The Vintner Out & About
Last week, Gavin and I hosted one of the Vintner’s great wine tastings in our tasting room in Parsons Green.
It was a trip through the iconic villages of the legendary Côte d’Or in Burgundy to identify the secret gems and subtle genius of each village from the two most recent outstanding vintages (2014 and 2015).
As we careered into Alsace on a rather stormy Friday morning, the driest wine region in France was looking decidedly sodden. Nearing the end of November there are still some grapes on vine, slowly concentrating and waiting to be picked for 'Vendange Tardives' (late harvest) wines...
A very different vintage to the warm 2015, the new releases possess a much more classic style of claret that we have not seen for many years. If 2015 was a vintage for Merlot then 2016 was without doubt superior for Cabernet Sauvignon.
In a whirlwind visit last month, we tasted our away across the the appellations and were very excited at what we found. From the Médoc to the Graves and over to Saint-Émilion, we tasted our way through hundreds of wines to truly understand the vintage and find the most attractive offerings for you.