RASPBERRRIES are typically associated with all things decadent – sweet treats, dripping red dessert sauces and melt in your mouth muffins.
But earlier this month Timo and Emily Ploshke turned the traditional raspberry into a not so traditional red wine – launched at their first ever trade tasting a few weeks ago.
Produced under their Northern Slopes Plantation label, the Ploshke’s have managed to create a completely unique product, and the first of its kind for Mansfield.
“Raspberries by nature are quite tart,” Timo explained.
“We wanted to make it just like a grape wine – it’s a bit like a Sav Blanc; the structure of it is quite acidically driven and it has a nice firm taste.”
The wine faithfully reflects the crisp tartness of a fresh raspberry.
This is not the first time Timo has ventured into the world of wine – in fact, he has been the manager at Barwite Vineyards for seven years.