Jan 312020

In January 2020, the Wine and Food Lunch Group had a Tasmanian dinner.

Wine notes
  1. Clover Hill Sparkling – classic Tassie style. Set up in Tasmania by Taltarni, they wanted classic, Tassie style with the best fruit. Lovely marriage with our oysters.
  2. Milton Riesling 2017 – Swansea, Tasmania. Has a touch of sweetness, big enough and rich enough to enjoy with onion tart, scallop pie and potato salad.
  3. Stefan Lubiana Chardonnay 2018, Granton, Tasmania. (Makes good Pinot too). One of the best in Tasmania. Good with possum, scallops and also the pork and apple pies. Delicate oak, good Chardonnay characteristics.
  4. Riversdale Estate 2017 Pinot Noir. Coal River Region. Went well with wallaby and pork.
  5. Coldstream Hills, Tasmania, Pinot Noir 2018. Has harsher tannins, but will mature into a nice wine, still a bit rough. Went well with onion tart. Pinot is a very food friendly wine. Pinot Noir has a drying nature. The drying effect of tannins is not restricted to Pinot Noir, bigger reds are more drying but with age their tannins bind with other things in the wine not just the protein in saliva when they hit the mouth.
Tassie cheeses and nibbles Lizzie
Curried scallop pie Vera
Oysters Fidel & Jude
Smoked salmon Jenny
Possum stroganoff & potatoes Karen
Wallaby meatballs Karen
Port & Apple sausage rolls Deb T
Salads Pam
Apple Tarte Tartin Deb & Peter T
Onion Tart Jenny