Limestone Coast cabernet could be relegated to ‘Coonawarra on a budget’ status. But that’s made near impossible when it’s so damn good. Determined to stand proud, this punches well above its weight. Blackberries, mint, cedar and a world of exotic spice, with beautifully supple tannins, this is as good drinking as it is great value.
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Full price $20.00 from the producer on 4 December 2019.
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- Limestone Coast
- Alcohol by Vol.
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- Blend Info
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Serving Temp.
The Limestone Coast encompasses Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Mt Benson, Robe and Mt Gambier. A relatively warm wine region on the whole, but peppered with various pockets of cool weather and an overriding maritime influence, it produces wines from rich reds to alternative whites and has the perfect conditions for some amazing dessert wines and Riesling. Including names both big and up-and-coming, if it's a mutli-regional blend you're after, Limestone Coast delivers on quality and value.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Traditional roast lamb
- 2kg leg of lamb, fat trimmed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1.5kg chat potatoes
- Basic gravy (makes 2 to 2 1/2 cups):
- 2 cups beef stock
- 3/4 cup red wine
- 2 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease roasting pan. Place lamb in pan. Combine oil, rosemary and garlic in a bowl. Rub half the oil mixture over lamb. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Roast lamb, basting with remaining oil mixture every 20 minutes, for 1 hour 15 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Add potatoes to pan for last 40 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
- Remove lamb from oven. Cover loosely with foil. Stand for 10 minutes. Carve. Serve with potatoes.
- Basic Gravy: Transfer meat (and any vegetables) to a plate to rest. Combine stock and wine in a jug. Skim fat from roasting pan, leaving 1 1/2 tablespoons pan juices and fat in pan. Place pan over high heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture bubbles and becomes golden. Add juices from resting meat. Slowly add stock mixture to pan, stirring constantly. Cook, scraping pan, for 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened.
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