Turkey Flat in Australia’s Barossa Valley is known for its Shiraz. We tried the rosé and were delighted (though at the $20 price point, I expect something good). It’s a dry rosé with an exquisite strawberry flavor and perfume. It’s also elegantly balanced, acidic enough to be refreshing, but pleasurably smooth. This is a blend, with Grenache the dominant grape.
I wonder if “Turkey Flat” is named for the Australian brush turkey, which is unrelated to the American turkey but looks similar. So far as I know, the brush turkey has not become a holiday centerpiece, although the Aboriginal people used it as food.
I prefer my turkey ‘fat,’ but I suppose if you run over a fat turkey, you might as well eat it flat. “Waste not, want not.”
As a vegetarian, I prefer to imbibe my Turkey from a wineglass!
Sounds delicious! The drawing on the bottle looks like a Sandhill crane to me, although I don’t know if they have those there.
Yes, it does look crane-like!
Sylvie G said:
What a beautiful bird!
I love seeing the bird life in other places. When in Europe, I always rhapsodize over the common magpie 🙂
Sylvie G said:
very true 🙂
Lisa @ cheergerm said:
I love that particular wine and regularly imbibe in a drop or two. We have a lot of brush turkeys that hang around here! Funny things they are.
Glad to hear it’s a favorite of yours! I’m sure we will be buying it again.
Looks lovely for the last bits of autumn sun! Speaking of which i thought of you Saturday. Stopped with a friend for relaxed dinner and had some lovely white wine. In whites i really do love the French ones as they tend to be a bit less dry (a lot of dry ones don’t agree with me very much ) and we had this Lagarde blanc 2015. It said zingy and with an apple flavour. My it really did, if i had closed my eyes and had not know it i would have almost said it was a medium dry strong cider on first sip, amazing how strong the note was. Very pleasant, a bit too fragrant with the fish i had but very nice to drink on its own with bread and butter 🙂
Oh and meant to say previously on the book, nice to meet James and Laura again 🙂
Wow, an apple-y flavor–that’s very nice in a white. I’ve had Sauv Blancs that tasted of apples.
Yes, James and Laura always make me happy 🙂