21 Mar 2011 No Comments
These wines can be found in Borrowdale Hotel wine cellar and tasting room which glass fronted doors that entice you in from the dining room. The cellar beautifully displays the wine and champagne collection in rich wooden racking that’s skilfully lit to highlight key bottles.
The first one is a Rosé Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Its made from the Merlot grape variety by Kate Radburnd . With a colour of strawberries and a smell of fresh berries, nettles this is a refreshing classy wine. The ripe Merlot fruit was crushed and pressed and the skins left in contact with the wine with just enough time to give a delicate rose coloured juice and strawberry fruits and some spice notes on the palate.
The second wine is Alto Pampas del Sur Pinot Noir, Mendoza, 2010. This intense ruby red Pinot Noir displays floral notes, especially violets and wild roses, and has a fresh and young palate. The Pinot noir is the great red grape from Burgundy, but this wine from the Mendoza in Argentina. It produces a very fruity plumy wine, full of fruit and not too heavy Perfect to accompany beef and lamb dishes that do not have to much spice and just nice on its own. Very very drinkable.