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. com.au