Monday, 27 June 2011

The Summer Tasting

We were blessed once again with fine weather for our summer tasting last week which was held in the Crofter’s restaurant at Trelissick gardens overlooking the pretty courtyard. A lively party of 50 or so guests enjoyed delicious canapes and a selection of summery wines.
Andrew Hay from Gireau was also on hand to show off his premium Spirit range  - the hauntingly aromatic Gireau Premium French Gin seemed to go down particularly well

 Of the white wines, once again the two Verdejo – Hinojal and Chamelin were really popular as, more surprisingly, the dry (but not aggressively so) Villa Wolf Riesling. In the rosĂ© section the heathery dry Domaine Piqueroque from Provence went down well and of the reds (France again dominating) the Plan de Dieu, Couranconne and a 2010 Beaujolais Villages from Manoir du Carra led the pack.  Another old favourite  - Salice Salentino Riserva 2007, Masseria Trajone was on stunning form, combining beautifully a touch of earthy rusticity, gamey complexity and sumptuous southern ripeness.

Our next tasting is a private affair for St Ives Rotarians and then it’s full steam ahead for the busy Autumn season – where does the time go?

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