jueves, 27 de octubre de 2016

Fareham Wine Cellar Portfolio Wine Tasting at the Lysses House Hotel



FAREHAM WINE CELLAR PORTFOLIO WINE TASTING AT THE LYSSES HOUSE HOTEL

- Name: Fareham Wine Cellar
- Address: 55 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BG United Kingdom.
- Telephone: 01329 822733 - Fax: 01329 282355
- E-mail: Dominic@FarehamWineCellar.co.uk
- Web: www.farehamwinecellar.co.uk


Keeping a good relationship with your local wine merchant is a great way to find out about a range of regular customer events such as weekly tasting. In this case the "Fareham Wine Cellar Portfolio Wine Tasting 2016" for only £12.50 per person and be ablte to taste over 150 wines and spirits. If you’re looking to expand your drinking repertoire, these offer the perfect opportunity to try before you buy. From small and quirky through to ultra premium, this is often where you’ll find the best combination of hard-to-get products and expert service.


They are an established, independent Fine Wine Merchant based in the market town of Fareham in Hampshire (located just a few minutes from the M27 between Portsmouth and Southampton). Their shop is situated in the historic High Street where one can find fovolous wines, and a large selection of spirits, on display.


They stock a good range, including off-the-beaten-track wines. Including Claret, Burgundy, Rhone, Champagne and many other French wines. There are also wines from Spain, Italy, Portugal and Germany. The New World is well-represented and they have a large selection of wines from Australia, New Zealand, North and South America and particularly South Africa.


They specialise in Port Wines, particularly Vintage and Colheita Port, and have a good selection of Sherry and Madeira. You can search on thier web site the list by year if you are looking for a present for a special birthday or anniversary present. There are various Ports, Cognacs, Armagnacs and Scotch Whiskies, as well as wines, from various vintages.


Their professional sales staff is always available to provide information about wine and food matching, recommendations for anniversary, christening or wedding gifts, and any general wine enquiries. They sell over 1200 different wines including Sherry, Madeira Wines and a wide selection of Tawny and Vintage Port. We also have an extensive range of spirits including Cognac, Vintage Armagnac, Whisky, Rum, Gin and Vodka as well as other hard to find, rare spirits and liqueurs.


Fareham Wine Cellar celebrated on Wednesday 19th October 2016 its 25th anniversary, and it was rather fortunately, this coincides with their biennial Fareham Wine Cellar Portfolio Wine Tasting! All of their key wine and spirit suppliers were in attendance and there was over 150+ wines and spirits available for tasting. Pedro Urbina’s wines, were beatifuly showing and some other fantastic Spanish wines from various wine regions.


SPANISH WINES AT FAREHAM WINE CELLAR

Spain is the third largest wine producer in the world and is probably most famous for its red wines and Sherry. The three main quality red wine producing areas are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Penedes, although there are now some great single estate wines (including members of the Grandes Pagos de Castilla such as Luna Beberide, Dehesa del Carrizal and Calzadilla from Bodega Uribes Madero) from less mainstream areas. Other red wine areas include Priorato, La Mancha, Toro, Valencia, Jumilla and Valencia. There are also some very good whites from areas such as Rueda and Albarino from Rias Baixas. Spanish wines are often a blend of indigenous and international varieties, the former include the varieties Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha for the reds and Verdejo, Macabeo or Viura and Airen.


BODEGAS URBINA AND WINES IN RIOJA (SPAIN)

- Family Winery: Bodegas Urbina is a family winery with four generations since 1870 dedicated to grape growing and winemaking. The present winery designed, built and run by the family URBINA since 1986 has been created solely to facilitate the mission of the winemaker at the time of producing fine wines. The winemaking for commercialization dates from 1870 and performed in ancient underground Cuzcurrita drafts.


- Own Vineyards: Bodegas Urbina has 75 hectares of native varieties of Rioja, whose sole purpose is the quality of their wines. The wines are a combination of grapes from Cuzcurrita, the westernmost part of the DOC Rioja; It produces wines with great aging potential, fit for the Gran Reserva and Uruñuela vineyards located in the heart of the appellation produce wines of great consistency and body, very nice.


- Limited Production: Bodegas Urbina has the capacity to produce 300.000 bottles of red Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva and 50.000 bottles of White and Rose grapes from their own vineyards, which are grown under traditional practices, not using herbicides and limiting use of pesticides and fungicides. The cultivation is done in low-trained (vignes basses) and trellis, and does not force the production, not exceeding the 4,500 Kgrs. / Ha. Within the production capacity, wines are selected in order to be labeled as Urbina.


Urbina Viura White Wine DOC Rioja

Technical Sheet:
- Winery: Bodegas Urbina
- Origin: DOC Rioja
- Grape Variety: Macabeo (Viura)
- Alcohol: 12%
- Viticulture: Wine made from grapes Macabeo (locally known as Viura), grown in clay-limestone soils, excellent for the preparation of complex white wines with an elegant finesse.
- Oenology: Urbina Family Winemakers
- Production: 30.000 bottles
- Elaboration: After collection, the wine remains in contact with the skin for 48 hours maceration at 10°C, then the free-run juice slowly ferments at 18°C, working fine lees, to bring you structure and smoothness.


Tasting Notes:
- Visual: Straw yellow edging sidewalks with slightly greenish tones. Bright and shiny. Little tear, thick dense slow fall.
- Nose: Medium intensity nose dominated by stone fruit, melon and ripe citrus with notes of jasmine, fennel and notes of sweetness background. Hints of aniseed and herbs, around some subtle notes of white fruit and hints of citrus and some pastries.
- Palate: Good volume on the palate with certain stickiness, while fresh and light, with good acidity. Great length with hints of aniseed. In attack is sweet, fruity and good maturity, with hints of apricot, melon and grapefruit with honey-notes on a background of fennel bulb, hay and white flowers. Tasty, balanced and fresh, clear long end.


Urbina Rosado Wine DOC Rioja

Technical Sheet:
- Winery: Bodegas Urbina
- Origin: DOC Rioja
- Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Garnacha
- Alcohol: 13%
- Viticulture: Urbina Family Vinegrowers, Urbina Rosado, are made from different plots, to provide the desired fineness and complexity, about 80% Tempranilio 20% Gamacha.
- Oenology: Urbina Family Winemakers
- Production: 26.000 botles
- Elaboration: This delicate Rosado, is made from the must tear with a slight maceration, fermented slowly, softly and gently at low temperature 16-17°, and stabilized by cold, to keep their varietal characteristics in a balanced and elegant way.


Tasting Notes:
- Visual: Salmon pink dress with pink trim-stick, very bright and good clarity. Thin tear.
- Nose: Fresh nose evokes strawberries and raspberries with ripe citrus and herbal notes field. Memories of strawberry-cream treats and aniseed. Medium intensity.
- Palate: Fresh attack initially evokes ripe citrus (grapefruit) followed by some wild strawberries and raspberries and smith apple. Good acidity, fruity with good balance, not cloying with varietal character. Clear and defined smooth aftertaste.


Urbina Tempranillo Wine DOC Rioja

Technical Sheet:
- Winery: Bodegas Urbina
- Origin: DOC Rioja
- Grape Variety: Tempranillo
- Alcohol: 13%
- Viticulture: This wine is made from a selection of grapes from Bodegas Urbina vineyards. Less than 20 years old. The cold harvest tempranillo grapes, ready in October-November, after a thoughtful and gentle maturation, which brings complexity and finesse of the terroir that seduced and saved the French negociants in the first stages of the phylloxera crisis.
- Oenology: Urbina Family Winemakers
- Production: 25.000 bottles
- Elaboration: 100% Tempranito from a cool vintage from October to November, the grapes arrive at the winery at 12-16 ° C naturally, is fermented slowly, controlling the temperature not exceeding 25°C, macerating with the skins for 15 days cold stabilized with a very soft filtering, to keep intact the delicate and complex varietal aromas of a cold tempranito grape harvest.


Tasting Notes:
- Visual: Intense red cherry, with very bright ruby trim, upper middle layer. Tear fine and homogeneous.
- Nose: Intense primary aromas, elegant, red fruits, strawberries and raspberries leaving light aromas of licorice and flowers.
- Palate: Fresh and tasty, full bodied and fruity, strong feel and balanced flavors of red fruits and flowers. Round silky and velvety tannins, long distance, easy to drink, discovering its delicate complexity.


Urbina Crianza 2009 DOC Rioja

Technical Sheet:
- Winery: Bodegas Urbina
- Origin: DOC Rioja
- Grape Variety: Tempranillo
- Alcohol: 13,5%
- Viticulture: Urbina Family Vine Growers Team, this wine is made from a selection of grapes from vineyards of Bodegas Urbina. From vines over 20 years old.
- Oenology: Urbina Family Winemakers
- Production: 150.000 bottles
- Elaboration: Fermented at 28 ° C and macerated for 28 days in stainless steel, the wine remains in oak barrels during 12 months, then it is bottled and'll Stay a minimum of 6 months in bottle before commercial release.


Tasting Notes:
- Visual: Ruby-Cherry Red
- Nose: Good intensity. Dominated by tertiary notes, with a predominance of memories of American oak. Coconuts, vanilla and spices reminiscent of white pepper. The fruit appears elegant and clearly shaped red fruit, cherry, ripe accompanied by lactic memories, complexity and balance with notes of musk, incense, and scrubland, thyme, dill and a caracteristic and refreshing orange peel.
- Palate: Balanced and complex nuances detected In the nose, warm shades of black currant on the palate, spicy notes of incense and musk, combined with black fruit are confirmed. Touch of herbs, fennel, thyme and dill, good structure and persistence, refreshing acidity. Very nice and easy to enjoy, Very Smooth.


Urbina Selección 1999 DOC Rioja

Technical Sheet:
- Winery: Bodegas Urbina
- Origin: DOC Rioja
- Grape Variety: Tempranillo
- Alcohol: 13%
- Viticulture: Urbina Family Vine Growers Team, this wine is made from a selection of grapes from vineyards of Bodegas Urbina. From vines over 20 years old.
- Oenology: Urbina Family Winemakers
- Production: 33.000 bottles
- Elaboration: These wine is made from the selection that wil achive in the winery the Gran Reserva Quality. Fermented at 28 ° C and macerated for 28 days. Stay at least 12 months in oak barrels. Well preserved at temperature between 15º and 18º This wine will develop its great qualities and become a Reserva type, after 3 or 4 years.


Tasting Notes:
- Visual: Ruby red with purple hues.
- Nose: Good intensity aromas of which highlights the fruits of various kinds with good maturity and expressiveness, flowers, sweet spices, toasted flavors and scrubland.
- Palate: The palate is tasty, with good balance and quite round, also shows vividness and character, fresh and soft tannins, the aftertaste quite well with almost all the aromas of the nose. Long aftertaste with good persistence.


Urbina Reserva Especial 2001 DOC Rioja

Technical Sheet:
- Winery: Bodegas Urbina
- Origin: DOC Rioja
- Grape Variety: Tempranillo
- Alcohol: 14%
- Viticulture: Urbina Family Vine Growers Team, this wine is made from a selection of grapes from vineyards of Bodegas Urbina. From vines over 20 years old.
- Oenology: Urbina Family Winemakers
- Production: 66.000 bottles
- Elaboration: Fermented at 28 ° C and macerated for 28 days in stainless steel. Stay at least two years in cask of French and American oak and approximately two years in the bottle.


Tasting Notes:
- Visual: Dark ruby color, middle layer.
- Nose: Medium intensity nose, very fine where black fruit (Black cherry) assembled perfectly with the oak, complex aroma with mineral notes, truffle and spices appears. Very round with no edge, the ultimate expression of harmony and balance.
- Palate: The palate confirms the notes perceived on the nose, complex and balanced, with good volume and silky palate passing through with refreshing acidity, elegant and very long aftertaste.


Urbina Gran Reserva Especial 1996 DOC Rioja

Technical Sheet:
- Winery: Bodegas Urbina
- Origin: DOC Rioja
- Grape Variety: Tempranillo
- Alcohol: 13%
- Viticulture: Urbina Family Vine Growers Team, this wine is made from a selection of grapes from vineyards of Bodegas Urbina. From vines over 20 years old.
- Oenology: Urbina Family Winemakers
- Production: 66.000 bottles
- Elaboration: Fermented at 28°C and macerated final 28 days, followed by at least 36 months in oak and 48 months ageing in bottle.


Tasting Notes:
- Visual: Dark ruby color, middle layer with a thin mahogany trim.
- Nose: Complex nose, splendid maturity, mineral aromas, ripe fruit, figs, cherries and plums, tomato jam and dried apricots, cigar box, cherry blossom, harmonious and well defined spicy hints of cinnamon, vanilla and clove. Some leather, snuff leaves and nutmeg. Musk, incense and kola nut. Base of toffee candy, and balsamic notes, fresh and elegant. Very Complex and Amazing.
- Palate: On the palate harmonious and balanced oak and fruit tannins, great elegance and velvety softness, with a wonderful length that is appreciated.


LIST OF EXHIBITORS AT THE FAREHAM WINE CELLAR PORTFOLIO WINE TASTING 2016

- Awin Barrett Siegel: Andrea Bulcock will be in attendance and showing wines from Jordan Estate (South Africa), Simon Hackett’s fantastic wines from Australia and Dr Loosen amongst others.

- Berkmann Wine Cellar: Laurent Bergmann will be showing wines from Lapostolle Chile, a selection of Italian wines and Cottonworth Hampshire Sparkling Wines. Laurent will also be joined Hugh Liddell from Cottonworth Wines.


- Bodegas Urbina: Pedro Urbina of Bodegas Urbina will be in attendance with his UK agents, Burridges – superb, family-owned, traditional Riojas.

- Burridges of Arlington Street: Teresa Burridge will be in attendance, their family-owned business is a specialist Spanish Wine importers. As well as Pedro Urbina’s wines, they will be showing some other fantastic Spanish wines from various wine regions.


- Cellar Trends Ltd: Ian Robinson from Cellar Trends will also be in attendence and will be showing various spirits including Pussers and Botran Rum, Beluga Vodka, Douglas Laing whiskies, Japanese whiskies from Akashi and Togouchi. Ian will also have some new spiced rum from Bumbu, London No 1 Gin and Casamigos Reposado (George Clooney’s tequila).

- Chateau Caroline and Chateau Lestage: Caroline Chanfreau-Philippon owns and manages two fantastic Chateaux in Bordeaux with her brother Jean Chanfreau-Fonréaud. Caroline will be showing wines from their two estates, Chateau Caroline in Moulis and Chateau Lestage in Listrac.


- Domaine Jones: owner and winemaker Katie Jones will be showing some of her fantastic southern French red and white wines.

- Eaux de Vie (Marussia Beverages): Scott Paine will be showing a range excellent spirits from small, artisanal producers including Teeling Irish Whiskey, Compass Box Whisky, Swedish whisky from Mackmyra, rums from Doorlys and Mezan, Fifty Pounds Gin as well as Cognac, Armagnac and a few other bits and pieces!


- Hambledon Vineyard: Hambledon Vineyard will be presenting some of Hampshire’s finest sparkling wines including their Classic Cuvée, Premiere Cuvée and, hopefully by then, their new Rosé.

- Hatch Mansfield: James Wilson of Hatch represents wineries including Champagne Taittinger, Louis Jadot, Siefried and Esk Valley from New Zealand, Robert Oatley Vineyards, Caliterra and Errazuriz.


- Jean Baptiste Audy: Nadège Sabras represents, Bordeaux negociant and Chateau owner, J B Audy in the UK. She will be showing a range of their wines including Chateau de Courlat, Chateau La Rose de Palenne, Chateau David Beaulieu and Chateau La Croix de Duc amongst others.

- John E Fells: Matthew Nutt will be showing wines from Torres Spain, Miguel Torres, La Crema, Symington Family wines and Ports (including Graham 1997 Vintage Port), Te Mata and many more. He will also be showing Champagne Henriot.


- Louis Latour Agenices: Guy Nightingale will be showing not just Louis Latour wines but also wines from Champagne Gosset, Wakefield Wines, some fantastic new wines from Seresin Estate in New Zealand and Cognac Frapin.

- Moet Hennessy UK: Derek Langton will be showing various wines and spirits owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) including Terrazas de los Andes, Cape Mentelle, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Numanthia, Veuve Cliquot, Moet Chandon, Ruinart and Cloudy Bay, including the new 2016 Sauvignon Blanc if it arrives in time.


- Orion Wines: Elena Ciurletti is the export manager for Orion wines and she will be presenting a range of Italian wines from across Italy including Tannu, Zensa, Castello della Rosa and Pehhcora.

- Raymond Reynolds Ltd: Raymond Reynolds is the premier importer of Portuguese wines into the UK and will be showing some excellent Portuguese wines, Ports and Madeira (including Niepoort and Barbeito).

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