WINE TALK

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

WHEN mov­ing house, along with find­ing hid­den trea­sures passed down through the gen­er­a­tions, we come across some quirky gifts which were given but re­main un­used.

Just like the ubiq­ui­tous bread mak­ers and fon­due sets which go from cup­board to jumble sale, there are un­opened, sin­gle pur­pose de­vices like a mango slicer, veg­etable twirler, olive pit­ter and straw­berry huller.

Cute ideas for the cook who has ev­ery­thing - but still would rather use a knife.

One gift we re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated was a paella dish, be­cause it not only looks great hang­ing in the kitchen, it in­spires the oc­ca­sional cre­ation of pa­prika and chorizo rice which is mouth-wa­ter­ing.

And en­joy­ing it with a glass of Mor­risons of Glen­rowan Tem­pranillo takes the ex­pe­ri­ence to an­other level.

The Span­ish va­ri­ety is grown in Mor­risons own vine­yard and they say if re­flects the unique re­gion and its cli­mate.

If that’s true then the Temp must be pretty happy grow­ing up in Glen­rowan.

The dark, red drop has a quite in­tense and lively, fruity aroma which re­minds me of ripe rasp­berry and rich cher­ries.

The medium bod­ied wine has real juicy tex­ture to it and a lovely feel in the mouth, filled with the fruity good­ness of black­cur­rant, cherry and plum but bal­anced with some savoury, bay-like spice.

It’s food friendly and a crowd pleaser - pair­ing well with a wide range of cos­mopoli­tan dishes.

Ver­sa­til­ity is a qual­ity which should never be un­der­es­ti­mated.

Visit the cel­lar door in Glen­rowan.

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