Bordeaux Wine Tasting
Friday 3rd April
@ Mouton Rouge Wine Merchants
7:45 – 10pm / £15pp
With Easter just around the corner, what better way to spend good Friday than sampling some stunning examples of one of France’s most prestigious wine regions – Bordeaux. The complex, full bodied red wines of Bordeaux have captured the imaginations of enthusiasts for century’s, with their aromatic nature and deep concentrated flavours from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes.
The town of Bordeaux is situated on the West Coast of France, and benefits from its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, which regulates it from extreme temperatures. One key to understanding the wines of Bordeaux, and the reasons for their confusing variation in quality, lies in the vast size of the region. It is three times the size of Burgundy, with over 10,000 producers, producing more wine than the entire of Australia.
We will be chatting about the enigmatic history of the region, driven by the merchants, who quickly saw the potential in foreign markets such as the UK and the Netherlands. We will also try to outline the distinction between some of the many different appellations of the Medoc, including soil types, vintages and use of grape varieties.
A great food wine, an ideal match for Sunday’s roast lamb and a real treat for the senses when done right.
This is a chance to learn a little bit more, have a nice social night out and set the taste-buds tingling. With only a few places available in our small store please get in touch asap to reserve your spot
We hope to see you all very soon.
Marion & Jamie