Sara Hobday of Vin Van Caerdydd hosted a Welsh Wine tasting with Helen Anne Smith and Rachel Hendry of Burum Collective on Instagram Live.
This much-anticipated big #welshwinewednesday
tasting offered three new Welsh wines for me to try, from three Welsh vineyards that I haven’t visited (yet).
The event opened with a Tintern Parva 2017 Bacchus from the Parva Farm vineyard near Tintern Abbey. This Bacchus was a pleasantly
easy-drinking wine; light and fruity with aromas and flavours of citrus with a hint of elderflower - a sort of don’t-scare-the-horses introduction for those who might never have tasted a Welsh wine.
Gwinllan Conwy's offering was a 2018 Rondo.
This was surprisingly luscious; kirsch, jammy, medium-bodied with smooth, integrated tannins and a pleasant finish, showing off mightily its 12 month maturation time in French Oak, ageing being still a rarity for Welsh Wines.
But the undisputed
star of the show was the one in the middle - the Gwinllan Llaethliw 2018 #Rosé, an inviting salmon hue from a blend of Orion and Regent grapes that, although only 11% ABV, packed a huge punch of ripe red fruit. Intense aromas and flavours, of every
red berry, off the charts. Great intensity and balance.
These three still wines are definitely not just for #welshwineweek2021 - fill your online shopping basket and look forward to some sumptuous summer sipping and socialising!
A recording of the event is on Vin Van Caerdydd's Instagram Reels https://www.instagram.com/tv/CP6XboFJptM/?utm_medium=copy_link