2022 Ministry of Clouds Adelaide Hills Pinot Syrah
What’s old is new again…
As ardent students of Australian wine history, we have long loved the Light Dry Reds produced in the Hunter and Yarra Valleys. These traditionally quirky but delicious blends conceived in the 1940’s seem to us to be as appropriately consumed today with the breadth of modern Australia cuisine as there were then..
A silky, plush and fragrant wine showing the raspberry leaf and strawberry lift of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, with darker violets, cardamom and white pepper of the cool fruited Syrah. Bright red plummy fruit, crunchy pomegranate, flint, and mineral notes on the palate, this wine files down the exuberant fruit with a succulent juicy tannin bedrock.
Fatty fish! A baked whole rainbow trout, crunchy roast potatoes and a fresh al dente green bean, tomato, kalamata olive and sweet basil salad... or on its own served slightly chilled on a warm summer’s night while contemplating life 😜.