Waking up every morning in the Adelaide Hyatt and coming down to a lavish breakfast buffet really does help get the day started on the right foot.
Yalumba allowed us to raom about their Coopering Shed (Barrel Making) and we were invited to get up close to the coopers while they steamed, toasted, bent and formed the barrels. Amazing what wood can be made to do! The tasting was also very nice with my highlight being the Viogniers (white wine) rich and seductive!
Myth 5 - ALL AUSSIES ACIDIFY THEIR WINES
Though this is generally accepted practice (as is adding sugar in french wines) at Thorn-Clarke they proved that with judicious vineyard management and higher altitudes the ripened grapes can retain their own acidity and still ripen fully. Delicious wines and great vistas! Pics to be uploaded soon!
Dinner was with our most gracious hosts - The Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation. First we went to their offices at the edge of Adelaides Botantical Gardens and then off to dinner of great pizzas. Being a Brooklyn Girl - I know my pizzas and at "Good Life Pizza" they did a real good job - though miles away from true "Booklin Pizza";-)) Great Wines, Great Food, Great Company!
Tomorrow - McLaren Vale