You are invited to our next tasting on Wednesday 18th September from 17.00-21.00h at our shop in Clifton Road W9.
Starring on Wednesday night will be the very energetic winemaker Reiner Flick who joins us from the east end of the Rheingau, between Wiesbaden and Frankfurt. We’ll be showing two of his brilliant dry Rieslings and one off-dry Kabinett. Two different vineyards, two different soils, same vintage, including Queen Victoria’s favourite vineyard the Konigin Victoriaberg, named after her following her visit in 1845. We are delighted that a grower of Reiner’s quality is making wine from this legendary parcel. http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/flick-wicker/
We will also be opening his Spatburgunder Rose, which proved to be a pink smash this summer and last.
Following our dash to Champagne late last week, we will be starting with Dennis and Anne Velut’s fabulously racy, non-vintage Champagne from the slope of Montgueux overlooking the mediaeval city of Troyes. http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/jean-velut-montgueux/
To reflect the changing season, our reds will be southern and warming. One from the south of France, the other from the south of Italy.
Down in the southern Rhone valley, in Vinsobres (one of the named Cotes-du-Rhone Villages - satellites of Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Francois Vallot has been busy. He is now fully certified. No, that’s not quite how it sounds - he has been converting to biodynamism, the extreme end of organic viticulture in which decisions are aligned with the lunar calendar. Francois’ dark, broody, biodynamic Vinsobres 2011 will be in the line-up. http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/domaine-coriancon-francois-vallot/
The Men in Black are back! The stuff of legend at The Winery. We had a Godfather moment when we were sniffing out new wines in Puglia some summers ago.
“We’ll meet at 17.00h in the square.”
“How will we recognise you?”
“Don’t worry, we’ll find you”.
Men in black, following a black car along remote country roads, horses heads in beds, we experienced them all – (apart from the horses heads). Puglia's hot southernmost corner is known for its big, juicy reds. On Wednesday we will be opening Roccamora - wine in a black suit and shades. http://www.thewineryuk.com/growers/schola-sarmenti-tuglie/
We do hope you can join us and, as usual, feel free to bring a friend.
Dan, Giorgio, Ben and David.
4 Clifton Road
(Warwick Avenue tube - Bakerloo Line)
020 7286 6475 T