WINE TALK WITH ANITA
FOR many of us, preparing meals every day can turn cooking into a chore we’d rather get over and done with so we can focus on something else.
It’s a shame because spending time in the kitchen and creating beautiful food can actually be a great way to unwind.
It’s all about creating the right atmosphere and there’s nothing like a little music to put you in the mood.
With a little Edith Piaf playing, butter in the fridge and a big glass of wine in hand, you can get lost in the pleasure of the cooking.
Roasting a free range chook with lots of butter and herbs pushed under the skin is an easy way to make a superb meal and it tastes great with Rutherglen Estates Marsanne.
The variety has to be one of the most interesting and enjoyable whites around and this delicious version has spent some time in French oak.
It has a lightly straw colour and a beautiful, intense bouquet of stone fruit and flowers.
There is a lovely weight and mouthfeel, with long, lingering and complex flavours which should be enjoyed from a large glass when the wine is just lightly chilled.
There’s some peach fruitiness, a little vanilla and some spice, and that incredible perfume continues to radiate.
The wine works perfectly with chicken and a little Paris mash, made with as much butter as spud.
Yes it’s indulgent, but try it, and in the words of Piaf – you won’t regret a thing.
Visit the cellar door in Rutherglen or go to www. rutherglenestates.com.au