Wine List for Rusty’s Hog Roast at ULBC on June 5th 2015

White wines

Prosecco Salatin Extra Dry DOC Treviso.

‘Wonderfully aromatic and zesty, with a nose bursting with green apple fruit, accented with hints of jasmine. The persistent mousse lifts and refreshes the palate’

Majestic £12.99

Morrisons Signature Gruner Veltliner 2013.

My son’s choice to go with the pork and apple sauce. If there is a gruner veltliner on a wine list in a restaurant I like to choose this as a change from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Gold medal winner and a snip at the price.“Bright green apple, full flavour, great length. Lots of weight and concentration with a mineral finish” IWC Gold.

£7. Morrisons

Spy Valley Envoy Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough.NZ. 2012

This has won so many awards I am looking forward to drinking it. “Enchanting array of aromas include gooseberry, honey, blossom and subtle oak. Xesty lime and pithy grqapefruit flavous lead to hints of roasted sweet red pepper underlying a lengthy finish” IWC Gold and Marlborough Trophy, NZ Sauvignon Bland Trophy, International Sauvignon Blanc Trophy.

£9. Excel wines

Macon Bussiere Montbrison. 2012 Verget.

Me and my wine loving family follow Verget as one of our favourite white Burgundy winemakers. His wines are often fabulous and reasonably priced compared to most of the famous producers. “ A discreet touch of wood sets off the Acacia blossom, pear and apple aromas. The middle weight flavours are fresh, intense and vibrant before culminating in a vibrant, delicious and balanced finish. I like the racy character though this could use a bit more overall complexity”. Allen Meadows , 2013

Farr vintners £13.50

Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch 2013

This is another wine I like to choose as a change in a restaurant as it’s usually not expensive and I like it. It should be a great match with the pork and apple sauce as it is not usually bone dry. “A crisp, pure, refreshing wine which nonetheless retains the character of this signature South African grape variety. Crisp, red apple flavours are balanced with notes of ripe lemon, all supported by a creamy texture and lip-smacking finish”. Catriona Felstead.

IWC Gold and Trophy winner2015. Berry Bros & Rudd £15

Red Wines

Fleur de Thenac Rouge 2009. Bergerac

No further comment is needed from me after this! “Bergerac is one of the Bordeaux outposts where the wines are very similar in styles but often a lot less expensive in price. I cannot express in a few lines just how terrific this wine is, suffice to say that it is from the epic 2009 vintage and it is rich, powerful and dominated by the regal Merlot grape on tiptop form. This is one the best value red wines of the year. Do not miss out on the opportunity to secure stock of this wondrous wine. It will age well for a further five years too” Mathew Jukes, Daily Mail, December 2014

Farr Vintners £12

Pauillac 2010. Bordeaux

You can’t always win when you buy wine and we certainly didn’t when we bought the 2004 of this wine on the basis that it was reputed to be the 3rd or 4th wine of Ch. Latour. I’ve still got some left and I will give some to you if you want it – I don’t! However the 2010 is in a different class altogether as you can read! “Deep ruby in colour. An enticing ripe Cabernet Sauvignon nose of black current, black cherry and spice is evident here. Dense and concentrated black fruit on the palate with liquorice, nutmeg and vanilla. There is balancing acidity that provides freshness with good grip from some ripe tannins and classic Pauillac flavour in abundance. The finish is long spicy. The wine is ready to drink now and will provide delicious drinking pleasure for 5 or more years. Superb value for money from the magnificent 2010 vintage, this wine was produced and bottled by one of the great Chateaux of Bordeaux and labelled exclusively for Farr Vitners” Farr Vintners May 2013.

Farr Vintners. £22

Chateaux du Tetre 2009. Margaux. Bordeaux

I have bought and liked earlier vintages of du Tetre and from its scores and notes this should live up to its reputation. “ Floral and perfumed with blackberry and blueberry. Full and silky , with a lovely finish. Balanced with a lovely chocolaty character and texture. Big improvement. 55% Cabernet, 22% Merlot,15% Cabernet France and 8% Petit Verdot”. 88-91 Wine Spectator

Bought en primeur from Magnum Fine Wines £16 (Now £41 from Four Walls Wine Co Sussex)