JUST as the weather began to turn and the sun decided to make an appearance, so did the new season’s calves begin to arrive.
It was somewhere around Father’s Day and the dad looked quite chuffed, watching over the fence as four arrived within hours of each other.
It’s always a tense time as you hope for fine weather, a smooth landing and that nature won’t throw you a curve ball.
Thankfully among the first to arrive safely were those belonging to hand reared mums who despite being ‘stock’ still have a special place in your heart.
So it was with some relief that we enjoyed chicken for dinner and opened a bottle of Pizzini Wines Riesling.
The pale, gold tinged wine has a lovely and familiar floral bouquet which ring true to the variety – vibrant with citrus blossom, apple and a touch of the tropics.
The flavour is fresh and zesty with the zing of lime and distinctive grapefruit.
It was apparently grown on a north east facing slope leading down to the King River, so maybe it’s the river breeze which adds to its vibrancy.
The wine is great foil for the richness of roast chicken breast and its salty skin.
Now all we have to do is wait for the remaining calves to be born.
When they do arrive, it will be a good reason to open another bottle.
Visit the cellar door in the King Valley or go to www.pizzini.com.au.