WINE TALK WITH ANITA
IN the thick of winter it can be hard to find the motivation to get out of bed, let alone to get out of the house and split firewood.
It’s the time of year when beanies and ugg boots become completely acceptable attire, and you thank your lucky stars the electric blanket goes up to 11.
While you may curse not having the foresight to get all that wood split and stacked in autumn, there is nothing like the heat from a wood fire, so a frost bitten nose and a little hard labour is worth the effort.
At least that’s what I said to the resident wood chopper before using the last log on the pile.
In return I’d promised a meaty hot pot for dinner and Osso Bucco definitely fit the bill.
The unctuous brew was savoury, sticky and sweet, and it worked a treat with a bottle of Cofield Wines Durif.
The wine has a beautiful, deep dark colour, wonderful weight and smooth texture.
It has the aroma of black cherries and berries and the earthiness of woody spice.
The flavour is fulsome with more berry, plums and pepper, which pair well with the richness of the beef brew.
Sometimes the only thing you can do on a cold and rainy day is go wine tasting, before heading home to eat, drink and be merry, which is exactly how you will feel after this delicious mix.
Try it at the cellar door in Wahgunyah or go to www. cofieldwines.com.au