A humble chardonnay that sells for less than $7 is the highlight of _The West Australian's _annual Top 100 summer whites out tomorrow.
The De Bortoli Sacred Hill chardonnay 2013, which has a recommended retail price of just $6.50, was chosen ahead of more than 450 Australian white wines as the best value wine of the tasting.
It is a wine that could easily sell for closer to $20 and shows the tremendous depth of quality white wine available in Australia at the moment for such low prices.
And when you consider that it and many other wines are selling for well below their recommended retail prices, it shows clearly that Australian consumers are continuing to get some great deals.
It is just a matter of shopping around, because even shops and chains which previously did not discount are being forced to go head-to-head to capture a share of the market, especially before Christmas.
The best wine of the tasting, however, went to the Seppelt Drumborg riesling 2013 ($40), from Victoria.