Wits End 'Atlas' Shiraz 2018
This is a very quick and hearty meal to prepare and perfect for the upcoming cooler months.
Leek lifts the humblest of dishes, and this is far from a humble chook recipe. Try it.
Ingredients4 chicken breasts 200g chicken mince 3 leeks 1 brown onion 4 cloves garlic 30ml olive oil Ragout: 1 red onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely diced 1 stalk Rosemary 2 carrots, finely diced 1 aubergine (eggplant), finely diced 2 courgettes (zucchinis), finely diced Sweet nut pumpkin puree: 400g butternut pumpkin 1 brown onion 4 cloves garlic 1 stalk rosemary
MethodRagout: 1. Sauté onion, garlic and rosemary in a deep pan until golden. 2. Add all vegetables and cook on a low heat until vegetables and tomatoes have softened. 3. Add salt and pepper to taste. Farce: 1. Finely chop onion, garlic and leeks and sauté in olive oil. 2. Allow to cool, then add the chicken mince, and
How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?...
I don’t know but I know there are not many roads a man can walk down in McLaren Vale without bumping into a Chalk Hill Vineyard!
Region: McLaren Vale
Proprieter: Tom Harvey
PO Box 205
South Australia, 5171
With 6 plots spread the breadth and width of the Vale Tom Harvey and the Guys at Chalk Hill have the enviable position of being able to plant a diverse range of varietals specific to the different terroir that suits each vineyard.
Chalk Hill’s tale has been growing for over 6 generations through the Harvey family and is still today committed to hand crafting wines. Wines that show off not just the grape and its surroundings but the character and personality of its creators. Amidst usual suspects Shiraz and Cabernet,
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.
Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.
"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).
It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of
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