Thursday, 21 July 2011

Summer Tasting in St Ives

A splendid tasting on a beautiful evening (remember them?) at Brush End in Lelant last week for the newly formed St Ives Bay Rotary Club. The theme was (a tad optimistically perhaps) “Summer Wines” for which we showed a flight of one Prosecco, four white, one rosé and three red.

The whites kicked off with the mellow but dry Alsace Pinot Blanc from Wunsch et Mann, then the flinty, lime tinged Simmonet Febvre Chablis, the uber-assertive Chamelin Verdejo and finishing with the predictably popular, exotically enticing St Helena Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough.


Of the reds The Pirie South Pinot Noir from Tasmania was a bit closed and disappointed, the fulsome La Forge Carignan was on good form with juicy elderberry fruit and character however the real star of the show was the hauntingly spicy, leather bound, blood-rich Mencia from Casar de Burbia in Northern Spain  - fabulous!

Oh yes, and the rosé - once again Domaine Pique Roque from Provence, heather dry and refreshing.


1 comment:

  1. Great wine selection. Thanks for posting this one. Wonderful blog you have. Cheers!