March 20, 2013

#winewednesday - Grosset Polish Hill

Wow I'm very delinquent.  Life caught up with me last week and I didn't get this blog post out like I promised.  I won't make excuses but I will apologise and just say that my day job won last week.  Never fear I did get to indulge in a few lovely wines after hours to celebrate some hard earned wins so it was worth it.

On to my review or story of #winewednesday that I promised.  Grosset's Polish Hill.


Grosset is another on of my favourite wineries - I know I have a lot don't I?  The think about it I love is that I'd tried a few of their wines before I had the chance to visit the cellar door and had really enjoyed them.  When I visited the cellar door the first time the staff were so much fun (it was a quiet day and we were the only ones there) and so happy that the experience added to my already good impression of the wine and I decided they were the complete package.  As you may have noticed from my blog I enjoy the experience of trying and drinking new wines as much as the wine itself.  If the team presenting the wine are friendly and approachable I tend to really embrace the whole experience and try things outside of my usual palette, and it's a lot of fun in discovery.

Anyway to the first cellar door experience.... I'd been driving with my hubby and friends for about 2 hours or so having been on a number of detours (not all planned!... ie: we got lost) before we found the cellar door.  Never has there been a greater cause for celebration - woo hoo we are out of the damn car! But also that they were open at all.  You see the cellar door is only open a few short weeks, and usually only by appointment.  We got very very very lucky.  I call it fate... or serendipity... or meant to be.  Take your pick.

Anyway to the wine....  The Polish Hill is one of my favourite of Grosset's wines.  The grapes are harvested from a single vineyard and the consistency year on year is incredible.  It's a dry wine with a bit of acidity and minerality.  There is definitely some hints of lime but not at all overwhelming.  For me it's an incredibly refreshing wine that can be enjoyed on it's own but is a stand out against spicy thai food or similar.  The paring of something so dry with spicy is tricky at times, but it holds its own and really works well.  At around $45+ per bottle it's on the pricier side, but worth the effort.  If you want a good white for Friday night this should definitely be on your list.

Cheers.

Sally