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Aug 23rd Wine Tasting Dinner

Really looking forward to tonights dinner. Check out the lineup of wines and Doms menu. Cant wait….!

Guest Speaker: Peter Rowe

Host: Anthony Borges – Chef: Dominic Carter

Alma Atlántica, `Alba Martín` Albariño,  Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain 2017,  £16.99

Elegant aromas of white flowers and white peach, pear, apricot and citrus. A rounded and juicy palate is dominated by ripe but delicate tropical fruits, a hint of salinity and a fresh clean finish with balanced acidity. Alma Atlántica means ‘Atlantic Soul’, inspired by wines made in proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.

La Giustiniana, `Lugarara` Gavi di Gavi, Piemonte, Italy 2018, £19.99

A fine Gavi di Gavi, `Lugarara` is produced from 100% Cortese grapes from one of Piemonte`s most renown single vineyards. Its trademark zesty fruit quality is enhanced by lime and almond blossom aromas. On the palate it has fresh, mouth-watering acidity with a pleasing concentration of citrus, green apple and white peach fruits.

Crystallum, `Clay Shales` Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde, Walker Bay, S. Africa 2018, £36.99

This region is characterised by a cool climate that results in delayed ripening and a late harvest, creating a wine that has classic flint on the nose with floral, lemon, pear and peach notes. Use of wild yeast and new oak ensure individuality and a sublime richness.

David Moret, Meursault `Sous La Velle`‘Sous La Velle’ Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France 2017, £68.00

`Sous La Velle`is a famous lieu-dit located next to the town of Meursault at 200m altitude. Powerful with beautiful concentration and superb balance, it is characteristic of David Moret’s pure winemaking style. This wine is typical of a good Meursault: powerful, concentrated and round. It has aromas and flavours of Golden Delicious apples, layered citrus and white peach, with typical minerality and wonderful balance. It is a wine that will keep for a long time, developing complex and intense flavours. 100% Chardonnay

Franz Haas, Pinot Nero, Alto-Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy 2017, £33.99

This Pinot Nero comes from the slopes of Pinzano and Gleno in the Montagna area of Alto Adige. The wine is fermented in open-topped vats with frequent punch downs in order to aid extraction. The result is a delightfully fragrant Pinot with black cherry, marzipan and cinnamon perfumes. 100% Pinot Noir

Charles Melton, `Nine Popes` Barossa Valley, Australia 2015, £54.00

Nine Popes is Melton’s nod to the great wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and is as rich, powerful and beautifully balanced as the best examples from France. Ancient dry farmed “bush” Grenache vines are one of the Barossa Valley`s richest sources. This wine is co-fermented with a little old vine Shiraz and a tiny parcel of dry grown spicy Mataro, then aged on its lees for 24 months in almost exclusively French oak barriques,

Allegrini `Palazzo della Torre`, Veneto, Italy 2016, £24.99

Palazzo della Torre has enticing aromas of cherry with rich dark chocolate, clove and vanilla notes. Velvety in texture, it is well-balanced and offers ripe, juicy dark fruit, with silky tannins and refreshing acidity. The wine represents Allegrini’s modern take on the “Ripasso” method, made from a portion of grapes circa 30%  dried just for this wine (and not from the Amarone pomace, which is the traditional method). 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese

Allegrini, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy (magnum) 2014, £155.00

Sourced from Classico area hillside vineyards in Veneto, 100% of Allegrini`s Amarone grapes are dried for concentration and depth, providing a rich, powerful wine with characteristic dried cherry and raisin aromas. The palate is velvety rich with notable spices and refined tannins, together with a long, spiced finish. 90% Corvina/Corvinone , 5% Oseleta, 5% Rondinella

Louis Bouillot, `Perle d’Aurore` Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé, France, £28.99

Champagne method pink Crémant. Lovely rose pink in colour, with fine bubbles and a light mousse. Perfumes of blackcurrant and strawberry follow through to ripe fruit on the palate, balanced by a freshness and clean finish with a lingering hint of strawberries. 70% Pinot Noir , 20% Gamay, 10% Chardonnay. Founded 1887

Menu

Citrus Lime, Coriander Shrimp and Avocado Salad Toasted almonds

Chicken Cacciatore with Black Olives and Oregano Freshly Streamed Gnocchi

Spiced Cured Duck Breast with Pan Seared Chicory & Pearl Onions Rich Cherry Reduction

Wine Centre Cheese Platters

Red Berry Fruit Compote with Crème Patissiere Crunchy Nut and Seeded Granola

 

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