When I was a kid, and it’s probably the same with most kids these days, I did not eat many vegetables. Potatoes, carrots and peas were about it for me. If I found anything else on my plate there were always attempts to sneakily feed the dog under the table or try and ditch it in the bin when mum left the kitchen. These days, there’s not much in the way of vegies I don’t eat. It has been a similar progression with wine for me as well.
Starting out, it was red wine and red wine only. Barossa shiraz and Coonawarra Cabernet were about it as far as I was concerned. Couldn’t get enough of it. I avoided white wine like I avoided broccoli as a kid. How times have changed. There aren’t many wine varieties or styles I don’t like. However, I have always struggled with Sauvignon Blanc. I’m not going to shout it from the roof tops, but it’s certainly growing on me and I’m not averse to trying it these days. I’m more than happy to admit to liking quite a few. This one fits into this category.
Quite aromatic, passionfruit for sure, maybe a tad lemony…I think. Lively, fresh palate with plenty of flavour. Passionfruit again, a hint of, sort of, snow pea character (definitely not an under-ripe character) and some nice gentle acidity. The surprise for me was, it finishes dry with just a hint of sweetness. This is pretty good and will certainly have a friend in Thai food.
Region: Orange, NSW Price: $20 Source: Sample courtesy of Angullong Wines and Define Wine