Posted on 17th August 2018 by JN Wine
This Saturday, 18th August, we will be celebrating one of the wine industries most prized, most loved grapes; Pinot Noir! Famous for thousands of years (it has been vinified since Roman times) for the red wines of Burgundy, Pinot went main stream in 2005 with the release of the Hollywood film “Sideways”. Pinot sales rocketed and Merlot nosedived (anyone who has seen the film will remember “that scene”) and the effect has carried on; 13 years later, Pinot is still hailed as queen;
”The most romantic of wines, with so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, and so powerful a punch that, like falling in love, they make the blood run hot and the soul wax embarrassingly poetic”
Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon
So, here what we will be offering this Saturday at our weekly Shop Tasting!
The cool climate queen of red wine is a natural match for Marlborough’s reliable cool and dry vintage climate. Delicious aromas of raspberry, strawberry and black Dawson cherry with hints of violets. The taste is all dark fruit cake and plum, with hints of spice and savoury, “forest floor” aromas. It’s full, complex and delicious on the palate! Great drinking now but your patience will be rewarded by cellaring for 5+ years. Gold Medal Melbourne International Wine Challenge.
Salwey. Always dry. Always Pinot. Weingut Salwey in Oberrotweil is proud of its history as a classic family-run estate. The wines are strongly shaped by the loess and weathered volcanic soils of the vineyards, and are always fully fermented. In the cellar, nature is provided with plenty of time and space to do her work. Other variables, including strict standards in the vineyards, a 100% selective hand harvest and wild yeast fermentation in large wooden barrels.
The hands-off approach in the cellar also means that the wines are neither fined nor filtered. All in keeping to the motto: “as much as needed, and not a whit more.”