Turkey Flat - The Last Straw 2010Australian Dessert Wine
Country of OriginAustralia
- Food MatchPoultry
- Food MatchSoft Cheeses
- Grape TypeMarsanne
- Residual Sugar g/l67
- WinemakerJulie Campbell
Inspired by the rare and luscious vin de paille of France's Rhone Valley, this is the fifth release of this sweet white, made from 100% Marsanne grapes. In both France and Italy a traditional method of obtaining concentrated sugars and flavours is to lay harvested grapes on straw mats where they are left in the sun to dehydrate. We adopt a similar method, spreading out the bunches on our old apricot drying trays for up to six weeks before gently crushing and basket pressing. The unfermented juice is transferred into 112 litre French Oak barrels, where the wine will slowly ferment and mature until bottling.
A pale straw yellow colour. This wine shows lime syrup, crushed brazil nuts and oak derived sandalwood aromatics. The palate is complex and initially sweet with rich flavours of ripe pear, spice and honeysuckle, balanced with a delicate acidity allowing a dry finish.
Sweet wines of this style are not only suited to traditional desserts; served as an aperitif it will drink well with savoury dishes & tapas such as green olives stuffed with white anchovies, Manchego with quince paste or try with salt cod fritters.