The AGM took place this evening followed by a wine quiz ‘Would I Lie to You’.
For every wine there were three choices – whether you thought it was wine A, wine B or wine C. After all three descriptions, there was then an overview of the choices, by wine number.
The correct answers and prices were:
Wine 1 – B £19.99 Liquorice
Wine 2 – A £8.65 Waitrose
Wine 3 – B £19.99 Liquorice
Wine 4 – A £8.98 Waitrose
Wine 5 – C £11.98 Waitrose
Wine 6 – C £21.99 Liquorice
One person did identify every one correctly – very impressive!
Wine No. 1
The term Soave Classico is one of two superior denominations devised by the local authorities to identify grapes from the historic production areas. This Soave Classico is produced by Ca’Rugate in the Monte Florentine vineyard which is located 80 kilometres west of Venice and 25 kilometres east of Verona. The Garganega vines which are more than 50 years old are grown in volcanic soil which is rich in minerals and produces a medium bodied fragrant white wine with notes of tropical and citrus fruits. An ideal accompaniment to seafood.
Wine No. 2
The Kleine Zalze family owned vineyard situated outside Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape winelands, produce this bush vine Chenin Blanc. Wine has been made here since 1695 and Mr. Zalze continues to produce wines of outstanding quality. Easy drinking, fresh and crisp, this is a wine marked by delicious ripe fruit flavours of peach and pineapple and attractive aromas of lime zest and guava. Try with spicy seafood such as chilli prawns or a seafood laksa.
Wine No. 3
Petit Chablis is a perfect introduction to the world of Chablis fine wine. Its Portlandian sub soil differs somewhat from other AOCs in the region, however it still evokes Chablis characteristics with lively freshness on the palate. This wine starts with mineral grapefruit and flinty notes on the nose then opens up superbly on the palate. Long deep and subtle in flavour with crisp acid which completes a fine example of the style.
Wine No. 4
This Triade wine is a delicious blend of Primitivo, Negroamaro and Nero di Troia grapes grown in the sun baked region of Puglia in southern Italy. The wine is deep red in colour, with aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, cinnamon and black pepper. In the mouth it is luscious and spicy, with hints of chocolate and oak. Full bodied yet soft and supple, it is the perfect partner to meats, game and hard cheeses.
Wine No. 5
Bodega Norton was founded in 1895 in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. The estate winery is located in the foothills of the Andes, at altitude ranging between 850 and 1100 m. above sea level. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and then additionally in bottle before release. This Malbec wine is characterised by its elegance and complexity. It’s beautifully round and velvety with flavours of ripe black fruit, violets, spices and tobacco with a long and complex finish.
Wine No. 6
This single vineyard Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in the Wente winery in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay. The family owned estate has been dedicated to the art of winemaking and the philosophy that the quality of a wine originates in the vineyard. The wine is named after California’s first agricultural commissioner renowned for planting vine cuttings from many of Bordeaux’s top Chateaux in the 1880s. This wine has rich, lush flavours of cherry, chocolate and oak with an enjoyable finish.