WINE TALK WITH ANITA

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

IT was funny to read that “granny chic” was a fash­ion trend, let alone one that women read­ing a pop­u­lar fash­ion mag­a­zines would be about to adopt.

Ap­par­ently it’s based around a pen­chant for em­broi­dered cardi­gans, tweed skirts, pan­ti­hose and pumps, with the odd brooch and string of pearls thrown in for good mea­sure.

It seems that the “granny” these fash­ion­istas are imag­in­ing is a bit of a clichéd, old li­brar­ian type who doesn’t have the va-va-voom of a Su­san Saran­don, Goldie Hawn or Tina Turner.

Still, fash­ion seems to be of­ten about reimag­in­ing what has gone be­fore, and if it’s all about cel­e­brat­ing the re­fined and care­fully groomed I guess there’s noth­ing wrong with that.

I like the way lo­cal winer­ies have reimag­ined pink fizz which was once con­sid­ered a bit daggy and the sort of thing my grand­mother would like.

Poli­tini’s Pink Moscato has the colour and sparkle of a light pink sap­phire and looks even pret­tier when served in a cham­pagne coupe.

It has a sweetly musky aroma with hints of rose and straw­berry fruit and a de­light­ful zing from the lively ef­fer­ves­cence.

Those fine bub­bles en­hance the fruity sweet­ness and flo­ral bou­quet and give it a par­tic­u­larly en­joy­able en­ergy when well chilled.

Low-ish in al­co­hol, it would make a very classy choice as an aper­i­tif, or a del­i­cate ac­com­pa­ni­ment to chicken salad or a se­lec­tion of cheeses for lunch. Nanna would be so proud. Visit the cel­lar door in Cheshunt or go to www. poli­tini­wines.com.au

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