This Friday and Saturday, we’ll be opening two bottles, as usual. Both are new to the shop, though the first – the Seresin Leah 2010 Pinot Noir – is a replacement for the much-loved Rachel 2009.
The Rachel 2010 is very good, but we think this vintage of the Leah fits more into what we all loved about the Rachel 09.
The Leah Pinot Noir is made from grapes from three different vineyards in Marlborough. It is fermented with spontaneous yeast (ie no commercial yeast is added), is unfined and unfiltered. It’s made from organic grapes, too.
The second new wine comes from the Peloponnese in Greece. We think Greek producers are making some of the most interesting white wines around using local grape varieties, and the Notios White from producer Gaia is no exception.
Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2010 (New Zealand £21.00)
A sensual mix of fragrant roses, red fruits & earthy forest floor. The sort of wine you don’t really want to share…
Gaia Notios White (Greece £13.50)
Crisp, aromatic, warming. Floral aromas, white grapefruit flavours, a steely core & a dry finish. A blend of Moschofilero and Roditis grapes.
Corks up from 6-8pm on Friday and 2-6pm on Saturday, and as usual it’s completely free and there’s no obligation to buy anything.