Wine Tasting evening. 13th April 2012
We got to taste some truly scrumptious wines on Friday evening at the wine tasting event we held at La Forge Restaurant in Antibes.
As a welcoming drink on arrival we enjoyed some rather splendid bubbles. A champagne from Vilmart to start us off. The Grand Cellier d’Or 2005
The first Vintage from this Elite House is fermented in barrique. Brioche and Vanilla are the first notes that strike then exquisite apricot flavours. It is Fresh yet nutty and delivers a striking complexity and length.
I then moved onto the rosé, We had a choice of two.
The Chateau de Chaberts “ Prestige “ rosé 2011 Provence.
We call this The FWW favourite quaffing Rosé
It is bright marble pink, with Fragrance/elegance of its “ floral” aromas: White and pink lilac, with redcurrant and passion fruit. It has a freshness from the Grenache and elegance from the Cinsault grapes that produce a pale and luminous wine, with very subtle fruit aromas.
This wine is perfect with salmon, a Caesar or Nicoise salad or any cold seafood and fishy nibbles.
The other Rosé Possibly “The best rosé in the world” We asked our guests what they thought and really everybody loved it. Whats not to love!
Chateau d’Esclans “ Garrus”
This style of delicate and exquisite rosés are fast gaining cult status! The wines are made in an almost Burgundian style by the deft hand of wine maker Patrick Léon (who is responsible for producing the wines of the Mouton Rothschild and Opus one) It certainly is an eye opener in a region awash with limp and uninspiring pink wine! Heralded as the greatest rose in the world, Garrus limited quantity (6 barrels per vintage makes it a highly select wine)