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The wines we're loving right now

Our top drops of the month as selected by our consummate wine expert Max Allen. (He's even included a non-alcoholic option too.)

By Max Allen
Ever wondered which wines Gourmet Traveller likes to kick back with at the end of the day? Red, white or pink, here are our favourite wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks of the month.

Our top drops for March

2019 Curly Flat White Pinot, Macedon Ranges, $26
If you love really pale, properly dry rosé, try this: early-picked pinot noir, a little skin contact, perfumed and creamy but with good vinous chew, too.
Non 2 Caramelised Pear and Kombu.
Non 2 Caramelised Pear and Kombu, Melbourne, $30
Outstanding non-alcoholic drink made from pears, ginger, tea and a bunch of other stuff. Almost tastes like a really good medium-sweet French farmhouse cider.
2018 Brave New Wine Schadenfreude.
2018 Brave New Wine Schadenfreude, Great Southern, $38
A lip-smacking, succulent, slurpy shiraz. Whole-bunch ferment gives the wine a fine, sappy-snappy quality. Great with steak frites. And mustard.

2019 Apogee Alto Pinot Gris, Tasmania, $44
Really beautiful expression of pinot gris with both the crisp, crunchy refreshment and some of the rich, grapey texture the variety is known for. Drink with scallops, pan-fried in butter. apogeetasmania.com
Empirical Spirits Fallen Pony.
Empirical Spirits Fallen Pony, Copenhagen, $104
This brilliantly unconventional spirit is distilled from barley, Belgian saison yeast and quince tea kombucha. Sounds mad. Tastes amazing.
Imported by highhopeswine.co
Read more about Empirical Spirits' launch in Australia.
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