My Monday evening was ticking along nicely, regulars popping in for a nice bottle to kick off the week, or a selection of beers to go with their pizza, nothing unusual. Then suddenly a highly enthused Erik Laan appears wielding a bottle of Tasmanian Pinot Noir and everything got a bit exciting!
Now I'm not one who usually gets all starry eyed when it comes to Pinot Noir, I'm still learning to love this grape and as our customers will know I'm much more likely to splash out on a Nebbiolo. However, it's just possible that I've find the one to change my mind, and my palate. Fortunately it's on an epic case deal so I can fill my wine rack with it and quaff to my heart's content!
2013 Eddystone Point Pinot Noir, Tasmania, Australia £12.99/Bt or 6 for £60 (Only 10 a bottle!!)
A cracking lifted Pinot Noir nose with dark red fruits. On the palate this is a delightfully medium bodied, elegant wine with lovely persistent Pinot Noir aromas of summer berries and a hint of autumnal notes. A truly lovely quaffable wine that you'll want to be drinking every night. Stock up, I know I am!
Meanwhile the white we have on tasting is back to my Italian comfort zone. A lovely zippy fresh new wine from Borgo Paglianetto.
2016 Verdicchio Di Matelica Terravignata Borgo Paglianetto, Italy £14.99/Bt. Only 11.99 in a mixed case.
This is the ideal aperatif wine filled with fresh white stone fruit and blossom with a hint of almond and nice juicy palate. Freshness is achieved due to the vineyards being on the hills around the town of Matelica and give this wine a perfect refreshing finish.
See you over the weekend for a taste of these delicious wines,
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