The thermo-chromatic ink sensors on Taylors wines indicate the right serving temperature

April 4 2022 - 2:00pm
What to drink this week: wines that tell you when they're right to serve

Temperature solutions

Taylors 2021 Clare Valley-Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris; $22; 4 stars (out of 6).

In 2014 the Clare Valley-based Taylors company commissioned a survey that concluded Australians were drinking their red wines too warm and white and sparkling wines too cold. In response Taylors sought to take the guesswork out of knowing a wine's temperature and when it was right to serve. The answer was to put back-label thermo-chromatic ink sensors that go green when a white or sparkling wine is right to pour and turn fuchsia on red wines. Today's two Estate Label wines have the sensors and this Clare-Adelaide Hills blend is straw-hued and has tropical fruit salad scents and crisp gooseberry front-palate flavour. The middle palate shows nashi pear, spice, basil and slate characters and a finish of flinty acid. Drink now with antipasto.

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