Monday, 21 March 2011

FLORENCE JOINS MCWILLIAMS’ FAMILY COLLECTION


BEAUTIFULLY refreshing,
generous and racy
– match it with seafoods.
Wc21Mar11


David Ellis

IT's ninety years since the legendary Maurice O'Shea established what is now McWilliams' Mount Pleasant label, and not only was he an innovative winemaker, he had some innovative marketing ideas for the time as well.

One of these was to names wines after people he knew well and which he believed reflected the personalities of those family and friends: probably the best knows of these Family Collection labels are Elizabeth Semillon and Philip Shiraz, and now they're joined by a most-interesting 2010 Mount Pleasant Florence Sauvignon Blanc.

This is named after Florence Reuben who was the wife of Maurice O'Shea's close friend, the highly-decorated World War I and WWII serviceman, David Reuben. Mount Pleasant Winemaker, Scott McWilliam sourced grapes from no less than seven vineyards across the Adelaide Hills to create this wine.

This diversity from the cooler area just above McLaren Vale in the south to the warmer Forreston region in the north, has resulted in a wine that's beautifully refreshing, generous and racy, with loads of passionfruit and lime flavours and a touch of minerality. Pay $17.99 and match it with your favourite seafoods.
BELLY UP: perfect match with roasted
Ormiston Free Range pork belly.

ONE FOR LUNCH: With autumnal and soon warming winter fare starting to come to mind, consider a Sunday lunch of roast Ormiston Free Range pork belly from Mudgee in the NSW Central West, and a good bottle of Peter Logan's Apple Tree Flat 2009 Shiraz from the same region to go with it.

Not only is it a great cooler weather combination, you can't look past the quality of this wine – nor the price: at just $11 it's a winner for this Sunday lunch combo, with aromas of a summer pudding full of berries and plums and plenty of fruit and spice on the palate.


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