We have a whole range of new wines available to taste in our By The Glass Machine!
This time we are focusing on Pinot Noir showcasing a range of six styles from a variety of countries and regions. For the whites we have chosen a grape that shares the same DNA as Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, shown as a single varietal and as a blend with Chardonnay.
Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt, Pinot Blanc, Germany 2011
Fruity Pinot Blanc notes of pear, melon and pineapple. Fruity on the palate with a fresh burst of minerality which gives a little prickle on the tongue. A little roundness on the finish.
Querciabella ‘Batar’, Pinot Blanc/Chardonnay, Italy. 2011
A bouquet of ripe stone fruits and apricots mingles with bright citrus, green apple and white flower blossom aromas. The palate is persistent and long with lovely, white peach and refreshing lemon fruit characters with a fine mineral note and a hint of white pepper and spice on the finish.
Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey-Chambertin VV, Burgundy, France. 2007
Gorgeous nose of red pinot fruit, flint, autumn leaves and earth. Flavours of raspberry, strawberry and red currants with just a touch of tobacco. Firm tannins, medium acidity and a lengthy finish with a good amount of minerality.
Le Grappin ‘Boucherottes’, Beaune Premier Cru, Burgundy, France 2012
Intensely floral, raspberry & strawberry fruited with a lush mouthfeel leading into a detailed, persistent finish & framed by a fine tannin backbone. Very proud to be the only retail stockist in England outside London. Only 123 Cases made.
Louis Jadot ‘Clos De La Barre’, Volnay Premier Cru, Burgundy, France 2003
A rich style of Pinot Noir from this region due to the very warm conditions that year. Lots of red fruit on the nose, inc. strawberries and cherries. These follow through on the palate with a long rich finish.
Lowburn Ferry ‘Home Block’, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand. 2011
An intense, complex, sumptuous pinot that is perfumed with dark plum, black cherry and a hint of violets. There is an appealing gamy influence on the palate.
The texture is seductively smooth with a backbone of fine tannins.
Moss Wood, Mornington Penninsula, Pinot Noir, Victoria, Australia. 2010
Bright red fruit aromas of strawberries and cooked strawberries, like strawberry jam and these combine with earthy notes like dried herbs and cumin. There are lively red and dark fruits of strawberry, plum and cherry that fill the front and mid-palate, then the finish is round with oak flavours and soft tannins giving good balance and length.
Heru, Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile. 2010
Deep ruby red with violet highlights. The nose opens with red berries such as strawberries, raspberries and morello cherries. Soft notes of vanilla and spices intermingle with delicate mineral hints. On the palate, it boasts juicy red fruit, a crunchy acidity with round tannins sustained on a base of fine, elegant French Oak.
If you are a fan of lighter style reds we have a handful of places remaining for our Beaujolais Tasting on July 16th at Mitton Hall.
6.30 arrival for 7.00pm start. You will receive a glass of Champagne on arrival followed by a tasting of 1 rose and 7 reds followed by a cheese board of local varieties provided by Cheesey Tchaikovsky
Tickets priced at £20. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01254 822581 to reserve a place.