Semillon & Chardonnay Tasting
We haven’t done Vertical Tastings in years so we’ve planned one to get us off and running with a couple more in the upcoming months. In a vertical tasting we start with the youngest wine of a particular varietal and proceed to the older vintages. We look at how they have aged and the reasons why – perhaps it was because it was a dry year or a wet year, cold or warm – lots of nuances. We will be doing more of these throughout the year so watch for them on our website and in our e-news. The Riesling one is generally with our ‘Riesling and Seafood Sunday’ Day in August. We will plan a vertical tasting of Pinot Noir for July probably. Always limited numbers and the day will include food to match the wines. So we start the year with the following Vertical Tasting:
We will get some older vintages of these two varietals out of the Museum Stock and see how they have aged and matured starting with the Semillon. Semillon is a wonderful wine to age and goes through three distinct phases of life, so be prepared for some fine aged Semillon. This flight will be paired with appropriate foods to match. Three small courses will be served, then we move onto the Chardonnay flight. Another three small courses to match those flavours will be served.
By the time you’ve finished, you will understand how White Wine from a Cool (Cold) area ages and you too will start to age some Chardonnays and Semillons. link