Cake Moon Safari Rose is a blend of Sangiovese and Tempranillo grown in North Adelaide Hills. It is a big rose. The colour is vibrant and instantly appealing. The nose shows bright strawberry, aniseed, broad cakey notes. The palate is rich from start to finish this however, is a good thing. It is generous of flavour and reaches every corner. Cake Moon Safari Rose is almost a light red wine and therefore I’d serve it as such. Drink this wine with a mature gouda, or with some roast chicken. Above all, it is a wine to drink and enjoy.
Cake Wines are small run, high quality, artfully packaged wines. Everything I’ve had has been engaging and highly drinkable. Some of the wines are exceptionally good. The Sagrantino is a trendsetting wine.
This is a big and varied region. Basically it stretches from the top of the McLaren Vale all the way to the bottom of the Barossa. This means there is a big scope for climatic conditions. In the central part where its altitude is quite high, you can get some of the best sites in the world for Sparkling wine. In the slightly warmer parts of the centre, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme with Riesling, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc worthy of honourable mentions.
Widely cultivated across Italy from Emilia-Romagna to Campania and producing as much wine as Barbera. A wide range of clones and hugely diverse growing conditions see the variety represent easy-drinking ‘quaffers’, all the way to benchmarks such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Sangiovese di Romagna and Morellino di Scansano.
A top-quality red grape that grows all over the Iberian Peninsula (with many pseudonyms). It makes Rosado or Joven (released after 6 months) all the way up to Gran Reserva (60 months in the winery). Reserva and Gran Reserva are capable of aging for the long-term (30 years easily). Top examples of aged Tempranillo compare favourably to Burgundy. Cherry and cola are typical flavour descriptors. It has moderate to low acid, moderate tannin and the naturally high pH allows for a silky mouthfeel that is not seen in other red wines.