a creamy oak finish

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Percentage Alcohol

12.0

Region

South-East Australia

Grape Variety

ArrayChardonnay, Semillon

Country

Australia

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Oaked White

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayChicken, Shellfish, Spicy Foods

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Founded by Italian immigrants in the 1920's, De Bortoli is one of Australia's 'First Families of Wine'. This group of 12 family-owned wineries celebrates the rich heritage of Australian winemaking. It wasn't until 1972 that sales of table wine began to overtake fortified wine, so the wines we know and love today are a relatively recent phenomenon.

De Bortoli is still very much a family affair. The third generation are now at the helm, with Darren De Bortoli both MD and overseeing the winemaking, Leanne De Bortoli's winemaker husband Steve Webber, and Kevin De Bortoli the company's viticulturist.

Prawn Croquettes

A great snack or tapas dish, these prawn croquettes just need a drop of fresh, fruity white to set them off! A ripe Semillon-Chardonnay blend from Australia should do nicely. Full recipe

Willowglen Shiraz 2017, South-East Australia

1 review(s)

You know Australians can do brilliant things with Shiraz. But you've probably long given up on finding something as good as this for £7.99. Rich red fruits, white pepper, hints of spicy, vanillin oak. Classic Aussie red wine

Full Product Information

Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

South-East Australia

Grape Variety

Syrah / Shiraz

Country

Australia

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArraySteak, Stews, Tomato-Based Dishes

The Producer

Founded by Italian immigrants in the 1920's, De Bortoli is one of Australia's 'First Families of Wine'. This group of 12 family-owned wineries celebrates the rich heritage of Australian winemaking. It wasn't until 1972 that sales of table wine began to overtake fortified wine, so the wines we know and love today are a relatively recent phenomenon.

De Bortoli is still very much a family affair. The third generation are now at the helm, with Darren De Bortoli both MD and overseeing the winemaking, Leanne De Bortoli's winemaker husband Steve Webber, and Kevin De Bortoli the company's viticulturist.

Baked Stuffed Aubergine With Walnut And Roquefort - With Wine Match

With a lot of strong, rich flavours in this baked dish, you need a good all rounder of a wine to match the salty cheese, acidic tomato, savoury aubergine and nuts. Try a medium to full-bodied red with enough fruit flavour to contrast with the saltiness in the cheese. This Australian Shiraz fits the bill perfectly. Full recipe

Willowglen Shiraz-Cabernet 2017, South-East Australia

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Such is their prowess with combining Shiraz with Cabernet Sauvignon, it's often called the 'Great Australian Red'. Juicy red fruits mingle with dark plums, some spicy notes, and a touch of oak

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

South-East Australia

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Sauvignon, Syrah / Shiraz

Country

Australia

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Mediterranean, Sausages

The Producer

Founded by Italian immigrants in the 1920's, De Bortoli is one of Australia's 'First Families of Wine'. This group of 12 family-owned wineries celebrates the rich heritage of Australian winemaking. It wasn't until 1972 that sales of table wine began to overtake fortified wine, so the wines we know and love today are a relatively recent phenomenon.

De Bortoli is still very much a family affair. The third generation are now at the helm, with Darren De Bortoli both MD and overseeing the winemaking, Leanne De Bortoli's winemaker husband Steve Webber, and Kevin De Bortoli the company's viticulturist.

Barbecued Garlic and Herb Mushrooms

Deliciously savoury and with a good hit of garlic, these mushrooms are a robust vegetarian dish. You could go either way with a white or a red but we've tried and tested it with a fruity Shiraz-Cabernet blend from Australia and it really hits the spot. Full recipe

Willowglen Merlot 2017, South-East Australia

0 review(s)

Using grapes from Victoria make this red wine an Australian Merlot you can easily enjoy. Enticing aromas of currants and raspberries, with hints of vanilla. Flavours of candied berries and cherries. Very enjoyable

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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

South-East Australia

Grape Variety

Merlot

Country

Australia

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Lamb, Sausages

The Producer

Founded by Italian immigrants in the 1920's, De Bortoli is one of Australia's 'First Families of Wine'. This group of 12 family-owned wineries celebrates the rich heritage of Australian winemaking. It wasn't until 1972 that sales of table wine began to overtake fortified wine, so the wines we know and love today are a relatively recent phenomenon.

De Bortoli is still very much a family affair. The third generation are now at the helm, with Darren De Bortoli both MD and overseeing the winemaking, Leanne De Bortoli's winemaker husband Steve Webber, and Kevin De Bortoli the company's viticulturist.

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

The garlic, parsley and herb sauce drizzled over this steak really wake up the taste buds. A smooth, fruity Merlot will complement the steak nicely. Full recipe

Laughing Bird Shiraz 2016, SE Australia

0 review(s)

A smooth-sipping Shiraz with all the ingredients of a Black Forest Gateau - a teeny bit naughty but very nice...

Full Product Information

Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Grape Variety

Syrah / Shiraz

Country

Australia

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayLamb, Mediterranean, Stews

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Taking its name from the famed Australian bird, the Kookaburra, the Laughing Bird series takes classic grapes and turns them in to smooth, easy drinking wines. The grapes are specially selected from small parcels of vines in South Eastern Australia, chosen for their slow-ripening potential.
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Potatoes with Chorizo

Spicy meats need a medium-bodied red with bright fruit flavours. Try a smooth Australian Shiraz which squares up with added spice.
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Pleasant

A very enjoyable fresh white wine for a mid-week tipple.

By Dianne on 07th January 2019

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Fruity

Not at all heavy, a very fruity Shiraz complimented our spaghetti bolognese this evening.

By Anne-May on 07th January 2019

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