Wakefield, one of my favourite Aussie wineries, is touting the benefits of lightly chilling red wines. In this example – which is more about vitality than the usual sweet/smooth Shiraz, you’ll experience how light chilling kicks-up the wine’s bright flavours.
I find that putting a chill on reds adds a refreshing edge in the pre-dinner, sipping period – and at party-time. And it expands the food-friendly capacity of red wine to stuff other than beef or lamb. Try the spicy flavours in Promised Land with the blander white meats.
For a full evening Promised Land, grab the super refreshing, unwooded Chardonnay. Lots of citrusy zing for the cocktail hour.
WAKEFIELD ‘Promised Land’ 15 Shiraz, Australia 441543 $14.95
WAKEFIELD ‘Promised Land’ 15 Unwooded Chardonnay, Australia 441550 $14.95