WanderCurtis Wine

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Felton Road, Block 2 Chardonnay 2013, Cental Otago, New Zealand

RIMG0146 We were lucky enough to be served this last night by Nigel Greening himself at our

Wine dinner at Season Kitchen.

Matched brilliantly by Ben the chef from Hebden Bridge with a duo

of fresh Cornish Sardine and salted cod Brandade with sourdough.

A simply stunning wine , beautifully balanced long , crisp mineral with citrus and tangerine

Wish there was more of it !

If you’re lucky try Berry Bros


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Legaris Reserva 2011 Ribera Del Duero

legarisFrom the Codorniu stable this fantasic Ribera Del Duero is packed

with black fruits, rich concentrated ripe blackberries , black cherries and cassis.

It has a lovely tone of herbs, tobacco and liquorice and importantly beautiful soft integrated velvety tannins .

Brilliant with searingly hot sealed organic ribeye.

Less oak than a Rioja and more fruit forward  it is delicious.

Another top quality wine from the excellent Codorniu group  and well worthy of the WanderCurtis July wine of the month .

 


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Saint Clair Pioneer Block Pinot Noir 2012 Marlborough , New Zealand

 

St Clair PinotThis delightful Pinot is a no brainer for our wine of the month and a fitting celebration for May day.

Made from small parcels of outstanding fruit from the fittingly named Doctor’s Creek Vineyard , Block 14.

Medium Ruby, pronounced aromas of red summer fruits with much more complex notes of game, wet fur,earth,  toast and a wonderfully perfumed floral note with warm spices including nutmeg textured by a buttery nose and texture.

Develops more complexity after an hour or so with a savoury meatiness which would complement new season lamb but this is such a fine wine it would go with almost anything .

I’ll be popping down today to get a case .

 

Available £22 or £17 for 2 at http://www.majestic.co.uk