WINE TALK

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

ACROSS the re­gion, home cooks be­gan dust­ing off their crock pots and drag­ging out their bak­ing dishes at the first sign of a change in the weather.

A lit­tle rain fell and af­ter a few nippy nights our thoughts quickly turned to braised beef, corned sil­ver­side and pip­ing hot bowls of pea and ham soup.

But we should know by now that these things don’t tend to hap­pen overnight and the end of daylight sav­ings doesn’t mean the sum­mer heat is quite fin­ished with us yet.

Like ev­ery­one else I’m look­ing for­ward to a change but I’m also savour­ing those last days of be­ing sun-kissed, short sleeved and bare legged in the great out­doors.

It’s why I’m savour­ing crisp and re­fresh­ing whites like Sam Mi­randa Arneis.

The crys­tal clear wine was made from fruit grown in cool cli­mate vine­yards at the base of Mt Buf­falo and at Cheshunt which was then hand­picked and gen­tly pressed.

It has a fruity and quite heady and vi­brant floral aroma, which leads invit­ingly to the flavour, which sings with del­i­cate pear and uplifting lemony fresh­ness.

The bal­anced acid­ity and dry fin­ish makes it ideal to en­joy with tem­pura fish, grilled prawns or chicken, which means it will work with rice pa­per rolls through to a Sun­day roast chook.

Which is just as well, be­cause at this time of year you never know what to have on the menu.

Taste the range at the cel­lar door in Ox­ley or visit www.sam­mi­randa.com.au.

with ANITA McPHER­SON

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