Devil’s Corner is a well known Tasmanian vineyard – well known for its gorgeous backdrop by the Hazards Mountains (one and a half hours from Hobart) along with its equally gorgeous wines. Its trademark are wines that are fresh, fruity and have a touch of acidity.
We were lucky to be invited to the rooftop tasting where five of the Devil’s Corner wines were paired with Tasmanian produce. Tom, one of the main wine makers at the vineyard, walked us through each pairings on St Jeremoe’s glamping space on level three of Melbourne Central.
Oysters were a natural start to the evening. Tasmania is known for producing some of the most plump, juicy, taste-of-the-sea oysters out there and we were not disappointed. The oysters were paired with a fragrant riesling. I also learned that these morsels of deliciousness can live until they are 70 years old! Traditionally though, they’re harvested at around 2.
Salmon roe and salmon mousse was another favourite of mine. How can one go wrong with double salmon? The dishes were served on crunchy croutons and paired with a a Pinot Grigio that was full of fruity goodness. As we moved through the stands we were starting to realise that it was going to be a big night.
Porchetta and the Devil’s Corner Pinot Noir that was the another dish that was high on my list. These buns were full of porchetta which had been roasted for four hours, sliced ever so thinly and packed with pecorino cheese and artichoke paste.
All-in-all it was a terrific experience by the Devil’s Corner team. You can visit the Devil’s Corner cellar door if you make it down to Tasmania at any time.
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