Structured Tasting and Wine Dinner - Premium New Zealand and Australian Wines
Venue : The ITC Windsor, Bangalore
Date : Saturday, 27th Sep, 2008
Time : 7.00 pm
The Rotarians Wine Fellowship of India, had an exclusive structured tasting followed by a wine dinner featuring premium wines from New Zealand and Australia.
The evening commenced with a structured tasting followed by a sit down wine dinner specially prepared by Executive Chef Vijay Malhotra to match the wines.
The tasting and learning session
Winemaker Abhay Kewadkarl conducted a structured tasting and wine appreciation session of 6 wines. Most of the varietals, we not tasted before -- Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay. Please refer to the tasting notes below.
Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
Gossips Chardonnay Warburn Estate S.E. Australia
Sacred Hill Pinot Gris Marlborough New Zealand
Gossips Merlot Warburn Estate S.E. Australia
Sacred Hill Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand
Notes on the wine regions
Marlborough Region of New Zealand
Marlborough is the largest and best known wine growing region in New Zealand and is world renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc. Its cool climate, especially at night, compares it to vineyards on Germanys Rhine river, and prevent degradation of malic acid in the grapes resulting in flavour-filled and lively wines. The combination of sun without excessive heat enables the grapes to ripen slowly, developing deep flavours while maintaining good acidity.
Warburn Estate South East Australian (New South Wales)
Located in Griffith in New South Wales, 600km from Sydney and 500km from Melbourne, in the centre of the large Riverina grape growing region. The Warburn Estate uses grapes selected from small parcels of vines and is a significant wine producer in Australia.