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PEGAIROLLES

PEGAIROLLES

This village is 2-3 miles north of Soubès where we are staying. We drank the 2017 red last night, a step up from the 2020 with mellow but fruity flavours of cherry, raspberry and white pepper. Excellent! We have visited the village several times; it’s got a...

Wine Review: Hebron’s Bubbly

Hebron Vineyard 2018 Sparkling Hebron Vineyard “Silver Lining” 2018 First Release. This white wine is made from Solaris grapes. 13% abv. Made by Paul Rolt at Hebron Vineyard.   Absolutely loved this. It has a strong flavour of elderflower, then...

Wine Review: Cuvée Secrète Organic

Jean Claude Mas Organic Grapes: Merlot / Cabernet Organic red from Jean Claude Mas. Pays d’Oc IGP. 14% abv. 2020.   Subtle organic red from Jean Paul Mas. Nice flavours of red and black fruit: strawberry, black cherry and plum come to mind. Also there was a...
Bonfire Night Bottles

Bonfire Night Bottles

Lewes Bonfire usually goes with a bang, and Bonfire 2021 was no exception. We celebrated with a Shiraz from the Margaret River region in western Australia. This powerful, 14.5% alcohol, is from one of Australia’s premium wine regions, and one of the few that lie...

Chenin Blanc from India

I wasn’t sure what to expect of this wine, but it turned out to be surprisingly good. Behind my hotel in Delhi was a dusty old shop surrounded by litter, and this was one of the two bottles of wine that the sold. It’s not top class wine by any means, but...

Kulapelli Vineyard Reserva Especial 2013

This is a Chilean wine from the Maipo valley, made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere grapes. The winemaker is Alejandro Galaz. This was an easy drinking wine from Tesco’s priced at around £6.00. I was interested in the vineyard name, which sounded Finnish....