It’s proseccos (or prosecchi, if we’re being pedantic) like this that clue the drinker in to why the Italians are rushing to protect the name for themselves. If they’re making prosecco that’s as good, or better, in Australia, that’s a real problem for their branding!
We’re not too fussed what you call it, though. Good wine is good wine, and this is good wine. It’s crisp and refreshing, with a Swarovski fruit purity and palate-cleansing acidity. It’s a frisky little party-starter, and perfect for adding a dash of bubbly ebullience to any get-together. It makes a cracking spritz too, though that’s only because it’s a delicious drop on its own. Stock up, mofos! You’ll be amazed how fast you get through this one.
Full price $25.00 from the winery on 14 May 2019.
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- King Valley
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From the producer
This wine displays a pale straw colour with lime hues. Made in the traditional Charmat style, this zesty sparkling wine is designed to be enjoyed young. The ideal cool climate of Australia's High Country creates this wine with enticing fresh cider apple and citrus characters, complemented by a dry, fresh finish.
Established in 1997, Gapsted Wines are recognised as one of the big boys of the Victorian Alps. Celebrated for their signature cool climate wines and unwavering commitment to producing first class quality, the talented team at Gapsted have adapted a meticulous approach to winemaking which has seen them grow bigger and better with each passing year.
The region of King Valley is as impressive as its name. With a magnificent vineyard area covering 1,800ha, it represents half of all the plantings in North East Victoria. Celebrated for its innovative varietals, covering all corners of the globe - from Spain, to Germany, France, Russia and more famously Italy, it's this point of difference that has made the area such a revered Aussie wine region. Gentle slopes, warm days and cool nights make it an ideal area to produce Mediterranean varieties such as Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Prosecco amongst many other out-of-the-box wines - talk about La Dolce Vita!
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Prawn, Mint & Lemon skewers
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 long fresh red chilli, seeded, finely chopped
- 1 tbs chopped fresh mint
- 1 tbs finely grated lemon rind
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 900g large green prawns, peeled leaving tails intact, deveined
- Olive oil spray
- Fresh mint leaves, to serve
- Lemon wedges, to serve
- CAPSICUM MAYONNAISE
- 235g (1 cup) whole-egg mayonnaise (see note)
- 2 tbs Always Fresh Fusions Red Pepper Tapenade
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- To make the capsicum mayonnaise, process the mayonnaise, tapenade and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth.
- Combine the garlic, chilli, mint, lemon rind, oil and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add the prawns and stir to coat. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to marinate.
- Thread prawns onto skewers. season with salt and pepper. Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high. spray the skewers with oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden. Top with mint. Serve with the capsicum mayonnaise and lemon wedges.
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