In the Classics weeks I like to try wines that show their sense of place – I suppose I could equally name them the Terroir weeks – the right grape in the right place at the right time.  Some wines are not of course as typical as they might be so this is our opportunity to immerse ourselves in those terroirs and evaluate the wines.

In the Classics II session in April 2015, we tasted:

*Clocktower, (Sauvignon Blanc), Ben Glover for Marks and Spencer, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2011, MYR149

 **Les Crenilles, (Chardonnay), Dureuil Fontaine, Bourgogne AOC, France, 2013, MYR100

***Sangiovese, Tenuta La Fuga, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Italy, 2013, MYR125

**** Vineyard Series, (Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec/Cabernet Franc), Hayshed Hill, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2012, AUD28

*Winemaker at Wither Hills, adds some barrel fermented wine for texture and savoury notes
**Single VY actually in Pommard, no whites allowed, No MLF, 12 months age in stainless steel tanks
***aged 10 months in slavonian oak casks
****VF student import, french oak 13 months, gold medal SIWC, Silver IWSC

Food and Wine Matching:

Puttanesca (Tart’s) Pasta
Slut Red Raspberries in Chardonnay


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