27/02/21 - Payday Wines: Weekend Millionaires - The Grape to Grain LIVE Tasting

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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 Friday and Saturday tastings start at 8pm :)

This week;

If we've said it once, we've said it...well...quite a few times...in 2020/2021 if its feels good, it does good...After the forbearance of last week, lets blow our paycheck in a single nights extravegance. You don't need to spend lots of money to drink great wine, but with us to guide you if you spend a bit more then you will drink some absolutely outrageous gear! This tasting is all that...phenomenal wines to blow your mind. 

We are heading all over the gaff for this one, but the theme is top end expressions that team G2G have discovered on virtual tastings we have done with our amazing team of suppliers. I know guys...we are so selfless doing all these things for you!! 

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 1 pillock and Barry...

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...Rolly Gassmann ‘Kappelweg de Rorschwihr’ Riesling from Alsace. 

This Riesling displays a powerful character with layers of ripe stone fruit and underlying citrus notes, balanced by a racy acidity culminating in a long finish. 

For this wine, fermentation lasted for around five months before spending around two months on lees and ageing for a further eleven months. The wine was then aged in large, used oak barrels until bottling the following September. 

Pierre allows the grapes to ripen fully, encourages noble rot and harvests late to achieve high sugar levels and concentrated fruit expression in his wines.

- Next up is one of the BEST wines we have ever tasted...the Jane Eyre ‘Les Corbeaux’ Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru from the Côtes de Nuits in Burgundy. We did another

'normal' expression by Jane Eyre last year...well this is the prem cru...GET READY!! 

The Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru 'Les Corbeaux' offers aromas of bright red fruit, violets and mulberry on the nose. The palate has racy acidity and structured tannins. Flavours of concentrated red cherries and cinnamon linger on the finish. 

Time in the vineyard and a minimum intervention approach in the winery are the hallmarks of Jane Eyre’s winemaking style. 

The Pinot Noir is from 'Les Corbeaux', a Premier Cru vineyard at the northern end of the Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru slope.

- We finish on a winemaker that the crew has fallen in love with HARD, the Henschke ‘Keyneton Euphonium’ from the Barossa Valley. 

Deep crimson with garnet hues, this wine is enticing on the nose, with aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and cassis, enveloped by herbal notes of sage and bay leaf that lead to subtle nuances of red fruits, black pepper, vanilla and cedar. The palate displays purity, balance and texture and offers rich flavours of red and blackcurrant, dried herbs and black pepper. Velvety tannins provide great length and complexity. 

Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes were hand harvested in the cool of the morning. 

After approximately 7-10 days and just prior to reaching dryness, the fermentations were gently pressed to barrel with the primary fermentation finishing in 92% French and 8% American oak (20% new and 80% seasoned) hogshead barrels. The wine matured for 18 months before assemblage and bottling, with the wine remaining in bottle for two years before its release.

 

Serious wines, for (not very) serious folk...Should be an absolute spanker!!


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