Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

During the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir session in October 2015, we tasted:

Burgundy Chardonnay, (Chardonnay), Georges Brichon for Marks and Spencer, Bourgogne AOC, France, 2014, MYR95

*Pencarrow, (Chardonnay), Palliser Estates, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2014, MYR89

**Pinot Noir, (Pinot Noir), Georges Brichon for Marks and Spencer, Macon Rouge AOC, France, 2013, MYR79

***Le Café, (Pinotage), Clos Malverne, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2011, MYR90

*Barrel fermented 1/3 wild yeasts, aged 7 months in 70% French and 30% American Oak (7% new), batonnage, partial MLF
**Unoaked, sourced from communes of Prissé, Sologny and Verzé
***Heavy toasted French Oak with 15% American Oak

Food and Wine Matching:

Sicilian Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic & Almonds
Slut Red Raspberries in Chardonnay Jelly

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During the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir session in October 2014, we tasted:

Chardonnay, Chablis AOC, France, Bouchard Pere et Fils, 2012, MYR93

Casa Leona, (Chardonnay), Rapel Valley, Chile, VLR SA for Marks and Spencer, 2013, MYR49

Gamay, Beaujolais AOP, Burgundy, France, Vincent Charleux for Marks and Spencer, 2013, MYR59

*Macon Rouge, (Pinot Noir), Macon AOC, Burgundy, France, George Brichon for Marks and Spencer, 2013, MYR79

*Sourced from Prissé, Sologny and Verzé

Food and Wine Matching:

Melon and Pineapple
Mixed Mushroom Fusilli and Salad

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During the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir session in February 2014, we tasted:

*Hunter Valley, (Chardonnay), Andrew Spinaze for Marks and Spencer, NSW, Australia, 2011, MYR119

**Macon-Villages AOC, (Chardonnay), Louis Jadot, Burgundy, France, 2010, MYR80

Pinot Noir, Francois Labet, Ill de Beauté, IGP, Corsica, France, 2012, MYR67

***Pencarrow, (Pinot Noir), by Palliser Estate, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2011, MYR99

*Andrew Spinaze from Tyrell’s used a small portion of oaked wine for complexity.

**”Stainless steel tanks in order to extract the maximum floral and fruity aromas and freshness” Drink within 5 years.

*** 10 months ageing in French oak.

Food and Wine Matching:

Rock Melon
Camembert
Mushroom Soup with Black Olive Cream
Black Olive Tapenade

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During the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir session in March 2013, we tasted:

Domaine Bernard Defaix, (Chardonnay), Chablis AOC, Burgundy, France, 2010, MYR96

Oyster Bay, (Chardonnay), Marlborough, New Zealand, 2011, MYR80

Stone Bay, (Pinot Noir), Nelson, New Zealand, 2010, MYR66

Domaine Bernard Defaix, (Pinot Noir), Bourgogne Rouge AOC, Burgundy, France, 2009, MYR88

Food and Wine Matching:

Rock Melon
Camembert or Brie with French Country Bread
Tapenade and French Breads

During the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir session in November 2012, we tasted:

Domaine Bernard Defaix, (Chardonnay), Chablis AOC, Burgundy, France, 2010, MYR96

Sliding Hill, (Chardonnay), Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010, MYR66

Stone Bay, (Pinot Noir), Nelson, New Zealand, 2010, MYR66

Domaine Bernard Defaix, (Pinot Noir), Bourgogne Rouge AOC, Burgundy, France, 2009, MYR88

Food and Wine Matching:

Rock Melon
Leek, Mushroom & Gruyere Quiche
Camembert &  Brie cheeses