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Peter Cooper's Wine Tasting Notes

The excellent wine tasting notes from Peter's session last December are below.

Surani Costarossa 2015 Primitivo di Manduria £7.99
Origin: Primitivo is a grape indigenous to Italy and the eastern Mediterranean, now more commonly known as Zinfandel. This wine is made by over-ripening the grapes on the vine, then harvesting and fermenting them over a lengthy 20 days, then oak-ageing to create a rich style.
Grape: Primitivo
Taste: Deep, dense ruby in colour, with a nose of warm prunes, dates and figs, with hints of sweet spice. Full and voluptuous, the mouth-feel is soft and plush, with toasty notes that linger on the finish. Try with venison, or pan-fried calves' liver.

Valpolicella Classico 2015 Cantina di Negrar £7.85
Origin: Produced east of Lake Garda in the western Veneto region of Verona, northeast Italy. Negrar's vineyards, sited at the heart of the 'Classico' or traditional producing area, are planted with Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grape varieties.
Grape; Corvina
Taste: Juicy red berries and red fruit aromas explode from the glass accompanied by summer berries, exotic spices and a hint of earth. Seductive, smooth yet full body lingers on the palate with a velvety finish. Enjoyed with pasta, salumi, soft and semi-soft cheese, grilled meats and olives. Enjoyable now or over the next three years

Rioja Reserva Viña Ardanza 2007 La Rioja Alta £17.98
Origin: One of the very best of Rioja's produced from fruit exclusively grown in the bodega's 360 hectare vineyard holdings in the Rioja Alta region, and named after one of the Region's founding families. Remaining under family ownership, this is of the most sought-after bodegas.
Grape: Tempranillo, Garnacha
Taste: Complex and perfumed primary and secondary aromas of earth, spice and red fruits with a long, elegantly structured medium weight body of spicy tannins and layers of flavour. Enjoy over the next decade as the richness and power will soften to spice and earth, augmenting game casserole or wild duck.

Balfour 1503 Brut NV England £19.99
Origin: Superb quality English sparkling wine from the Hush Heath Estate in Kent, which was planted with vines in 2002. Winemakers Owen Elias and Victoria Ash have been making wine at the estate since 2010, and create 1503 Brut using traditional secondary fermentation in bottle.
Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Taste: Refined in structure, with a finely beaded mousse and pale pink highlights. Tightly structured, combining crisp apple and citrus fruit with nuances of pepper and thyme. Enjoy immediately. Best with light seafood.

Santa Ema Sauvignon Gris 2015 £7.99
Origin: Sauvignon Gris is a sibling of the much more famous Sauvignon Blanc and shares many characteristics.
Taste: The wine tends to be richer and fuller as this well flavoured example shows with loads of tropical mango and melon flavours and a long crisp, refreshing finish.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Poumos update. - Michael is continuing to make progress after his operation. Anybody wishing to contact him by email can do so: His email address is paphos19@hotmail.co.uk.

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Stewards:
Rod Irvine left us in January and will be comming back later in the year.

In the meantime our new steward is Michael (Mike) Poumos and he has already settled in very well. Picture below!

Assisted by Gina !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wines

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Prosecco Corte Alta NV DOC (Italy)
£15 per bottle
Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (New Zealand)
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Five foot Track Chardonnay (Australia)
San Millan Rioja (Spain)
Bantry Bay Chenin Blanc (South Africa)
Vina Carrasco Merlot (Chile)
Blushmore Zinfandel Rose 2013 (California)
Flor del Fuego Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile)

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