Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest
Harvested in the cool of the night, Jacob's Creek has launched its new light and fresh wine range, Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest is the perfect accompaniment this summer for picnics, BBQs and all occasions shared with friends during the party season.
Iconic Australian wine brand, Jacob's Creek, is proud to team up with Australian actress Naomi Watts, to launch Cool Harvest - a new range of wines perfect for those precious moments with true friends.
As an in-demand actress, mother, partner and friend, Naomi Watts knows all too well that sharing time with friends is precious, so together with Jacob's Creek she is encouraging others to embrace true friendships.
Naomi said: "You tend to find very little time these days to get together with friends. I've got two small children, I travel extensively and work takes up a lot of time, but it's important to have your friends in your life as well. They remind you where you come from and they keep you buoyant and energised. I need my friends to stay connected."
"I love having a good dinner or a weekend get-together with friends. Luckily I've got a beautiful beach house in Long Island where friends come and stay for the weekend. We cook together, play lots of games and the wine comes out; it's a very important ingredient to the weekend."
According to Jacob's Creek Sparkling and White Winemaker, Rebekah Richardson, the night harvesting of the grapes is essential for creating the crisp and fresh style of the Cool Harvest range and makes it an ideal choice for casual gatherings with friends during the summer months.
"We specially pick our Cool Harvest grapes in the cool of the night to ensure we create naturally crisp and fresh-tasting wines - making Cool Harvest perfect for a lunchtime get-together with friends," said Richardson.
The Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest range is now widely available from liquor retailers around Australia (RRP $14.99) and includes: Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Refreshing and zesty balance of lychee, lemongrass and citrus. The palate shows lovely balanced acidity which is vibrant to the finish. Delightful on its own or with soufflés, Thai curries or any citrus based dessert. Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest Pinot Grigio 2011
Refreshing and zesty pear and citrus flavours balanced by nuances of crème anglaise to finish. Delightful on its own or with any form of shellfish or a great match to fresh fruit desserts. Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest Shiraz Rosé 2011 (available from selected liquor retailers only)
Bursting with fresh berry fruit, reminiscent of biting into a summer strawberry, followed by a gentle finish of nicely tempered spice and quince. Delightful on its own or with coconut based curries, stir fries or berry crepes. Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Cuvée NV
Refreshingly effervescent with zesty flavours of lychee, lemongrass and citrus carried through by a vibrant acidity to the finish. Delightful on its own or with soufflés or citrus based desserts.
5 ways to enjoy the perfect get-together this summer
The warm weather presents the ideal opportunity for picnics and BBQs and the Cool Harvest range, uniquely harvested in the cool of the night, offers a cool drop for summer, making it the perfect accompaniment for those precious moments with friends.
Jacobs Creek Cool Harvest winemaker, Rebekah Richardson, shares four ideas to enjoy the perfect get-together:
1. Meet at the local park for an afternoon picnic under the sun. A cheese platter is perfect for sharing. Try shaved parmesan with the Jacobs Creek Cool Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Cuvée. The lightness and freshness of the sparkling wine balances out the sharp salty parmesan flavour.
2. Berry crepes, chocolate mousse and a bottle of chilled Jacobs Creek Cool Harvest Shiraz Rosé make the perfect pairing for your casual get-together at home.
3. Book a table at your favourite Thai BYO restaurant and enjoy a spicy coconut-based curry over a refreshing glass of Jacobs Creek Cool Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. The relaxed ambience and great food is sure to get the conversation flowing.
4. Fire up the BBQ and opt for seafood on the grill with a light pasta salad on the side. The smoothness of the Jacobs Creek Cool Harvest Pinot Grigio will flawlessly complement the menu and is sure to leave an impression on the palate.