This wine was served at our wine pairing dinner on Wednesday 27 June.
"The Duché d’Uzès “Les Pérassières” 2015 from Domaine Camp Galhan in the nearby Languedoc was served with a main course of beef tartare, sesame and Collioure anchovies. The wine is a blend of Grenache and Shiraz, the predominant grape varieties in southern and Northern Rhône. A straightforward red exuding berry and herbal overtones reminiscent of the region."
"There are any number of right bank Bordeaux wineries producing highly extracted alcoholic fruit bombs: not something that could ever be said about Vieux Château Saint André. This is the home and creation of Jean-Claude Berrouet, the legendary head winemaker of Château Pétrus for 44 years. This wine certainly boasts its pedigree. Perfect balance and a long silky finish mean this wine belongs firmly in the classic tradition. One of the best value for money Bordeaux I have tasted this year."
"This excellent New Zealand pinot noir has been produced for nearly a quarter of a century and has been certified organic for the past decade. We offered the previous vintage in this column last year. Located in Nelson, the northernmost wine region of New Zealand’s South Island, Jenny and Andrew Greenhough’s wine has become more attractive with each vintage. Showing more fruit than a red Burgundy, it has an open structure and confirms that fine pinot noir is no longer the exclusive preserve of France."
"A Saint-Joseph in all but name, made entirely from Syrah: the grape of choice in the northern Rhône. Anthony Vallet, a dynamic young winemaker with a lightness of touch, has crafted a charming early maturing wine. The undertones of blackberries and cherries make this wine ideal for the last few months of summer, and would complement a roast chicken or leg of lamb wonderfully. It’s also greater value for money than his more structured St Josephs and Condrieu - what more reason could you need to buy a case?"