Three factoids I discovered from my discussion with David, which continued after the official talk was over: -
1. A Fractometer is used to determine the amount of sugar in the grapes (I've always wondered...)
2. A Chardonnay mellows the longer it is in the bottle.
3. Mike imported Pinot Noir grapes specifically to learn how to make red wine.
On my return to the tasting table, whilst sampling
the Rosé Reserve, I discovered tha the new Cave and winery have just been completed and the next tasting event and tour will take place there, following which regular events will be held. Many are already sold out for 2017 so don't miss the open days
- more details online.
And as for my shopping list: well, the other guests hadn't left a lot for me to choose from - the rare Sparkling Fumé Sauvignon Blanc had sold out - but I snagged the last bottle of the 2013 Classic
Cuvée and the last two bottles of my favourite still Pinot Gris. So at least I have an excuse to return to stock up - as if an excuse were needed!
The Hog’s Back,
See website for details of tastings and tours and tasting notes for the wonderful wines!