WINE TALK

Boyn­ton’s Feather­top Wines

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page - WITH ANITA

Around $20.00

IT is a de­light each year to see the amaz­ing tomato spec­i­mens green­thumbed gar­den­ers are able to pro­duce in their own back­yards.

Like those monster pumpkin grow­ers, they have a magic touch no one else can du­pli­cate, no mat­ter how closely you fol­low their tips on va­ri­eties to plant, pluck­ing out the weak­est link and pil­ing on the fer­til­izer.

I also like the spirit of healthy ri­valry that ex­ists be­tween the back­yard boys as they com­pare qual­ity, color and size in a game of “mine’s big­ger than yours”.

I’m not sure if my grand­fa­ther ever grew the big­gest tomato, but I know he grew the best, be­cause to this day I re­mem­ber they smelt dif­fer­ent, tasted dif­fer­ent and had the fleshy tex­ture of bit­ing into but­ter.

It re­minded me of sum­mer in the same way a fruity Sauvignon Blanc does now.

Feather­top Wines Sauvignon Blanc is as lightly golden as a ray of sun­shine and as fresh and vi­brant as a chilled fruit salad.

I like its white flo­ral and trop­i­cal fruit nose, and its fla­vors of goose­berry, nec­tarine, lemon and lime.

There is no hint of veg­e­ta­tion like as­para­gus or cap­sicum here, just ripe, fresh fruit with a clean and crisp fin­ish.

What it does lend it­self to, is be­ing paired with a creamy frit­tata filled with slices of all the veg­eta­bles I’ve grown way too many of this year, in­clud­ing my own pid­dling toma­toes which never amounted to much.

When it comes to grow­ing big beau­ties, I’m go­ing to leave it to the boys.

Find out more at the cel­lar door in Pore­punkah or visit www.boyn­ton.com.au

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