Vine- Ed Monthly Wine Feature
Hooray it’s Easter, with all those lovely aromas of chocolate, hot cross buns and of course new season English lamb, which really excites our palates and fires-up our imaginations to the array of possibilities of Easter fayre, entertaining our families and friends, matching Great wines to our menu’s, and what better way than to start in the South downs National Park with this pleasing find at Henning’s wine.
Stopham Estate Rose´ 2010
Grown on the banks of the beautiful River Arun, near Pulborough, this light dry rose´ wine made with precision by wine maker, Simon Woodhead, from the Dornfelder grape variety, oozing raspberries & cream on the nose with balanced sweet fruit on the palate, I would think this selection is going to be well matched with lighter lamb and fish dishes.
£12.99 from Henning’s Wine Merchants, Aldsworth Parade, Goring, Worthing, BN12 4UP
T: 01903 700224 www.henningswine.co.uk
CONDE DE VALDEMAR RESERVA.2005
Well this next wine selection really did fire up my imagination with this Gold medal winning Rioja red wine from the Bodegas Valdemar, making wine since 1889.made from a tasty blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Mazuelo grape spending seventeen months in French and American oak casks, on the nose it has strong complex aromas of stewed blackberries, spicy touches of black pepper and mineral notes, on the palate it has ripe fruit and oak with a long persistent finish and will go fantastically well with chocolate and meat dishes. The thing that I find particularly pleasing with this wine is that it is of magnum size 150cl or two bottles in one, making a saving of around £5 on a 75cl bottle (currently retailing around £17.50 per bottle) but not only the saving it looks great as a centre piece on your table, thank you “Grapes “for this great find!!
£30 from Grapes of Worthing, 10 Prospect Place, Worthing, BN11 3BL. T: 01903 608563, www.grapesworthing.co.uk
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