Remaining Grape Varieties

There are always the odd grape varieties that don’t fall into a standard lesson schedule so I like cover any we miss in a “catch-all” session.

During the January 2015 session, we tasted:

Mi Terruno Uvas, (Torrontes), Mendoza, Argentina, 2013, MYR52

HVH, Gewurztraminer), Hugel, Alsace AOC, France, 2012, MYR84

*Reserva, (Malbec), Terrazas, Mendoza, Argentina, 2011, MYR79

**Acrux, (Carmenere/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot), Vina Sutil, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2011, MYR105

*matured 12 months in 80% French, 20% American oak, 30% new barrels
**blended from old vines, no maturation information…

Food and Wine Matching:

French Onion Soup with Gruyere Croutons
Chocolate Ricotta Mousse and Strawberries

logo_lady_only-tiny-version45

During the June 2014 session, we tasted:

McWilliams, Mt Pleasant “Elisabeth”, Hunter Valley (Semillon), NSW, Australia, 2011, MYR82

Trimbach, (Gewurztraminer), Alsace AOC, France, 2011, MYR86

Louis Jadot, Beaujolais-Villages AOC, France, (Gamay), 2012, MYR70

Beyerskloof (Beyers Truter), Reserve, (Pinotage), Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2012, MYR40 (Bought in South Africa)

Food and Wine Matching:

Tiger Prawn and Apple Salad
Julia Child’s Chocolate Mousse with Belgian Biscuit Curls

During the June 2013 session, we tasted:

Domaine Mandeville made for Marks & Spencer, (Viognier), Pays d’Oc, IGP, France, 2012, MYR49

Villiera, (Chenin Blanc), Jeff Grier for Marks & Spencer, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2010, MYR99

Cathedral Cellar, (Pinotage), Paarl, South Africa, 2009, MYR83

Los Molles made for Marks & Spencer, (Carmenere), Valle de Limari, Chile, 2009, MYR89

Food and Wine Matching:

Hot and Sour Coconut Soup
Nutella Cake

logo_lady_only-tiny-version45

During the February 2013 session we tasted (all wines were sourced in Marks & Spencer):

Domaine de la Pouvraie, (Chenin Blanc), Vouvray AOC, Loire Valley, France, 2010, MYR69

Domaine Mandeville, (Viognier), Pays d’Oc, IGP, France, MYR49

Houdamond, (Pinotage), Stellenbosch, South Africa, MYR95

Los Molles, (Carmenere), Valle de Limari, Chile, MYR89

Food & Wine Matching:

Hot and Sour Coconut Soup
Molten Chocolate Baby Cakes