Great value! That’s my first impression of this wine. Only $16 from the Tulloch cellar door and even cheaper for members at $12.60 a bottle.
A mouth-watering, crisp, clean citrus explosion of joy. The 2011 Tulloch Semillon is a wine that is drinking exceptionally now with the ability to cellar for 5+ years.
diVine tours regularly visit Tulloch with their wine tours. Our customers get to try lovely wines like this as well as ‘cellar door only’ wine such as the reserve Julia Semillon.
Include a visit to Tulloch in your next Hunter Valley experience.
Ingredients – Serves 4
16 green prawns
12 fresh black mussels
16 fresh cockles
3 fresh squid
1 chorizo sausage
250g short grain rice
1ltr of chicken stock
200g smoked cured pork
1 Spanish onion
1 small red capsicum
2 cloves garlic
pinch of good saffron strands
salt & pepper to taste
Clean squid and slice into rings, peel prawns and devein, wash cockles and debeard mussels. In a medium paella pan or medium frying pan sauté the dice onion and crushed garlic on a medium heat. Add capsicum, chorizo, pork and sauté for another 5 minutes then add your rice, saffron and add ¼ of chicken stock. Keep adding the remaining stock and all the seafood until rice has absorbed all of the chicken stock. Season to taste and serve.
I had a lovely couple, John and Fran, on board my Gourmet Wine Tour this month. During the day Fran mentioned she had discovered a recipe in a popular women’s magazine that boils octopus together with wine corks to make it really tender.
Curiosity got the better of me and on the return home I stopped by my local fish shop, (more…)
The next diVine wine tour date has been announced, Friday 25th November. This is a once a season tour that you will not forget.
The tour includes a Champagne breakfast at Cuvee Restaurant, two course lunch at Margan Restaurant, and private tastings as some of the best producers in the Hunter Valley.
The Hunter Valley is considered by many wine professionals as the best region in the world to grow semillon. Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson, writes “Hunter semillon is Australia’s unique gift to the wine world”.
Classic Hunter Semillon
This particular style of wine comprises the largest percentage of wine in my cellar. It is a unique style of wine. Due to the climate, Hunter semillon develops flavour earlier than normal. These grapes are generally picked around late January with good natural acid and relatively low sugar levels. The end result is a delicate crisp dry wine with citrus like characters and a long finish. (more…)
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