Zoom Tasting February 2021

CBWS Zoom Wines Tasting February 18th 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun with 3 Grapes

The February Zoom tasting was hosted by Andrew and Kathy Johnson and attended by 32 members in 17 locations with a theme “Fun with 3 Grapes”

Our enthusiastic attendees submitted a stunning total of 30 different wines.

A great evening with full participation from everyone and a professional preparation and delivery from Andrew and Kathy.

 

 


WHITE WINES

5 Wines where Viura (Macabeo) is well represented

Maureen Holliday

2019 !Ea! Blanco. Price €7.98 D.Origen Tierra de Castilla. Bodega Manuel Manzaneque Suárez. Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Macebeo/Viura, Aíren. 13% Vol

 

Paul & Helen Nicholls

White – Baron De Lay Tres Vinas 2017, Viura, malvasía and garnacha blanca Rioja. 12 euros from Blasco

 

Martin & Carole Bentley AND Mike & Helen Granville

Muga   Calificado    2019. Grapes – Viura, Garnaca Blanca, Malvasia. €9

 

Richard & Hazel Marsden

Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut. Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada €6/7

Maureen Holliday

2019 Flor de Taronger. Price €5.40 D.Origen IGP Castelló. Bodega Vicente Flors (Les Useres, Castellón). Grapes: Viognier, Macabeo, y Moscatel 13% Vol

 

2 French whites featuring Marsanne and Grenache

Netty Sayers

French White wine Languedoc Appellation D’Origine Protégée 2019. Grenache, Marsanne, Vermentino. It’s a Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference wine. £8.25

 

John & Shirley Sloggie

Vacqueyras Blanc Nos Terriors which states on the bottle the grapes are Roussanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. £15.99

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David & Pauline Welpton

Portuguese   – ESPORÃO RESERVA WHITE 2019 . The grape varieties are – Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro €21.99

 

Robert and Pauline Chalmers

English White 2019 – Hush Heath Estate, Marden, Kent. Grapes:   Pinot Blanc, Bacchus and Chardonnay. Retails around £11

 

 

ROSADOS

 

All 3 are heavily Garnacha (Grenache)

 

Tim & Sandy Fawle

Rosado – Muga – Garnacha, Tempranillo and Viura. €9.99

 

Neil & Vicky Robertson

A 2018 SUD de FRANCE Rose’ from Aldi’s Exquisite Collection by Jean Claude Max. The grape varietals are Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Syrah from the Languedoc Region. £5.99 In Aldi

 

Andrew & Kathy Johnson

Marqués de Riscal Rosado – Garnacha, Viura & Malvasia. Rioja. Mas y Mas €6.45

 

 

TINTOS

3 wines with Cab Sav & Merlot

 

Hugh & Gillian Epsom AND Mike & Helen Granville

De Beroz Crianza Especial 2015. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah. Somantano. €8.50 (less 10%) from Casa del Vino.

 

Netty Sayers

Californian Red wine, Apothic Red 2018. Actually it is made of 4 grapes Zinfandel, Shiraz/Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot. Apothic was £8.00 (usually £9.00) from Sainsburys.

 

Neil & Vicky Robertson

2015 CHATEAU ME’AUME Bordeaux Superior by Mark Johnson-Hill. The grape varietals are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon from the St Emilion/Pomerol area of Bordeaux. £12.99 in Majestic.

 

And a Lebanese wine (our first?)

Richard & Hazel Marsden

Chateau Musar , Hochar Père et  fils. Cinsault, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon

 

5 Wines where Monastrell is the main grape.

 

Gordon & Caryl Skelton

CESILIA  2018 Vinos alicante. Monastrell, Petit Verdot, Syrah.  Six months in barrel. Cost – 5.99 Euros. Consum

 

David & Pauline Welpton

El Goru  2015 Reserva from Jumilla. Monastrell, Syrah, Petit Verdot. €14.99

 

Keith & Sally Cottrell

2011 Enfuria, from Yecla (Monastrell, Syrah and Petit Verdot) 14.5%. €10-12. From Vinalia, Ondara.

 

Paul & Helen Nicholls

Red – Trilogia 2016 – Monastrell, Cabenet Sauvignon, Tempranillo. From Iguel at Bodegas los Frailes in Alforins. €6.90.

 

Andrew & Kathy Johnson

Castano Solanera Viñas Viejas 2015 – 70% old vines Monastrell, 15% low yielding Cabernet Sauvignon & 15% Garnacha Tintorera. Yecla. €12.65 currently. Enrique Mendoza & Ramon Castano.

5 Wines that feature Shiraz/Syrah (2 with Mouvedre/Monastrell) –

 

John & Shirley Sloggie

  1. Burge Holy Trinity 2018 from Barossa. Shiraz Grenache and Mourvedre. £21.99

Robert and Pauline Chalmers

GSM  2017 Red – McLaren Vale, Southern Australia. Grapes:  Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. Retails around £7

 

Tim & Sandy Fawle

Marques de Griñon 2011 Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. €16

 

Gordon & Caryl Skelton

Mestizaje 2018 Vino de Pago.  DO Protegida.  Bobal, Syrah, Garnacha.  Bodega Mustiguillo.  Cost – 9.95 Euros. Consum

 

Keith & Sally Cottrell

2) 2018 Habla del Silencio (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo) 14%. €10-12. From Vinalia, Ondara

 

2 more Wines with Tempranillo

Martin & Carole Bentley.

Beronia  Rioja   Crianza  2019. Grapes – Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuela. €9

 

Penny & Ted

Beronia, Rioja. Reserva 2014, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Mazuela. €11.50.