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

NOW is the time of year when many ex­otic trees and shrubs are at their show- stop­ping best.

While spring is tra­di­tion­ally a pop­u­lar time to visit open gar­dens, it’s hard to beat au­tumn when there is an ex­tra­or­di­nary colour pal­ette, from the bright­est yel­lows all the way through to deep pur­ples and reds.

It’s an op­por­tu­nity to snoop around, pick the brains of those with greener thumbs than the rest of us and be in­spired by some of their great gar­den ideas.

Even those of us with na­tive gar­dens can of­ten find a way to in­cor­po­rate some ex­otic colour into a land­scape, be­cause se­lec­tive com­bi­na­tions can bring out the best in both.

Poli­tini Wines Rosato DiNero from the King Val­ley cer­tainly de- liv­ers when it comes to at­trac­tive colour, with a jewel-like or­ange pink hue.

It has a vi­brant but deeply savoury aroma, with hints of cherry fruit and the fresh­ness of wild­flow­ers.

The flavours are rem­i­nis­cent of red cherry fruit with an inkling of cit­rus, in what is a dry Rosato style with a lively acidic edge.

That makes is to­tally food­friendly, work­ing with every­thing from cheeses through to seafood and white meats, but I think it would be par­tic­u­larly good with a spicy Paella.

It’s one that strad­dles the sea­sons and bright­ens up any Au­tumn wine list.

Try it at the cel­lar door in Cheshunt or go to www.poli­tini­wines.

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