Thursday 10 February 2022
Hosted by Rose Murray Brown MW
A focus on the noble Grenache grape comparing wines from Australia, France and Spain - with Rose as your guide.
It was once known as 'poor man's Pinot' and often used in blends. Today Grenache is undergoing an exciting revival as a single varietal from McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley in Australia, across southern Rhone and Roussillon in France - to its homeland in Spain in Priorat, Navarra, Calatayud and beyond.
It is also the star grape in important red blends in Chateauneuf du Pape in the Rhone and Rioja in Spain. It is also enjoying a revival in South Africa, Chile and California.
Now that winemakers are treating Grenache more sympathetically, we are starting to see how Grenache can show terroir even more keenly than Shiraz with fascinating examples from sand, clay, granite or volcanic rock.
Grenache is wonderfully versatile producing quality fragrant rose, pretty bright Pinot-like reds for earlier drinking, deeper more powerful structured reds capable of ageing - and even elegant fortified wines.
Join us to sample 13 wines from this super-star grape.
A selection of fine artisan cheeses will be served alongside the wines.
Time: 7.30pm start 9.30pm finish