Friday - a new wine to go with our fish, from an excellent family owned and run winery that we know well
2018 Delheim Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment (South Africa, Stellenbosch)
Had their standard Chenin before, but this wild ferment was a revelation. So much texture and depth while totally dry. Like putting your tongue on a cold slab of sandstone.
Saturday - Friends are joining us for a Deliveroo from a local Italian restaurant and a Zoom tasting organised by local independent Flagship Wines with co-owner/winemaker Zoom tasting organised by local independent Flagship Wines with co-owner/winemaker Faouzi Issa of Lebanon winery Domaine des Tourelles.
Of course we’ll have a fizz as aperitif
N.V. G. H. Mumm & Cie Champagne Cordon Rouge Brut (France, Champagne)
Flagship have supplied us with three wine, a white and red and a premium red.
Plan is to have the red with the food prior to taste tasting start
2017 Domaine des Tourelles (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)
and the white with the tasting
2019 Domaine des Tourelles Blanc (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)
This is an interesting blend of Viognier 65%, Chardonnay 20%, Obeidi 10%, Muscat d’Alexandria 5%.
If we need, we can open the other red
2014 Domaine des Tourelles Marquis des Beys (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)
but I’m expecting to save it for another day.
Sunday - I don’t know. We will be, for the first time since March, dining at a restaurant indoors. So the wine choice depends on what they have on their wine list.
Delheim from TWS’s current list (& highly recommended) , Mumm from Sainsbury and Domaine Tourelles from Flagship Wines
@HudsonRoux - I am envious of your decanter; is it a family heirloom?