Dartington Trust’s Great Hall dates as far back as the 13th Century. What better surroundings to taste ‘New Classics’ with Jancis Robinson.
A really informative and interesting tasting of 6 well chosen wines, all celebrating what is being achieved with indigenous varieties in lesser known regions by skilled winemakers.
The Riesling from Rheinhessen was voted white of the night. A beautifully crafted dry wine. Lime, grapefruit and green apple, seriously high acidity and with only 3 gms RS per litre, a triumph in seriously dry German Riesling.
The Douro Valley blend (including Touriga Nacional) was packed with vibrant red berry fruit. Balanced acidity and tannin and with a light handed use of oak, this wine was a joy to taste.
Tasting these wines out of Jancis’s beautifully designed wine glasses was a bonus too!
Battenfeld-Spanier 2018 Mosheim Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen
Argyros 2018 Cute Monsignori, Santorini, Greece
Bachelor ‘Blackboard’ Chardonnay 2018, Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Danbury Ridge Wine Estate Pinot Noir 2018, Essex, England
Comando G 2019 La Bruja de Rozas, Gredos Spain
Niepoort 2017 Bioma Tinto, Douro, PortugalTags: jancis robinson Riesling tastings