Join us for a tutored wine tasting with canapés “Lesser Known Regions” with our wine experts Annette Scarfe MW and Christine Parkinson on April 20th at 6pm.
This is a ticketed event (£10) – to register, please call us on 0277228162.
We’ll be tasting our wines of the month from Lebanon and Uruguay:
Château Ka, Source de Blanche, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Aromatic, floral and zesty: Grapefruit, orange blossom and lemon zest
Lebanon has a winemaking history stretching back over 7000 years. Akram Kassatly built his winery in 1973 but with political turbulence in the country the winery was forced to close and the first wines were only bottled in 2005. Akram brings winemaking expertise from Dijon, where he learned how Burgundy is made. The vines are planted in the Bekaa Valley, an inland plateau situated 1,000 m above sea level providing the ideal climate for grape production. Château Ka is said to be the only winery in Lebanon to produce wine entirely from their own vineyards.
Source is loosely translated as “the beginning of a river or stream” and we have chosen this wine to mark the start of spring.
An unusual blend of Chardonnay , Muscat, Viogner and Sauvignon Blanc the wine is perfect as an aperitif, with seafood or to accompany turkey at Easter.
Preludio, Famila Deicas, Uruguay
Juicy creamy mixed black fruit compote: Blackcurrant, chocolate and vanilla
Lesser-known Uruguay is the fourth largest wine production region in South America and a relative newcomer starting as late as 1830. The climate is influenced by the Atlantic and is similar, although wetter, to Bordeaux. This wine is made from Tannat, a thick-skinned grape variety best known in Madiran, France, where it produces deeply coloured tannic wines. In the 19th century Basque settlers took the variety to Uruguay where it is now the dominant variety. In a similar vein to the success of Malbec in Argentina, Tannat thrives in the warmer South American climate creating age-worthy wines with a subtle yet robust structure. Juan Carlos Deicas was a pioneer in the drive for quality establishing his first winery in 1979.The family created their flagship Preludio range in 1992. The wine ages for 9 months in the best barrels prior to release.
Suitable with any roast dishes
TO REGISTER: This is a ticketed event (£10) – please call us on 0277228162 to secure your spot.