Quiz Night: 26th July

Tasting Notes for the Evening's Wines

At this exquizite event we showcased five delicious wines encompassing every part of the wine rainbow: a white, a rosé, an orange, a red and a fizz for good measure! Here’s a handy reminder of the wines we all enjoyed.

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Cevico 'Romandiola' Pignoletto Frizzante

From Italy's second biggest wine producer, with 18 wineries and over 6,700 hectares under vine, comes this delicious, delicate sparkling wine from Emilia Romagna. Something of a cross between Pinot Grigio and Prosecco in style, it has an attractive and floral nose with notes of acacia and yellow fruits, leading to a crisp, refreshing, harmonious and soft-textured palate. You can buy it here.

Bodegas Pinoso 'Vermador' Blanco

Pinoso, founded in 1932, has grown to become the biggest winemaking cooperative in Alicante. This organic, vegan blend of two classic Spanish white grapes – Airén and Macabeo – is floral on the nose, with tones of apple, pear and citrus fruits. This is followed by a round palate with balanced and a fruity, clean finish. You can buy it here.

Gaia '4-6H' Agiorgitiko Rosé

Established in 1994, Gaia is a pioneer of the modern Greek wine revolution, with two state of the art wineries in the Peloponnese. This is an appealing and vivid rosé with an intense, aromatic profile which hovers between delicate floral notes of rose petals and fruity flavours of pomegranate and strawberry. Vibrant with lifted, crisp acidity and a refreshing finish. You can buy it here.

Vachnadziani Winery Qvevri Rkatsiteli

An orange wine from Vachnadziani, one of the oldest modern wineries in Georgia, the 'cradle of wine', made from Rkatsiteli, an indigenous grape dating back some 8,000 years. Plenty of time to get it just right! This wine from the Kakheti region is layered and complex, with green tea, dried orange peel and honeyed, toasty notes leading to hints of beeswax on the palate. A powerful and focussed, with wonderful depth through to a long finish.

Mesta Garnacha

Organic and sustainable wine producer Mesta was named after alliance of sheep ranchers in medieval Castile who controlled the cañadas: traditional rights of way for migrating sheep. This juicy, fleshy wine shows great purity typical of high-altitude vines from Uclés. Expressive and well-defined notes of rich, red berried fruits and hints of violet are supported by supple tannins and excellent persistence.

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