Monday 15 October 2007

WINE OF THE WEEK: 2006 Starvedog Lane Pinot Grigio

ONE FOR LUNCH: PINOT Grigio – or as the French call it, Pinot Gris – is gaining increasing favour in Australia, particularly with those who enjoy a splash of white with seafood-enhanced pasta dishes.

The 2006 Starvedog Lane Pinot Grigio from the Mediterranean-climate Adelaide Hills is a great example of the variety, with fresh, rich flavours of blood oranges, poached pears and savoury spice, and crunchy acidity.

Nicely priced at $24 to match with – naturally – Italian dishes. Try linguine vongole (clams): simply cook the clams in some white wine, garlic, a little chili and plenty of chopped Italian parsley, then toss into the cooked linguine to which a good splash of olive oil should be stirred before the clams.

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