Wine on the edge – Tasting with Tom Cannavan
A case of six wines to accompany Tom Cannavan’s ‘Wine on the edge’ tasting
THURSDAYS 15 & 22 FEBRUARY 2024
Tasting ticket purchased separately via this link
Our white wines kick-off in the Valle d’Aosta in Italy. The blend is Chardonnay, Petite Arvine and Pinot Grigio – a lovely combination of French, Swiss and Italian grapes as befits its crossroads location where these countries meet. From Swartland, a most unusual white wine that blends Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc, and while 60% comes from the 2022 vintage, components of the remaining 40% go back to 2016 – with skin-fermented, flor-aged and maderised portions. Completing the line-up, a Riesling from one of Chile’s most southerly and most recently planted wine regions, bordering the country’s lush Lake District.
Our red wines kick off with Frappato, a grape variety indigenous to Sicily and making unusually aromatic, earthy but strawberry-scented reds. Moving on to Germany and Spätburgunder, a.k.a. Pinot Noir, the grape that many people think is Germany’s ace in the pack as climate changes. Our final red is a real curiosity: made from Calabria’s own Gaglioppo, but with a touch of the white grape Greco di Ciro, wild-fermented and made in tiny quantities.
The tasting runs over two sessions from 7pm – 8.15pm each evening. The ticket price covers both sessions and is per household, not per person.
To enjoy the bottles over several days, use the Winesave pro preservation system
Free collection from any WoodWinters store or delivery to mainland UK for £9.95