|CHATEAU HAUT RIAN ROSÉ , Michel Dietrach, 2011
Improving most years, this wine is always a success. Made from a blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon producing this successful wine which is Vibrant and juicy. Best drunk young, this pleasant wine is very acceptable as an aperitif , or can be drunk with fish courses as an alternative to white wine.
Tasting Notes: Light pink in appearance. Fresh nose, with fruit and spice aromas. This wine is round, fresh and balanced. Good length.
Food Matching: Summer dishes, salads and cooked meat
FRENCH SPARKLING WINE
|CHAMPAGNE VEUVE FOURNY, PREMIER CRU BLANC DE BLANCS
Outstanding quality from a small but dedicated producer whose vineyards in the Côte de Blancs are 100% Premier Cru. The average age of the vines -
100% Chardonnay - is 30 years, and yields are severely restricted to achieve maximum quality of fruit. Only the first pressing (cuvée) is used; the "tailles" are discarded. Aged for a minimum of 3 years
before disgorgement, with a further six months in bottle. Full, rich and creamy, with great elegance and style. A match for any of the well known Champagnes selling at twice the price
ITALIAN SPARKLING WINE
Prosecco is its own grape, and it tastes completely different than chardonnay and pinot noir (the grapes of Champagne). This white grape grows in northern Italy and makes a simpler sparkler that charms with its easy-going nature, rather than being complex to the point of fussy. Dry with attractive back notes of bitter almonds and a rich fragrant bouquet. Perfectly balanced with fruity sensations and an intense fresh finish, a great aperitif.
|PROSECCO SPECIAL CUVÉE - Zonin
Made to please the English market this slightly sweeter version of the Brut above. Delicate, with lemon and light floral and mineral character. Medium fizz, with a clean, fresh finish. Drink now. 33,500 cases made.