Tasting Notes for the Afternoon's Wines
At this event we showcased five delicious wines that are amazing to pair with blue cheese – a decadent, indulgent celebration of pure gastronomic hedonism! Here’s a handy reminder of the wines we all enjoyed; you can purchase them by following the links in the headings.
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First of all, let's freshen your palate and tickle your tastebuds with a fizzy delight, this 100% Falanghina metodo classico bubbly from Campania. Feudi di San Gregorio is a multi award-winning producer featuring in the 2021 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries, and has produced a wonderfully fresh, aromatic sparkling wine with notes of crisp apple, peach and apricot complemented by floral tones.
A classic from Bodegas Ondarre that balances the two styles of white Rioja; it's oaked and complex, but still with refreshing green fruit and acidity. Delicate aromas of white flowers are layered with green apple and pear. This Tempranillo Blanco has an elegant creamy texture and a deliciously long and mouthwatering finish.
The San Marzano cooperative in Puglia has been turning out high quality wines since 1962. This rich Primitivo has an intense aroma of plum, cherry and spice, with hints of rosemary and vanilla. Soft and balanced, full of ripe fruit flavours in an easy drinking style; an award winning producer showing the incredible value southern Italy has to offer.
Into the realm of sweetness we delve! This luscious, Sauternes-style noble rot wine from New South Wales is intense and honeyed, with layered aromas of orange rind and apricot, through to a beautifully balanced finish enhanced by toasted notes and subtle spice. What a finish!
What better way to end than with a delicious Port? The LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) style can be underrated, but this gem from Barão de Vilar is intense, with great depth and a powerful, attractive bouquet. It's bottled unfiltered to retain as much character and depth as possible. Rich black cherries, berries and plums abound. A fabulous way to finish!