The University of Manchester Wine Club

Wednesday, 1st March, 2017

 

Wines for Dinner at Smiths Restaurant

 

Reception.

Cremant du Jura, 2014, France,                             Aldi                              £7.49

Sparkling, 12% Chardonnay

Made exactly like ‘blanc de blanc’ champagne but made in the foothills of the Alps

 

Starter

Vina Tarapaca, 2016, Valle Central, Chile                              Laithwaites        £7.99

12.5% Sauvignon Blanc 

Fresh, clean and citrusy with hints of other tropical fruits

 

Main

Opi Malbec, 2016, Mendoza, Argentina.                           Laithwaites                 £7.99

13% Malbec

Intense blackberry and plum with vanilla and oak background

 

Santa Rita Medalla Real, 2013, Gran Reserva, Colchagua Valley, Chile

14.5% Carmenere                                                                       Majestic                     £10.79

Intense black fruit flavours with vanilla and chocolate notes, 10 months in French oak

 

Dessert

Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel, 2015, Limari Valley, Chile Majestic    (37.5cl)       £5.49

12%

Rich, sweet, clean finish with complex flavours of dried figs, peaches and raisins

 

Digestif

Fonseca Bin 27 Finest Reserve Port, 20%, Portugal   Majestic                       £12.59

In 19th century Bin 27 was the special space reserved for the owner’s wines

 

Triana Pedro Ximinez, 15% Bodegas Hidalgo, Spain          Majestic                  £12.99  

A great Oloroso from Sanlucar de Barrameda, one of the oldest producers      

 

 

Note: some of the prices above reflect discounts for ‘bulk’ purchases