Originally from northeast Italy, prosecco has made a happy home here in the King Valley. Which is good for us, because we order it by the case to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, Fridays, Saturdays...lunchtimes. On a hot day, nobody can put this baby in the corner. Or a warm day. Or a cold, rainy day.
Crisp, clean and dry, it has beautiful acidity and drive, pear, apple and citrus aromas. I asked John from the Mofo Wine Team about the new vintage and he just said “drink, drink, drink, drink, drink.” ’Nuff said. Here’s your new best friend who doesn’t even need an occasion.
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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...
Oysters with champagne sauce
- 125ml (1/2 cup) champagne or sparkling white wine
- 1 French shallot (eschalot), finely chopped
- 125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream
- Freshly ground white pepper
- Rock salt, to serve
- 12 (1 dozen) natural oysters, in the half shell
- Chopped fresh chives, to serve
- Place the champagne and shallot in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until reduced by half. Add the cream and season with white pepper. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until reduced by half and the sauce is thick and creamy.
- Preheat grill on high. Scatter rock salt over the base of 2 small heatproof serving dishes. Arrange the oysters on the rock salt. Pour the cream mixture evenly among the oysters. Cook under grill for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Set aside for 2 minutes to cool slightly. Sprinkle with chives to serve.
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