The University of Manchester Wine Club

Summer Event, 1st July, 2014


This summers wine tasting took place at Christie's Bistro.

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Sparkling Wine: Coconova Brut Brazil M&S £8.99
This dry sparkling wine fizzes with fresh melon, juicy white nectarine flavours and hints of almond, all married with a creamy texture and zingy freshness.
Winemaker Jeneve Williams has a passion for Brazilian culture and was determined to create a range of wines from this promising young wine producing country. This unique fizz is made from equal amounts of white Sauvignon, Chenin and Verdejo grapes, from the Vale do Sao Francisco region of Northern Brazil.

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Santa Ana Patagonia Argentina Majestic £8.99
This award-winning Sauvignon Blanc from one of Argentina's best-known wineries, located in the high-altitude vineyard area of the Mendoza River in Patagonia. Hand-harvested, the grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before they are fermented at a cool 15ºC for a pure Sauvignon experience. Bright lemon yellow with the greenish tint of youth, this is a fresh, crisp and citrus-led wine. Soft-edged tropical notes and herb nuances linger in the background.


3.

Albarino Uruguay From Garzon vineyard Vineyard £12.95

4.

Alisios Pinot Grigio/ Riesling. Brazil Vineyard

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5.

Phantom River Chile Sainsbury’s £7.50
Sauvignon blanc – enticing aromas of citrus followed by crisp, concentrated flavours of tropical fruits with hints of lime, leaving a long ,lingering finish. This juicy intense Sauvignon balanced is perfect with smoked salmon, lobster dishes or even Caesar salad.

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Estevez Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere Reserva, Chile Aldi £4.99
2012 Carefully crafted from some of Chile’s premium vineyards, this is a beautifully rich and deep wine with rounded black plums and softly perfumed cherries that lead into a dark and lingering blackcurrant and tobacco spiced finish.

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P15 Argentina Majestic £11.99
Picada 15' is the name of the old highway that runs alongside the vineyards of San Patricio del Chañar, Neuquén province, where this wine is made from the fruit of relatively young vines. At 39º latitude, Neuquén is Argentina's southernmost wine region. It is a fresh and youthful Malbec, with a focus on ripe cherry and plum flavours. The nose is lifted and expressive, with heady violet and subtle vanilla. Middleweight tannins give harmony and structure.


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From Garzon vineyard, Tannat Uruguay Vineyard £12.95

9.

Carmenere Chile. Naked Wines 2010 £19.99
Sublimely silky, ravishingly rounded and ready to slip over your tongue like a Freudian theory. Think rich, dark ripe fruit with just a touch of coffee to finish... and what a lusciously long, sultry finish it is too.