Yesterday was the first C&B Eradus BBQ with Mickiel Eradus (http://www.eraduswines.co.nz/). We've worked with Mickiel and his wines since 2002, the range has gradually grown from one Sauvignon Blanc. Now he does two Sauvignon Blancs, a Rose and a very impressive Pinot Noir with a nice "old school" style to it. Sadly the weather lived up to the classical english BBQ scenario...ie. it was very wet (see below).
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Only a quick one today as it's frankly too hot to concentrate for long!! Jean Baptiste (on the left speaking with me at Delamotte in Jan 2008) was in London to present to the team. The wines
as ever were terrific.
NV, Mellow and creamy, perfect aperitif
Blancs de Blancs NV, the iconic wine of the range for me, aged 5-6years in bottle, currently based on the '02, one of Champagne's "Bargains". The Chablis of Champagne for its racy crispness.
Blancs de Blancs 1999, this has really broadened out in the last year and starts to show a touch of Meursault richness but still so fresh, drink now and over the next 5
Rose NV, Along with LP Rose and one Duval leroy do the only Champagne Roses made without adding red wine. Almost a copper/salmon colour.
The range goes from strength to strength and rumour has it a snew label is on the way....
Cycling home tonight will be hot but I knw there is some very chilled Manzanilla waiting for me so it'll be worthwhile!