Thank you to Dr John Forrest,of Forrest Estate Wines NZ, who kindly joined us last night for the final night of our Intorductory Wine Course.
Dr John took talked us through all his wines, from his ever popular Marlborough sauvignon to his delectable dessert wines. He told us what makes a good wine and how difficult it can be to describe the taste sensation.
In the above video clip John explains the balance that makes a good Chardonnay.He tells us what he thinks would pair well with Forrest Estate Chardonnay and why the wine has longevity.
“The epitome of my style of chardonnay – fresh vibrant fruit flavours, subtle oak and focused acidity. It abounds with citrus (lemon/grapefruit) and stonefruit (nectarine/white peach) flavours and that lovely yeast lees derived, oaten/toffee biscuit aroma. Soft and harmonious with excellent depth and weight on the palate, the wine will benefit from 2-4 years cellaring. A perfect accompaniment to fresh manuka smoked Marlborough Sounds Moki.
Dr John Forrest