I haven’t seen the movie ‘Gone with the Wind’ and I don’t know many people that have. In my defence, it was released way before I was born. However, everyone seems to know the famous line, as said by Rhett Butler (played by Clark Gable) “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” It was in response to a question from Scarlett O’Hara (played by Vivien Leigh) that was, “Where shall I go? What shall I do?” I listened to the line and, Rhett is not particularly pleasant when he utters those words. I think, it would have softened the blow had he have lifted a glass of bubbles at the same time and, instead said, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn because I’m drinking Champagne. Maybe you should do the same.”
Now, I’m not saying that a glass of bubbles should be the way to resolve a situation or used to ignore the feelings of others. It should be the drink of celebration and contentment, of honesty and forth-righteousness, for good times and not so good times. These two from Moorilla Estate’s star line-up cover every base in that respect and do so with aplomb.
Region: Tasmania Price: $52 each Source: Sample thanks kindly to Moorilla Estate
2017 Moorilla Muse Extra Brut Rosé
A lovely pale pink colour in the glass, topped with a fine bead of bubbles that gives it a sense of liveliness. Quite generous on the palate thanks to ripe but delicate strawberry and red berry flavours, a nice creamy biscuity feel, stonefruit/peachy characters are in there too, and lovely acidity playing a perfect role on the good lengthy finish. Good, good, good!
2017 Moorilla Muse Extra Brut
This is the go. It looks pretty in the glass as the fine bubbles entertainingly burst in excitement for those about to experience it. That bursting bundle of bubbling beauties provide an aromatic introduction to what’s ahead for the taste buds. The palate. And that’s where the party’s at! It’s bright, it’s fresh, it’s lively, it’s smooth, it’s elegant, it’s flavoursome (and them some) and it’s damn delicious.