This wine was served at our wine pairing dinner on Wednesday 27 June.
"The excellent Champagne-style Crémant de Limoux NV of Philippe Collin, who formerly worked in Champagne before heading south. It has a fresh style reminiscent of apples and hints of lime and melon. It is made from the classic Champagne grapes - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As Tom Ashworth of Yapp Brothers mentioned, this is their best selling sparkling wine because of its unbeatable price to quality ratio. It was a wonderful aperitif and was matched perfectly with the foie gras terrine with smoked eel and pickled cherries."
This is one of the most famous and reliable village wines from Burgundy, crafted
by Olivier Leflaive, who is a leading negociant in the region. The grapes came from a number of different vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault on a 60/40 ratio. It is made in the way that well established non-vintage Champagne producers create a house style year in and year out. Les Setilles has minerality and white flower notes you get from proper white Burgundy and is a perfect summer wine.
It may be 100% Sauvignon Blanc, but unlike its Antipodean cousins, Pouilly-Fumé is more understated with a hint of smokiness and flint like precision. Located across the Loire from the much larger Sancerre appellation, André Figeat is the sixth generation vintner at this family estate, which sells exclusively to Corney & Barrow in the UK. This wine will improve for a few more years but it’s
drinking perfectly already, and its freshness is one of the great attractions. An excellent choice with seafood.
Located in the Hungarian village of Mád, this is an exciting find. The region is renowned for Tokaji, the great pudding wine. This dry wine is made from the
same grape variety (Furmint) but without the Noble Rot. Picked from the Old King’s Vineyard, which is cultivated under organic principles, wine has been
made here for the past three hundred years with minimal intervention. It is a wonderful expression of the terroir. It has a clean, pure aftertaste and I would
happily drink this on a terrace while watching the sun go down.