WINE TALK WITH ANITA
THEY say it has been one of the coldest winters ever in many centres around the region which doesn’t surprise me or my chickens.
As far as eggs go, we experienced the longest dry spell ever, the chooks preferring to stay perched until the frost disappeared, only emerging to squawk in protest over the lack of decent grass.
I blame the cold but it might also be the fact that their getting on a bit, and probably contemplating kicking back in the sunshine and putting their crusty old feet up.
But for now they’ve got the spring back in their step and the eggs are back on track, which means beautiful omelettes are on the menu.
Mine tend to be more of a slow scramble than the real thing, but I love it on sourdough with smoked salmon and glass of Sam Miranda Sauvignon Blanc.
The wine is crystal clear with just the barest greenish tinge, made from fruit sourced from a single vineyard in the upper King Valley near Cheshunt.
It has a beautiful and fresh, sweet citrus blossom and melon bouquet.
There are zingy flavours of gooseberry and grapefruit which lead to a clean and dry, mineral finish.
It’s refreshing on its own but makes a delicious accompaniment to seafood, especially fish and chips or salt and pepper squid, but it’s also great with the creaminess of eggs and richness of salmon. What a way to kick start the day. Try it at the cellar door in Oxley or go to www.sammiranda.com.au