Tasting Notes for the Evening's Pairings
At this delicious dining event we showcased four magnificent wines, one with each course, to ensure that all the food was paired with the perfect wines to match its deliciousness! 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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- Selection of dips (hummus, tzatziki & tarama)
- Mixed olives
- Cypriot Pitta bread
- Gigantes (giant beans)
- Chicken Fasolakia (Greek green beans stewed with olive oil, tomato and potato)
- Koulouri (Greek village bread)
Mixed Greek desserts
From an historic château dating back to 1753 in the heart of the Costières de Nîmes in Languedoc comes this fabulous blend of Grenache Blanc and Viognier. It's a refreshingly crisp wine with inviting aromas of fresh peach, leading to a vibrant palate of grapefruit and pear and a delicate hint of spice on the finish.
Established in 1994, Gaia is a pioneer of the modern Greek wine revolution, with two state of the art wineries in the Peloponnese. Notios, or 'the Southerner', is a youthful wine focusing on the region's fragrant native grape Agiorgitiko (pronounced ah-yor-YEE-te-ko). It has a refreshing, velvety texture and intense, persistent aromas of ripe red and black fruit with a twist of spice. Soft tannins underpin a well-structured palate, through to a delicious, vibrant finish.
Bodegas Ondarre was founded in 1985, and as the the only winery in the village of Viana, they have formed trusted relationships with the highest quality growers in the area. This classic white Rioja has delicate aromas of white flowers layered with green apple and pear. Refreshing with an elegant, creamy texture balanced by crisp acidity, this wine has a deliciously long and mouthwatering finish.
Into the realm of sweetness we delve with Michele Chiarlo, one of Piedmont's most prestigious winemakers. Founded in 1956, this family winery is now run by Michele's sons Alberto and Stefano, producing top quality Moscato d'Asti from their VIVA certified sustainably cultivated vineyards. A classic sweet wine style, Nivole (tr. 'clouds') has fragrant floral aromas seamlessly complemented by peach and apricot notes. The gently sparkling palate is delicate, light and creamy, with a silky texture and a refreshing finish.