Quiz Night: 28th February

Tasting Notes for the Evening's Wines

Let's get down to quiz-ness! At this event we showcased five delicious wines for your delectation while we all quizzed our little hearts out! 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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Feudi di San Gregorio 'Dubl' Spumante, Italy

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.

Château Lestrille Bordeaux Blanc, France

An estate that holds the Haute Valeur Environmentale (HVE) certification, officially recognising the environmental performance of winegrowers, Château Lestrille embodies the very best of the Entre-deux-Mers appellation. A fantastic blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Sémillon and Muscadelle, bringing intense aromas of citrus, lime and pear and unveiling an expressive mineral character on the palate. This wine is lively, with good length, and shows remarkable balance.

Tahbilk 'Nagambie Lakes' Marsanne, Australia

Established in 1860, Tahbilk is an historic family-owned winery. Tahbilk is known as ‘tabilk tabilk’ in the language of the Daungwurrung clans, which translates as the ‘place of many waterholes’. The 1,214 hectare estate is located in Nagambie Lakes in Central Victoria. This Marsanne is hugely aromatic, showing grapefruit zest and floral aromas  through to a lively, mineral palate complemented by pear, Granny Smith apple and citrus fruits.

San Silvestro 'Ottone 1' Barbera, Italy

Founded in 1871 by Giovanni Sartirano, San Silvestro has been passed down through four generations, and holds the Equalitas certification for its sustainably cultivated vineyards. This Barbera from Piemonte is named after Otto I, Grand Emperor of Saxony, and is bright and fresh, combining notes of ripe cherry and wild raspberry. It's soft and approachable, but with real structure and finesse.

Groot Constantia 'Lady of Abundance', South Africa

Groot Constantia ('groot' being the Dutch and Afrikaans for 'great', as in large) is South Africa's oldest wine estate. In 1685, Cape Governor Simon van der Stel built a farm and manor house in the foothills of Table Mountain. This blend of Shiraz, Pinotage and Cinsault highlights all that is great about Western Cape wines; it's layered and complex, with aromas of ripe black fruit, mocha, chocolate, vanilla and wood spice. Rich and rounded on the palate, it has fine tannins and great length.

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