WINE TALK WITH ANITA
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