Sunday’s beef joint was big, so we finished it on Monday. I managed to find plenty of French beans hiding among their leaves to enjoy.
But the real star was
2012 Château Tour St Bonnet (Bordeaux, Médoc)
This was the ninth of a case bought EP from TWS, and I’d last opened one in June, but this one stood out as just being right. Silky rounded and plumply fruited. Just perfect. I’m taking out of TWS storage my remaining vintages of St Bonnet (2014,15.16)as TWS says they are ‘now drinking’, and I’ll be drinking the remaining three bottles of 12 soon as it has now reached perfection.
Tuesday, penne with aubergine and tomato sauce and a side salad heavy with the glut of tomatoes from the garden - Sungold, Chocolate Cherry, Gardeners Delight & Tumbling Tom.
2018 Casa Vinicola Roxan The Wine Society’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo)
It’s a no-brainer, and such a friend to us and the food.
Wednesday I made a vegetable curry and since we have a lot of this wine I stuck a bottle in the fridge an hour before dinner, then opened and poured after 30 minutes so it was still cool on sitting down.
2019 Beyerskloof Pinotage (South Africa, Western Cape)
Another no-brainer, so quaffable and so good with spicy food.
Tonight – umm. I’m thinking Antinori Villa Toscana, or CVNE Cune Crianza…
(Later edit: Because of my cock-up on the ordering front we didn’t get the ingredients delivered today for the dinner planned for tonight, so I am going to make pizza.
We don’t have our normal pizza wine so Mrs M has decreed we will have ‘a decent sparkler’. I have chosen
2017 Antech Blanquette de Limoux Réserve Brut (France, Blanquette de Limoux)
a lovely fizz from TWS
which Mrs M has graciously accepted as suitable… so I’m orf to make the dough and let it prove and to chill the fizz.
(as I go through the bags just delivered I find I’m missing another ingredient for next Monday’s dinner… but that’s a bridge to cross nearer the time.)