What to drink…with Tapas
GRENACHE and tempranillo, Spain’s great reds, don’t always go well with tapas – pinot noir is a far better red option. Circe is the new boutique label from Dan Buckle (who is also winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran) and Aaron Drummond (Mount Langi’s marketing manager). Between day jobs, the two are drawn to fruit from the Hillcrest Road single vineyard, in Red Hill. This subtle pinot is fragrant and balances savoury elements with cherry, delicate spice with fine acidity and supple tannins. Impressive for such a young pinot noir, it is perfect with jamon or chorizo. From Rathdowne Cellars, Carlton.
The Saturday Age – Life & Style 3rd September 2011 – Jane Faulkner