Matt Fowles wine match
Are You Game? Shiraz.
The most common pairing with duck is pinot noir but because of the nutmeg, cinnamon and juniper berries in the duck leg with gnocchi it really pushes it up a notch into a heavier wine and our Are You Game? Shiraz is perfectly suited. The thing about shiraz grown in the Strathbogie Ranges where we are, is the lift in aromatics; because of the cool climate you get a lot of herbal complexity, which marries very well with Riccardo’s dishes. This shiraz works with both dishes, but if you want to step up again for the gnocchi dish, its rich duck sauce will also be complemented by the Are You Game? Cabernet Sauvignon.