Julie & Gilda's birthday wine tasting evening at Café Arighi, Arighi Bianchi, Macclesfield.

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Thank you for joining us at Café Arighi this evevning.

 

The follwoing pages include the winemakers' tasting notes for all the wines we have featured this evening and you'll find useful link buttons which will show you where to buy the wines which are available for sale if you wish to.

 

At The Wine School of Cheshire we do not sell wine ourselves ensuring we remain impartial at all times, showcasing the best available wines at the best price that are perfecty suited to each individual wine tasing.

 

We chose a selection of wines from around the world this eveving, and as always these are somehting a little different enabling you to try something new.

 

If you have any questions, please do contact me at any time.

 

My very best wishes and Cin Cin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard J Smith

The Wine School of Cheshire

 

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  1. Prosecco Le Dolce Colline Brut NV

Grape: Glera

Region: Veneto, Italy

ABV: 11.5%

Wine style: Sparkling

 

Food match:Perfect on its own as an aperitif or delicous with canapés.

 

 

Buy from: Corks Out Wines, £9.95

This Prosecco is fresh and gentle. A fruity fizz from Veneto in northeast Italy. 

 

With citrus and green apple aromas this delicate and lively sparkling wine is lively on the palate with ripe, lightly grapey fruit, zesty acidity and a clean, refreshing finish.

Grape: Sauvingon Blanc

Region: Wairarapa, New Zealand

ABV: 13%

Wine style: Dry white

 

Food match: Try it with an old fashioned prawn cocktail or grilled fish. 

 

  1. Gladstone Vineyards Jealous Sisters

  2. Sauvignon Blanc 2014

 

Christine Kernohan has lived in New Zealand 40 years, but her peaceful idyll in Gladstone hasn’t dimmed her feisty Scottish provenance let alone the accent.

 

 

Established on the old riverbed of the Ruamahanga River, at Gladstone they are proud to be one of New Zealand’s most beautiful vineyards. Since its inception, Gladstone Vineyard has been a member of the New Zealand Sustainable Winemaking programme, focusing on best practice environmental practices in winegrape production.

 

 

Wairarapa is situated at the foot of New Zealand’s North Island. A typical Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc nose of Granny Smith apples and green pepper. There is a citrus note of lemon peel that complements the mineral undertones and length of the palate. The wine is crisp and fresh with a restrained elegance. Drink now, or cellar for up to two years.

  1. Domaine des Tourelles White 2014

Grape: 45% Chardonnay, 40% Voignier & 15% Muscat D'Alexandrie

 

Region: Bekaa Valley, The Lebanon

ABV: 13%

Wine style: Dry white

 

Food match: Try this vibrant white with garlic prawns, chicken salads or roasted vegetables. Also lovely with fish dishes like delicate Dover sole and parsley.

Lively melon, mango and apricot aromas make a heady greeting, followed by elegant nutty almond

flavours adding a dash of sophisticated Middle Eastern charm.

 

Lebanese winemaker, Faouzi Issa creates his wines in a truly modern light, bright style. This lively

white comes from Chardonnay and Viognier grapes harvested in the Bekaa Valley and kept cool

and crisp throughout their fermentation. Lebanon’s are some of the oldest vineyards in the world:

the first vines reaching its shores with the Phoenician sailors some 4,000 years ago.

 

  1. Sepp Moser Zweigelt 2015

Grape: Zweigelt

 

Region: Neusiedlersee,Austria

 

ABV: 12.5%

 

Wine style: Medium-bodied red

 

Food match: Try with veal or fish, as well as pizza and pasta with tomato based sauces. Also very pleasant drunk on its own slightly chilled. 

 

 

Buy from: Corks Out Wines, £9.95

The Sepp Moser estate as it is today was created in 1987, and as such is one of Austria's youngest, but surely it is one of the best. Today the estate covers 33 hectares of vineyards in Kremstal and Neusiedl.

 

Zweigelt is an Austrian hybrid from a cross between Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. It produces medium-bodied wines with good acidity and soft tannins supporting slightly earthy - yet quite fruity - notes of dark cherry and black raspberry with spicy undertones.

 

Light with plenty of gentle red and black fruits, with a subtle spice quality. Classic Zweigelt. Light in style with plenty of gentle red and black fruits. The wine also displays a subtle spice quality.

Grape: 85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

 Region: Lodi, California, USA

ABV: 14%

Wine style: Medium-bodied red

 

Food match:This is is a food wine that really lends itself to vegetarian dishes. Try it with grilled aubergine or zucchini, or with meals containing green peppers (capsicums), cabbage, or herbs (particularly sage, thyme, rosemary or saffron). A versatile wine that is also fantastic with tomato based dishes; lighter meats such as Turkey or Chicken, along with game meats like duck and richer beef based dishes like steak or veal.

 

Buy from: Corks Out Wines, £9.95

  1. Cabaret Frank No.2 The Aviary Old Vine Cabernet Franc 2014

A smooth, medium bodied and easy drinking wine that strikes a lovely balance with its blackberry, plum and dark cherry fruit characters coupled with classic varietal leafy tones. Made predominately from Old Vine Cabernet Franc (85%), the balance being a harmonious blob of sibling Cabernet Sauvignon. The story and overall package may be light-hearted, but the wine inside is as ever, seriously good with oodles of drinkability! 

 

The grapes are harvested from 'old vines' (35 years) sourced from the single biggest Cabernet Franc vineyard in the world located in Lodi, Central California. To enable the true flavours and characters of the Cabernet Franc (and touch of Cabernet Sauvignon) to shine through, no wood/oak has been used. 

  1. Bodegas Juan Gill 4 Meses 2015

Grape: Monastrell

Region: Jumilla, Murcia, Spain

ABV: 14%

Wine style: Full-bodied red

 

Food match:Enjoy with lamb, beef & game.

 

 

Buy from: Corks Out Wines, £9.99

A beautiful Monastrell from 40 year old vineyards. Intense juicy fruit and hugely enjoyable.

 

The nose has rich plum and blackcurrant pastille characters, with delicate vanilla spice and cedar. The palate is ripe, smooth and opulent with layers of pure blackcurrant, juicy blackberry, lush spicy plum and cherry fruit, minerality and complex fine tannins on the finish.

Wine tasting events throughout Cheshire www.cheshire.wine www.cheshire.wine Connect with us: Julie & Gilda’s birthday wine tasting evening Suite 59, Friars Nook 43 White Friars Chester, Cheshire CH1 1AD T 01244 940747 E hello@cheshire.wine © The Wine School of Cheshire 2016 Friday 23rd. September 2016
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