Whatever you call it, it’s a day off work to enjoy the sunshine, listen to the Triple J hottest 100, have a BBQ with mates and reconnect the way Aussies do it best.
This year, a new recipe is doing the rounds. Smashing it straight out the park, and guaranteed to have you frothing, I give you the Fairy Bread Lamington.
Yes, at last, the mashing together of sprinkles and butter on bread, and sponge cake with pink icing.
Sure to be a hit at your celebration.
The only thing better than a tinny and a sausage sanga is a fairy bread lamington and a glass of one of my handpicked wine matches.
3 Hot Aus Day Fairy Bread Lamington Wine Matches
Icy cold verm is slippery, minerally and not at all sweet. Like licking a cold rock rubbed with lemon peel, it will accentuate the crunchiness of the hundreds and thousands, and make you taste the sweetness of the pink icing.
2. Off Dry Riesling
My old mate. This fellow has the zing of lemon, the whiff of flowers or kero depending where it’s from and will fill you with the sherbetty joy of your dreams. Take a big old bite of your fairy bread lamington and you’ll notice the lightness and vanilla goodness of the sponge cake. The hundreds and thousands and pink icing won’t taste as sweet, as they go head to head with the off dry sweetness of the rizza.
3. The Wildcard: Sagrantino Rose
Now, I know what you’re thinking.
What the heck is it, is it good, and where the heck can I get it?
I wish we had made more than 20 litres of #v15 @AphelionWine #Sagrantino rosé. It’s amazing. (And that’s not just cause I’m getting high on my own supply!) Deepest purple cherry red. Crystal clear despite no filtering or fining. Blue fruit aromas burst from the glass, backed up by fizzy raspberry, and depth from old leather straps. Bold tannin makes this a grown up rosé indeed. Balanced sweet black fruits burst on your tongue, followed by sour black cherry acid. Sorry folks – this year it’s all for us! But PM me if you would like an order form for @AphelionWine #v14 Chardonnay, Grenache or a Grenache tasting pack. ? Cheers to Saturday Afternoon!
Sagrantino is the second most tannic red wine grape variety. Bold tannins and acid hide the beauty to the beast though, as Sag is full of blueberry and violet aromas, and lush blue, purple and red fruit flavours.
We ran off a little rose juice when making our Aphelion 2015 McLaren Vale Sagrantino as a home supply of rose. It is off dry, bold, grippy, intruiging and great with either sugar or hot chilli spice.