WINE TASTING EVENTS
17th November 2011
|This excusive event will
include the following wines and a section of west country
Christmas Hampers available to purchase at event
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Tasting Event held at -
"Gate Farm Diary" North Road Chideock Dorset DT6 6LF -
01297 489982 Mobile: 07909230992
Meursault, Les Tessons, Domaine Bouzereau.
This first-rate village Meursault comes from the fruit of
vines grown in warm, sandier soils over limestone.
Displaying an elegant, stylish bouquet with beautiful floral
notes, it has a silkily-textured palate and real persistence
on the finish.
2008 - Puligny- Montrachet, Sous Le Puits, 1er Cru, Domaine
MeursBrilliant pure and clear colour with little green
tints. White fruit and flowers evident in the bouquet and
perfectly poised throughout. Very fine and persistent, the
best Puligny to date from Olivier.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine de la Charbonniere
Roussanne, fermented in new oak, makes up an impressive 40%
of this blend, the same quantity as the Grenache Blanc.
Clairette completes the trilogy. Given its make-up, it is
unsurprising to find the wine at the richer more decadent
end of the stylistic spectrum. Mangoes, pear-skin and nougat
were the first three words to traverse the tasting book,
with a pleasing honied mid-palate and then spice on the back
from the oak.
||2002 - Ch. du
Tertre, Margaux, 5eme Cru Classe
Medium Bodied, Dry, Red, Cab.Sauvignon
For laying down, 13% alc.
Wines Lying in Barrel
Best ever! A bold statement? Perhaps, but we have been going
here to taste for 11 years, and every year it just gets
better and better. Always soft, round and ripe, the team has
brought it to another level.
|2007 - Volnay, Vendanges
Selectionees, Domaine Lafarge
Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, Red, Pinot
Ready, but will improve, 13% alc.
The best plots of village Volnay fruit are kept for this
wine. The flavours are pronounced, with fully ripe fruit
giving a texture of velvet to the palate. It is quite
||1995 - Berry's
Crusted Port is a peculiarly British invention, and yet is
seldom seen, either here or elsewhere, despite it evocative
and theoretically quite accurate name. It is produced at the
behest of British Port shippers to provide wines with a
similar character to Vintage Port, but in a more accessible
style and at a relatively more modest price point
Other wines available on the night are as follows:
White - N/V Comte de Valois -maligny (Yvone) France -
White 1998 Chateau Musar - Red N/V Comte De Valois
-maligny (Yvone) France - Red 2004 Chateau Musar
|Rumpy Scrumpy -
Nested in the Marshwood Vale
using fresh apples from local orchards traditionally
pressed. Fermented in Whisky barrels to give a real
depth of flavour. Our cider is crisp, sweetand
Born and bred on a small family run dairy farm on
the edge of the Blackdown hills, Emma Stapleforth
can trace cider making in her family back for many
generations, The most eccentric being her great
Stapleforth, who was renowned for making moonshine
from the dregs of the cider barrels, (illegally)! It
was in the days when women wore long dresses, so she
would wear a belt inside her skirt to which she
would hang her bottle of moonshine out of sight, but
close to hand! So when Emma had her daughter in
April this year its comes as no surprise what she
has called her!
Now living on a 22 acre small holding in the
Marshwood vale, and working as Farm Manager at the
famous River Cottage, Emma's cider, Rumpy Scrumpy -
The Agricultural Aphrodisiac! is traditionally made
with the finest blend of local hand picked cider
apples, and fermented in oak whiskey barrels, It won
2nd place for sweet farmhouse cider in 2010 at the
Devon county show and 2nd place at the 2010 Colyton