Mullion Cove Wine & Food Weekend

A nice little tasting on Friday night at the Mullion Cove Hotel Wine and Food weekend.

They gave me free rein to select 6 wines and then matched them to various dishes on the weekend menus. I always try to go “off piste” on these events to push back people’s preconceptions and get them to try new things. 

We kicked off with the Amalia Garnacha Tempranillo Rosado (£5.99), a cheeky little pink wine fruity but dry, very straightforward and easy to slurp.

Things then got more testing with Epicuro Falanghina (£8.45) the almond scented favourite of the Amalfi coast and the hauntingly aromatic Virtus Moscato from Brazil (£9.00).

On the reds and the intense and blackberry crunchy Santa Alicia Carmenere  Reserva from Chile (£7.85) followed by

Domaine de Valensac Entre Nous Petit Verdot (£9.40)– impenetrable purple red with oodles of mulberry fruit, wonderful.
Finally a delicate Semillon Riesling dessert wine from Santa Monica in Chile (£7.49) lighter than I remember it which makes ideal for fruit salad or possibly with a ceviche starter.
 
And so off Tuscany next week to taste my way through 24 wineries in four days, it’s a tough life!
Nigel
 
Ps if you are wondering what Mulberries taste like go to your Deli and buy a jar of Wilkin and Sons Tiptree Mulberry jam from God’s own county of Essex. They have the only commercial grove of Mulberry trees in the country.
Wine In Cornwall's favorite Jam

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