Sparkling & Sweet

During the Sparkling and Sweet session in December 2014, we tasted:

Rosé (Bottle Fermented), ((Chardonnay/Pinot Noir)), Marlborough, New Zealand, Mount Bluff for Marks and Spencer, NV, MYR99

Cava, (“local grape varieties”), Penedes, Spain, G Suberviola for Marks and Spencer, 2010, MYR119

Reserve Botrytis, (Semillon), Riverina, Australia, Berton Vineyards, 2010, MYR64

*Classic Liquer, (Tokay((Muscadelle))/Muscat), Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia, Blend, AUD17+

* matured in large oak casks, many old vintages are blended (IWC Gold Medal 2013)
+imported especially for this course

Food and Wine Matching:

Smoked Salmon
Blue Cheese and Walnut Spread
Raspberry Bakewell Cake
Mince Pies

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During the Sparkling and Sweet session in May 2014, we tasted:

*Vintage Cava Brut, (Macabeo/Xarel-lo/Parrellada), Cataluna, Spain, Gabriel Suberviola for Marks and Spencer, 2009, MYR199

**Brut Rosé, (Pinot Noir), Castel Boglione, Piedmont, Italy, for Marks and Spencer, 2011, MYR79

***Mansard, Champagne AOC, France, Brut Rosé, (Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier), NV, MYR155

*”Aged for longer than usual on its lees” more than min 9 months? – winemaker for Ferrer family “Freixenet”
**”Grapes gently crushed to produce a beautiful pink colour”
*** 15% Coteaux Champenois Rouge (to blend for pink colour)

Food and Wine Matching:

Smoked Salmon
Raspberry Bakewell Cake

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During the Sparkling and Sweet session in April 2013, we tasted:

Spumante, Moscato d”Asti, Asti DOCG, Italy, NV, MYR78

Brut Mosaique, (Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier), Champagne AOC, France, NV, MYR155

Late Harvest, (Sauvignon Blanc), Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2010, MYR39

Whistler Ice Wine, Vidal, Niagara Peninsula VQA, Canada, 2008, MYR94

 Very Old Fortified,  (Grenache/Syrah), McLaren Vale, Australia, 20 years old, MYR105

 Food and Wine Matching:

Mushroom Paté & Rye & Walnut Bread
Gorgonzola, Blue Brie, Danish Blue
Pear and Almond Cake with Almond Crunch Topping

During the Sparkling and Sweet session in November 2012, we tasted:

Casa Martelleti, (Glera), Prosecco DOC, Veneto, Italy, NV, MYR89

Brut, (Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier/Chardonnay), Champagne, France, NV, MYR145

Brut Rosé Methode Trad, (Chardonnay/Savagnin/Pinot Noir/Poulsard), Vin Mousseux, Crancot, Jura, France, NV, MYR60

Whistler Ice Wine, Vidal, Niagara Peninsula VQA, Canada, MYR90

Food and Wine Matching:

Smoked Salmon with cream cheese & herbs
Gravadlax
Nigella’s Raspberry Bakewell Slice