Fine Wine Pudding Pair
Pieropan “La Colombare” Recioto di Soave Classico – Straight after picking, the grapes were laid on straw mats in a well-ventilated loft to dry for approximately five months. The name derives from the fact that only the best part of the bunch is used – the ‘recie’ or ears of the bunch. Perfumes of dried apricots and lightly toasted almonds. The Recioto di Soave has a perfectly balanced palate, with just the right level of delicate sweetness offset by fresh acidity. Lovely, rich, almost exotic fruit comes through on the palate, with a baked peach character and a long, perfumed finish.
Château Dereszla Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos – The original meaning of the Hungarian word Aszú was “dried”, but the term eventually came to be associated with the type of wine made from shrivelled, botrytis-affected grapes. Glazed peach and honey overflow from the nose, counterbalanced by lovely earthy nuances. On the palate, deep, roasted fruit notes are complemented by lively, fresh apricot and quince.
The Dereszla Tokaji, in short supply, may be replaced with the Crown Estates Tokaji which replaces it immenently.
- Pieropan “La Colombare” Recioto di Soave Classico
- Château Dereszla Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos