A lovely sunny day in Brighton today was spent booking our August holiday to Sweden, as well as attempting to clear the garage (me: ‘can we finally get rid of x??’ him: ‘no!! I might need it one day’… humph! )
Two adorable whites seem a nice reward…
First, a lovely Chasselas for aperitif:
Chasselas Romand, Cave de la Côte, Vaud, Switzerland 2019
A rather rounded example of the grape, with attractive nose of white blossom, melon, citrus and wet pebbles. On the palate, a gentle spritz, with notes of red apples, gala melon, peach skin and mellow honey. Absolutely delicious and perfect sipping in the sun.
With dinner (Oriental duck pasta) this fab field blend from Chaffey Bros:
Chaffey Bros. Düfte Punkt Eden Valley Field Blend 2019
A blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Kerner – it is a winner in this house! The nose is a melange of all grapes, with floral notes of jasmine, kaffir lime leaves and fruity pineapple and citrus. There’s a whiff of paraffin, but nothing overpowering.
Light as a feather on the palate, it enchants with notes of exotic fruit (passion fruit, pineapple), ginger and honey and floral notes in the background. It has a superb delicacy balanced with interesting and mouth-watering flavours. A cracking find, and completely up our street!
Hope everyone is having a good Sunday!