January 26 marks the official national day of Australia. One of Australia’s best known export product is their delicious wine. At Young’s pubs we are lucky to have some great Aussie wines on the menu.
One of our favourite Australian wines is the Deakin Estate Artisan’s Blend Shiraz Cabernet. The warm and sunny climate of South Eastern Australia makes for a rich and juicy style of red wine, with aromas of ripe plum, black berries and hints of vanillin oak. It is the perfect wine to pair with red meat on the BBQ or roast lamb, two staples of Aussie cuisine. A cheese platter would also work really well with this smooth red.
Did you know that?
- The Deakin Estate winery is named after Alfred Deakin; the second Prime Minister of Australia
- The blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is not that typical in European winemaking, but is seen as the “Great Australian Red”
- Shiraz gives the wine powerful blackberry fruit and spice
- Cabernet Sauvignon provides tannin structure, elegance and length
If you prefer a lighter style of Australian wine, look no further than our Wild Spell Pinot Gris. This delicious white wine is more than just a pretty label. Made with the grape variety Pinot Gris, this aromatic wine packs a proper punch of flavour and smells and tastes like orchard fruits, exotic white flowers and zesty citrus. Thanks to its fragrant flavours, you can best pair it with chicken dishes or salmon.
Did you know that?
- Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio but gives a very different style of wine. Pinot Grigio wines tend to be light and delicate in flavour, while Pinot Gris offers much more aroma concentration. This gives wines that are richer and plumper in style
- Just like many other well-known grape varieties, Pinot Gris is originally from France. It has travelled all over the world, which is why we have this delicious Australian example on our menu