The Barranore Merger Wines.
It is said that even the dullest of wine can taste great depending on your mood, your excellent companions and your beautiful surroundings and that’s largely true. So these two gems tasted fantastic on a highly memorable day.
Heart of Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Marlborough Forrest Estate
Crisp, bone dry with strong hint of gooseberry and tropical fruit.
Nice acidity with a crisp dry finish, redolent of a Greywacke we tried some time ago.
Vina Bujanda 2012 Rioja.
This wine is aged in stainless steel tanks to maintain a fresh, full-fruit character.
Which it had lots of and lots of berries: blackberry and redcurrant with a touch of soft mellow cream. Great with the steak.