Try botrytis for a sweet finish

Dessert wines are perfectly matched with cheese

In the Margaret River wine region, a popular style of wine that features botrytis is known as cane cut, named after the technique of cutting the fruiting canes and leaving them to hang while the sweetness and flavour of the berries concentrates. Cane cut wines can be made from many different varietals and is a labour of love for many winemakers. The resulting mini-sized bottles of joy are a delicious finale to special dinners or cheese platters and are likely to cellar very well. Securing a few of Margaret River’s ‘noble stickies’ is a great investment, either to drink now or save for a rainy day.

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Why do winemakers use oak?

Why do winemakers use oak? An oaked wine (otherwise known as wooded wine) can be an acquired taste for some, but many people really enjoy the flavours imparted by an oak barrel from the outset. Oak barrel fermentation adds a range of flavours to wine including vanilla, cloves, butter, popcorn, toast, spice and char. Oak…

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