A beautiful blue chardonnay

Back in the days before Penfolds morphed into being a serious wine making company their product range included a beautifully blue coloured sparkling. I used to sell it myself 40 odd years ago but cannot remember actually drinking any. The colour came from one of those dyes you can still buy for use on cake icing.
How the world changes or, in some ways, does not change. Blue coloured wine is back on the shelves, if only in France, and I'll be very surprised if we don't see it in Australia soon.
The big difference this time is that the colour is apparently natural. The producer claims the wine begins life as a traditional white chardonnay but gets its blue tinge after being passed through a pulp of red grape skin that turns blue thanks to the natural pigment anthocyanin.


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