As we are slowly going towards Christmas it is time to move on with Tastings!
An animating selection of new arrivals and cellar treasures on our tasting table coming Saturday 10-12-2021!
Sagmeister Furmint 2019 – Dry and full bodied white wine with great acidity and rich texture. Notes of quince, pear, candied pineapple and bruised apple skin, a hint of white flower and a silky lemon peel finish.
Bikicki S/O 2018 – Sauvignon/Orange 2018. Flinty citrus zest, herbal tones with an intense nose of dry flowers, apricot, honey and spice. The wine opens up layer by layer to notes of peach, lychee and rose petal bringing along an unexpected creamy sensation and journeying through to a lovely smoky finish with spicy, nutty aftertaste.
Muller-Koeberle Renard 2021 – Six days macerated Alsatian Gewurztraminer with 12 months ageing in one-century old oak barrels. Aromas of rose, honey and ginger hand in hand with white pepper and five spices. Racy acidity and hells enjoyable and enlightening.
Fun Fact: The outstanding Renard Gloeckelber vineyard was up to last year classified as Grand Cru. Up to last year.. the Grand Cru AOC was withdrawn from them because the wine is now deemed “too cloudy”. Should we see this as a compliment?
Maurer Kadarka 1880 – Natural dry red wine from the oldest Kadarka vineyard on the planet, one of oldest European vineyards that survived Phylloxera thanks to sandy soils on Noszai Hill in northern Serbia.
These 140 year old vines have now an average yield of 200 gr per plant. If Unicorn Wine exists and is more than just an urban legend, this should be one of the few. Fermented in an open vessel and aged for 12 months in old oak barrels. It smells and tastes like a brisk fall day with raspberry, pomegranate and blood orange. Rhubarb, spice, a hint of aged balsamic and forest floor. It shows a botrytis affected nose, but bone dry and with present and vibrant acidity.