Sunday, 2 March 2014

Quality Local Wines

Something I love about living in Perth is the great local wines you can source.  Over this weekend, my husband and I have enjoyed two great wines from Swan Valley wine producers.

Firstly, the Upper Reach 2007 Reserve Chardonnay.  We picked this up last year as a back vintage from the Upper Reach winery at Baskerville.  It was a lovely golden yellow colour and smelt like peaches and cream.  Even better, it tasted like lemon sherbet and went great with our parmesan biscuit snacks.

Upper Reach 2007 Reserve Chardonnay
For lunch, we were patiently slow cooking a beautiful locally grown leg of lamb, so what better to match it with then a nice old cabernet malbec.  The C. W. Ferguson is produced by Houghton winery in honour of a man who was one of the pioneers of the Swan Valley wine region.  With a very deep colour, the wine is surprisingly smooth but has a great pepper and spice hit that contrasted perfectly with our melt-in-your-mouth lamb.

C.W. Ferguson 2007 Cabernet Malbec