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Devil’s Corner winemaker gives his Easter picks

Looking for a delicious cool-climate Tasmanian wine to serve during Easter celebrations? Devil’s Corner winemaker Tom Wallace has offered three suggestions.

His personal favourite is the Devil’s Corner Resolution Chardonnay ($34), because the 2018 vintage is long and expressive with fine acidity, delicious stone fruit flavours and textured French Oak.

“It’s a complex and layered chardonnay with stone fruits, citrus and cashew flavours perfect for an Easter lunch feast,” he added. “A generous mouth-filling texture and racy cool climate acidity provides exceptional balance. It’s best served slightly chilled to allow the flavours to shine.

“It teams beautifully with a wide variety of Aussie seafood dishes for Easter – think fresh oysters, grilled barramundi, prawns with a zesty dipping sauce or mussels. It will also complement any wild mushroom dish like pasta.”

For red drinkers, Wallce suggests the Resolution Pinot Noir ($34).

“With cherry, red berry and spice, this premium wine has all the striking intensity and length of a very cool grown pinot, and is the perfect Easter dinner wine,” he said. “A deep crimson red, this Devil’s Corner pinot noir displays a juicy fruit-driven palate with a crisp, savoury texture and fine tannins.

“A pinot noir with this intensity and concentration screams out for chargrilled lamb cutlets marinated in a chimichurri and served with roasted potatoes. Or try it with whole roasted duck, Mediterranean vegetables and a deep red wine jus.”

As for Rosé lovers, Wallce suggests the Pinot Noir Rosé ($25), which he describes as a dry rosé that’s fruit-driven and delicate salmon pink blush in colour.

“Ultra-smooth and savoury on the palate with bright floral notes, a hint of strawberries and watermelon and subtle spice, this is a rosé that’s uniquely Tasmanian,” he said.

“It will work well with a wide range of seafood dishes especially salmon and tuna. But, try it as Easter’s charcuterie board wine with lighter cheeses like camembert and brie.”

And if you happen to be in the mood for some Easter wine tasting in Tassie, the Devil’s Corner cellar door is a gorgeous spot to do some sipping. It’s located on a rise at Apslawn, halfway between Swansea and Bicheno, overlooking Great Oyster Bay and the Hazards. The venue also offers dining experiences including The Fisher fresh seafood and Tombolo wood-fired pizza.

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