This evening Aussie Wine Guy cracked a clean bottle from Canberra Region producer Lark Hill. This solid dessert wine is a 100% biodynamic wine, locally grown and bottled.
This noble variety is produced in somewhat small quantities due to meticulous handpicking. There are delicate flavours to be found inside even a small glass of this liquid gold – citrus, a hint of lime, apricot/peaches and a slight mineral aftertaste make this an excellent pairing with very sweet desserts or a well stocked cheese plate.
This evening we uncorked a fine Zinfandel from Hunter winery Tempus Two. This variety, sourced from a vineyard out at Orange displayed an excellent bouquet, sweet on the nose.
The wine had traces of chocolate and spices, with a brilliant and perhaps a smokey aftertaste perhaps caused by a hint of cloves.
Our wine was paired to a delicious meal of roast lamb with mixed vegetables – the perfect antidote for a cold winter’s evening with great company.
We followed this revelation with a drop of Canberra Region’s Lark Hill and their always pleasing 2010 Auslese Riesling. This dessert wine was a real treat in concert with a few scoops of passionfruit sorbet.