Here we go again ladies and gents, the Grape to Grain LIVE tastings continue apace!!! Tom and Baz...and sometimes Jen come to you LIVE....from Prestwich!! Tremendous wines, matched cheeses and a whole load of fun..In In is the new Out Out...Until we can be In whilst Out...shakin' it all about!
Our Thursday, Friday and Saturday tastings start at 8pm :)
We love doing this, taking a grape/style and comparing it’s Old World origin to a New World version of it! This week we are taking a look at 2 things; a grape, Chardonnay, and a style, the Rhône Red Blend.
Chardy is one of our total favs, its a proper babe of a grape with an undeserved rep in some circles…versatile and elegant! We have a classic Chablis (yeah that’s made with Chardy!!) compared to a special Kiwi Chardy made in a crazy way.
The Rhône Red Blend classical uses Grenache and Syrah, and some sometimes Mourvedre. Those grapes two different jobs and are super terroir expressive. We have a super duper alternative to Chateauneuf-du-Pape up against a top drop from G2G Fav Mitolo in South Australia.
The wines are delivered to your door, with matched cheeses and we then taste it together online, we will be live streaming on Facebook LIVE and of course on Zoom too!! Banging wines and 2 pillocks hosting...or 2 pillocks and Jen...
The 'portions' are 100ml 'Tasters' and 500ml 'Carafes' or the imperious 'Full Bottle'. Pick the right size for you, your budget and how many guests you have.
All these are subject to change...but...here's the lineup!
- First up is the Louis Michel Chablis (ve). This is outstanding Chablis, that evokes its northern Burgundy origins with a fabulous sense of place. It displays the typical 'stony' character of the region, over which are layered exciting notes of white peach, apricot and chervil.
- As a New World comparison we head to New Zealand for the Yealands ‘State of Flux’ Chardonnay (ve). New Zealand Chardonnay, creamy and complex, with with flavours of baked apple, peach and dried apricots and a perfume of almond, spices and a streak of graphite.
- Thirdly we have a Lirac, just over the Rhône from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the Guillaume Gonnet Lirac (ve). Intense red and black fruits, lots of spices and Provencal herbs. Soft, elegant tannins developing complex aromas of liquorice, truffle and dark chocolate.
- Finally to the McLaren Vale for the Mitolo ‘7th Son’ Grenache/Syrah (ve). Bramble herbs with hints of cracked black pepper underpinned with earthy, dark fruit characters of Satsuma plum, black cherry and liquorice.
Serious wines, for (not very) serious folk...Should be an absolute spanker!!