The Wine Scout  Naturally produced wines from around the world, sourced by Pedro.  Each week he opens two tasters so you can sample his range.  

He says “Hello! This Saturday we will taste two delicious wines.

We will start with the newest vintage of the white Matthias Warnung ‘Potato Land’ Gruner Veltliner from Kamptal in Austria. This is a crisp, bright and fragrant with notes of citrus and stone fruits, and a textured finish. Matthias Warnung’s moreish twist on the classic Austrian white grape Gruner Veltliner is the result of organic vine growing, natural fermentation and as little human intervention as possible. It’s delicious!

We will also taste the orange Pixu Cross Furmint 19/21 made by Róbert Gilvesy on the volcanic shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary. It boasts a complex, seductive nose with notes of marzipan, peach, ripe lemon and toast. On the palate, it delivers an intense, oily texture with a pronounced, refreshing acidity, zesty lemon, green apple and an impressive finish. This particular wine is a blend of two old barrels of Furmint with skin-contact, one from 2019 and one from 2021. Róbert cultivates 17 hectares of organic vineyards and the Pixu series represents a new, more natural direction for the winery, embracing gentle pressing, minimal sulphur, and no filtration.