Any wine with a recommended food match for pizza is a winner in my eyes. Nothing beats pizza and wine for me!
What’s the wine and food match you can never turn down?
I recently received this Mystic Spring 2018 Shiraz from Wills Domain Winery (thank you!!) in WA’s Margaret River. The recommended food matches are “Beef with pepper sauce. Pizza. Aged Cheddar Cheese.” I’ll take all 3 and 3 glasses of wine thanks, who’s cooking??
A big thanks to Mark & team for sending us over this wine to try. We definitely made it feel at home as soon as it landed on our doorstep!
This Shiraz was dry grown and hand crafted. It spent 18 months in oak (from France, America, Russia and Hungry). The winemaker behind this wine is Troy Kalleske.
This is how our night with this full bodied Shiraz went:
In the glass it’s a deep red plum shade. It has a very vibrant nose – think elegant dark fruit notes sprinkled with enticing spice. In the mouth it’s fresh with dark fruit like plums and blackcurrants laced with oak. It’s acidic across the palate with a little bit of vanilla in the background, and a very fine chalky tannin structure. Go on, treat yourselves!
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
If you haven’t come across Hardys Wines Char No.3 yet, then you need to add it to your ‘to drink list’ ASAP. Jeeze even Mr Spittoon (who’s not a big red drinker) is still going on about how much he loved this 2018 McLaren Vale Shiraz.
I definitely already need another Perth trip. My last trip in June was far too long ago and to be honest, we’re running out of stock!
If you live in Perth, and haven’t been out to the Valley recently, then this is your reminder to do it. You guys are seriously lucky that you have an amazing wine region right on your doorstep.
This lovely little bottle of Swan Valley wine was given to me as a gift from Renee at Upper Reach Winery (thank you!). This is the latest release of their Reserve Shiraz which snapped up a 94/100 in Ray Jordan’s West Australian Wine Guide 2019. Continue reading →