Ludic means ‘showing spontaneous and undirected playfulness’. I can’t believe I haven’t been called this before now. It’s ludicrous. From Australia’s unofficial home of the Italian varieties, King Valley, comes a properly flavoursome wine - you’ll get pear, stone fruits and citrus, plus minerality and a lively texture. Playful this wine is indeed - whether it’s Trivial Pursuit or backyard cricket - this wine will be a good match.
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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...
Fish and chips
- 5 slices wholegrain bread, crusts removed
- flour, for dusting
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 4 firm white fish fillets, trimmed with bones removed
- 4 medium potatoes, skin on, cut into wedges
- salt and cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup (140g) Greek yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
- lemon wedges, to serve
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the bread in a food processor and process until finely crumbed. Transfer to a large plate.
- Place the flour and egg white in separate bowls. Dust the fish, one at a time, in the flour, dip into the egg white, then roll in the breadcrumbs. Place fish on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Cover and refrigerate until required.
- Meanwhile place the potato on a baking tray lined with non-stick paper and spray with olive oil spray. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Toss and return to the oven until golden and cooked through.
- Combine the yoghurt, dill and parsley and refrigerate until needed.
- Place the fish on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and place in the oven with the wedges. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork in the thickest part. Serve immediately with the yoghurt dip and lemon wedges.