Monday 12 November 2012



SWEET-tooths unite around this one
– with fresh avocados and chocolate.

David Ellis

FOR anyone with a sweet-tooth and a penchant for fresh-picked avocados, now's the time to indulge your passions – and the more so with a sweet, low-alcohol 2012 Deakin Estate Moscato that's wonderful buying at just $10.

Made from Muscat Gordo Blanco grapes from the Murray Darling region of North Western Victoria, this one's got just 6% alcohol, which is under half the norm, and has a nice light-bodied palate that's spritzy from careful use of CO2, a natural zingy acidity, and a finish suggestive of green apples.

This is a wine to enjoy with light desserts like meringues and cheesecakes, fresh home-made fruit salad, or even ice cream with fresh avocados whipped through it.

But we confess to a glass or three with an idea that came out of this year's Avocado Masterclass Series – a dessert of chocolate, avocado and lime. Oh yeah…

FLAVOUR-filled match with asparagus
salad or spicy Indian dishes.

ONE FOR LUNCH: WITH a 2012 vintage defined by extremely low yields that meant for great flavour concentration in the fruit, Peter Logan had everything going for him and the annual Rosé he produces at his cold climate Logan Wines at Orange in NSW's Central West.

"The fruit for our 2012 Hannah Rosé developed really vibrant flavours typical of our cold, high altitude location," Peter says. "It meant for a resultant wine that's light yet luscious, elegant and restrained."

Peter uses Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz in his Rosé that he describes as "being inspired by a combination of lovely southern French Rosé and Chardonnay."

At $22 enjoy with an asparagus salad, or for something hot, spicy Indian dishes.


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