Seems we are having pasta with aubergine/tomato sauce and salad with garden tomatoes (while they last) every week, and of course with the no-brainer wine. So on Monday it was
2019 Casa Vinicola Roxan The Wine Society’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Italy, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo)
Tuesday I opened
2017 Domaine Jones Fitou Vieilles Vignes (France, Fitou)
I bought this at a discount from Flagship Wines (TWS lists the same wine) which had organised a most informative and interested Zoom with Katie Jones. She walked down through her vineyards stopping and showing us the old vines that she uses.
@Jithotw - interesting your comment that Domaine Jones and Ch Trillol are within 15K of each other. After the unanimous praise here for Ch Trillol I collected a couple of bottles from Stevenage this week to see for myself. The Domaine Jones was very pleasant and Mrs M instructed me to buy more, but I can get two Trillol’s for the price of one Jones, so it’s a difficult one.
Wednesday I made a pizza, OO flour really does make a difference in the base, and we had one of Mrs M’s favourite white varieties
2018 Bruwer Vineyards Colombard Closilo Sandland (South Africa, Robertson)
Colombar(d) was widely planted in the Cape but most used for brandy and nowadays there are regrettably few varietal examples. This was lovely and shows yet again that these neglected varieties can make excellent wine when treated seriously.
Thursday was a Zoom tasting with my U3A wine group. The host had chosen wines from Franschhoek and Stellenbosch as the subject. I have a lot of Stellenbosch wines, but I decided to buy more .
TWS has just released the 2018 vintage of Kanonkop’s Kadette Pinotage under the Exhibition label so I trolled up the A1 to Stevenage to pick up a six-pack.
Decanted and enjoyed before the Zoom with Chilli sin Carne and pitta and finished over Zoom this was very forward. lots of dense berry fruits. One other person had the 2017 vintage of this and another had a M&S Houdamond Pinotage 2017 (rebadged Bellevue Estate) and the Pinotages were scored highest.
2018 Kanonkop Pinotage The Society’s Exhibition (South Africa, Stellenbosch)
@inbar - I had that very same Teroldego earlier this month and enjoyed it. There’s a lot going on in it.
Welcome to this forum @JohnBarleycorn , hope you enjoy the community as much as I do.